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Apr 21, 2017

Imagine you’re a new attendee at a large trade show in a giant convention center in a city you’ve never been to before. Unlike many of your fellow attendees, you don’t know your way around the event or the venue, and even though you’ve familiarized yourself with the show directory on the event’s mobile app, you’re still feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed.

But what if that trade show had provided an app that included a special feature that not only helped you understand the show’s scope and layout but also directed you to special showfloor… more

Apr 13, 2017

T3 Expo and Intelligent Product Solutions have developed T3 Tracker, a new mobile app solution designed to help trade show exhibitors and organizers track, locate or find shipped items at convention venues in an easy, hassle-free and systematic way.

Currently available on the Google Android platform, the app is intended to solve the frustration and anxiety experienced by marketing executives and event organizers trying to locate goods that have been “dropped” at a trade show location with hundreds of thousands of other deliveries in a building that can be more than a… more

Apr 11, 2017

A Hosted Buyers Program (HBP) brings together qualified buyers for brief one-to-one meetings with multiple suppliers in a given vertical. HBPs are becoming increasingly popular as supplementary as well as complementary events to trade shows because they provide a winning formula for delivering tangible and measurable success to all parties involved.

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The key premise of a genuine HBP is that it brings pre-qualified buyers to meet with the suppliers. The vetted process is usually based on key parameters such as a buyer’s primary business or… more

Apr 08, 2017

Freeman has launched a portfolio of virtual products and services for exhibitors, organizers and corporate marketers seeking innovative technology solutions to help drive audience engagement, transform the customer experience and achieve optimal business results.

The new VR offers are part of Freeman’s initial rollout of its VR portfolio, intended to increase the impact of technology and digital advances in its brand experience category while helping clients drive event strategy that leverages data to deliver more relevant experiences and meaningful audience connections.

Apr 06, 2017

CORT Event Furnishings has become the first rental company to offer a free 3D space planning design tool to its clients.

The meetings, exhibit and events industry furnishings provider recently partnered with Social Tables, an event management software company, to integrate a proprietary custom version of Social Tables’ online Space Planner on CORT’s website.

Clients have the ability to design their event in 2D, view and share in 3D and automatically request quotes for CORT products based on their design.

The platform’s advanced functionality also… more

Mar 31, 2017

Visit Anaheim has harnessed the power of virtual reality by launching its first VR video showcasing authentic Anaheim experiences for the meetings and events industry.

The immersive video is the newest addition to the destination marketing association’s set of marketing tools it is leveraging to educate show organizers and meeting planners about the southern California destination, as well as give them a sense of what it’s like to be an event attendee in Anaheim.

The video’s storyline begins at the Anaheim Convention Center and moves throughout four other… more

Mar 29, 2017

Kaon Interactive’s new augmented reality solution, Kaon AR, made a big splash in Las Vegas – so much so it won the EXHIBITORLive 2017 New Product Showcase Buyer’s Choice Award.

Kaon AR was one of 44 products debuted in the New Product Showcase at EXHIBITOR, an annual event for trade show and corporate event marketers that took place March 12-16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The software company was one of five innovators to take home the annual award that recognizes the top product innovations of the year. 

“We are honored to have… more

Mar 22, 2017

Convention industry telecommunications provider Smart City Networks has signed a two-year contract with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which manages the Hawai’i Convention Center.

The contract stipulates that Smart City now is the Honolulu-based facility’s exclusive internet and data services provider through Dec. 2018.

The tech company had been operating under an interim agreement since Nov. 2016, after which Smart City completed an entire overhaul of the HCC’s data and wireless capabilities in a record-setting 27 days.

“The network… more

Mar 17, 2017

Last year, there were several occasions when leading social media platforms and search providers were caught completely off guard and became unwitting partners in the spread of misinformation campaigns and unsubstantiated news reports. 

We are now seeing these prominent technology platforms respond to widespread criticism and launch a number of preventive and remedial processes and policies to combat this trend without having to play the role of doorkeepers themselves; or as Mark Zuckerburg succinctly phrases it in … more

Mar 16, 2017

GES, a global full-service provider for live events, has acquired Poken, a cloud-based event management platform.

“This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to being the preferred global live events partner offering the most comprehensive breadth of technology and services,” said GES President Steve Moster.

He added, “We know our clients want engagement and concrete metrics from their events. They will benefit from the technology and insight capabilities that Poken and our existing Visit solution offer together.”

Poken brings together digital… more