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Dec 07, 2017

The ibtm Technology Watch Award winners for 2017 were announced at the most recent ibtm world, held Nov. 28-30 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

As the longest-running awards program of its kind, the ibtm Technology Watch awards recognize the achievements of new and innovative event industry technologies, ensuring that the achievements of talented entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the meetings and events sector are duly acknowledged.

There were three categories for this year’s nominations: Logistics and Production, Management and… more

Dec 05, 2017

The IAEE Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2017 drew some great technology features to the show. This year’s event, held Nov. 28–30 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, offered some very interesting technology engagement options for those in attendance.

Technology as education: At the education session titled Leveraging Digital Insights to Create Brand Experiences, Wilson Tang, vice president at Freeman XP, talked about using technology to create customized brand experiences.

One of the most interesting… more

Nov 30, 2017

a2z, Inc., provider of cloud-based event management and marketing tools, has been busy developing several new event technology solutions for trade show, exhibition, conference and professional meeting organizers.

In an effort to spread the word about these solutions throughout the events industry, the company showcased three new offerings at Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting, held Nov. 28-30 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The Very Important Business Exchange (VIBE) is a turnkey service designed to enable qualified buyers and sellers to engage in… more

Nov 28, 2017

MGM Resorts International has recently partnered with Cisco Systems and Mobilitie to upgrade and double its wireless infrastructure, resulting in the largest, technologically advanced system in the industry and the first in-house, high-density Wi-Fi network capable of supporting high-level events with sophisticated technology needs.

To accomplish this feat, MGM Resorts’ technology partners designed, provided and installed the advanced wireless network that is now available throughout all MGM Resorts destinations’ meeting and convention spaces in Las Vegas (except for Circus Circus… more

Nov 25, 2017

Expo! Expo! 2017 is days away, and we are all geared up to share with you how “The Journey is Sweeter with a2z”. While we can’t divulge all the juicy details just yet, here is a quick preview of the delicious experience that’s in store for all Expo! Expo! attendees in a2z’s booth #707.

Get a Sneak Peek at a2z’s Exciting New Releases
Every year, we add many new and innovative features to our core solution. These are always… more

Nov 16, 2017

Event Technology collective Event Tech Tribe have unveiled the newest addition to their family of technology solutions for event planners, EventOPS, a platform that allows event organizers to plan and manage their operations and logistics from an intuitive, user-friendly dashboard, on any device.

EventOPS unveiled its partnership with the Tribe last month at IMEX America, held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas.

“We’re thrilled to welcome EventOPS to the Tribe,” said Event Tech Tribe COO Marie-Claire Andrews.

She… more

Nov 14, 2017

A brand experience company and an event technology service provider recently have made key acquisitions.

In an effort to enhance its interactive experience capabilities, Freeman has acquired Helios Interactive, the latest in a series of commitments Freeman has made since forming Freeman Digital Ventures, a fund set up to accelerate innovation and provide investments and partnerships supporting the increasing impact technology and digital advances are having on the brand experience category.

The acquisition of Helios will allow Freeman to improve… more

Nov 09, 2017

With an NFC-enabled mobile app, attendees can check into an event or individual sessions, swap contact details or collect content, all by using their own smartphones. While Android phones have offered access to NFC capability for some time, it’s taken longer for the iPhone to catch up, with Apple announcing earlier this year that the existing NFC capability on the iPhone (currently used primarily for Apple Pay) was being opened-up to third-party app developers in the iOS 11 update.

Since then, Noodle Live has been working to integrate this new functionality into their Android and… more

Nov 08, 2017

Four event technology companies have teamed up to create EventTechHub, a collaborative initiative featuring fully integrated digital solutions designed to make event planning more efficient, increase attendee engagement and grow event revenue opportunities.

EventTechHub brings together Eventinterface, an event management platform; Piitchr, which directly connects speakers with planners; Tap To Speak, a web-based tool that… more

Nov 02, 2017

Full-service event production company, Shepard, has launched tecCONNECT, a suite of technology solutions designed to help event organizers navigate and select the right tech offerings for their specific needs.

Comprising three primary service offerings: Select, Consult and Insights, tecCONNECT solutions range from tech vendor matchmaking to integration and implementation to artificial intelligence-powered data services.

“Our goal is to help our customers use technology to design and deliver events with enhanced experiences that benefit… more