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Jun 02, 2017

Technology enjoyed an ample time in the spotlight at last month’s IMEX, held May 16-18 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.

One of the biggest tech highlights was the annual #IMEXpitch competition, which gives event professionals the chance to check out the rising stars of the event tech sector as new start-ups compete for audience attention and votes via live, five-minute presentations in front of an expert judging panel.

The five finalists showcased innovative technologies dedicated to business networking, streamlining travel, audience interaction, crowdsourcing… more

May 31, 2017

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America, the trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry, joined forces with event technology solutions company ACCESS Event Solutions and digital experience engine Blue Bite to deliver interactive engagements to attendees at the 2017 OAAA\ Geopath National Convention + Expo, held May 15-17 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans.

In an effort to engage attendees throughout the annual event, each conference badge was enabled with dual-sensor technology.

Attendees simply tapped their phones against their NFC-enabled… more

May 25, 2017

Once upon a time, the American Quarter Horse Association relied on the antiquated method of using email to communicate with attendees and event staff during their world shows and events throughout the year.

As a result, the largest equine breed registry and membership organization struggled to provide real-time updates and other important notifications that were crucial to the success of their events.

Enter emergency notification system provider AlertMedia, which helped bring AQHA’s mass communications methods into the modern age via a user-friendly, two-way… more

May 23, 2017

By their very nature, face-to-face events tend to draw and bring out the best in people with extrovert personalities. However, as Susan Cain mentions in this now very popular TED Talk “The Power of Introverts,” introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to this world, and we need to pay attention to what they think and do.

Much of the focus in the industry lately has been on the younger generations. But introverts can belong to any generation, and if they are coming to your event for the… more

May 17, 2017

Event personalization specialist Feathr has launched “Da Vinci,” a major new update to its award-winning event platform that empowers event organizers to create personalized event experiences through data, insights and communication. 

As the first step in realizing Feathr’s vision of shaping the future of the event experience, “Da Vinci” is Feathr’s most significant product update to date and official shift to the Event Personalization Platform, according to company officials.

“Inspired by Da Vinci’s endless pursuit of… more

The American Thoracic Society selected Sherpa Solutions to deploy its indoor positioning system at the ATS 2017 International Conference, which is on tap May 19-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The system will be deployed on multiple floors in all public spaces, including meeting rooms, ballrooms, exhibit halls and poster sessions.

“The Sherpa indoor positioning system is the only one of its kind. It’s like providing participants with their very own GPS, accurate to 6’, so they can accurately find their way within the venue. They can locate and meet with… more

May 16, 2017

The Orange County Convention Center has launched atlas3D’s MapSpacer technology for meeting space exploration, selection and event planning for complimentary use on its website.

By being the first convention center in the world to offer this cutting-edge technology, the OCCC has opened the door for show organizers, attendees and exhibitors to harness a more convenient, dynamic and streamlined way to explore the Orlando-based convention center’s facilities, grounds, surroundings, and myriad meeting and break-out spaces.

Think of it as an interactive virtual site… more

May 09, 2017

The global event management platform, etouches, has been acquired by HGGC, a middle market private equity firm.

HGGC’s investment will help the fast-growing event management software and sourcing solutions provider significantly expand its business in order to achieve a greater share of the $6 billion Event Management Software (EMS) and venue sourcing market, according to HGGC officials.

“We are very excited to partner with HGGC as we continue to enhance our offering and capitalize on the large whitespace in the market” said Oni Chukwu, etouches CEO.

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May 09, 2017

The global event management platform, etouches, has been acquired by HGGC, a middle market private equity firm.

HGGC’s investment will help the fast-growing event management software and sourcing solutions provider significantly expand its business in order to achieve a greater share of the $6 billion Event Management Software (EMS) and venue sourcing market, according to HGGC officials.

“We are very excited to partner with HGGC as we continue to enhance our offering and capitalize on the large whitespace in the market” said Oni Chukwu, etouches CEO.

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May 05, 2017

Freeman has launched OnlineEvent, a new digital solution designed to help marketers and event organizers leverage content, expand their reach and create new sources of revenue.

Built on a robust online platform, the event-based content-monetization and eLearning web portal provides users with an end-to-end virtual event experience, from event venue to online for 365-day-a-year engagement, and provides a comprehensive solution from strategy and creative through technical and production support.

This new tool was designed to help marketers and event organizers do the following… more