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May 03, 2016
By Elizabeth Johnson After several years working with other host cities, TRANSACT, powered by the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA), returned to Las Vegas for the first of four annual events. TRANSACT 16 drew the highest number of participants for the show in Las Vegas to date. The show, held April 19-21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, had 65 new exhibitors on the floor and more than 700 first-time attendees. It also had a record number of countries represented at the show. TRANSACT 16 represents the world of payments technology; an industry that is growing and evolving on a… more
May 01, 2016
What if you had a tool that helped attendees navigate the show floor so they can find exhibitors more easily; one that helped attendees connect with each other in more meaningful ways; and one that improves feedback on things such as session surveys? Sound good? Using technology, it doesn’t have to be a ‘what-if’. Beacons - pieces of hardware that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth signals to transmit messages to a smartphone or tablet - are revolutionizing attendee experiences. Several show organizers have deployed beacons at their events and are measuring the… more
May 01, 2016
What are Twitter Trends? A trend on Twitter refers to a keyword or a phrase - usually hashtag driven - that is currently popular for a given user’s demographic. According to Twitter, “Trends are determined by an algorithm and, by default, are tailored for you based on who you follow and your location.” Trends enable Twitter to provide presumably ‘meaningful’ and ‘relevant’ content to its users. If you have a nascent event, you may be wondering if there’s any way you can leverage these to put your brand in front of an as yet… more
May 01, 2016
What are Twitter Trends? A trend on Twitter refers to a keyword or a phrase - usually hashtag driven - that is currently popular for a given user’s demographic. According to Twitter, “Trends are determined by an algorithm and, by default, are tailored for you based on who you follow and your location.” Trends enable Twitter to provide presumably ‘meaningful’ and ‘relevant’ content to its users. If you have a nascent event, you may be wondering if there’s any way you can leverage these to put your brand in front of an as yet… more
May 01, 2016
What if you had a tool that helped attendees navigate the show floor so they can find exhibitors more easily; one that helped attendees connect with each other in more meaningful ways; and one that improves feedback on things such as session surveys? Sound good? Using technology, it doesn’t have to be a ‘what-if’. Beacons - pieces of hardware that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth signals to transmit messages to a smartphone or tablet - are revolutionizing attendee experiences. Several show organizers have deployed beacons at their events and are measuring the… more
Apr 28, 2016
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Picks Tom Norton for HCEAConnect Keynote The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has unveiled its keynote speaker for the opening session of HCEAConnect, the association’s annual educational and networking event, Aug. 14-17 in Savannah, Ga.  Tom Norton, Principal at NHD Smart Communications of Illinois, Inc. will speak on “What Impact Will the November Elections Have on the American Healthcare Industry?” Norton is an experienced healthcare executive specializing in public affairs/public policy communications. In his extensive… more
Apr 28, 2016
FISA, the organizer of ExpoHosptial 2016, 6th International Exhibition of Technologies, Products and Services for Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories, recently appointed Messe Düsseldorf North America to represent the event in the United States. ExpoHospital will be held Sept. 7-9 in the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile. More than 4,000 visitors and 100 national and international exhibitors are expected at the 2016 edition. ExpoHospital is renowned for its range of innovative technologies and solutions for the healthcare industry. The exhibits will be complemented by… more
Apr 26, 2016
Mobile Electronics, second phase of Global Sources Electronics, was held April 18-21 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), with a strong focus on smartphone, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories. “In just two years, the event has grown by more than 100% to become the world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing show,” said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources. Key highlight of this year’s event is the Startup Launchpad, which is an integrated B2B sourcing platform and conference program, aiming to showcase the latest tech products from startups. The conference program is… more
Apr 26, 2016
On the heels of buying U.S.-based fashion trade show portfolio, Business Journals Inc. last week, U.K.-based UBM now will launch IFF MAGIC Japan, a new joint venture between MAGIC and JFW-International Fashion Fair, Japan’s longest running, bi-annual fashion business tradeshow organized by publisher Senken Shimbun.  The two fashion powerhouses will join forces to launch the first IFF MAGIC Japan event April 26-28, 2017, at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. “Fashion is a truly global industry, and we are thrilled for MAGIC’s upcoming expansion into the Japan market in… more
Apr 26, 2016
MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2016, India's No. 1 Trade Fair for Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics, will return to the Pragati Maidan exhibition center April 6-8 in New Delhi. Held every year alternately in New Delhi or Mumbai, the event presents the latest developments specifically geared towards the Indian medical sector, ranging from medical, diagnostics, laboratory and rehabilitation equipment to hospital/clinic furnishings and products as well as communication/information technology. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd., the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, MEDICAL FAIR… more

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From apps to chatbots to completely redesigned meeting spaces, technology is revolutionizing how events are planned, executed and experienced. It’s now at the core of most successful events and, ultimately, is instrumental in helping attendees forge meaningful connections and gain insight. The opportunities to create truly impactful experiences will only increase with the rise of “all-in-one” tech tools and the introduction of 5G internet.