Tech

Bring the delegate into your digital space

ExpoPlatform’s Tanya Pinchuk says organisers need to plan carefully to ensure a loyal digital audience. There are some who still fear the potential impact of online technology on the business events industry, that digital tools could potentially take control of the event away from the organiser as interaction takes place online instead of in the meeting space or convention hall. In reality, a care...

Technology adoption is key to measuring event ROI, says report

A new report released by end-to-end marketing software company Splash suggests that the events industry is entering a new era, in which high-performing companies are investing more in event technology. The report was put together alongside Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, and is titled ‘The Event Marketing Evolution: An Era of Data, Technology and Revenue Impact’. It surveyed more than 7...

Surveying the future of event technology

In this blog, the judges of IBTM World’s upcoming Tech Watch Award offer their thoughts on what makes a winning entry, surveying some of the industry’s most innovative technology. Q: What emerging tech trends do you see as having a significant impact on events and/or exhibitions in the next few years? Corbin Ball, founder of Corbin Ball Associates, chair of the judge’s panel: There are many trends...

Animated ‘fly-throughs’ set to put wind beneath sales wings at Hilton London Metropole

UK-based technical production company Metro Broadcast has launched a series of animated ‘fly-throughs’ for the Hilton London Metropole. The displays take viewers on a journey through the building, and are part of an attempt to support international sales at the venue. The animations are created from the perspective of the delegate as he or she walks from one conference area to the next, and are in...

MCEC appoints director of Information Technology

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Celeste Johnston as director of Information Technology, commencing 6 August 2018. Johnston joins MCEC from AGL where she was head of Digital Technology Quality Assurance Digital Transformation Capability leader. Prior to joining AGL, Johnston was head of Quality Assurance, Project Governance and Release Management a...

In pictures: London Tech Week 2018

London Tech Week (LTW) 2018 showcased the best of the capital’s tech sector to the rest of the world, 11-17 June. Kicking off the tech festivities was this year’s headliner event, LeadersIn Tech Summit from 11-12 June; the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, formally opened the festival on 11 June. Co-founded by promotional agency London & Partners in 2014, LTW is London’s largest crowd-sourced...

LeadersIn Tech Summit returns as LTW’s headline event

London Tech Week (LTW) 2018 showcases the best of the capital’s tech sector to the rest of the world from 11 – 17 June. LeadersIn Tech Summit kicks off as the headliner event, 11-12 June. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will formally open the festival on 11 June. Ahead of the festival, Khan said: “London is Europe’s largest technology hub and this year’s London Tech Week will again showcase they ve...

Event Tech Tribe to UNITE in Las Vegas 

Event Tech Tribe, the federation of best-in-craft event tech companies, will unite for a one-day event tech user ‘unconference’, held at the LINC in Las Vegas on 26 July. UNITE’18 is a free event which brings together current and prospective customers of all seven Event Tech Tribe companies to explore alternatives in event tech. Keynote speakers already confirmed include Kevin Raheja, director of ...

Anna Valley wins £4m digitisation contract for NEC Birmingham

UK AV company, Anna Valley, have been appointed to complete a £4m digitisation programme for the Birmingham-based National Exhibition Centre (NEC), 31 May 2018. The new displays are expected to transform the look and feel of the venue and wider campus. Site surveys were completed last year with the first step in the 18-month transformation beginning in January 2018. Anna Valley is implementing dig...

American Express GBT to appoint Hogg Robinson CEO to board upon acquisition completion

Global travel management company American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced that David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group plc (HRG), will join the GBT Board upon the completion of its acquisition of HRG. Radcliffe (pictured) was appointed CEO of HRG in 1997, and led the company’s repositioning as a focused corporate services group. He was appointed to its board in 1989. Greg O’...

Embrace the spirit of GDPR

David Chalmers, senior marketing director, Europe, Cvent looks at how the industry can embrace the spirit of GDPR post the law now in effect.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now legal. There’s no going back, no Brexit-like revisions or potential U-turns. Whichever way you look at it, GDPR has and will continue to be a big deal for the MICE industry and the way we now handle data....

Innovate Canada kicks off in Montréal

Business Events Canada’s executive director Chantal Sturk-Nadeau welcomed guests, delegates and partners to the inaugural Innovate Canada, which kicked off with a welcome reception and dinner at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal, 22 May. The goal of the event is to showcase the key priority economic sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage, while highlighting the event experiences...

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