Tech

Tech leadership in Toronto and the ‘Godfather of AI’

The Toronto–Waterloo Region Corridor is a global centre of talent, growth, innovation and discovery. This 100km stretch is the second largest technology cluster in North America. With 15,000 tech companies, 200,0000 workers and 5,200 start-ups, the second highest density in the world, it’s no surprise that Toronto ranks among the top five cities for venture capital (VC) and angel investments...

Montréal Leads ‘Gold Rush’ in machine learning

There are a few facts about Montréal that surprise people. John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the city during a 1969 week-long stay in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel; during Prohibition, Americans would hop over the border to enjoy a drink or two; and the UNESCO named Montréal a ‘city of design,’ part of its ‘Creative Cities’ network. However, that creativity is now taking off in a...

Calgary – from Cowboy Capital to Headquarters Heaven

Sitting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and once known only as the cowboy capital of Canada, Calgary today buzzes with renewed energy, sparked by the ongoing tech revolution.  Sure, it’s a great place to live; the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Calgary the most liveable city in North America in 2018 and 2019. However, Calgary’s energy, agriculture and banking strong suits have spa...

Endless Possibilities with the CTICC’s Digital Event Solution

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is pivoting itself in the most innovative ways, with the introduction of its interactive platform that will bring extraordinary event experiences to life with a click of a button. The centre has further enhanced its flexibility by offering digital and hybrid event solutions. CTICC Engage, powered by the hybrid and virtual conference servic...

hubs101’s AI-powered matchmaking leads to trackable ROI

A new case study adds endorsement to the crucial role that digital events played n boosting revenue and strengthening the position of event companies. Berlin-based company we.CONECT successfully integrated its events to an online platform, hubs101, and reports it led to a 50% increase in revenue per month and a doubling of business partners per event compared to 2020. Henry Fuchs (pictured), co-fo...

Canada’s Fintech industry paying off for business events

There’s something about Canada that inspires images of size and grandeur; whether it’s the expanses of beautiful lakes, the vista of stunning mountain ranges, or the jaw-dropping emptiness of its national parks. “Big” is also word that comes to mind with the Finance and Insurance (F&I) sector. Payments Canada, who operate the banking ‘clearing houses,’ calculated business transactio...

Crowd Connected partners with Konduko for active and passive tracking solutions

Event technology suppliers, Crowd Connected and Konduko have agreed a strategic partnership, designed to help exhibition organisers adopt attendee tracking and data capture solutions. Both Konduko and Crowd Connected deliver real-time and post-show insight from attendee tracking, but in different ways. Switzerland-based Konduko provides a contactless attendee engagement via QR- or NFC-engaged ‘sma...

Hopin launches free plan – an interview with Anthony Kennada

The pandemic has been a turbulent time for many events businesses, however virtual platforms have thrived in this time of great change. One such platform is Hopin, which has grown rapidly over the last 15 months. Now one of the major players in the digital space, the company has launched a free plan for its events solution. To find out what digital events look like once we return to live, as well ...

Understanding analytics: tracking the attendee journey around your event

By Vanessa Lovatt, chief evangelist at Glisser   Event success was once measured by attendee numbers rather than what attendees actually did once they were in the room. However, the transition from in-person to online events has created a wealth of new opportunities to track and measure attendees’ event behaviour and engagement, offering greater insight into how the event has performed. Many ...

IBTM Wired day two concludes digital experiences are key

IBTM’s virtual event, IBTM Wired, closed out its second day discussing the importance of digital platforms to the next stage of the events industry’s recovery. Speakers on day two (29 June) of the event included: Abi Cannons, global innovation success manager, Reed Exhibitions; Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, chief event executioner, event technologist, isocialx; Rachel Stephan, founder, Snoball Events; a...

ICCA partners up to enhance event experience

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has established a research partnership with event industry research specialists Explori. The partnership aims to provide ICCA members, of which there are over 1,100, with educational content and market intelligence reports. Senthil Gopinath, CEO, ICCA, said: “We are always striving to deliver engaging events that truly meet the needs and...

CMW partnering with BlueJeans for multilingual webinars

CMW is partnering with video conferencing service BlueJeans, to deliver the ‘In-person events versus the reality of events today’ German-language webinar, 15.00 BST, 28 June 2020. The webinar will explore how the events industry will change post-pandemic, specifically where digital events will fit in once shows are able to return to a live format. The German language version will be hosted by Matt...

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