NexTech AR acquires virtual events webcaster Jolokia

US-based NexTech, the first publicly traded ‘pure-play’ AR company, has acquired virtual events webcaster The new combination is set to roll out AR conferences. Jolokia’s customers include, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Viacom, Polycom and its platform generated US$1m in SaaS revenue for 2019. The transaction was an all stock purchase with an initial payment to Jolokia shareho...

Remote interpreting platform secures CHF1.5m investment from Swiss technology fund

Remote interpreting platform for the events business, Interprefy, has secured an additional CHF1.8m (US$1.83m) in funding  and the company expects the events industry to grow massively despite the impact of the coronavirus as organisers move meetings online. Swiss-based Technologiefonds has injected the latest investment, which comes on top of the existing CHF1.2m Interprefy had previously receive...

Charity Film Awards to go ahead as virtual event

The Charity Film Awards, which celebrates the best films and videos made for charity, is going virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19.

IBTM Events launches online resource hub IBTM Connect

Reed’s IBTM Events has launched, 24 March, a new online platform, IBTM Connect, as a global online resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge and practical guidance. 

Mash Media launches the Mash Community

Mash Media has set up a new online forum, the Mash Community, which will provide a resource hub and place of discussion during the COVID-19 crisis.

Virtual events for the events industry: 23-27 March

Live events may be dormant, but the events industry is still hard at work. Each week, Mash Media will be publishing a list of live virtual events and webinars aimed at helping the events industry navigate the Covid19 crisis.

A call for your virtual events

As the majority of people are now working at home, and with no live events able to run, the events industry continues to demonstrate its creativity to keep content rolling. As the industry remains mothballed, it is the ideal time to develop knowledge.

Ungerboeck goes virtual for its Unite EMEA conference

Global event technology platform Ungerboeck is making its 2020 Ungerboeck Unite EMEA Conference a virtual event.

Japanese children hold virtual Minecraft school graduation

Coronavirus quarantine did not stop primary school children from Nagano in Japan celebrating their graduation. Their answer? They built a virtual graduation ceremony - on Minecraft!

Visit by GES achieves ISO 27001 data security certification

GES, a global full-service provider for live events, has secured ISO 27001 certification, recognising its achievements in data security.

Consumers want immersive tech at events, says Epson report

A new report commissioned by Epson says that 50% of UK consumers want to physicaly participate in events, not just watch them.

EventsAIR launches 6th generation platform

EventsAIR has launched its 6th generation event tech platform. The new platform, built on the latest web architecture, offers a secure, fast and mobile cloud-based system.

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