Tech

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...

A driving force for innovation

Paul Colston looks at how Canada’s surging innovative technology sectors are also driving business events and providing deep value in knowledge exchange. Canada’s commitment to technological advancements is driving growth across the sector, the country and the globe through business events. “Canada’s technology sector is booming,” Virginie De Visscher, senior director of business development at De...

How to monetise your virtual event

By Swapcard CEO Baptiste Boulard New research conducted by Swapcard provides some crucial tips for monetising virtual exhibitions and conferences and seizing that ‘golden moment’ Online event platform Swapcard published a new report, ‘The Business of Virtual Events’, to mark Global Meetings Industry Day on 8 April. The guide provides detailed advice and takeaways on how to monetise virtual events,...

Friend or foe: the new fight for online event data

The battle for online success could see event owners sleepwalking into the same quagmire that a decade ago saw online communities consumed by the likes of Facebook and Google. ExpoPlatform’s CTO Mykyta Fastovets explores the idea that some platforms are less friend than foe.   The hasty move to digital platforms over the past year has raised one question above all others – who actually ...

Engaging nudges in the right direction

Mykyta Fastovets, CTO at Expoplatform, discusses post event follow-up activities to engage virtual attendees.   With the jury still out on hosting physical meetups, most event professionals are organising their yearly event offering by including more virtual elements to it. But, even as these types of events and conferences gain greater traction in 2021, questions persist around the value the...

EventsAIR adds 3D mode to its hybrid platform OnAIR

Event technology company EventsAIR has released the latest version of its OnAIR hybrid platform. The new version adds 3D environments, which delegates can move around in to explore an event. Other new features include custom scenes that can match brands, events or real-life environments, clickable areas to guide, inform and interact, an AIRTouch device, a virtual personal assistant, and an inbuilt...

EdTech: The way of the future fast lane to learning for events?

The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in traditional learning methods in the classroom and in corporate events, accelerating the spread of EdTech, says Hosni Zaouali (pictured):   The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many industries. And it was inevitable that corporate event planners were among the business sectors that suffered the most. To survive, these organisers had to adapt. They q...

EVENTalytics: the event analytics tool to clearly measure success

Post virtual or hybrid event data has traditionally been indigestible or difficult to understand or use in any meaningful way. Not now, thanks to Showcase’s event-specific software EVENTalytics, which works alongside their online platform to provide data that is easy to read and accessible. Ben Collings, Showcase’s founder and managing director comments: “Event data and statistics are nothing new,...

IBTM announces hybrid IBTM Wired for summer 2021

Reed Exhibitions’ IBTM portfolio has announced a new hybrid event, IBTM Wired, which will take place from 28 June – 1 July this year. The event will put a spotlight on four different regions across its four days, with online conference sessions, meetings and networking. Day one will focus on the Asia Pacific region, while day two will move on to the Americas. Day three is focused on Africa and the...

The boom after the Zoom

CMW’s Stuart Wood speaks to the CEOs of major virtual event platforms, to find out how sustainable the sector’s current financial boom is.   Virtual event platforms have seen a meteoric rise since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has accelerated a digitalisation of events which was already well underway before its arrival. In the past month alone there have been new launche...

vFairs and Zoom sign partnership

vFairs, a virtual/hybrid event platform, has signed a partnership with Zoom to integrate the two platforms. The partnership will see Zoom webinars integrated into the vFairs platform, which allows delegates to explore 3D representations of an exhibition or conference. They can click through different areas of a venue, and explore virtual exhibition booths. Speakers will be able to address an on-si...