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Who owns the data?

Global event auditor BPA president and CEO Glenn Hansen discusses the need for standards in digital events, including data ownership: In June 2020, we at BPA Worldwide published an open letter to the industry on the subject of data leakage in the bidstream. It was still early days of the Covid pandemic and digital events were just becoming du jour. Our writing at that time pertained to the digital...

Bevy acquires Egypt-based Eventtus

Enterprise community event engine Bevy, has announced the acquisition of Cairo-based Eventtus, an event management software company. The acquisition by Bevy, which started up in 2017 with a strong base in San Francisco, adds more than 20 engineers to its international team. It also extends Bevy’s event technology stack with the addition of a mobile in-person conference app, and several other engag...

Major organisers join Explori’s new virtual event data standard, VSef

A group of global event organisers and tech platforms have come together to create VSef, a new data standard for virtual and hybrid events. The Virtual Standard Export Format has been created and led by data company Explori, with the input of many high-profile organisers. These include Clarion Events, Easyfairs, Emerald, GRS, Hyve, Informa, MBB Consulting Group, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, Messe Munch...