event tech

Crowdsol launches event technology platform

The event technology platform, Crowdsol has launched a virtual event platform for the global events community. Tülin Sipahiler (pictured), founder and managing director of Crowdsol, commented: “Having experience at the coalface, delivering global trade shows, conferences, and summits, has enabled us to build a solution that we know will save our clients time and easily create valuable experiences ...

ASM Global to deploy facial recognition technology across venues

Venue management and event strategy specialists, ASM Global is set to launch a facial verification network, in partnership with technology innovator PopID. The deployment comes as ASM Global aims to create more secure event experiences throughout the industry. It was first used in the US during AHL’s Gulls ice hockey game versus the Abbotsford Canucks at the San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, 20 April. R...

Isla launches carbon measurement platform, TRACE

The UK-based sustainability body, isla has launched TRACE, 20 April, its purpose-built carbon measurement platform dedicated to the event industry. How TRACE works Developed to give insight into the environmental impact of event operations, TRACE captures and reports emission and waste data from live, hybrid and digital events. The mission behind TRACE is to support the events industry transition ...

Hubilo appoints senior VP of market strategy

The virtual and hybrid events platform disruptor Hubilo Technologies has appointed Sophie Ahmed (pictured) as senior vice-president of market strategy. Ahmed is an events professional who brings over two decades of experience in the media and events industry to the role, having led global events for such as Informa, Reed Exhibitions, Cannes Lions, and Money 20/20. Prior to joining Hubilo, she was ...

Interprefy creates new division aimed at AV partner network

The Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) platform, Interprefy has created a new division aimed at providing language and interpretation services to the Audio/Visual (AV) market. Headed by Mark Breakspear (pictured), former project manager at DLC Events in Dubai, UAE, the new unit says it will open up avenues for AV providers as well as their customers by providing access to remote language int...

InterContinental Paris Le Grand enters the RendezVerse

The French-based  InterContinental Paris Le Grand is set to enter into a partnership with the RendezVerse, a metaverse company focusing on the hotel and events industry. InterContinental Paris Le Grand says its teams will work with the technical team at RendezVerse to bring to life the vision of the metaverse. RendezVerse is expecting to leverage Web 3.0 technologies to transform how the hotel and...

Buying a virtual event platform: questions to ask the salesperson

Buying or hiring use of a virtual event platform can be an overwhelming experience for many event organisers. The pandemic gave rise to hundreds of platforms with everyone claiming to provide the best product. Unfortunately, this meant that many event organisers found themselves rushed into deciding which either turned out to be the wrong one or presented hidden costs or unforeseen problems. There...

Hopin cuts staff to ‘solve duplications’

UK-based event technology platform, Hopin has responded to Slack messages leaked to TechCrunch in which CEO Johnny Boufarhat discusses the platform’s reorganisation and staff redundancies. The messages, in which Boufarhat states that layoffs have been made to ‘solve overlaps and duplications’ in order to ensure that Hopin is ‘more efficient while ensuring we have the required financial discip...

Array appoints new vice-president of analytics and insights management

The US-based content engagement solutions company for life science events, Array, has announced Chris Bryant (pictured) as the new vice-president of analytics and insights management. Prior to joining Array, Bryant worked for nearly 20 years with life sciences and event technology companies, holding management positions in the US and Asia. Having also worked as a producer of global events, he has ...

mci group enters Brazilian market

mci group, international communication, marketing and events agency, has expanded its technology solutions offer by the entry of the Dorier agency to the Brazilian market. The new branch is a tech and systems company specialising in virtual events technology, digital experiences activations and integrations, 3D and AR modelling, XR studio, volumetric video capturing, NFT systems, and solutions dev...

ASM Global acquires majority stake of Anthony James Partners

Venue management and event strategy specialists ASM Global, has acquired a controlling interest in the Virginia, US-based Audio-Visual (AV) consultancy company Anthony James Partners (AJP). AJP specialises in the design, procurement and implementation of large-scale AV technology and related systems. ASM Global aims for this acquisition to support the increasing demand for strategic technology sol...

Zuddl raises $13.35m to fund growth

Virtual events platform Zuddl has raised US$13.35m in a Series A funding round. The San Francisco-based company currently employs around 75 people and has ambitions to develop a more intuitive platform for all internal, external, hybrid or virtual activity, according to Zuddl’s co-founder and CEO, Bharath Varma. He said: “This new round of funding will enable us to continue building on the foundat...

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