eventtech

Cvent merger on the cards, reports WSJ

Cvent has reportedly agreed a merger with a ‘special-purpose’ acquisition company in a deal that would take the event technology company public. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cvent is slated to merge with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II in a transaction that values the private-equity-owned company at more than $5 billion including debt. Cvent, founded by Reggie Aggarwal (pictured) ...

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 ...

Hubilo makes six senior management appointments

Hubilo, the virtual and hybrid events platform, has announced six senior appointments, continuing a recruitment drive that has seen its headcount increase by 270 employees in just 12 months. The key senior hires include: Cathy Song Novelli, SVP, marketing and communications; Anita Menon, SVP, culture and talent; Abhishek Jain, VP, finance; Sudip Mitra, SVP, engineering; Greg Volm SVP, sales; Shail...

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...