technology

Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to The Hague in June

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), will be coming to The Hague, Netherlands, from 3-5 June 2019. At the GES, around 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and other participants from all over the world will come together at the World Forum in The Hague. The 9th edition of GES will focus on global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intell...

Giant iTab recharged as event technology supplier for MWC Barcelona

Mobile network operator association GSMA, organiser of MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), has re-appointed Giant iTab as a recommended ‘event technology’ supplier for its 2020 and 2021 events. MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, and gathers some of the leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 companies at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona and attracts over 109,000...

Aventri launches partnership with Uber and new Marketplace

Event tech company Aventri has launched a new partnership with Uber for Business, which will offer customers the opportunity to use Uber vouchers. This web-based tool allows organisers to give attendees to their events vouchers redeemable in Uber taxis. It aims to cut down logistics and time spent transporting attendees for organisers. The partnership is part of the company’s new platform Aventri ...

French start-up YourEventManager steps on the gas for Crédit Agricole accelerator

French start-up YourEventManager, specialist in Meetings and Events services, has been selected to integrate ‘The Village by CA’, the biggest accelerator in France run by Credit Agricole, the third largest bank in Europe. Since 2014, Crédit Agricole’s start-up accelerator has provided support and office services to nearly 700 start-ups in France, which have raised more than €200m in 2017. The Vill...

ClearCourse acquires event technology provider Circdata as it moves into conference market

ClearCourse Partnership, a PE-backed partnership of UK software companies, has expanded into the exhibition and conference space with the acquisition of Circdata. ClearCourse’s acquisition of Circdata is the fifth acquisition since its foundation in October 2018. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Newbury, Circdata was originally a data ma...

CTICC makes cashless system available for all clients

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is rolling out its cashless services to all clients, having initiated a cashless system for all food and beverage stations last year most notably during the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on site. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, says that experiment was such a success, they are taking it a step further. “The cashless system, which...

Cybersecurity profs choose The Hague for pan-EMEA Secure Summit

(ISC)², the world’s largest non-profit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals, is to bring its Secure Summit EMEA, 15-16 April 2019, to the World Forum in The Hague. Organisers of the two-day event expect to welcome over 400 visitors, who will discuss topics including privacy, cybercrime, cloud, incident response and forensics, and professional development. “The Hague is t...

Seoul ups subvention funding and offers app/VR development help for planners

The Seoul Convention Bureau has this month officially rolled out its new 2019 PLUS SEOUL programme with increased subvention funding designed to boost business events. In addition to an expanded core benefit of up to KRW250m (US$220,360) (previously KRW150m) for qualifying international conferences and up to KRW200m for corporate/incentive groups (previously KRW100m), the Seoul Convention Bureau h...

RainFocus hires Kevin O’Rourke as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Events marketing platform RainFocus has announced the appointment of Kevin O’Rourke as executive vice president of global sales. O’Rourke, who brings with him an established background in the events industry, will drive the sales strategy behind the company’s go-to-market plan as well as expansion into new markets. His career, which spans 18 years of sales leadership, started with 10 years at Dell...

San Diego Convention Center brings turnkey option to HD signage

The San Diego Convention Center has selected Digital Conventions, LLC  as its in-house service provider for digital signage. The new amenity will allow event organisers, advertisers and sponsors to have a ‘turn-key approach’ to High-Definition video advertising, wayfinding and announcements. A five-year agreement took effect on 7 January, 2019, with signage scheduled to be up and running by summer...

Streampoint boots up Event Technology Week for first online edition

Washington DC-based Streampoint Solutions launches its first online Event Technology Week (ETW), 25-29 March 2019. ETW will incorporate a series of online conferences on data, insights and technology and will target event technologists, planners, and tradeshow organisers. Streampoint is a digital initiative provider of event management software and its Co-Founder Dharmesh Dayabhai says: “As events...

Rotterdam Ahoy presents major e-sports viewing party

Major e-sports event IEM Katowice is taking place in Katowice Poland on 3 March. As part of Rotterdam Games Week, venue Rotterdam Ahoy is hosting a pop-up viewing event, which will be showing the match on big screens at the Ahoy Arena. Gamers can ‘meet & beat the pro’ competitor Melania Mylioti, and ask CS:GO expert and shoutcaster Jerre ‘Dynz’ van den Berg about the game and...