technology

Suntec Singapore unveils its Essential Virtual Assistant – EVA

Meetings and conference centre Suntec Singapore is launching its Essential Virtual Assistant (EVA) on 6 August 2019.

London wins bid for world-leading robotics and AI conference

London has been selected ahead of other European cities to host IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations (ICRA) in 2023. 

Cvent launches interactive floorplans

Hotels and venues featured on the Cvent Supplier Network now have the ability to feature an interactive floor plan for any space at their property.

Event apps are struggling to measure ROI, says new research

A new research study has found that engaging attendees is the top reason 81% of organisations are using event apps, but difficulties in measuring ROI, low adoption rates and the complexity of launching apps are still limiting efforts. The study by Eventsforce also found that despite a 50-75% attendee adoption rate for most event apps, 67% of organisers don’t see any value in using apps once the ev...

IBTM China unveils new Technology Zone for 2019 show

IBTM China has revealed details of its brand new Technology Zone, which will be in place for the 2019 show from 28-29 August in Beijing. The Zone will see IBTM China partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency to deliver an interactive educational experience for exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors. The Technology Zone will feature a stage for event technology and design experts to share their latest concept...

London’s BMA House and HeadBox host Summer Social

London venue BMA House hosted a reception with drinks and entertainment, 6 June, in partnership with venue-finding platform HeadBox. More than 150 corporate buyers were in attendance, including clients from Facebook, DC Advisory, Dentsu Aegis and WPP. Throughout the event BMA House demonstrated its rich selection of meeting spaces, high quality catering, focus on sustainability and dedicated appro...

Singapore brings techno-garden to London

Londoners have a chance this month to journey through Singapore’s history, via a garden installation filled with immersive experiences that integrate nature with the modern world. Music, plants, food, drinks and cultural exploration will all come together to commemorate the 2019 Singapore Bicentennial. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 – a key turn...

More than human: London’s Barbican Business Events explores AI

In partnership with tech sector media outlet WIRED, London’s Barbican Business Events is presenting a special one-day multi-layered learning experience (15 June), as part of London Tech Week, exploring what the future holds for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will shape our lives. AI is predicted to be the fourth industrial revolution and the technology is already touching our lives and wo...

Online travel booking tools not efficient enough, says report

While 92% of travel managers say they have already adopted online booking tools, there is a growing need among businesses to create a more efficient and streamlined booking process. According to “Booking Tools and Technologies: One Size Does Not Fit All”, a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Glob...

Austria targets travel bloggers with new Propel conference

The Austrian city of Graz has hosted the first ever Propel Conference, an event for intermediate level bloggers. The conference content covered the tools to create quality content, and strategies to realise the value of their work. Propel Conference was held at the Grand Hotel Wiesler, in Graz. The conference was opened by the Mayor of Graz, Siegfried Nagl. One attendee, Kathryn Burrington, descri...

TechnOvation attracts over 300 for ‘afters’ in Frankfurt

Ovation Global DMC, Marriott International, Dorier Group and Oman Tourism, hosted 300 attendees for the 2nd edition of TechnOvation, the only tech afterwork event at IMEX Frankfurt. Guests enjoyed networking with key industry professionals, and also experienced a real hologram in action. The event also enabled them to share thoughts on today’s and future MICE event technologies. A prize of a round...

Event tech company Crystal Interactive expands into Germany

Event tech specialist Crystal Interactive has opened its first office outside the UK, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Crystal Interactive provide smart badges that can connect delegates at events by touching their devices. Their details are then shared to an easy-to-access app with the delegates name, email and other information. Since acquiring IML Interactive in 2017 the company has continued to grow an...

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