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GES Adds Event-Tech Value with Poken Acquisition

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Last week, GES, a full-service event provider, announced its acquisition of Poken, a leading engagement technology company. Poken is expected to fit right into GES’ culture of event services and technology. Poken, a long-time partner at Smart Meeting events, offers a cloud-based service used to increase engagement and improve data analytics by combining digital and…

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10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products

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Meeting and event planners are all too familiar with travel. They know each step in the process and have memorized every airport hack out there. Aware of how unpleasant long hours of travel can be, tech companies are working to alleviate the discomfort, inconvenience and general frustration. Perhaps these products will even revolutionize our expectations…

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A Name Badge That’s a Real-Time CRM Event Bridge

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If you don’t know what bi-directional real-time CRM solutions are, you soon will. As a meeting planner, it might even change how you run your operation—by not only offering one program that can organize and track clients and events, but by also integrating automated real-time information exchange and analytics. That’s right. You don’t even have…

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The 7 Commandments of Event Wi-Fi

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Fact: Anyone attending a business or trade conference is going to expect to have instant, reliable Wi-Fi. Fact: Providing flawless Wi-Fi to hundreds of users is actually quite difficult. Fear not, we at Smart Meetings have hacked the code to providing Wi-Fi to the masses. Here are our seven Wi-Fi commandments to live by. Thou…

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Spotlight on Tech Award Winners

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EventMobi The third annual Event Technology Awards was held Nov. 9 at pop-up venue Supernova in Embankment Gardens in London. The awards recognized event technology companies pushing the boundaries of innovation around the world, and ran in congruence with partner Event Tech Live, a trade show that brings event professionals from around the world together…

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Top 7 Event Tech Stories of 2016

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2016 was a great year for innovation and advancement in meetings technology. Mobile apps for events are more powerful than ever, event management software does more than you can imagine, and new tools and gadgets for planners are entering the market each day. Here are some of the most interesting and informative event tech stories…

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Microsoft’s AI-Powered Assistant Schedules Meetings for You

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If you’re one of the many people who don’t have their own personal scheduling assistant, you know that setting up meetings can be time-consuming and tedious. Sending emails back and forth, trying to find a time that works best for each person, can take time away from more critical tasks. What can make it easier…

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Clear Solutions to Spotty Wi-Fi

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Attendees expect to post, tweet, snap and share, indoors and out Weather is no longer the biggest challenge when it comes to outdoor events: reliable Wi-Fi is. Many event planners learn this the hard way when the complaints start rolling in because of dropped signals and the inability to connect. Blame it on some basic…

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Event Technology Awards Recognize Top Innovators

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Held in London on Nov. 9, the third Event Technology Awards recognized industry leaders in event tech innovation. The awards dive deep into the world of event technology to cover a wide variety of categories, including Best Event App, Best Use of Gamification, Best Use of Technology for Engagement and Best Augmented/Virtual Reality Technology. Winner…

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