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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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Google’s Chat & Meet: The Next Step in Virtual Meetings?

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Over the past year, many have speculated on Google’s possible plans to build a business communication tool. The debut of Google’s new programs, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, confirms this undertaking. The programs were designed to accommodate two frequent consumer demands—a more seamless video connection during virtual meetings and a more collaborative experience. Accordingly, Google’s…

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Top 7 Event Management Software Companies

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If you plan events, the Technavio 2017-2021 market research report on global event management software will definitely catch your eye. According to the tech research and advisory company, the market’s seven key players are: 1. Cvent 2. EMS Software 3. etouches 4. Eventbrite 5. Lanyon Solutions, which merged with Cvent late last year 6. XING Events…

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5 Steps for Solid Cybersecurity

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At this point in the digital age, it’s not if you’re going to get hacked, it’s when. Still, you should be doing all that you can to make your meeting a little less hackable. Here are five things you might want to reconsider. 1. Posting your Wi-Fi password all over the event. Yes, it’s an…

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Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports

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The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection recently announced a plan to revolutionize airport security by 2020. It’s the latest and most extensive part of the government’s five-year Seamless Traveler initiative. Facial, iris and/or fingerprint recognition technologies will replace passport checks, allowing travelers to pass through Australian airports without any paper documents. Passport scanners,…

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Las Vegas Monorail Showcases Technology During CES 2017

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The Las Vegas Monorail was one of many vehicles that helped display innovative technology during the 50th annual CES convention, which took place Jan. 5-8. With an estimated 175,000 attending the largest gathering of innovation and connectivity in the world, many participants took advantage of the ability to use their CES badges for fast and convenient access to public transportation. Las Vegas…

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Social Media #Trends for 2017

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Social media has long been trumpeted as a valuable tool for meeting and event planners who want to boost their marketing strategy. Mastering social media is key to connecting with millennials, who respond well to non-traditional marketing models. One of the factors that makes social media particularly challenging is the fast pace at which it…

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6 Basic Techno-Etiquette Tips

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The proliferation of technological tools such as cellphones, tablets, social media and email have facilitated and expedited business communications, but they also have sometimes isolated meeting professionals from others. In many cases, professionals rarely or never see the people they communicate with, but this doesn’t mean that manners are no longer important. In fact, a…

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Cvent and Lanyon Merger Announced

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Cvent Founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal at Cvent Connect 2016 Today, two leaders in event technology have become one. Cvent and Lanyon, two of the most trusted and widely used providers of cloud-based event management technology, have announced a merger effective today. Lanyon’s owner, Vista Equity Partners, recently completed a previously announced $1.65 billion acquisition…

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