Category Archives: Gadgets

Creating Onsite Video Content

The medium extends the message: Use strategic planning when selecting digital content capture and distribution tactics For decades, most people in the meetings and events industry have contended that the face-to-face environment—as opposed to remote conferencing—delivers the most robust experience to participants. Even so, in-person events are ripe for capturing valuable content through video, which…

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6 Tips to Relieve Aches Caused by Electronic Devices

6 Tips to relieve aches caused by electronic devices The technological revolution has given us some wonderful tools to work with in our jobs. We use them. We love them. We rely on them. We also pay a big price for every electronic device we use—and I’m not just talking about dollars. I’m talking about…

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Best Practices of Leveraging Video Content Online

Know your audience. That’s the most important element of posting online videos from live business meetings and corporate events. Ultimately, there is no technology that can replace being at the event. The key for planners is to know what videos people actually watch and find useful. Most of the cool technology that exists today helps…

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A Tech Revolution for Meeting Planners?

Editor’s note: This is a sneak peek from the upcoming May issue. You can expect the entire issue online next month. New technology always aims to improve experiences and add convenience. This is certainly the case with EventForte, a pioneer in the event planning and hospitality industries. Max Landaw, director of strategic partnerships at EventForte,…

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GES Adds Event-Tech Value with Poken Acquisition

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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travel tech

10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products

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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bi-directional Real-Time CRM

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

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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event wi-fi

The 7 Commandments of Event Wi-Fi

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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event tech award

Spotlight on Tech Award Winners

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

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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