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How is Digitization Shaping the Way We Experience Events?

How is Digitization Shaping the Way We Experience Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Delivering memorable and outstanding experiences is an event professional’s overarching goal. What may challenge this goal is the rise of personal devices and continuous connectivity especially for many traditional companies which may find themselves at odds with the modern digital era. However the booming wave of digitization is a great opportunity in the hands of event professionals who strive for interaction, engagement and participation.

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An Events Pro Finds the Future at CES

An Events Pro Finds the Future at CES | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's a bit ironic that the largest collection of digital technology is displayed in a traditional trade show setup at CES each year. Even as technology advances, robots become more human, and the most talked-about innovation is AI that can't be seen, it still takes a human touch to put together the right display to market these products.

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Enlist Now in the #AttentionRevolution

Enlist Now in the #AttentionRevolution | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re walking down the street or through an airport, at a restaurant, or in meetings and events, there’s one sight you’re guaranteed to see: people staring at their phones. And you may just be one of them.

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MICE destinations - When authenticity becomes mainstream

MICE destinations - When authenticity becomes mainstream | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the key trends predicted for 2018 is that delegates are looking for more authentic and local experiences and for “off the beaten path” destinations. As a result, destinations are adjusting their offer to follow this trend, with further DMCs and event agencies designing experiences around the "unknown“.

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5 Top Technology Investments for 2018

5 Top Technology Investments for 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Welcome to 2018! If you haven’t already, it’s time to create a growth strategy and budget. You may have used all types of technology to help get you where you are today. You need to consider technology investments to further what you can achieve. Here are five of the top technology investments that are worth considering as we begin 2018:

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18 Trends to Watch in 2018

18 Trends to Watch in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As we welcome in 2018, new trends will shape the events and meetings industry. The good news is all signs point to another banner year. While societal movements and technology advancements may raise some concerns, this people-first industry remains at the forefront of where marketing, wellness and hospitality are going.

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Bien Venue's curator insight, January 11, 12:06 PM
What to watch out for in 2018
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Tech Landscape In Today’s Meetings & Events

Technology and the ways it is shaping the meeting & events industry has been a topic of extensive discussion among industry professionals in the past years. It comes as no surprise that the rise of immersive technologies forges change, urging planners to embrace innovation and blend it smoothly in design and production. As we are getting ready to leave 2017 behind, it seems that time is right to take a moment and reflect on the event tech landscape; assess the past, understand the present and start planning the future.

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5 Meeting Trends that Will Prioritize People in 2018

5 Meeting Trends that Will Prioritize People in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The IMEX Group is predicting that meetings in 2018 will be all about bringing humanity back. Here are the five trends it says will put people at the heart of today’s issues.

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Do You Connect or Disconnect in the Air?

Do You Connect or Disconnect in the Air? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Love it or not, for many event professionals, being a road warrior is part of the job description. Convene launched a short survey this week about business travel, with questions about why and when you travel, how you feel about it, and more. If you regularly travel for business, we’d love to hear from you. The results will appear in a future issue of Convene. Meanwhile, we asked three PCMA staff members to share this one travel habit:

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Bien Venue's curator insight, December 18, 2017 3:30 AM
Productive time or down time? How do you spend your flight time?
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Reflecting on the Marketing Trend Predictions for 2017

Reflecting on the Marketing Trend Predictions for 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the start of 2017, we spoke about our marketing trend predictions for the year. As the year draws to a close, it is time to look back on a few of those trends and assess whether or not they made an impact. While some trends are still waiting in the wings, others have reached their predicted heights and some are even looking to go further next year. Let’s reflect…

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Creating an Engaged Mobile App Experience

Creating an Engaged Mobile App Experience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile apps have a lot of competition these days, which is why it’s important to design both a valuable app and an app experience in order for adoption to take off. Here are some ideas on how you can do that. When creating a mobile app, there’s more to it than merely creating an awesome app. There’s the marketing and there’s the user experience. Often if the latter is stellar, some of the marketing will take care of itself in word of mouth referrals.

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The Most Trending Event Technology in 2017 

The Most Trending Event Technology in 2017  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’ve been to any kind of event recently, you’ve noticed things are changing. Thanks to ever-changing event technology, events in 2017 look and feel very different from events even a year ago.  Navigating this ever-changing landscape for event management can be challenging!  Brandt Krueger, an event professional and influencer, said it best “This was definitely the year for audience interaction tech! It felt like there was a concerted focus on audience engagement.”

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Can Eventprofs Win Back Mobile Addicted Attendees?

Can Eventprofs Win Back Mobile Addicted Attendees? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When was the last time you checked your phone or tablet? If recent research from Deloitte is to be believed, it was probably only a few minutes ago and you’re probably due another look anytime now. If you can’t resist the temptation, you’re far from alone and your attendees are in the same boat. Here we look at the numbers and see what can be done to keep attendees engaged in the age of mobile.

 
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7 Event Technology Trends to Explore in 2018

7 Event Technology Trends to Explore in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The latest technology trends can improve your event and help you stand out from the crowd. Give your event a competitive edge with these seven technology trends.

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Event Trends of 2017 Becoming the Norm in 2018

Event Trends of 2017 Becoming the Norm in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It has been evident throughout 2017 that disruptive event technologies are the main factors that attribute to event management from A to Z as well as higher audience engagement rates. In the same context, the past decade has seen the rise of social media use in the events sphere, while pioneering tech tools keep surfacing, leading to new opportunities for expanding the target audience base and creating more revenue sources for businesses.

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The Disruption Factor: Digitalization in Events

The Disruption Factor: Digitalization in Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Tech provides more than just the ‘wow’ factor at events. It streamlines operations, allows you to do more in less time, and helps facilitate connections among attendees. Are you using digitalization as part of your event strategy? Here are some things you should be doing.

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3 Tech Trends that Will Make 2018 the Year of the Event Attendee

3 Tech Trends that Will Make 2018 the Year of the Event Attendee | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

2018 is going to be a big year for the event industry. As attendees become more demanding and technology options abound, event organizers and marketers are under even more pressure to create memorable experiences. But it’s important to remember that you’re not going to score many points by just adding technology to your events. Instead, focus on understanding your attendees’ interests and preferences, and use that information to personalize communications and individualize conversations.

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Are You Failing Your Exhibitors and Attendees?

Are You Failing Your Exhibitors and Attendees? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Be honest: When was the last time you surveyed your exhibitors and attendees to see how well your event technology is meeting their needs? Or asked them what tech improvements they want? According to an audience survey taken at a Transform USA session this summer, just over a quarter said they had asked that question of both exhibitors and attendees; 63 percent said they haven’t asked either exhibitors or attendees about their tech needs and wants.

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Social Media Walls and Buzz Centers for Your Events

Social Media Walls and Buzz Centers for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event professional, you know how crucial it is to keep your attendees engaged, especially between sessions and speakers. Additionally, you want to make sure your sponsors and trade show vendors get the attention they deserve. Luckily, one solution can help you do both while simultaneously creating a “techie” atmosphere and effectively promoting your event. What’s the magic answer? Using social media walls and to build buzz centers in your space.

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4 Mobile Event App Features Rocking the World of Events!

4 Mobile Event App Features Rocking the World of Events! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

October is a season of change. It’s officially Fall – the leaves have begun to fall, the temperature cool, and fans’ minds shift from baseball to football. At MeetingPlay, we are always working hard to empower event professionals with the technology solutions we create. And with the season change comes many new, exciting features that MeetingPlay is offering.

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What’s Next for Event Technology?

What’s Next for Event Technology? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We talked to Marco Giberti, Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, about how the event-technology sector performed in 2017, what he expects for 2018, and the one trend business event organizers should keep an eye on.

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2017 Trends in Event Planning - What's Still Hot? 

2017 Trends in Event Planning - What's Still Hot?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It is hard to believe that we are almost done with 2017, and winter is coming fast and furiously. Throughout the year, we have seen trends hit many Twitter and Facebook pages and some were hot, while others were not. Let’s take a look at what is still trending and that event planners should pay attention to as they wrap up this year.

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How to Use Brand Ambassadors to Grow Your Event

How to Use Brand Ambassadors to Grow Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With social media at the core of our modern culture, influencer marketing is one of the best ways to get the word out about your event. Those with social sway can boost your brand, raise awareness, and help you sell more tickets.

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5 Ways Technology Is Changing Event Planning

5 Ways Technology Is Changing Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In this new video we talk about five core processes of event planning that are changing due to event technology. Five things we do in events today are not going to be the same again because technology is changing them. Here is what you need to know!

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Emotional engagement: a glance into future MICE technologies

Emotional engagement: a glance into future MICE technologies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Emotional engagement has always been viewed as a top tactic in the mainstream marketing industry since we tend to use emotions rather than facts to lead ourselves towards buying a product. It makes sense then, that this information can be transferred to the MICE industry when choosing a destination or venue. When delegates remember having a positive emotional experience at an event, it is more likely they attend similar events.

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