Sep 08, 2017

Smart City Networks has been playing a different kind of role in Houston this past week.

Instead of supporting the technology and data needs of trade shows at the convention facilities it serves, the company has been working overtime to help Hurricane Harvey survivors stay in touch with their loved ones and other resources at several emergency shelters throughout Texas, including the George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Park in Houston.

“Smart City began in Houston more than 30 years ago,” explained Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “It was a top priority… more

Sep 07, 2017

Social Tables has released a free version of its Event Planner Essential, a digital platform that helps organizers and planners bring events to life while allowing them to collaborate with event stakeholders, venues and each other in real-time.more

Aug 31, 2017

Technology companies with new products or services relevant to the meetings, incentive, conference and events (MICE) industry have until Sept. 8 to enter the ibtm world Tech Watch Award.

The Tech Watch Award 2017 winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, taking place Nov. 28-30 at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Designed to recognize the achievements of up and coming technologies in the meetings and events space, the highly competitive Tech Watch Award gives technology companies the opportunity to showcase their… more

Aug 30, 2017

Mobile app technology can be an incredible tool for show organizers, especially those platforms that help event professionals streamline their events. As a result, you don’t have to look far these days to find a slew of mobile apps specifically designed to help improve all aspects of the event planning and execution ecosystem.

Designed to simplify the attendance tracking process for educational sessions of all sizes, Expo Logic has created TrackPod, an interactive session-scanning mobile app that uses the camera on a mobile… more

Aug 25, 2017

Messe Frankfurt’s websites are undergoing a widespread makeover designed to provide a fresh new look and improved functionality for a better user experience.

The show organizers’ internet portal, messefrankfurt.com, already has undergone its transformation.

Relaunched on Aug. 22, the revamped site sports large visual elements, a user-friendly approachmore

Aug 22, 2017

At the Corporate Event Marketing Association’s (CEMA) Summit 2017, attendees had a chance to witness a host of innovative ideas that could very well change the way events are created, marketed and produced in the future.

Held July 30-Aug. 1 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in Rancho Bernardo, CA, the CEMA Summit is an annual gathering for event marketing professionals, association peers and partners that features the CEMA Innovation Shoot-out, a contest for event marketing and management firms showcasing their most innovative event technology and marketing solutions.

“Each year,… more

Aug 18, 2017

Scholarship applications now are being accepted for the Digital Event Strategist (DES) course and certification exam.

Sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary and supported by the PCMA Education Foundation’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI), the scholarships support meeting professionals seeking to further their digital and hybrid event education.

As the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships, Meetings + Conventions Calgary supports the application, online course and exam fees, a more than $1,000 USD value.

“It’s been exciting to see the digital event space… more

Aug 16, 2017

According to a 'State of Sales' report published by Salesforce in November 2016, growing the number of leads/new customers tops the leading sales objectives for sales professionals worldwide. Fifty-six percent of the more than 3,100 sales professionals from a variety of industries who responded to the survey cited this as their number one priority.

At the same time, many B2B companies are finding it difficult to achieve their sales goals. A January more

Aromatherapy, easier group transportation booking, language interpretation and a cloud-based event management platform were some of the meeting tools vying for the top prize at this year’s Society of Independent Show Organizer’s Event Battlefield.

The competition was held during SISO’s Leadership conference, Aug. 1-4 in Philadelphia, at which just under 200 attendees voted for one of five companies.

The top company was EventBots by Sciensio, which is a technology that allows attendees at an event to text any question they have about it to the EventBot tool and receive an… more

Aug 08, 2017

In response to growing customer demand, SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals has expanded its Las Vegas operations center. 

Designed to maximize productivity, efficiency and safety, the company’s new 39,000 square foot space features a new production center with advanced information technologies to support upgraded internal networking and equipment configuration.

“SmartSource’s Las Vegas location is doubling the size of its operation in response to steady growth in the local market, enabling the company to be more responsive in supporting our larger trade shows… more