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Why Virtual Meetings Can Work Alongside Face to Face

For years organisers have asked whether virtual or hybrid meetings would negatively impact face to face. The Professional Convention Management Association began live streaming Convening Leaders in 2010, then its summer Education Conference. The video content has now generated $1 million in revenue, and live attendance has continued to grow along with membership. From Successful Meetings…

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The Road Ahead: BESydney’s Lyn Lewis-Smith

The business events industry is changing faster than perhaps ever before. Each year we see new and exciting developments brought about by rapid evolution of technology, growing understanding of how business events can create value, and changing priorities and expectations of host organisations and their delegates. So what’s next? From Lyn Lewis-Smith via LinkedIn…

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20 March 2018

2018 Tech Summit, Georgia, USA

The 2018 Tech Summit is shaping up to be another jam packed day filled with exciting information about up-and-coming new technologies that you can use in the workplace.  Join us as we explore the ever changing world of event technologies. The 2018 Tech Summit introduces Tech Talks! Tech Talks are short, engaging, and impactful presentations on current and upcoming…

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SITE + MPI Global Forum 2018: Getting Excited About Inflation

Hot air ballooning preceded powered flight by over a century. At a session on trends and innovation in event technology at the recent SITE + MPI Global Forum 2018 in Rome, it was not a high but low-tech solution that had participants puffing with excitement: inflatable room dividers that create temporary spaces. From editor’s blog at…

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Convening Leaders 2018: 15 Views on Future Event Technology

So what is the future of event technology? In the Future of Face2Face open space learning area at Nashville’s Music City Center during Convening Leaders 2018, fifteen participants gave their views on the way things are heading. A low-tech approach of having them fill out index cards was employed for the purpose. From PCMA Convene…

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Not the Droid You Were Looking For?

Meet LG robot Cloi, a media sensation after repeatedly failing to respond to instructions and merely blinking during its unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The failure is both a horror story of what can go wrong during a presentation, but also a reaffirmation of humanity. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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CES 2018 Enacts Evacuation Plan After Blackout

Following a pre-event row about the lack of keynotes from women, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas then had to enact an emergency evacuation after a power cut in its central hall. CES 2018 drew more than 175,000 attendees and over 3,900 exhibitors. This show filled 2.75 million square feet of space. From Meetings & Conventions…

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