Event Industry Executives to Test Top Technologies at ECEF TechDemo

May 16, 2019

Event industry executives and technologists will have a chance to test new event-ready tech solutions at the second-annual TechDemo, to take place during the 18th annual Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum on May 29 at JW Marriott in Washington D.C.

Produced by Lippman Connects, ECEF is an information-sharing and networking event for exhibition and convention industry executives, independent organizers and associations. ECEF’s expanded tech and networking experience will offer hands-on demonstrations of 11 ready-to-use event tech platforms, including:

a2z Personify Next-Gen Floorplan: This “next step” in floorplan tech includes a modernized user Interface. By bringing familiar interface concepts to floorplan management, a2z Personify has reduced the learning curve to mastering Next-Gen Floorplan while streamlining standard processes to increase workflow efficiencies.

Aventri: An “intelligent” meetings and events platform built to deliver every aspect of the event journey. From sourcing, logistics and registration to attendee engagement and ROI, Aventri software is designed to elevate the planner and the attendee experience.

Freeman Planning Solutions: Freeman’s floor planning, sponsorship and crisis management software empower event teams to keep events on track, grow and maximize revenue, and seamlessly coordinate responses to critical situations.

Freeman Education Solutions: Helps manage event content from beginning to end via an integrated suite of digital tools that provide ways to create, engage and deploy content with second screen technology, as well as extend the life of events with interactive video learning portals.

Freeman Engagement Solutions: Attendee engagement tools built specifically for events that provide powerful brand storytelling using emerging technologies including augmented, virtual and mixed reality, high-end touch screen activations, gesture or motion-based activations, and interactive chatbots.

Freeman Measurement Solutions: Data solutions ranging from products that help integrate and visualize ever-growing data sets to experienced data strategists and scientists to help users understand their event data.

GES Project Central: A software platform that allows users to manage an event from anywhere, this tool is optimized for laptop, tablet or mobile phone with customized views for pre/post and at-show.

Map Your Show’s Integrated Directory Floor Plan and Search Version 8: Using AI technology, this updated interface includes a new recommendation engine tool that helps attendees connect with exhibitors and sessions, while enhanced branding options enable the directory to serve as an event website extension.

Chime by Concise, a PSAV company: This customized event app comprises a suite of interactive tools designed to engage and inspire audiences. Content can be put into attendees’ hands with personalized electronic agendas, digital resources and active participation with interactive polling.

Eventbots by Sciensio: See how companies are integrating chatbots in multiple channels to leverage AI to make their teams and technologies more powerful.

Ungerboeck Software International: Ungerboeck will show why mixing and matching vendor applications is a thing of the past, information gaps no longer exist and inefficiencies and lost information are zapped with one single system.


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