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Dec 04, 2018
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in partnership with Balluun, has launched CONEXPO Connect, an online B2B marketplace serving the global construction industry.  The new platform was unveiled at the AEM Annual Conference, held Nov. 28-30 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. Powered by Balluun’s digital market network solution, CONEXPO Connect is an online destination that allows equipment manufacturers and contractors to connect and engage 24/7, 365 days a year.  By bringing the most valuable parts of AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show online, CONEXPO Connect… more
Nov 30, 2018
The winners of the IBTM World 2018 Tech Watch Awards were announced at the IBTM World event in Barcelona this week. Zenus and Fielddrive were the joint recipients of the Tech Watch Award, while Kubify took home the inaugural “People’s Choice” award for its Learning Toolbox.  A panel of well-known industry experts selected Zenus and Fielddrive for their pioneering and impactful work in bringing facial recognition software to the events industry.  “Zenus is the creator of the software and Fielddrive has been a significant implementor of the product by exploring and measuring the onsite best… more
Nov 27, 2018
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has partnered with AVIXA and PSAV to present the Tech AV Experience at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, set for Dec. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.  Focused on how audio/visual can be applied to increase attendee ROI, this series of showfloor education experiences will zero in on AV-related content for trade show professionals. “This is the first time we have featured AV-focused learning experiences at Expo! Expo!,” said David DuBois, president and CEO of IAEE, known as the… more
Nov 21, 2018
The social media platforms of Vision Expo West 2018 reached an all-time high with a double-digit percentage increase across impressions, engagements and video views compared to the year before.  Held Sept. 26-29 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Vision Expo West and its East Coast edition, Vision Expo East, are B2B conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear professionals presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council.  In the 30 days following the Show, reports indicate impressions, engagements and video views climbed up by the thousands,… more
Nov 19, 2018
As part of a nearly $9 million marketing plan following Hurricane Michael and this year’s red tide blooms, VISIT FLORIDA has relaunched Florida Now, a landing page that provides real-time information from destinations across the state and is designed to encourage the continuation of tourism and event bookings to Florida.  Relaunched Nov. 1, the new landing page features a collection of Hurricane Michael recovery information and updates including an interactive map with photos, videos, twitter feeds and webcams.  “Following Hurricane Michael, VISIT FLORIDA has been working with both the… more
Nov 15, 2018
Event management technology provider, Hubb, has raised a $6.3 million Series B funding round, which was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. This latest round brings the tech startup company’s total funding to $10 million, with Joe Onofrio from Five Elms Capital joining the board as part of this round. Hubb, which develops event management solutions and business intelligence tools designed to bring innovation and data-driven decision-making to the events industry, boasts key clients including Microsoft, Atlassian, Tableau… more
Nov 12, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) will be featuring its Tech Startup Pavilion and Competition at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, set for Dec. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year, the Pavilion will be sponsored by Visit Austin and the Austin Convention Center. “It’s a privilege for Austin to sponsor this highly impressive competition activated on the floor of Expo! Expo! 2018,” said Steve Genovesi, vice president of Visit Austin. He continued, “New technology and startups… more
Nov 08, 2018
Last month, BizBash Media Founder and CEO, David Adler, announced that his company, along with he and his family, have invested more than $500,000 in Goodshuffle Pro, a business operations and intelligence software tool designed for the event rental and production industry. “After watching the Goodshuffle Pro team iterate and study the industry, they have created a solution that could be the backbone of the inventory, management and marketing control system for what I call the new temporary infrastructure industry,” Adler explained. “In a Pop-Up Events world, with brick and mortar retail… more
Nov 06, 2018
Exhibition referral marketing platform provider, Gleanin, will be launching its white paper on “The Future of Event Registration” at Event Tech Live 2018, set for Nov. 7-8 at Old Truman Brewery in London, U.K. The content of this research stems from a deep dive into millions of event registration data points gathered from 627 events across 98 organizers and aims to help exhibition organizers gain insight into today’s attendee behavior, according to Tamar Beck, CEO of Gleanin. “We have now seen three million registrations via our Gleanin Connect platform, which puts us in a unique position… more
Nov 02, 2018
To help speakers to overcome the challenges of audience engagement and presentation logistics when presenting at an event or trade show, Freeman has simplified the presentation process by upgrading two of its conference solutions and rebranding them to the Sync second-screen platform and the Orchestrate presentation optimization tool.  “With the upgrades to our Sync and Orchestrate digital tools, we’re helping to simplify presentation logistics and we’re providing new, engaging ways for presenters to interact with their audiences in real time,” said Richard Maranville, chief digital officer… more