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Aug 14, 2018
The Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is shining brighter than ever thanks to a recent revamp forged by LED lighting and electrical specialists, Ventola Projects, which was recently tapped to support The Strip property’s lighting needs. Having recently opened The Twilight Zone, a state-of-the-art leisure facility that includes a ten-pin bowling complex, indoor mini golf course and large seating area, Bally’s had a wide range of lighting requirements that needed to be filled.   “When it comes to lighting, Las Vegas is perhaps the most famous place in the world for it,” said Mick… more
Aug 10, 2018
Judges are on the lookout for the best of new and emerging technology in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry to be crowned the winner of IBTM World’s annual Tech Watch Award, known as the industry’s longest-standing technology awards.  Entries are open until Sept. 7 for companies with a new and innovative technology product or service with an application within the MICE industry. Tech industry stalwart, Corbin Ball, will chair the Awards judging panel that includes Michelle Bruno, president of Bruno Group Signature Events; Dahlia El Gazzar, founder of… more
Aug 07, 2018
SISO, The Society of Independent Show Organizers, the largest association of the leading for-profit trade and consumer show organizers, unveiled the nominees for its sixth annual “Event Innovation Battlefield.” The nominees this year are Conference Pulse, Everthere, Lennd, Preview and qual.ai. The competition will take place Aug. 9 in front of an audience of for-profit show organizers and suppliers in the industry as part of its annual SISO Leadership Conference, on tap this year Aug. 7-9 in Orlando. The event attracts large and small trade and consumer show organizers who are interested… more
Aug 04, 2018
At its second run as the official event app for Project Anime, the annual conference for anime convention organizers, Allcal Events made yet another splash with attendees and show organizers alike. Held July 3-4 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles, Project Anime precedes the popular Anime Expo, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Both events are run by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA). “Project Anime is a B2B conference that bridges Anime Event Organizers with Japanese Pop Culture Industry Professionals to connect, network and support… more
Jul 27, 2018
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, provider of computer, audio-visual and technology solutions for businesses and events, has been going out of its way to help people in need in the Orlando and Los Angeles communities. Through local Solutions Architect Scott Hill’s volunteer work with the Orlando Regional Tech Association, the company recently donated several laptops and iPads to the Community Hope Center in Kissimmee, Florida, a program-based project that impacts low-income, poverty level families and individuals living in and around Osceola County, Florida. Through this tech… more
Jul 25, 2018
Meetings, events and hospitality management technology provider, Cvent, has released the general availability date of its next-generation user experience for its flagship event website and online registration solution, aptly named Project Flex.  Expected to be available in October and described as “Registration Reimagined,” the new solution puts design control in the hands of event professionals and marketers who can now create completely customized, mobile-responsive event websites in a user-friendly, drag-and-drop site designer – without the need for any graphic design or web development… more
Jul 20, 2018
Event and conference mobile app developer, Eventbase, has raised $8.56 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group and the BC Tech Fund. The Vancouver-based tech company has also received additional financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Espresso Capital and has raised a total of more than $19 million to date. Founded in 2009 and formerly known as Xomo, Eventbase has worked with major companies including Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and Salesforce, and was named the three-time Gold Winner for “Best Event App” at the 2017 Experience Design & Technology Awards. “Eventbase has taken tremendous… more
Jul 12, 2018
etouches is now known as Aventri, a new name that stems from three ideas: avenue, events and entry. The rebrand combines these three elements as part of the company’s continuing effort to transform the event experience through products, people and innovation. Aventri’s new tagline “Connect Better” reflects the company’s mission to foster deeper relationships with event, meeting and strategic marketing professionals and enable them to create deeper and more meaningful relationships with their own networks.  “Our rebranding project was ignited by the desire to take our former name and… more
Jul 11, 2018
Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of audiovisual (AV), event technology and production services for some of the world’s largest hotels and corporate clients, has aligned Staging Connections’ name and brand with Encore. Earlier this year, Encore announced the rebranding of ETG Staging Connections in China to the Encore brand. The addition of the Staging Connections team in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji completes the rebranding process. Staging Connections is the region’s leading provider of in-house event services, technology and event staging services. Becoming aligned under… more
Jul 10, 2018
Concept3D, creator of immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, interactive maps and VR-enabled virtual tour software, has launched Tour Builder, a new self-service platform that allows anyone to create, manage and share their own VR-enabled virtual tours. Described by the company as “dead simple” to use, Tour Builder taps into Concept3D’s experience of building the robust content management system (CMS) that powers the company’s interactive 3D maps and premium virtual tour system used by a wide range of industries including convention centers and event venues, data centers, hospitals,… more