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May 01, 2018
May 25 is the day that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The GDPR provides EU citizens specific privacy rights regarding the collection, storage, transfer and use of their personally identifiable information. Non-compliance with the GDPR may result in significant fines and penalties of “up to €20 million, or 4% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, whichever is higher,” according to the GDPR’s regulation 2016/679. In March, I attended a roundtable event co-hosted by Key Events and Lenos Software on GDPR compliance and how it will affect… more
Apr 26, 2018
B2B eCommerce company, NuORDER, has launched Online Trade Show, a digital B2B marketplace where wholesale buyers can discover new brands, browse digital brand catalogs and place orders on demand anywhere and anytime from any mobile web browser.  Designed to be a digital continuation of the expo floor that compliments the physical trade show experience, the new platform offers buyers the discovery element experienced at live shows while enabling them to connect and conduct business with brands online both during and after the event.  Officially unveiled in December, Online Trade Show… more
Apr 24, 2018
Workforce management technology solutions provider, LASSO, has launched LASSO Signature, a new e-signature product that enables customers to electronically complete, review and sign documents from the same system they use to schedule, communicate and manage their workforces. Designed to help streamline the on-boarding process and simplify on-going policy management, the new solution operates seamlessly with LASSO’s workforce management platform, dedicated to helping companies manage and automate their labor workflows and simplify processes for their crew and staff, according to Angela Alea,… more
Apr 20, 2018
Global event technology company, Expo Logic, has launched an innovative new solution for onsite registration that allows attendees to check in at events using only their face. Created in partnership with biometrics company, Zenus, Expo Logic’s facial recognition event check-in service helps show organizers improve the onsite attendee experience via shorter registration wait times, more secure events and personalized attendee greetings. The process is simple: using images uploaded by attendees during the registration process, a camera setup at the onsite registration kiosk captures the… more
Apr 17, 2018
Next month’s Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) will be offering something extra special for its audience of 200 event executives: the ECEF TechDemo & Reception. Set to debut May 30 at the 17thannual edition of ECEF at the JW Marriott in Washington D.C., the inaugural technology and networking experience will offer hands-on demonstrations of 10 event tech solutions that will allow participants to take these leading-edge solutions for a test drive. “As event technologies advance and proliferate at a breakneck pace, it is critical for technologists, non-tech executives… more
Apr 12, 2018
In an effort to deliver even more value to its customers, digital marketing and analytics software provider, Feathr, has formed technical partnerships with Convention Data Services and CompuSystems to create unique combined solutions for event planners.  Through Feathr’s partnership with Convention Data Services, an event registration, business intelligence and lead capture solutions provider, joint customers will have the ability to easily integrate both platforms, enabling CDS clients to quickly launch Feathr campaigns and more accurately measure conversions.  “As our customer base and… more
Apr 10, 2018
Zuant has released two new add-on product features for its mobile lead capture cloud solution, Mobile Lead Capture App: Zuant Custom Skins and Showroom Plus.  Unveiled Feb. 26 at ExhibitorLivein Las Vegas, the new features are designed to help exhibiting companies reinforce their corporate brand and personalize customer engagement while driving revenue by shortening the sales cycle.   Zuant Custom Skins: enables event marketers and sales reps to not only customize the entire app with their own brand identity but also with rich graphical backgrounds, enabling marketing and sales teams to… more
Apr 05, 2018
Glisser, producer of the Glisser presentation software, integrated audience response system and event analytics platform has launched Glisser LIVE, a new online tool that allows event planners to promote and host hybrid and virtual events. Hybrid events extend marketing and community reach beyond face-to-face interactions. Glisser LIVE delivers the ability for event planners to connect a virtual audience to a physical event. The new offering combines the company’s existing slide-sharing and audience response app with a live video feed and brandable web platform to engage remote attendees. … more
Apr 03, 2018
VISIT Milwaukee has launched a new website designed to redefine the city’s image for visitors and capture the spirit of Milwaukee’s people, neighborhoods, events and attractions, while driving visitation to the region. The new site, which went live on March 17, has been expanded beyond the meeting planner to the convention attendee with entertaining new features including a slot machine-style “randomizer” on the homepage that provides a fun way to discover exciting things to do in the city, as well as a “My Trip” tool that allows visitors to plan their Milwaukee trip by curating a virtual… more
Mar 27, 2018
In an effort to further the mission of its members, the International Housewares Association (IHA) has selected Ungerboeck Software as its new event management solution provider. “We wanted a turnkey system that will provide IHA with streamlined operations to increase productivity and improved reporting with data analytics,” explained Dean P. Kurtis, vice president of finance and information technology of IHA, which produces the International Home + Housewares Show and represents more than 1,700 member companies. According to Kurtis, after evaluating a myriad of options, IHA’s team… more