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Oct 11, 2018
Convention Data Services (CDS) has launched Reg Stands, an all-in-one onsite self-check-in solution that allows show organizers to provide their attendees with a quick, easy and efficient way to check in at events. These custom-designed, manufactured registration stations combine all onsite registration functionality into a single, self-contained touchscreen unit that includes a touchscreen, tablet/laptop, scanner and credit card swipe – replacing the countertop laptop, mouse, scanner and card swipe.  The layout of the units can be designed for various configurations, such as traditional… more
Oct 09, 2018
In January of this year, Meet AC unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) experience that enables event planners, brands and prospective visitors to experience everything Atlantic City’s convention scene and visitor experience has to offer from the comfort of their chairs. Now, once again in partnership with YouVisit, the CVB has released new upgrades to the VR platform to help provide an even more engaging and enhanced visitor experience of the ocean-front city.  New immersive features include new 360-degree guided tour stops that highlight all the fun leisure activities visitors and planners… more
Oct 05, 2018
With the help of a newly launched exhibitor co-marketing solution, VIP Guest Invites, some major U.S. trade shows are seeing a significant spike in invited guest attendance.  The new system, recently launched in partnership with several UBM events, empowers event organizers to offer their exhibitors a free, fully customized marketing toolkit to simply and easily promote their show presence as well as invite customers and prospects to an event.  “We started VIP Guest Invites to assist frustrated event managers who were seeing low engagement in existing exhibitor co-marketing solutions… more
Oct 02, 2018
The Indoor Lab, a provider of indoor foot traffic analytics solutions for events and trade shows, has been chosen by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) to provide privacy-compliant behavioral analytics during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, set for Dec. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. With the help of proprietary sensor technologies, The Indoor Lab will use its EventAnalyzer Suite of Analytics during Expo! Expo! to accurately capture and measure foot traffic trends and attendee activities, which will help… more
Sep 27, 2018
Cloud-based event management and marketing solutions technology provider, a2z has officially launched its new Business Intelligence & Reporting Engine for the B2B events industry. Now available to a2z’s existing clients at no additional cost, this robust, state-of-the-art engine is designed to help event management teams mine and visualize their data with extra ease.  “When there are too many numbers in a report, our eyes start to glaze over,” said Rajiv Jain, president and CEO of a2z. “One big part of this release is that you can see the data, you can group it and you can slice and… more
Sep 26, 2018
The Los Angeles Convention Center has claimed bragging rights for being the first convention center in the U.S. to permanently install a 5G wireless network. Improving on 4G LTE that currently accounts for approximately three-quarters of total mobile connections in the U.S. (excluding licensed cellular IoT), 5G is the fifth generation of wireless internet and voice services designed to move data faster and be more responsive, dramatically increasing wireless speeds and capacity to transform services such as AI, VR and video calling.  “The establishment of 5G at the Los Angeles Convention… more
Sep 20, 2018
The momentum behind the use of social media as a marketing tool is continuing to grow, according to the results of EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2018 Social Media Marketing Survey, the fifth in a series of research efforts geared toward finding out how exhibit and event marketers are using social media. “In 2010, EXHIBITOR surveyed 400 marketers to obtain benchmark data on everything from which social media sites were proving the most popular for marketing purposes to what corporate objectives, if any, social media was helping companies to achieve,” explained Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR. … more
Sep 18, 2018
Show organizers using Gleanin, a social referral marketing platform for exhibitions, can now offer their event registrants the ability to use WhatsApp to broadcast their participation and invite their friends and colleagues to attend.  Since the inception of Gleanin Connect, Gleanin’s social referral marketing tool, visitors have been able to broadcast their event attendance through social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as invite their contacts via email.  Immediately available to all Gleanin customers and their registrants, the additional WhatsApp… more
Sep 13, 2018
Event registration and ticketing platform company, Eventbrite, plans to go public. The company filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on Aug. 23, stating that it intends to raise $200 million from sales of its Class A shares.  Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Allen & Company and RBC Capital Markets are underwriting the IPO and Eventbrite stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ticker symbol “EB.”   On Sept.7, Eventbrite announced that it plans to sell 10 million shares priced $19-$21 each, to raise $200 million at the midpoint of that range. The valuation of… more
Sep 11, 2018
Naylor Association Solutions has partnered with small business marketing platform, MailChimp, to offer email marketing and marketing automation integrations to Naylor’s association management software (AMS) and career center.  As a result, association professionals can now import lists of contacts from their AMS or career center directly into their MailChimp account, enabling them to streamline their workflow even further. Through the Naylor Marketplace, associations that use MailChimp for purposes including member emails, potential member outreach and sponsorship campaigns can add the… more