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IBTM World 2017 Technology Watch Awards Recognize Outstanding Event Industry Tech Achievements

The ibtm Technology Watch Award winners for 2017 were announced at the most recent ibtm world, held Nov. 28-30 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

As the longest running awards program of its kind, the ibtm Technology Watch awards recognize the achievements of new and innovative event industry technologies, ensuring that the achievements of talented entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the meetings and events sector are duly acknowledged.

Event Tech Tribe Expands Technology Offering with EventOPS

Event Technology collective Event Tech Tribe have unveiled the newest addition to their family of technology solutions for event planners, EventOPS, a platform that allows event organizers to plan and manage their operations and logistics from an intuitive, user-friendly dashboard, on any device.

EventOPS unveiled its partnership with the Tribe last month at IMEX America, held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas.

“We’re thrilled to welcome EventOPS to the Tribe,” said Event Tech Tribe COO Marie-Claire Andrews.

TRC and Swoogo Join Forces to Create ShowSimple DIY Badge Printing Solution

Event industry service providers TRC and Swoogo have come together to launch ShowSimple – a do-it-yourself badge printing solution in a box.

Perfect for small events, the ShowSimple rental kit comes complete with everything an event organizer would need to print DIY badges, including two bar code scanning stations; a full-color printer; choice of badges and lanyards, and a self-contained router with internet access.

Organizers simply set up their badge printing stations, import attendees from any registration source, choose a full-color badge design and start printing.

etouches Integrates Venue Sourcing to Deliver Comprehensive Event Management Platform

According to the Global Business Travel Association, 80 percent of all meeting savings is realized during the venue sourcing process. To address this issue, cloud event management software provider etouches has developed etouches Venue Sourcing, which integrates sourcing and booking with meeting registration and approval, and an enterprise calendar. 

etouches Venue Sourcing combines the features and functionality of  the venue sourcing and booking platform Zentila, which the company acquired in 2016, with etouches’ event management software (EMS) solution.  

Core-apps Offers New Pricing and Tech Enhancements for Access 365 Event App Feature

Core-apps has updated and enhanced its Access 365 product, an event app feature that allows planners to extend the life of their apps beyond their events.

The new updates not only provide event planners with a flexible payment structure but also technical enhancements designed to help turn an event app into a year-round engagement tool.

The Event Tech Tribe: Reinventing the Business of Event Technology

Many corporate event professionals are not overly tech-confident. It’s not their core business.  But in order to get the most out of most event software, you often need to have a deep technical understanding of how things work behind the scenes.

Integration between event software tools can be challenging, is often just cobbling disparate technology together, and may be complex enough to require involvement from IT. Even single-provider solutions may be conglomerations from acquisitions rather than being built to work as a whole.

Business Events Canada Launches Digital Hub for International Meeting and Event Planners

Business Events Canada (BEC) recently launched a new website designed to attract international meetings, conventions and incentive events to Canada and its myriad event and tourism destinations.

Supported by BEC’s content team, the digital hub is geared toward U.S., U.K. and international meeting and event planners and decision-makers.

According to BEC officials, more than 8,000 international conferences are held across Canada each year.