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 21, 2018
There’s a new component in IMS Technology Services’ IMS Concierge suite, and it’s designed to encourage audience participation and increase engagement — in real time. The newly launched IMS 2nd Screen, powered by Glisser, is an integrated platform that includes presentation software, an audience response system and event analytics. The audience participation app shares slides to personal devices and uses audience interaction to provide analytics that can help planners and presenters improve the attendee experience. “We understand that content is the core of all meetings and the more… more
Oct 30, 2018
The finalists for the 2018 IBTM World Technology Watch award have been selected. The shortlist comprises technology companies with innovative new products or services relevant to the meetings, incentive, conference and events (MICE) industry. This year’s finalists are:  Kubify — Learning Toolbox interactive e-poster system CadmiumCD — Meeting room scheduling/resource management system and event logistic management platform RadarioAI — Event marketing and analytics platform Event Tech Tribe — A collaborative ensemble of best-in-craft event technology providers who have chosen to work… more
Oct 25, 2018
Event management technology provider Hubb has raised $6.3 million in a Series B funding round, bringing Hubb’s total funding to $10 million. The funding round was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. Hubb plans to use this new capital to better support its customers, further scale its business and develop additional event content and meeting management solutions, along with powerful business intelligence tools. The funding will also be used to hire staff in development, sales, customer support and marketing. As a part of… more
Oct 17, 2018
Event technology provider Cvent has acquired Social Tables to improve collaboration between planners and venues while growing its market share. Social Tables offers the world's largest database of to-scale function space. Planners and venues use Social Tables’ Event Services Solution to diagram events, create seating charts and share files.  “With Social Tables, we can offer new ways for our event and hospitality customers to work better together to manage events,” said Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Cvent.  “We’ve known and respected Dan [Berger] since the inception of Social Tables,… more
Oct 16, 2018
Hard on the heels of its rebrand, Aventri is growing. With today’s acquisition of mobile NFC and cloud-based event solutions company ITN International, the event management software company intends to broaden its current onsite technology and service offerings and ultimately provide the most powerful end-to-end event solution on the market for SMBs and enterprise corporations. ITN provides solutions for online registration, event content and program management, onsite services, reporting and analytics, and NFC and RFID badging. The company provides services for over 125 events, 10,000… more
Oct 12, 2018
Event platform Bizzabo has launched a new application to help event marketers create a more personalized attendee experience through community building. The Bizzabo Events Cloud offers tools that allow event marketers to build end-to-end branded experiences for attendees, plus measure performance and ROI. Organizations can create websites, event communities, marketing emails and now event apps that are seamlessly interconnected. “The events app market has evolved tremendously since we began in 2012, and over the years, brands have sought out more holistic and more high-end customizable… more
Aug 23, 2018
Event success cloud solution Bizzabo has launched a next-generation agenda feature for conferences and events designed to help event organizers create attendee-facing agenda experiences that boost audience engagement, increase discoverability of sessions and speakers, and provide actionable insights for marketers to maximize event success. “In-person events have continued to scale at an increasing rate over the past year,” said Eran Ben-Shushan, co-founder and CEO of Bizzabo, which provides marketers with a modern suite of tools designed to create more impactful and rewarding events. He… more
Aug 16, 2018
If you’ve ever received an online invitation to an event, chances are high it was created using Evite. Now, corporate event planners can also use the invitation service to design, send and manage invitations to professional events. For corporations that host a number of small, by-invitation-only events such as breakfasts, dinners, receptions or outings, Evite’s new service can help streamline the process. Evite was launched in 1998, and has grown to become the market leader in the field of online invitation services. The company’s free, easy-to-use invitation designs and a private sharing… more
Jul 30, 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