Articles tagged “event tech”

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Julius Solaris and Rafat Ali, Skift

Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

1 week ago

Event Tech Flourishes as Events Recovery Timeline Is Pushed Back

Event Tech Flourishes as Events Recovery Timeline Is Pushed Back

EventMB

While this year has been incredibly trying for events and hospitality, there continues to be major advancements and investments in tech for both industries. Here are some of the most notable recent developments. \

4 weeks ago

Meetings Booking Platform Backed by Hotel Giants Grows in Asia Via Acquisition

Meetings Booking Platform Backed by Hotel Giants Grows in Asia Via Acquisition

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Companies that raised money before the crisis are sailing through it. Look at Groups360, which got $50 million from Marriott International, IHG, Accor, and Hilton a year ago, and has grown since.

2 months ago

Events Planners Postpone to 4th Quarter, Go Virtual in the Meantime

Events Planners Postpone to 4th Quarter, Go Virtual in the Meantime

Dylan Monorchio, Skift

Event planners eager to avoid bidding adieu to their events have been optimistically postponing them to the summer months. With the coronavirus now showing little signs of abating by May or June, however, the industry is looking to the fourth quarter for recovery.

7 months ago

Event Tech Poised to Take Center Stage Amid Virus Impact on Meetings Biz

Event Tech Poised to Take Center Stage Amid Virus Impact on Meetings Biz

Lauren Ward, Skift

Global trade show cancellations have eclipsed the 500 mark, causing a major economic impact on the events industry. All eyes are now turning to event tech to connect audiences and help companies track the status of their own meetings.

8 months ago

Groupize Expands Software to Manage Increasingly Complex Meetings Schedules

Groupize Expands Software to Manage Increasingly Complex Meetings Schedules

Lauren Ward, Skift

Companies looking to track events of all sizes in a single platform may have found a solution in the Groupize 3.0 platform. Rules can be a good thing — especially when it comes to automating employee permissions and budgets.

8 months ago

Event Rentals Projected to Rise in 2020 But Coronavirus Cancellations May Add Uncertainty

Event Rentals Projected to Rise in 2020 But Coronavirus Cancellations May Add Uncertainty

Lauren Ward, Skift

Events are growing across the world, and rental companies are set to reap the benefits, particularly compared to their construction equipment and tool rental counterparts. Will fallout from the coronavirus outbreak dampen this momentum?

8 months ago

Fast-Growing Event Rentals Is Still a Very Fragmented Business: Is That a Bad Thing for Planners?

Fast-Growing Event Rentals Is Still a Very Fragmented Business: Is That a Bad Thing for Planners?

Lauren Ward, Skift

Event rentals are poised to grow throughout 2020, suggesting that event planners want no part of seeing this sector consolidate. Planners still prefer traditional procurement methods, with as many choices as possible.

8 months ago

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As event tech companies look to streamline their platforms, some will look outside the event sector for leaders to help lead the process.

10 months ago

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New leadership comes to Aventri as it continues to battle rival Cvent in the event tech marketplace. Perhaps a view from outside the sector can pay dividends as the tech provider works to further refine its platform.

10 months ago

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras don't always have to make people uncomfortable, especially if they're not being used for facial recognition. Deployed as a way to monitor the flow of attendees, they are a big improvement on common tracking methods, such as wristbands embedded with Wi-Fi devices.

11 months ago

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Isaac Carey, Skift

A facial recognition startup has developed a new way to protect attendee data, but many people are still wary of the technology. It's hard to blame them, considering that data breaches within the travel industry seem to be happening left and right.

12 months ago