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Category: Trade Show & Conference

Top 5 Interactive Technologies to Boost Engagement
Apr 10, 2019 by
By their nature, industry events and trade shows offer a prime setting to engage audiences. You have a captive audience that’s already interested in what you have to offer. In fact, the Center for Exhibit Industry Research (CEIR) states that 99% of marketers believe trade shows offer unique value that other marketing mediums do not. But let’s face it, we’re all competing for attention on the trade show floor. So how do you make your exhibit stand out among a sea of other marketers who ...
ExhibitorLive 2019 Connected Event Marketers to Their Community and Technology
Mar 03, 2019 by
The theme for this year’s ExhibitorLive, “Connect with Your Species,” took engagement to another level. The annual event, which includes an exhibition of the top technology suppliers in the trade show and corporate event marketing space, wrapped up on February 27 in Las Vegas. While augmented reality, virtual reality and holograms were the stars of the show, there were plenty of other technologies on display to capture the imagination and business sensibilities of event marketers. E...
Industry Predictions: 2019 Breakthrough Event Technology
Jan 03, 2019 by
2019 Event Technology Trends This past year saw many advancements in event technology, and 2019 promises to improve on some of the most cutting-edge solutions. Lately, there’s been buzz about facial recognition, block chain, RFID, immersive experiences, live streaming, and using social media in innovative ways. Here’s a sneak peek at what we believe the industry can expect in the coming year. Facial Recognition As we mentioned in our last blog post, facial recognition is one trend that ...
Technology Recap – 2018’s Most Popular Trends
Dec 21, 2018 by
Earlier this year, we gave you the rundown on must-have technology trends for 2018. Now we have the benefit of hindsight to identify the top trends that have been the most popular at events around the country. Technology such as touchscreen displays and video walls have now become the norm, and are being joined by newer solutions that have been more widely and effectively used during the past 12 months. Let’s take a look at what worked in 2018, and how you can implement trending technology...
IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Ups Its Game On Event Technology in 2018
Dec 19, 2018 by
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) held its annual meeting and exhibition, Expo! Expo!, in New Orleans, December 11-13. Of all the product categories represented on the exhibition floor and in the conference rooms, technology stood out in the 2018 edition of the event. IAEE programmers brought back the Tech Startup Pavilion exhibition floor and the Tech Startup Experience & Pitch Competition (a robot won). The conference this year also featured Te...
What To Consider When Buying An Event Check-In App
Sep 10, 2018 by
6 Key Features of an Event Check-In App Speed. Security. Integration. Hardware. Distribution. Cost.     Conference registration is a two-part process. Registration software lets event organizers know which individuals plan to attend. Check-in software and devices confirm their arrival. In recent years, event check-in apps have flooded the market, such that it’s becoming more difficult to choose among the many options available. Due diligence in some key...
Choosing The Best Projector For Your Meeting and Budget
Jul 09, 2018 by
What Projector Is Right for Me? Choosing a projector for an event is more complicated than it used to be. While the lamp-based technology of the 1990s is still in extensive use and cost-effective, it doesn't offer as much in the way of image quality compared to other types. On the other hand, the laser light source and digital light processing (DLP) models offer a wide range of performance and image-quality benefits, but they can eat through a budget. Choosing the best projector requires an und...
Trends in Display Technology
May 04, 2018 by
Display technology seems to have taken a notable leap forward. Conceptual design and fabrication innovation finally came to fruition in a way that will redefine what we expect from displays in the future, both at home and in business.  While the science and innovation behind the newest displays differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, together they foretell some exciting trends in display technology that will no doubt impact the event industry.  Here’s what we can expect: High Contrast Def...
Which LED Display Technology is Best for your Event?
May 03, 2018 by
The advancement of LED technology has given those in the events industry the ability to create high-quality displays with stunning visuals and remarkable versatility. The brightness and seamlessness provided by LED tiles imparts a vibrancy that captivates audiences and makes a greater impression than video walls. From graphically engaging booth signage to high-impact walls to dynamic product display and jaw-dropping presentations, the availabil  ity of a such a vast array of LED displays and ti...
6 Significant Things You Need to Know Before April 12
Apr 09, 2018 by
What is the significance of this date? It’s Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), of course! For the third consecutive year, meeting planners and suppliers will gather at educational, networking and virtual meetings to shine a light on the value of meetings on businesses, communities and the worldwide economy. There will be over 120 events in six continents. SmartSource® Rentals has offices in fourteen of the twenty-four states planning events on this special day. This year’s theme...

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