From AI and AR to hybrid meetings and mobile event apps, keeping up with developments in meetings and event technology and, crucially, understanding how it can help deliver better events, can sometimes feel like an uphill battle for busy event organisers.
That is why The Meetings Show, which takes place at Olympia London on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June, is aiming to help its visitors decode technology through a number of dedicated features.
For those looking to catch up fast, head to The Meetings Design Lab on Wednesday 26 June at 9.50am where speakers Brecht Fourneau, Danny Stephens, Taylor McLoughlin and Thorben Grosser will talk through the latest event technology and discuss its relevance for the industry in ‘So many technology trends, so little time’.
Thorben Grosser of EventMobi will also be exploring clever strategies to leverage event tech on a budget in ‘Event tech – working on a budget’ at 1.50pm, while Pritesh Mawdia of Shocklogic will give the lowdown on the free technology available in ‘Get organised! The ultimate guide to free tech tools for your event’ at 3.50pm.
On Thursday 27 June Tom Bennett of IET Venues will share his expert knowledge gained from running London’s leading technology-driven venue IET London: Savoy Place. Bennett will give his top tips on the kind of technology to use, including microphones and WiFi in ‘Tech hacks all event organisers should know about’ at 11.50am.
On both days, the Meeting Design Institute will aim to help visitors quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events through their Technology Tour.
The session, held daily at 11.10am and 2.10pm in the Skills Clinic Campfire, brings together visitors with leading technology suppliers and will see attendees move around a table-top presentation suite in small groups, where they will hear two minute ‘pitches’ from exhibitors before being given three minutes to ask questions.
Alongside informative sessions on technology, The Meetings Show will also host a number of meeting technology suppliers. More than 40 suppliers specialising in meetings and event technology will be on the show floor to talk through their products and services and explain how they can help event organisers.
Some of the latest technology suppliers to sign up to the show include meeting and event management company Aventri, 360-degree event management and engagement platform Pheedloop and IT rental company OneWorld Rental.
With exhibitors covering all areas of event technology – from registration, ticketing, badging and event management to interactive apps, translation tools, voting keypads and digital signage – it will be easy to build a full picture of the latest event tech on the market.
And by attending any of the technology-themed educational sessions on offer, event organisers can be better informed about what can work for them and their businesses after a visit to the Meetings Show, so that decoding technology will feel like less of a struggle.
For more information about The Meetings Show and to register to attend, visit www.themeetingsshow.com