Beyond Zoom

Today, as video technology becomes increasingly pervasive within enterprises, virtual meetings, and events are more than ever the norm rather than the exception. While many people use the terms virtual meeting and virtual event interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between them and the technology required to support them properly.

Welcome to Badge Scanner 101

Gone are the days of clipboards, long lines, and mispronounced names. Badge scanners have emerged as the new standard, streamlining the process and enhancing the overall attendee experience.

Attendees Can Ditch the Concierge Desk for An AI BFF

Travelers staying at select Renaissance Hotels will soon have instant access to vetted, insiders’ picks for vibey cocktail bars, under-the-radar attractions, top-rated breakfast spots and more through an exciting new virtual concierge service.

SurveyMonkey: Feeling the Squeeze?

For meeting and event planners in search of an online survey platform to engage with attendees and potential attendees, the digital world overflows with options, for the seemingly simple task of crafting a poll.

Cvent and Maestro Partnership Streamlines Room Block Management

Cvent, an industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, in partnership with Maestro PMS, has announced an integration between Cvent’s room block management system, Cvent Passkey, and Maestro’s leading all-in-one Property Management System solution. Together these technologies are driving engagement with planners and attendees via direct room booking and upgrade options.

New AI Capabilities for Event Experiences

GlobalMeet, the leader in virtual event technology, today announces new innovative artificial intelligence capabilities for its best-in-class webcasting platform. Powered by AI, GlobalMeet’s Live Studio for presenters now dynamically adjusts face framing in real time to deliver more natural interactions and engaging meeting and event experiences.

Safety Fast

ExCeL London has further enhanced the safety of its four million annual visitors by becoming the first venue in the UK to introduce lifesaving First Aid Belts worn by many of its security personnel.  The first-of-their-kind wearable belts - created by tac:life – are now worn by all First Responder Security Personnel at the London event venue and contains vital medical components, including an automated external defibrillator (AED) used to help those experiencing a cardiac arrest.

Match Game

There are many tools that can help ensure that the people who should talk to each other during the course of an event get the face time they need to achieve their goals. Here are three good ones that can make that happen.

16 Things to Know About Securing Meetings Data

Your event's information is only as secure as the weakest link in your organization's data chain. Here are some key tips for preventing data breaches before, during, and after meetings and events.

Bye, Bye, Front Desk

Smartphone hotel room keys are a relatively new technology that is becoming increasingly popular. They offer a number of advantages over traditional plastic key cards.

Help Attendees Beat the Heat

A blistering heat wave has gripped the Western United States, leaving a trail of suspected heat-related deaths and shattering temperature records. To ensure attendee health and safety during a heat wave at trade shows and conferences, planners should implement the following measures.


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