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IMEX America Promotes Technology Innovation

This year at IMEX America, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations that will greatly influence the meeting and events industry.

According to an IMEX Group survey of almost 1,200 respondents, nearly 40 percent of meeting professionals believe these trends and innovations will come from technology.

Creative Ways to Get Groups to Digital Detox

Ample reasons and great ideas for gently getting groups to put aside devices. 

Philadelphia Books World's Largest Association

Philadelphia is solidfying itself as a major player to host events, booking the world’s largest trade association in 2019.

Industry Organization (BIO), which represents biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations around the world. The convention is the largest, biotech meeting in the world; the event also took place in Philly this past June.

Must-Have Apps for Planners

The National Conference Center, one of the largest meeting and training facilities in the country, compiled a list of the top meeting and event planning apps by combing through all those offered and chatting with industry professionals. Below are their results.

Large-scale video mapping engages, surprises and delights

Meeting and event planners are always looking for new ways to communicate event details, viral marketing messages, corporate branding information and sponsor promotions to attendees and passersby at conventions, conferences, grand openings and other events. A hot trend is interactive 3D video mapping, which uses eye-popping visuals.

Major Success for Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum, the facility managers of Historic Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, revealed increased progress for both venues during the organization’s first full year of management.

According to Fran Rodowicz, general manager, the company increased the amount of activity, created new affordable labor agreements, improve the technology infrastructure, raised customer service scores and more. Global Spectrum took over the facilities, owned by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Jan. 1, 2014.  

Tech Talk: An Invitation to Innovation

What is the one thing you and your clients want more of? No, it’s not more swag. We all want more time. So why is it that so much time is wasted standing in line at conferences? And why is the task of following up on hard-earned leads so painfully tedious? It’s all about having the right tools for the job. That means technology, of course.

Detroit Zoo Offers New App

A new Detroit Zoo mobile application, available for both the iPhone and Android, helps guests plan their visit, navigate the zoo and learn more about its inhabitants. The app’s features include a map featuring clickable locations with details about each; information about upcoming zoo events; a searchable database of every animal, habitat, attraction and facility; and more.

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