Events Industry Technology that You Need in your Back Pocket
With the explosion of technology, the events industry has changed a lot in the last decade. If you’re a professional working in the events industry, you may feel a bit overwhelmed or behind the curve when it comes to how technology is changing the way the events industry works. After all, new technology is springing up every day, and it can be a huge challenge figuring out how these new technologies can be incorporated into the flow of your job.
The extremely fast pace of technology change doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in the immediate future. As you know, the events industry has garnered great benefits from all of the technological advancements over the last decade. With more advancements happening all of the time, new technologies are poised to further influence the events industry in the coming months and years.
Even with all of this technology, at the end of the day, the events industry is about one thing — people. Keying in on the people element of the events industry comprises such integral activities as audience presentations, networking, and socializing with colleagues and friends. However, when you inject technology into an event it can help drive a level of success that simply wasn’t possible ten or more years ago.
To follow, I’ll share with you six of the most powerful technology tools you can utilize to help make your next event a resounding success.
Imagine being able to set your attendees based upon people that are already in their online social circles. Say goodbye to the awkward silence experienced when six strangers are forced to sit next to each other while awaiting the beginning of the event.
Many airlines and ticket resellers have already been using this technology, and it is a no-brainer for the events industry. SeatID is one such app that provides this service, but there are others that are worth your research. Another app called Socialtables gives you the ability to create your seating structure in a way that will promote common social connections to be seated together. Have a look for yourself!