Retail therapy: A fresh experience for meetings and conferences

Plan Your Meetings

According to Psychology Today , retail therapy involves shopping with the aim of improving the mood of the buyer. The main benefits of retail therapy include escape, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are some ideas for incorporating retail therapy into meetings, conferences and events.

2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. This carefully curated conference directory features over 200 (and growing) 2019 tech conferences across multiple industries. Tech Events featured in in this list take place all throughout the year, all around the globe.

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4 Predictions for Event Tech in 2019

PCMA Convene

Retail brands, insurance companies, and banks have been using chatbots for years,” Haas said. Sync, Freeman’s proprietary second-screen technology, aims to give attendees the ability to tap into knowledge from everyone in the room. Freeman).

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Event-Tech at the Winter Olympic Games 2018: Part-1

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A country known to be a technology hub, the home of revolutionary tech-giants such as Samsung , Hyundai and LG Electronics , South Korea is playing host to one of the most tech-forward events recorded in history, the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products

Smart Meetings

Aware of how unpleasant long hours of travel can be, tech companies are working to alleviate the discomfort, inconvenience and general frustration. Retail price hasn’t been announced yet. The post 10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products appeared first on Smart Meetings.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Getting High-Tech Upgrades

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The Chandelier Bar is also undergoing renovations before the end of next year and the expansion of retail store Vitals will be complete before summer 2017 concludes. The post The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Getting High-Tech Upgrades appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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What Are the Dominating Tech Trends In Events and Exhibitions?

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Here, we take a look at five of the most dominant tech trends in the field of events and exhibitions right now. Finally, digital photobooths have been a staple of the exhibition experience for several years now and remain one of the dominant tech trends for good reason.

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The Power of Proximity: Using Beacons at Your Event


The retail market was the first to embrace beacon technology and shape the concept of proximity marketing. The events and meetings industry can learn (and profit) from the retail industry’s proximity marketing foundations by bringing location technology into attendee experience.

21 Creative Ideas for Corporate Stage Design

Endless Events

The set also played with different textures and patterns via circuitry panels and used a triple-wide screen for presentations because Arizona is a hub for growing tech. RECon is the world’s largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals. MariaDB 17 Tech Conference.

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How to Give a Great Tech Touch to Your Event Without Blowing Your Budget


Indeed, up-to-date tech features have the capacity to liven up an event, help a brand promote itself as cutting edge, improve processes, and make things more convenient for both event staff and attendees alike.

Why Meetups Are Important | 5 Questions with Caitlin Teed

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

it's an e-commerce platform for retailers. Caitlin brings all sorts of people together under the umbrella of Shopify's inclusive tech scene. If you don't know what Shopify is (!) And it's very popular.

Our Favorite Gifts for Event Professionals

Endless Events

It is also a significantly better value then shopping at a standard retail store for a mattress. Gifts for event professionals can be hard to choose. What to get the event prof in your life that has it all? Gifts for event professionals can be hard to choose.

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Virtual reality for events: Who is using it?

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For example, at CES 2017, Samsung’s President, Tim Baxter, announced that sales of Samsung Gear VR headsets (retail price: US$100) have exceeded 5 million. Tech tools 360 video virtual reality

Google Just Made All Your Transactions Much Easier

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The tech giant announced Monday that it’s launching a new way for customers to pay with mobile devices, using any card you have on file—including those saved to their Google Accounts via products such as Google Play, YouTube, Chrome and Android Pay.

An Inside Look at the PANDORA Event Team with Martina Berlin


I mainly look after the company’s B2B events across our different departments: PR, Marketing, Online Marketing, Retail Development, Training and HR. Uncategorized Event Planners on Tech

How to Increase Visitor Satisfaction – Lessons from Star Wars Celebration event

Event Industry News

There will be two stellar sessions for attendees at Event Tech Live 2016 The first will allow attendees to discover how retail and brand marketers create great customer experiences.

Eliminate Packing from Travel

Smart Meetings

Rent the Runway also has retail stores in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Plus, you can elect to have 10 percent of your order go toward a charity that the company supports—Dress for Success, Girls in Tech, Global Fund For Women and She Should Run. In a way, business trips and vacations start the night before you leave home, when you are tasked with the dreaded chore of…dun dun dun…packing. It is the bane of many travelers’ existence.

Bringing Advanced Audiovisual to the Stage

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In the retail world, companies like Disney and Ikea use AR to have products appear through the screen of a smartphone when it’s held over a QR code or other sensor.

Not Just for Selfies, Your Event Team Needs This Drone

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It will be available in March 2017, at a retail price of $249. Event TechAir Selfie drone is the only pocket sized handheld drone camera. It is portable, small, durable and easy to use. AirSelfie integrates into your mobile phone cover for a perfect selfie.

5 Nightmare Event Scenarios and How to Avoid Them

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once fire up your smartphone and see you can replace almost all of your critical supplies with trusted retailers. 5 Quick Tech Tips to Upgrade Your Exhibitor Packages. (3 Minute Read). 5 Nightmare Event Scenarios and How to Avoid Them. Nightmares.

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2019 Media & Publishing Conferences: The #1 Publisher’s Events Guide


Publishers are now at the intersection of multiple industries including marketing, tech, and advertising. NRF Retail's Big Show. At the world's largest retail conference and expo, attendees span the entire business universe allowing you to make more connections for maximum impact.

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The Top 2017 Sea Otter Products We Loved! Part 2


These helmets with retail at $49, $69 and $99. Retails for $5499.00. This helmet will be available in September and will retail for $239. Retail Starts at $18. Retails $ 800-$1000. This Crank Retails for $500. Groupset Retail Starts at $1800.

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The 15 Best San Francisco Venues for Your Next Conference or Meetup


Whether you're organizing a corporate event , a high-profile tech conference , or a laidback networking meet up this list has it covered. This venue is strategically located at Westfield San Francisco in the epicenter of downtown, where tech and retail marketplaces converge.

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful


GET YOUR TECH LEVELS RIGHT. Gauge your audience carefully and build the right kind and amount of tech into your live event! No good marketer shies away from live events.

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Event Technology Awards Judges’ Spotlight: Tim Manning

Event Industry News

Company: Swarm (Founder & Director) Scoop Retail (Consultant) Unpri (Digital Strategy Lead). The Event Technology Awards ceremony returns to Troxy on November 7, between the two days of Event Tech Live 2018.

Giant iTab launches giant new gaming platform

Event Industry News

Already this year, Giant iTab’s have been deployed within exhibitions, conferences and retail outlets to bring web based programmes and apps to a larger-than-life size and allow a more interactive and engaging experience for the user.

6 tips to bring your brand to life with an event chat bot


In addition to being a groundbreaker in the event tech world, Abby was hugely popular with SXSW attendees, who asked over 56,000 different queries throughout the course of the event. Abby, like her maker SXSW, is tech savvy, intelligent and witty.

Pasadena’s New Hotel Renovations Offer More Meeting Spaces and Enhanced Amenities


With so many options available, meeting planners desire locations that are convenient, tech-savvy, and travel-friendly. Selecting a destination for meetings is never an easy choice.

G-Smatt celebrates a successful first year in the UK

Event Industry News

Its innovative, smart glass media solution is generating enquiries from both the events sector as well as opportunities for pop-up retail units, hospitality and construction. Other awards and recognition that been received by the business in the last 12 months, are: Runner up – International Tech company of the Year, Thames Valley Tech Awards 2018. G-Smatt Europe opened its doors to business last July and since then the Oxford based company has flourished.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Christens New Steve Jobs Theater

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This is where the tech giant unveiled the iPhone X , iPhone 8 and updates to Apple TV, Apple Watch and their retail stores. There will also be a retail store and visitor’s center, where the general public can come enjoy an augmented reality experience.

Reaching the C-Suite

PCMA Convene

It’s a title common among retail events like MAGIC, Outdoor Retailer, and SuperZoo. Otherwise,” she said, “your marketing dollars are likely better spent on tech-driven or other mass-marketing tactics.”. “Buyer Relations Specialist.”

Explore Augmented Reality Features To Perk Up Your Event

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Tech Insight-Augmented Reality. Tech Insight-Virtual Reality. The retail industry is the biggest segment utilizing this to provide real-time results to their customers. Things which were a figment of imagination or a part of sci-fi movies are a reality today.

Train Stations Blend History and Art to Make Unique Events Venues

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In Detroit, Ford Motor Company recently purchased long-abandoned Michigan Central Station, announcing plans to turn it into a new tech campus and a beacon of promise and commerce for its Corktown neighborhood. Pulling into St.

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful


GET YOUR TECH LEVELS RIGHT. Gauge your audience carefully and build the right kind and amount of tech into your live event! AUTHOR BIO: Reno is a founder and director of Enigma Visual Solutions, a leading exhibition service and event company , specializing in retail designs, interiors, graphic productions, signage systems, office refurbishment, event branding, custom exhibition stands and much more. No good marketer shies away from live events.

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Detroit Reinventing Itself While Sticking Close to Motor City Roots

PCMA Convene

The District Detroit, a 50-block area that includes 180,000 square feet of new retail and restaurants, opened in 2017 and brought all four of the city’s professional sports teams downtown.

EventsTag acquires RFID event engagement platform, Excelerated Apps

Event Industry News

EventsTag, the London-based tech platform that creates unique live event experiences for some of the world’s most well-known brands, has acquired RFID event engagement platform, Excelerated Apps – who also trade under the name We are Interact. Their current collaboration with Beats by Dr Dre, enabling football fans to emulate the campaign imagery of Harry Kane and Mezit Ozil to celebrate the 2018 World Cup, has activations in major retail sites including Westfields and GUM in Moscow.

CES’s First-Ever Wearable Technology Summit

PCMA Convene

But the new tech isn’t just convenient for guests; Carnival also can learn from the data it collects, helping inform things like crowd control, purchasing, and inventory. There are a lot of behaviors that have to change, from the retail environment to the consumer,” Raskin said.

Agency Spotlight: TRO

Event Industry News

We therefore expanded / developed our in-house creative tech team to create CASSETTE. With a fair bit of cool kit to turn clients’ visions into reality, Macroart’s enthusiastic, committed and talented team delivers some of the most complex print projects in live events, retail and interiors.

10 Innovative Fundraising Event Examples


A survey conducted by Nonprofit Tech for Good found that 91% of donors believe that positive emotions like hope and empathy are the driving force behind their willingness to give. If you offer any retail at your event, be sure to include a raffle featuring those products.

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Guest Blog Part 1: Five Cs of artificial intelligence and live brand experiences

Event Industry News

I’m not an engineer, no fan of sci-fi, and certainly not an AI scholar, but I’m often surrounded by emerging technology and have spent years consulting for some of the world’s smartest tech brands. As this tech becomes more defined, we’ll rapidly move beyond simple measurement of behavioural metrics into highly targeted digital content delivery.

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The Indoor Lab launches all new way for trade show organisers and exhibitors to accurately measure foot traffic and attendee behaviour at events and trade shows

Event Industry News

Prior to introducing The Indoor Lab, its founders developed and successfully implemented indoor passive tracking solutions for some of the largest retailers, monuments and airports across the United States and Europe. Show organisers and exhibitors can learn more about The Indoor Lab solutions during the company’s presentation at Event Tech Live , November 8 th in London.

Top Medical Conferences in 2019. Is it worth sending people to a healthcare summit?


A health tech conference will help you learn about the latest groundbreaking research and inventions as well as helping you systematize your pre-existing knowledge. This is a must-attend event for all healthcare professionals, policy makers, enterprises, and retailers.

New San Francisco Hotels Arriving to Meet Demand

Smart Meetings

Formerly known as a theater district, the dynamic area is experiencing a revitalization fueled in part by the arrival of tech offices. We also make stays more comfortable with tech-forward touches combined with warm and personalized service. Hotel Via rendering courtesy of Hotel Via.