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EIBTM 2014 highlights the Top 10 Innovations

EIBTM, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year’s specially designated area of the Innovation Zone.

The companies were chosen from those that applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations demonstrating revolutionary solutions, applications and the very latest technologies that can transform the meetings, events and business tourism industry.

The Top 10 Innovations appearing this year are:

Tech Watch winner Live Group ‘IPS Locator Function’, a dedicated app intended to transform the communications experience for event and meeting planners, by enabling delegates to position themselves, locate others and find specific areas on an interactive floor plan.

Sli.do is an audience engagement platform for live events that makes it easy for anyone in the audience to ask questions and vote on live polls via their devices.

Social Tables, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based hospitality software that positions venues to work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event and meetings customers.

Time2 will be conducting live demonstrations of its Web-based event networking solution. It enables professionals at event or on the move to connect more efficiently and increase their networking opportunities.

DPA Microphones will present its new d:screet Necklace Microphone.

Lemon & Orange provides augmented reality based solutions for mobile devices, websites and big screens as well as interactive applications.

The Top 10 Innovations also include new product launches:

  • Centium Software’s EventsAir is a cloud-based, cutting-edge solution for event and meeting professionals. It provides a robust environment that leverages its cloud architecture for all types of events, conferences, tradeshows and meetings, offering tools such as mobile apps, real-time run sheets, budget forecasting, reporting, analytics and much more.
  • Init Live takes a mobile-first approach to managing the team on the ground. The cloud-based system includes a Web service and a free mobile device app. It equips event planners, event staff and volunteers with a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service.
  • Showslice is an online platform where organizers of large meetings and events can communicate their upcoming event requirements with each other in order to connect, coordinate and share some of the infrastructure costs back-to-back at one venue, introducing the concept of sharing economy to the meetings and events industry.
  • Slidebox provides IT services for speakers to manage their presentations and share their knowledge with their audience.

This year, the EIBTM Innovation Zone has been re-designed with a new look and feel. One of the new features includes Innovation in Action – a multimedia showcase of leading meetings industry innovations as they are applied in real situations, providing global suppliers, such as hotels or venues, the opportunity to present case studies around their innovative solutions to enhance the event participants’ experience and move the industry forward. NH Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Artexis and Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle are moving the meetings and events forward with their innovative solutions and will show how they have implemented innovation to provide new solutions to customers in this special area.

The Innovation Zone is also bringing back the Genius Zone, sponsored by DoubleDutch, where everyone can dive into the world of event mobile application, receiving inside knowledge through live demonstrations and one-to-one information sessions.

For more information on the Innovation Zone and the Top 10 Innovations, visit www.eibtm.com/izone.

For further information about the Knowledge sessions, which will take place in the Innovation Zone, visit www.eibtm.com/knowledge.

EIBTM 2014 will take place Nov. 18-20 in Barcelona, Spain.


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