On the evening of November 7, 2012, imbookin and Liz King Events will host the fourth PlannerTech event technology showcase. Featuring ten showcase presenters and twenty event technology companies in total, this event looks to educate event professionals on the tools and products that can be used to enhance their events. This year, the organizers of PlannerTech have implemented a Selection Committee of leaders in the industry who have selected the ten showcase presenters.
Jim Alkon, Lori Cioffi, Liz King, France LaFlamme, Barbara Palmer, Debra Roth and James Spellos reviewed all of the applications and selected the ten organizations that were the most innovative and had appeal to the audience of 150+ event planners. Given only 4 minutes each, the selected companies will get the chance to introduce their product to attendees and showcase why they are so unique.
In addition to the showcase presenters, attendees will also have the chance to meet and mingle with IML Worldwide, Atendy, Bloodhound, BuzzBand, Eventbrite, Hubb, Maestro Market, NYC Photo Party, and SponsorHub.
A special thanks to PlannerTech sponsors Alive Entertainment, Attendly, Capsule, Hotel Pennsylvania, Nice Uplights, NYC Photo Party, and P&V Enterprises.
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The Selected Showcase Presenters
Bizzabo is about to disrupt the event industry by creating the ultimate multi-event networking app and providing event organizers with an easy-to-use web-interface to mobilize and socialize their events, free of charge. Our mission is to become the go-to app for networking at events. For event goers, Bizzabo is a multi event app, which helps them discover interesting and upcoming events while maximizing their networking opportunities. Event organizers, from a small meetup to a high profile conference, use Bizzabo to mobilize their event information (agenda, speakers, general event info), socialize their event, interact with participants in real-time and increase event social buzz.
Bizzabo was officially launched in June 2012 and was already selected as the official event networking app of Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2012, European Pirate Summit, mLove ConFestival in Berlin, NOAH Conference in SF, ad:tech London, Deloitte Predictions 2012, Dublin Web Summit, Internet Week Europe and thousands of other conferences and meetups around the world. During these events Bizzabo facilitated hundreds of thousands of new social interactions between attendees and helped increase overall satisfaction and ticket sales. Mike Butcher from TechCrunch recently reviewed Bizzabo and wrote: “after demoing Bizzabo I can confidently say it’s one of the best conference apps I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a few, because it makes that link between the event organizer and the people around you.
Capsule is a web and mobile app built for event planning, group interaction, and photo sharing. Next time you think about starting an Evite, a Facebook event or group, or a 10-person email thread, try Capsule. We launched Capsule in January of 2012. Recently, we have focused our marketing efforts on the wedding industry and the many events leading up to the big day.
DoubleDutch makes mobile, cloud-based, geosocial applications for events and enterprise workgroups. These applications are designed to engage employees, capture real-time data, and unlock valuable enterprise insight. DoubleDutch mobile apps empower users to seamlessly share their work activities (like visiting a customer, attending a keynote presentation, making a sales call, etc) on an interactive mobile platform. This engagement supercharges existing enterprise systems (like event management systems, customer relationship management systems, etc.) and gathers more accurate, real-time data. This data unlocks valuable insight into your event, sales team, or other enterprise workgroup.
ETech is a content integration solution which pushes any combination of popular outside content options from our menu of integrations (or planner-provided content!) to digital signage systems, AV, mobile applications and any other delivery point onsite.This solution not only streamlines content distribution throughout the entire event, but eliminates the resource drain of discovery and coordination of the newest content sources with event technology systems. The result of our solution is a customized, interactive experience for attendees that increases an event’s ROI by not only raising the attendee’s perceived value but also offering planners an avenue to outsource their event technology planning including the stress of producing and integrating digital content with delivery systems. Additional benefits include many, many more built-in sponsorship/monetization opportunities, a higher level of outside reach with increased social media activity, and more interactivity.Our constantly-evolving menu of popular content providers and concepts ranges from social media dashboards and streams, gamification, sponsorship and advertising, real-time agenda data from registration companies, wayfinding, live stream and pre-recorded video, photo booths, engagement stations for downloading content to mobile, interactive audio DJing and more.
Our concept is brand-new to the market, as most companies are focused on either content or delivery instead of the technology and planning needed to execute both. Although Etech has been providing digital content delivery and event technology since its inception in 1996, we began developing our content menu and refining our delivery points’ ability to integrate with outside content sources over the past year. A few of this year’s clients have included Blackberry, Dreamforce, Capella University, KIPP and BlogHer.
Event ticketing has evolved. It’s no longer just about creating an online ticket order/registration page and processing payments. Event Farm is at the cusp of the shift. Are you leveraging technology to target specific audiences to ensure your event is not only at capacity but has the RIGHT people in attendance? How are your guests interacting with your brand? Are you using mobile applications to make event operations more efficient? Welcome to the new world of ticketing. Welcome to the Farm!
EventNow is an online marketplace that connects individuals looking to book event vendors for local events. EventNow allows people who are planning events like weddings, corporate events, conferences, birthdays etc. to submit / post / broadcast their gig. Vendors use referrals, bids and social networking to compete and get new projects. Our latest feature 11th Hour Events and Wedding in an Box has proven to be a game changer too. It’s a feature where vendors with unbooked dates and cancellations post their dates at deep discounts and salvage thousands of dollars of opportunity loss. We’ve been online for 2 years, registered 56,000 vendors and prcured $31M in event gigs.
FISH has created the world’s most interactive technology systems for experiential environments. Our award-winning system drives enhanced visitor experiences while simultaneously creating unprecedented behavioral measurement for brand marketers, event organizers, and sports venues.
Over the last seven years, FISH has garnered a reputation as a leader in the space of “”Experiential RFID”"–but the truth is, we are not an RFID Company. We happen to use RFID when it is the best technology to support our clients’ strategic objectives and facilitate value for the consumer and measurement for the brand.
Kojami is a full life cycle events solution, our one-of-a-kind event solution is a one-stop shop for users looking to keep their networks connected with events their having and/or supporting. With Kojami, as soon as the event is created, an web profile, mobile profile, and their website widget is updated with the event information. All Kojami components are easily updated through our content management system, users no longer need a developer to have events added and/or removed from the website or blog. Before the event, with Kojami, users can easily set up events with photos, videos, RSVP, Tickets (mobile tickets) and so much more.
Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry is a leading provider of webcasting for blended conferences and hybrid events. The group supplies technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web. Since its launch in January 2007, the Mediasite Events group has provided live and on-demand webcasting for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and university associations to sporting events and charitable organizations.
Splash is an awesome way to build a free custom website for your event in minutes. Create online invitations, allow guests to RSVP and more.