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Thursday, 06 February 2014

Those following our blog and social content won't have failed to see a recent focus on what 2014 holds in store. Technology is a big focus for this. Gamification gets a focus with this post highlighting what it offers the event planner.  

Conference & Incentive Travel have picked their 5 key technologies which includes the expected items: advanced digital displays, event guide apps and social integration and the unexpected: the Internet of Things. This is perhaps a longer-term development but interesting that it’s being talked about in the sector.

In the US Event Marketer has created a downloadable guide (PDF) to its guide to this year's top tech picks. Highlights include the need to get serious about social media and extending the life-cycle of an event. This last point is key is one of the reasons we've launched our INTO app. Communicating with delegates is changing and the smartphones offer a way to talk to people before, during and after the event. 

Elsewhere Boris Johnson has been singing London's praises as a key event destination and the Daily Mail reports that a new app lets people by pass hotel check-ins and even open their room with their phone. This is one to watch as tech has yet to improve the event registration and check-in process. 

To end the week Event Manager Blog offers this wry look at what we love and hate about events.

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