The November/December 2018 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk News Now Available

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The November/December 2018 issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter is out providing the latest in technology to nearly 9,000 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in over 70 countries. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows. 

In this issue:

  • NEW ARTICLE: Event Tech Innovation Trends from IBTM Tech Watch 2018
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Corbin Inducted into the EIC Hall of Leaders

EIC Hall of Leaders
Corbin Ball, together with Henry Givray, Edward Liu, and Deborah Sexton was inducted into the Event Industry Council's Hall of Leaders for 2018, the most prestigious honor in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry.  The awards celebration occured on October 16, 2018 in Las Vegas during IMEX America. 
     Personal note: I feel tremendously honored and thrilled to be selected to receive this award. One of my principal business goals has been to help advance the events industry -- an industry that brings people together to make the world a better place. To be recognized in this way by my peers is truly a dream come true.
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More info here.
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IBTM World announces 2018 Tech Watch Award shortlist

29 October 2018

IBTM World has announced a shortlist of nine finalists for its prestigious IBTM World Tech Watch Award. The winner will be announced on 28 November at IBTM World 2018, which takes place at Fira Barcelona from 27-29 November.

In addition, this year sees the introduction of the Tech Watch People’s Choice Award’, which gives the MICE industry the opportunity to vote on which event technology they’re excited to see breakthrough into the industry and which new technology they believe would add value for their businesses.

The shortlist has been decided by a panel of well-known experts from the events and technology industries and includes an AU event marketing and analytics platform, facial recognition systems and cloud-based event tech products. All finalists are technology companies with new products or services relevant to the meetings, incentive, conference and events (MICE) industry.

This year’s finalists are: Kubify, an interactive e-poster system; Cadmium CD, a meeting room scheduling/resource management system and event logistic management platform; Radario, an AI event marketing and analytics platform; Event Tech Tribe, group marketing of cloud-based event tech products, including Hubb, which provides an appointment management system and app, and MeetingSelect, a venue sourcing site; Zenus, Inc and Fielddrive, facial recognition registration; Spacebase, which provides direct booking of unique venue meeting space; IVvy, a direct meeting space booking system for hotels; Sava Events, a speaker management system and intuitive chatbot; and finally Eventfolio, a multi-event management system*.

Corbin Ball, Chair of IBTM World Tech Watch judging panel, commented: “Innovation is alive and well in the events industry as evidenced in this year’s IBTM World Tech Watch Award. A large number of entrants point to several emerging event tech trends including facial recognition, artificial intelligence, advances in analytics, novel e-poster options, creative cloud-based alliances and more. Speaking for the judging committee, I would like to congratulate this year’s finalists on providing important contributions in advancing the MICE industry.”

Each entry is scored against innovation, concept/business model and value to the MICE industry. From the nine finalists, judges will now vote for a winner in each category, one of which will be named Tech Watch Award 2018 winner on 28 November at IBTM World in Barcelona.

Shane Hannam, Portfolio Director, IBTM, commented: “IBTM World is this year centred around the theme of technology and how it can enhance every aspect of producing great events. The standard and breadth of entries we received this year was incredibly high, and the addition of our People’s Choice award this year gives our attendees the chance to have their say in which cutting edge technology they feel could really make a difference to their business. For the entrants, it’s a great opportunity to showcase their exciting new products and solutions to a highly engaged global audience and past finalists and winners have told us that making it to the finalist stage has been of tangible benefit to growing their business.”

The Tech Watch Award is the industry’s longest-standing award of its kind, and is extremely well recognised across the MICE industry, thanks to the exposure winners receive during and post the event, as well as its high-profile judges.

Entries are being judged by a panel of well-known experts from the events and technology industries. Corbin Ball, a tech industry stalwart, will chair the illustrious judging panel which includes Michelle Bruno, President of Bruno Group Signature Events; Dahlia El Gazzar, Founder of DAHLIA+ Inc; Ruud Janssen, Founder of the Event Design Collective; Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner at SoolNua; James Morgan founder of Event Tech Lab and Michael Shapiro from Northstar Meetings Group.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place via the IBTM World website and social media channels in the run up to the event.

IBTM World 2018 will take place from 27 - 29 November at Fira Barcelona. For more information, visit: http://www.ibtmworld.com

*Event Tech Tribe, Hubb, and MeetingSelect are being judged as one entry.  Zenus, Inc and Fielddrive will also be judged as one entry.

Corbin to Chair IBTM's Technology and Innovation Watch Award for the 15th Year.

This award is the longest running and one of the event industry's most significant award recognizing technology innovation - the "Academy Awards" of events technology. I am very pleased to I have been asked again to chair the judging committee. This award is a great opportunity for technology companies to show their new stuff and get a free booth at IBTM in Barcelona as well.
More information will be forthcoming at the IBTM Tech Watch page  and through my website and newsletter.
The award will be given November 28, 2018 in Barcelona.  

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