Less than a month before the next big meetings and events trade show is set to begin in Barcelona, Spain, IBTM World has announced 10 top technology and innovation products that will be showcased at IBTM World 2015 from Nov. 17−19 at the Fira Gran Via convention center.
Formerly EIBTM, the upcoming show is the flagship event of the IBTM portfolio, which includes eight international conventions owned by Reed Travel Exhibitions. Next month’s event is expected to draw 4,000 meeting planners for more than 78,000 one-on-on appointments.
The Barcelona event will feature Innovation Zone, where the products below will be showcased. More than 60 products were submitted for consideration for the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award.
“This year we had more than 60 international applicants for the IBTM World 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award, and our independent panel of judges shortlisted these 10 companies for their innovation, completeness of concept and the value of their product to the meetings industry,” says Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director of IBTM World. “The Innovation Zone is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience, interact with and learn about these exciting innovations.”
2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award finalists:
InitLive, winner of the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award, is a cloud-based system, which includes a web service and a mobile device app that equips event planners, event staff and volunteers with a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service on the day of their events.
EventPilot, by ATIV Software, is a high-performance offline conference app, which allows attendees to visually build and manage their schedule and also assists with expo/poster hall navigation, attendee engagement and CME credit tracking.
Loopd Inc. is a relational analytics tool that measures proximity-based human engagement for corporate events and is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables attendees to exchange contact information, collect marketing materials and passively check-in to speaker sessions.
Interactio is a mobile system that replaces traditional translation equipment in live events. The interpreter is still at the venue and attendees listen to translation using their phones or tablets.
EventCollab is a collaboration platform, providing a unique, cloud-based environment in which event teams at all stages of planning share schedules and documents, track time, assign tasks, and chat.
CDEP by Slidebox is a new data exchange protocol for all providers of technical solutions in the MICE industry. With this universal language, organizations have only to maintain a single database and program-data will always be in sync and up-to-date.
The Mash Machine by The Mo’Joes is an unexpected music instrument that allows a social experience with music.
Path Event Learning Platform by Blue Sky Broadcast is a cloud-based approach to online learning and content management specifically for event-based learning programs.
AroundThen is an app which makes business networking easier, using Bluetooth between devices to allow nearby users to find, connect and message each other, plus delivers delegate auto check-in, branded content and real-time tracking using Beacons.
SocialPoint Audience Engagement Platform by Interactive Meeting Technology is a cloud-based audience engagement software to create audience engagement experiences including social media, trivia games, polling, speaker Q&A, surveys, etc.
“We are excited to show the global meetings and events industry how our software brings audience engagement to a whole new level,” says Samuel J. Smith of Interactive Meeting Technology. “We are honored and humbled to be recognized by IBTM World and the panel of judges. This is the best event industry trade show in Europe.”