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EPISODE 2: Corbin Ball, Top Technology Trends Transforming The Events & Tradeshow Industries & What It Means For You


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In This Episode:

Today’s guest is Corbin Ball, international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun. He is one of The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.

Show Title: Top Technology Trends Transforming The Events & Tradeshow Industries & What It Means For You

TME Show Hosts: Publisher, Founding Editor,  AJ Jardien and Co Founder, Chief-In-Editor, LJ Porter

Expert Guest: Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS, International Speaker, Consultant, Founder of Corbin Ball & Co.

Total length: 19 minutes

Time Stamp Show Notes

01:01 – Corbin’s story

02:05 –  Predictions of Augment Reality and Virtual Reality (VR), how we will see major growth at exhibits and events. Big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Samsung  are making major investments in VR technologies.

03:10 – How VR applications will apply to tradeshows and events

03:20 – Site Inspections using this VR technology will be an immersive experience and good way at look at meeting facilities

04:45 – Mobile event apps are now standard and widely adopted, 85% planners surveyed

05:39 – The next big steps for mobile event apps are analytics, see more elimination of session descriptions, event guides, and  paper programming

06:10 – Every touch point  is track-able on a mobile event app

06:20 – Future beacon technology, every movement can be track-able

06:35 – Goldmine of information to improve events using event tech data analytics “Big Data”

07:29 – Engage people by using their mobile devices at events

07:58 – (AH-HA Moment) “Turning distraction into action” using attendees mobiles devices as a event tool to make people focus and learn

08:32 – Images and videos will dominate social channels at events

09:30 – Challenges for demands of more Wifi and connectivity resources as rich media dominates events

10:53 – Internet of things, what it looks like and how it is applied at events

11:40 – Wearable technology will increase like smart bracelets, wearable beacons, and smart name badges at exhibitions and events

14:40 – Event Intelligence will be the next big thing

Stay informed on what’s happening now (and the future) – all while driving into work, on your daily commute, or just catching up on emails. We are TME Podcast Show, with your hosts AJ Jardien and LJ Porter.





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