As 2018 comes to a close, event and meeting professionals are reviewing the year and preparing for what lies ahead. By taking a look back at the events that have taken place over the past few months, you can begin to see the new technologies that gained popularity in 2018. For example, in the article IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Ups Its Game On Event Technology in 2018, Michelle Bruno explores the highlights of IAEE’s Tech Startup Pavilion exhibition floor, Tech Huddles, and the Tech Startup Experience & Pitch Competition all of which shined a spotlight on everything from augmented reality to proximity technologies.
Looking ahead, Michelle doesn’t expect new and shiny technology to steal the show in 2019. Instead, existing tech like augmented reality will likely become smarter and easier to use. In BizBash’s 2019 Preview: 4 Event Tech Trends in the New Year, she considers what it means for event tech moving forward when buyers and users can’t adopt as fast as developers can develop. Within the industry, one can expect to see further development of existing ideas such as portable office spaces, high tech travel, and behavior tracking.