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October 27, 2015
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Scandinavia: IBTM World 2015 Announces Top 10 Innovations for Events Industry


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ibtm WorldIbtm World has announced the Top 10 Innovations set to be showcased in this year’s Innovation Zone. The following companies were shortlisted from over 60 international applicants who submitted entries for the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award this year:

- InitLive (www.initlive.com) - winner of the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award, 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 (www.ativsoftware.com), 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. (www.loopd.com), 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 (www.interactio.io), 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 (www.eventcollab.com), 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 (www.cdep.net), a new data exchange protocol for all providers of technical solutions in the MICE industry. With this universal language, organisations 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 (www.mashmachines.com), an unexpected music instrument that allows a social experience with music.

- Path Event Learning Platform by Blue Sky Broadcast (www.blueskybroadcast.com), a cloud-based approach to online learning and content management specifically for event-based learning programs.

- SocialPoint Audience Engagement Platform by Interactive Meeting Technology (www.socialpoint.io), a cloud based audience engagement software to create audience engagement experiences including social media, trivia games, polling, speaker Q&A, surveys, etc.

- AroundThen (www.aroundthen.com), 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.

Commenting on the show feature, Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director of ibtm world said, “This year we had more than sixty international applicants for the ibtm world 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award and our independent panel of judges shortlisted these ten companies for their innovation, completeness of concept, and the value of their product to the meetings industry. The Innovation Zone is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience, interact with and learn about these exciting innovations.”

Silke Fleischer, CEO and co-founder, ATIV Software – Conference Apps for large meetings, commented, “We are honoured to see our EventPilot conference app selected as one of the top 10 event tech innovations this year. Our talented developers have always been on the cutting edge to drive event tech to new limits and far exceed the expectations of attendees or meeting planners. We are excited to show our latest features at the Innovation Zone in Barcelona."

Samuel J. Smith, interactive meeting technology commented, “We are honoured and humbled to be recognised by ibtm world and the panel of judges. ibtm world is the best event industry trade show in Europe. We are excited to show the Global Meetings and Events industry how our software brings audience engagement to a whole new level.”

For more information on the Innovation Zone and the Top 10 Innovations, please visit: www.ibtmworld.com/izone

Located next to the newly created ACS Knowledge Village, the area will also run a series of 20 education sessions – supported by ACS audiovisual solutions (AV partner) and Eventresult (IT partner) - covering hot topics including technology, meetings design, social media, communication and more. For a full list of sessions, please visit www.ibtmworld.com/knowledge
 
ibtm world will take place from 17th – 19th November.


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