Victory Services Club, Marble Arch
2:00 – 7:00
Venue tech, like all other technology, is evolving exponentially. Leading edge implementations today could be obsolete tomorrow. How do you future-proof your investment? What are the must-haves and what are the gimmicks?
The Smart Venue Summit is an afternoon session full of content and discussion opportunities, dedicated to bringing professional peers from venues of all shapes and sizes together, in order to inform understanding of advancements and learn from those with first-hand experience.
Spaces are limited and early booking is highly recommended. Book now!
Who should attend?
Operations, Infrastructure and IT Managers and Directors from leading venues across the UK and Europe.
River Thames Events & Venue Consultancy
What does a smart venue look like?
2:00 - 2:40
Leading edge network and software solutions, powerful connectivity, super fast data traffic, state of the art AV provision, interactive digital signage, e-posters, webcasting, LED walls.
In bridging the face to face and virtual dimensions of meetings, Pim has worked at the coalface of venue technology for over 15 years optimising organiser, exhibitor and delegate experiences at the RAI Amsterdam.
What lessons has he learned? What are the fundamentals? What innovation lies in the next decade? Where is the sensible place to invest?
2020 Vision - Are you seeing venue technology trends clearly?
2:40 - 3:20
2020 is just around the around the corner, and there are a LOT of technologies that venue managers should know about. The attendees at our venues are demanding more and more from their experience, so how can we provide them with this?
Venue Wifi - The state of the nation
3:20 - 4:00
DAVID YOUNG - Rentuu.com
GARY EXALL - Simpli-Fi
MIKE KERSHAW - Kershaw Partners
CALEB PARKER - Bold
The state of the nation. In their London venue wifi report, Glisser review the good, bad and ugly of Venue wifi. How would your venue rank? What are the benchmarks? What will the introduction of 5G mean for venues? Are you ready?
The event spaces of the future
4:20 - 5:00
Unless event spaces adapt in line with technological advances, they will lose relevance. Drawing from experience on a selection of the major projects Charcoalblue has worked on, for clients including Facebook, BAFTA and the Royal National Theatre, Ian will discuss the evolution of the auditorium form and how technology has supported this (or otherwise), identifying and assessing the value of technologies such as VR/AR, smart buildings, bring your own device, AI etc.
Q&A – The organiser wishlist
5:00 - 5:40
ED TRANTER - 73 Media
ADE ALLENBY - Reed Exhibitions
Q&A session with global conference and exhibition organisers. Where are the priorities? What are the greatest frustrations onsite? How can the right venue technology impact the visitor, exhibitor and organiser experience pre, during and post event?
Delegate cost is £220 per head.
Free of charge for up to 2 delegates for venues exhibiting at International Confex.
For further information please contact Alice Kinchington: AKinchington@mashmedia.net