Future of Business Conferences — Tech Trends
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. — Arthur C. Clarke
This quote rightly proposes how unimaginably better technology makes our lives.
Humans have rapidly moved towards technological advancements since the 18th century Industrial Revolution. While with the emergence of information technology, our lives turned upside down. The impact of technology on each and every aspect of our lives is remarkable.
Since its inception, technology started conquering various industries. However, its influence on the event industry is quite recent. Yet, technology has successfully managed to change the face of the event industry for better. It has completely revolutionised the way Business Conferences and other events were held.
Current Tech Trends which will shape the future of Business Conferences
Since technology has entered the event industry, many things have been changed for the better. Here is a list of the current tech trends which will shape the future of Business Conferences:
- Event Management Software
Event Management Software is that blessing to the event industry which has made the lives of event organisers hundred times easier. With the world going all digital, you need to have a strong footprint on the internet to attract attendees. This includes creating an event website, event applications, social media campaigning, etc. Going about these things individually is an unimaginably tiring task.
This is where Event Management Software is the saviour. Event management software like Hubilo can completely simplify this thing for you. Instead of going to 5 different vendors, you can just use event management software. It would do the tasks which need 3 months using conventional methods in mere 20 minutes.
2. Wearable Technology
Smart watches and smart glasses are nothing new to us. In fact, they have become a significant part of our regular lives as well. Now it is high time it gets involved in the event industry as well. Carrying a ticket, event schedule, event navigation, etc. all for your business conference separately can be quite a task. Wearable Technology solves this for you. That tiny watch on your wrist would do it all.
3. Virtual Reality
The USP of Virtual Reality is that it be present at a place without actually being there. Virtual Reality has swept its way in the event industry. The CES 2017 Las Vegas was overwhelmed with the buzz of virtual reality. The future even expects Floor mapping and virtual event planning technology. When this happens, it would transform the way business conferences have been held.
4. 3-D Printing
3-D Printing is a huge revolution. It is not just expected to affect the event industry but is expected to redefine the entire product manufacturing concept of the world. A few years ago, BizBash asked a simple question,
“Can 3-D Printing change the event industry?”
Today in 2017, we have a definite answer. The answer is YES! Earlier during the event planning, clients were provided with virtual designs. What 3D printing has started doing for large-scale companies is, they are provided with tangible models of their business conference. Though this technology is not prevalent as of now, it is soon expected to gain widespread recognition.
5. Robots and Drones
Quite surprising, isn’t it? CES 2017 Las Vegas even witnessed the presence of Robots and Drones. Robots were working as booth attendants, bartenders, etc. They were even providing the attendees with some entertaining experiences. Drones mainly helped in aerial photography of the event.
In the near future, you can expect to visit a business conference to be attended by Robots with drinks in their hands.
With all of these technological advances, business conferences and all of the event industry are going to change forever. 10 years down the line, attending or organising a business conference will not be the same. It will transform into something much better.
The tech world is fascinating, isn’t it?
Which was the most mind boggling tech trend for you? Don’t forget to tell us in the comment section.