Corbin's November/December 2017 TechTalk Newsletter

Volume XIX, Issue 6

Welcome to the latest edition of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter providing the latest in technology to nearly 11,000 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in over 70 countries. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows. 

In this issue:

  • NEW ARTICLE: Event Technology Innovation Trends from IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch Finalists
  • NEW ARTICLE: The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
  • NEW VIDEO: Cutting-edge Event Trends
  • 18 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
  • QUOTES OF THE MONTH
  • RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
  • SUBSCRIBE AND THE FINE PRINT

Established in 2000, The IBTM World Technology & Innovation Watch is the longest running and regarded by many as the most significant technology award for the meetings industry.
     Nine finalists in three categories (Audience Engagement, Logistics/Production and Management/Marketing) have just been selected. The winner of each category and overall winner will be announced during IBTM in Barcelona on Wednesday 29 November 2017.
     Listed by technology category and then in alphabetical order, the companies selected highlight several paths of technology innovation.

NEW ARTICLE: The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows

Augmented Reality is a technology well suited to the purposes of a trade show, and partnering with an augmented reality developer can help you score leads in a way that is not possible with traditional trade show materials. By taking your trade show strategy into the realm of AR, you can get more from the booth space that you have at a trade show, and make an impression that will be truly memorable to the attendees.


NEW VIDEO: Cutting-edge Event Trends

From Meetings Today: See meetings technology expert Corbin Ball, John Chen, the president of Geoteaming, who is a leader in the use of drones at meetings and events, and Zenvoy Co-Founder and CEO Leo Gestetner, for this informative hour-long video educational program shot on-site at IMEX America in Las Vegas.


18 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN

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6 Meeting Industry-Related Sites: 



6 Sites Just for Fun:

QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” -- Gloria Steinem

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein

SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:

"I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped." --
Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1861.

"The ordinary 'horseless carriage' is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle." -- Literary Digest, 1899.

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My November/December travel schedule brings me to Vancouver, Las Vegas, Gold Coast Australia, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lisbon and a few other places as well via webinars. Click the link above for specific details and links. I would love to make your city one of my destinations as well, so please contact me and let's set a date.
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Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS
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