Events are all about the attendee experience and making every interaction as valuable as possible. Technology should enhance the event for each attendee rather than taking them away into the virtual world. At your event you’re given the opportunity to create memories for your attendees that they will always remember. Each attendee should become an excited and motivated brand ambassador who wants to help you build the value of your brand. Here are five products that will help you establish an authentic social network and connect with your attendees on a new level:
Wearable Business Card: Aventri Smart Tag
The Aventri Smart Tag is the world’s smartest digital business card and acts as a personal assistant for each attendee. Powered by Bluetooth, the Aventri Smart Tag captures face-to-face interactions, and provides attendees with a personal Event Journey report. Business cards are a thing of the past and social media should not take away from the event experience. The Aventri Smart Tag is designed specifically for events, so your attendees can focus on what matters most in front of them.
Throwable Microphone: CatchBox
CatchBox is the world’s first soft throwable microphone making it fun to speak up during sessions. Your attendees should be encouraged to share their voice at your event, and CatchBox makes it easy to share the microphone from anywhere in the room. Microphones were designed for presentations; however, they were not designed for attendee participation. CatchBox will make your session content more valuable, and it will help start thoughtful and spontaneous conversations during and after each session.
Facial Recognition Check-In: Zenus
Zenus is a facial recognition system that makes event check-ins memorable and secure. Imagine walking up to a computer, and automatically your event name tag prints out. Or you walk up to a door to a VIP activation, and automatically the door opens granting you access. This is all made possible for your attendees with Zenus. If you’re running a large event, you want to make sure that each attendee feels like a VIP without having to wait in line. Zenus removes the manual process of check-in, and can even check-in attendees as they walk past a camera.
Experience Recommendations: Grip
Grip is a smart recommendation platform that helps attendees connect with the right experiences at your event. It can be overwhelming trying to determine where you should spend your time at an event without the fear or missing out. FOMO is real, and with Grip your attendees can now have confidence that they’re having the most valuable interactions. Right now Grip is focused on intelligent matchmaking between attendees, and can recommend relevant networking opportunities. You can think of Grip as a Tinder meets LinkedIn.
Attendee Driven Social Wall: TINT
TINT is the most visual social wall for events that collects the most relevant social posts from your attendees. Wi-Fi at events can be a challenge, and sometimes your attendees won’t have access to Instagram and Snapchat. This can actually be a positive aspect of events allowing your attendees to leave their phone in their pocket. TINT has solved this problem by making it possible for offline attendees to post content via text only when it’s relevant. In addition, TINT makes it possible to moderate the content and design the branding for your social wall.
Live connections are essential at events, and the five products above will only increase the value for each attendee. When attendees connect with other relevant attendees they end up forming relationships that help build your brand value. It’s important to make your event inviting for your attendees to share their voice, and have the experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. I’d recommend trying one of the products above for your next event, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.