From crystal clear audio to stunning visual effects to imagery and lighting that take functions to a whole new level, these technologies have an impact on virtually every facet of an event from start to finish. Here, industry experts in the field of meeting and event technology offer insights and observations about what’s new and exciting for group functions in 2018 and beyond.
The future of event staging technology will focus on engagement, personalization, augmentation and collaboration. Attendees already crave the ability to work smarter and more productively together. Building stronger personal connections while being able to navigate through clutter and non-relevance is ever-present. The need to WOW an audience never left, but is evolving faster than many can adapt.
When I was in college in the late 80’s, I worked for a large office supply retailer. We sold a sizeable number of welcome and menu boards, the kind where you stuck letters and numbers to a framed board with grooves that aligned them and held them in place. Our customers used them to provide a personal touch to guests visiting their office. We also sold large corkboards and magnet boards that were used to post information internally about upcoming company events, activities, and goals. My how times have changed, or have they?
Ims task: To design, build and install each element in accordance with the client’s needs and in cooperation with all architects and general contractors working in the space.