Top 10 Tech Watch Trends

  • Technology and Innovation Watch Award - Top 10

    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. This year, ibtm world has partnered with EventMB to bring you The Technology and Innovation Watch Award. The top 10 recognises technology innovation and significant trends impacting meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors at events.

    Eight judges with experience in the meetings industry and technology, but not currently selling technology products scored the entries based on innovation, completeness of concept, and the value to the meetings industry casted their votes and decided that the ultimate winner for the Tech & Innovation Watch Winner is... Shoflo.

  • Winner of 2016 Tech & Innovation Watch Award

    Shoflo allows event planners and production teams to create production run sheets, product schedules, lists and docs in real-time from a central, mobilized application with the changes appearing on all devices. Shoflo is the first end-to-end management software focused on the producing and technical planning of an event, where projects can be easily created and managed and changes can be tracked.

  • CadmiumCD

    CadmiumCD’s eventScribe app is the most robust, customizable, and feature-rich event app on the market. It was originally designed for educational conferences and meetings as a schedule, note-taking, and slide sharing app, but has grown to become a full conference app with nearly everything event organizers need to deliver exceptional experiences to attendees.


    This cloud-based event project management application has strong Google app integration with links to contacts, calendar, Google Drive and more. Collaborators can be placed in circles allowing permissions to share documents, manage tasks, chat, emails and track time.

  • EventGeek

    The EventGeek website and app enables teams to collaborate and manage event logistics, including venues, vendors, printing, shipping, travel and budgets. It also plugs into the channels (such as Twitter and Salesforce) to measure ROI and boosting team productivity. Among the features are integration with Slack, Hubspot, Eventbrite, GoToMeetings, Expensify, Salesforce, Zapier, Mailchimp, Google Drive, social channels and more.

    Fly Another Day

    This calendar-based international booking recommendation engine allows the user to search where and when to hold an event so that it doesn’t clash with holidays, festivals, sporting events, tradeshows, strikes or elections. It is a simple idea, but one that is novel and could be significant help to event planners.

  • Grip

    This event app combines natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to "match" people at events. In addition, other event applications and registration providers can integrate with the Grip AI engine to make it easier to meet the right people at the right time and place.


    Bizzabo is an all-in-one event software that helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, manage registration, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences - using a beautiful, ROI driven platform.

  • GruupMeet

    This fully mobilized destination management, group check-in and event communication system fills a helpful niche for many corporate events.

    Green Hat People

    A platform used to create gamified workshops, business games and serious play for meetings and events, designed in a web UI and played on Android Tablets or Web Applications (accessible from any laptops, smartphones or tablets). The platform brings active listening and two-way communication to corporate meetings in a highly engaging way and is used to activate meeting participants before, during and after events.

  • Visionteractive

    Visionteractive produces social media-triggered smart devices including photo booths and vending machines to help event organizers engage attendees and broaden the event social media footprint. It can help customers with brand recognition, increase visibility in digital media and maximize experiential marketing, event marketing and social media efforts to turn data into a fun, measurable experience.

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