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Safety and Security Utilizing Tech

Prioritizing safety and security training is an excellent business practice to ensure team members feel safe and to protect the liability of your company. In the past, this has always been done through methods like in-person sessions, digital webinars, and paper handbooks. However, the advancement of technology has brought safety and security training to the forefront with innovative and efficient tools. With the help of digital floor plans and collaborative planning tools, event teams can easily visualize layouts to-scale in an unprecedented way. There’s no need for an onsite meeting to ensure proper safety and security training.

Catering to… Online Planning Tools

Clients today work in a very different manner than in the past. In 2019, everything revolves around being online, to the point where clients expect to do much of their event planning virtually. Most clients, millennials in particular, want instant information about services, pricing, packages, menus, and more. And, they expect to have direct access to someone who can answer questions and collaborate on their event.

Additionally, they are likely to be less inclined to work with “old school” vendors once they realize there are alternative companies that are more easily accessible.

As needs change, it’s critical for business owners to stay on-trend and adapt to the digital environment if they want to continue to book clients.

Of course, it’s fine to hold onto certain business practices (like firm office hours), but it remains essential to adapt to technological advancements like social media, FaceTime or Skype meetings, online messaging, and working collaboratively using digital planning tools.

Best Event Management Software of 2019

Learn about what event management software tools to look for. Evaluate features and read reviews of the top event planning apps.

Before we take an in-depth look at some of the best event management software on the market today, let’s look at the basics of what event management software is, its benefits and how you would go about choosing from the many options available.

What is event management software?

Event management software is a broad category of applications devoted to applying project management principles and processes to planning, promoting and running events of all kinds, including meetings, conferences, corporate events, galas, fundraisers, parties and weddings.

Why Virtual Reality Tours Will Become Your New Best Friend

Think virtual reality (VR) goggles are only useful for your teenage nephew’s video games? Think again. Smart Meetings got a behind the scenes look at the emerging technology from Sandy Hammer, Co-Founder of AllSeated. This collaboration network for planning events uses stereoscopic display to create realistic VR tools for venues and planners. Here is what we learned: