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PATH_TO_INNOVATION

Be a part of this innovation-focused game on the show floor and receive up to
12 entries for the Grand Prize Drawing!

Exploring the PATH_TO_INNOVATION at Expo! Expo! 2017 is the best way for Attendees to discover some of the newest and most advanced products and services relevant to today’s exhibitions and events industry.

Attendee Incentive

Attendees navigating the PATH will not only make key contacts for groundbreaking event resources but will also, for each exhibitor ‘target’ they hit, receive an entry (max of 12) into the Expo! Expo! Grand Prize Drawing. Attendees playing the game must ask specifically about each participating exhibitor’s products and will then be provided with codes to unlock the entry badges. Drawing will be held at Expociety, the annual Closing Event, on Thursday afternoon. (There is no cost for Attendees to participate.)

The Grand Prize

5-night stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort (Curio Collection by Hilton) in Hollywood, Florida and two round-trip tickets on Delta Airlines.

Second and third place winners will each receive an Apple Watch Series 3, presented from a2z Inc.

Intended to serve as a platform for all products, services and solutions at the forefront of innovation within the events industry, the PATH_TO_INNOVATION is open to all Expo! Expo! exhibitors to enter IF their product or service meets at least TWO of the following criteria:

  • Will be NEWLY launched at Expo! Expo! 2017 OR was released to the industry within the last 12 months
  • Consider to be technologically-advanced OR focused on solving emerging tech-related industry issues
  • Meets a new or increasingly relevant need within the exhibitions and events industry
  • Has experienced rapid growth in sales over the last 24 months due to exceptional industry attention

Learn more about PATH_TO_INNOVATION exhibitors here:
 

a2z Inc.
Booth #: 707

a2z's New Turnkey Hosted Buyer Program Solution for the Trade Show Industry a2z will offer a comprehensive 360-degree solution that includes: - Recruiting buyers and suppliers - Providing state-of-the-art technology solution to deliver high quality matchmaking and appointments based completely on show organizer's specific business logic - Promoting the program with award-winning marketing - Onsite management.
 

ACOB Canada
Booth #: 433


We have created a solution that, through the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, is able to learn to make the most of out each attendee’s experience, anticipating to their needs to provide the contents and contacts that solve them: our Matchmaking Search Engine (MMSE), with which: • Attendees will be surprised to find a solution for their needs, schedule meetings with exhibitors that have them and attend the best conferences that appeal to their interest. • Exhibitors will increase their ROI by obtaining high quality leads that our tools send to them upon identifying they need their specific products and services. • As never before, show organizers will grow their profits and strategic knowledge of the event, as well as their understanding of the market. • The market will benefit from business and enriching knowledge due to the discovery of behavioral patterns that foster the encounter of supply and demand.

 

Cadmium CD
Booth #: 1229


With eventScribe Boost, WVC was able to get rid of a large majority of their walkie-talkies and digitize their sheets, because all their vendor, speaker, and attendee contact information was housed in the event app. They were also able to use the app to communicate instantly with attendees through mobile push notifications and access real-time app stats. Their speakers had special features like a seamless speaker ready room log-in experience and a personalized schedule based on assigned sessions. When a change was made to data or content, those changes were reflected instantly on the WVC website, app, signage, and AV systems. Benefits for Meeting Professionals: - Stay Organized- Access notes, tear sheets, room setups, and other logistics details, all from your event app. - Ditch the Walkies - Contact team members, vendors, and other stakeholders at the touch of a button. - React to Problems - Create to-dos and prioritize tasks so your team can react to your conference's needs.

 

close the gap
Booth #: 739


close the gap is cloud based software that enables our clients to distribute branded text messages including company logo, images, free form copy content and a link to a web page or document. Customized versions of the software are available for resorts, trade shows, event management and destinations. The messages generate incremental revenue and customer engagement based on their content. Hotels can send guests offers for spa treatments or dining specials. Trade shows can provide their exhibitors with an effective way to communicate with buyers on the floor, event managers can send vital logistical info to their attendees and destinations can send visitors suggestions for experiences based on the dates of their stay. close the gap uses text technology to distribute its messages and does not require an app.

 

CNTV
Booth #: 1009


A year-round video platform is your own custom branded way to deliver video to your audience. The platform allows you to upload, convert, store and play back video content in a convenient way that allows for generating revenue. A custom branded platform is accessible now to all show organizers. Examples: The Exhibitions Channel AAPEX - Aftermarket Auto Parts NAVC Spark! Types of content: Advocacy & Regulatory Session capture Tips and tricks Webinar recordings Event previews, know before you go Live streams Video Platform Technology Fully responsive, HTML5 design Seamlessly integrates with your year-round or event app HLS Adaptive Bitrate Cast to your TV! For viewers with Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV, your video content is available on the big-screen TV in two clicks! Instant sharing Closed captioning available Ways to Monetize Exclusive Sponsorship. Pre, Post, or Mid-Roll Advertising. Leaderboard Ad. Subscription. Pay Per Video. Members only.

 

Convention Data Services
Booth #: 1211


Convention Data Services’ (CDS) newly launched business intelligence tool, Data Sense®, is an advanced analytics platform that can integrate data from multiple sources across numerous client events into a centralized framework for real-time reporting and in-depth analysis. Data Sense brings event data under control and harnesses its power to help map a direct path to success for show managers. The tool boasts graphical dashboards that can instantly display the metrics that are most important to show organizers using a customizable interface. Year-over-year comparative results clearly show the effectiveness of decisions and allows the user to recognize emerging trends. Data Sense’s analytics platform has been built to continually evolve and remain at the forefront of data analysis. Analytics improve decision making, cut costs and helps show management identify new opportunities. CDS’ Data Sense puts these capabilities right at show organizers’ fingertips to drive their event’s success.

 

Expo Logic
Booth #: 1220


Announcing exciting new technology for the event industry: facial recognition badge printing. How it works: imagine arriving at a conference and heading to a kiosk to check-in. As you approach the kiosk, it recognizes your face and automatically prints your badge. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Stop by our booth #1220 to demo this exciting technology. When you do, you’ll also learn about our new suite of on-site services called fielddrive. Fielddrive solves an industry problem of having consistent, high-quality on-site equipment available on any continent across the globe. It also allows for expedited attendee check-in where there is no furniture or desks at the venue and integrates with over 40 database platforms, making it the most flexible on-site solution in the market.

Feathr
Booth #: 1424


Feathr is the Customer Data and Event Personalization Platform. The Feathr Platform is a comprehensive digital solution for events, enabling organizers to centralize and activate their valuable data in a single dashboard. Using Feathr’s unprecedented single-customer view, organizers can understand and segment their audience like never before. Feathr then enables its users to activate their audience segments to deliver personalized communications and advertising across multiple digital channels like email, display ads, social media, and more. Feathr’s monetization module also allows organizers to activate new monetization sources year-round. Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, Feathr has earned 4 Event Tech awards (IAEE, UFI, EVENTEX, SISO), empowered 1000+ international organizers to personalize their events, worked with 12 of the top 20 Global exposition leaders (Reed, UBM, Clarion), and the world’s largest expo, the Consumer Electronics Show.

 

ITN International
Booth #: 318


With the announcement by Apple Computers Inc. in August 2017 that it opened the NFC interface to mobile app developers, ITN launched its BCARD Reader Lead Retrieval and Content Distribution app in September 2017, thus becoming the first in the events business to support a native NFC experience to iOS users. To view the launch on youtube click on this link.

resiada
Booth #: 427


At resiada, we’re challenging the status quo. Why does event housing management have to be complicated? It doesn’t. With resiada, the hassle is taken out of the equation. Our solution is designed with you in mind - solid live data, the ability to generate extra revenue and complete control over your event means that your attendees will be in good hands - your own! Reap the benefits of resiada and look forward to resting easy! Some features with resiada include: - DIY Event Setup - Real-Time Data Driven Dashboards - Sub-Block Management - Branding Visit
www.resiada.com for more information.

 
TurnoutNow
Booth #: 930


Over the past 24 months we have experience over 1,000% growth. Customers include small and large association and corporate organizations. Over 60% of our customers are IAEE members too. Our groundbreaking technology was the first production quality wearable beacon solution and customers continue to sign up for multi-year contracts. We send case studies and supporting materials to the email address. I would also like to add we've been in the startup area for the last 2 years and cannot thank IAEE enough for providing this level of support to new event tech companies.

 

View the Expo! Expo! 2017 Official Prize Rules.

At-a-Glance

Expo! Expo! Trade Show Hours
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

Tue, 28 November 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed, 29 November 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm