How to choose the best Event Management Software in 2016

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2015 was a pretty big year for the event tech industry, and 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger. For lots of #eventprofs, a new year often sparks change. A time to switch suppliers. Perhaps ramp up your mobile strategy. Or try out the latest technologies on the market. As we all know, the term ‘event technology’ is pretty broad and can apply to a range of platforms, each with a slightly different mix of features and functionality. Everything from registration and logistics, to on-site check in and audience engagement.

So what’s the best way for an #eventprof to choose a new platform?


Corbin Ball, Event Technology Expert, predicted back in Oct last year that one of the key trends for 2016 would be more face to face events, giving attendees a more focused environment with fewer distractions in today’s multi-tasking world. He pointed out that for buyers it’s a great way to ‘meet vendors of interest – all together in one location, categorised and mapped out for your choosing’.

And we happen to agree.

All in a day’s work

If you want to find the best software for your events in 2016, set aside one day and attend an event tech conference. There are lots to choose from and each one will have a host of suppliers on-site ready to tell you about their products. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the people behind the products. Arrange demos. Pick up some marketing materials. We’ve put together a list of the most popular event tech events for 2016. We’ve also added a few Event Tech Awards events too, they are a great way to discover the industry movers and shakers. Even if you can’t attend, check out their website and familarise yourself with the latest software company names!

Happy event tech hunting!


MPI European Meetings & Events Conference

7-9 February

Copenhagen, Denmark


The M&IT Industry Awards 2016

26 February 2016

London, UK




2-3 March 2016

London, UK



16-18 March 2016

Sofia, Bulgaria



IMEX Frankfurt

19-21 April 2016

Frankfurt, Germany



Event Industry Awards Ireland 2016

May 2016 (date tbc)

Dublin, Ireland




The Meetings Show UK

14-16 June 2016

Olympia, London, UK


IBTM America

15-17 June 2016

Nashville, USA



The Meetings Industry Marketing Awards

11 Oct 2016

London, UK


IMEX America

October 18-20, 2016

Las Vegas, USA



Event Tech Awards 2016

November 14-16

Paris, Las Vegas


Event Technology Awards 2016

November (date tbc)

London, UK


Event Tech Live

9th November 2016

London, UK




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