Technology will deliver the next major innovation in the meetings industry, according to research from this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt.
Buyers and suppliers were asked: “What sphere do you think the next big innovation in meetings will come from?” More than 50 percent of hosted buyers and exhibitors cited technology ahead of education, health, well-being and meeting design. More than 40 percent of visitors answered the same way.
IMEXpitch lets companies showcase new technology products that address challenges faced by meeting and event professionals. The competition seeks submissions from companies that have been in business less than two years. A shortlist will be announced at the start of September.
Five shortlisted “Startuppers” will then precent five-minute pitches to an expert panel at IMEX America. The winner gets a free stand space at the Tech Pavilion at IMEX America 2016 and, of course, industry cred. Enter HERE.