DB's take on event industry trends

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Technology as a facilitator

14 Dec 2015

As leaders in event technology, we often get approached by brands or agencies looking to use a particular piece of technology at their next...

Looking for large-scale interactivity?

07 Dec 2015

Interactivity has become increasingly important in recent years, fuelled by a change in the way we consume information, from being passive...

Events in a connected world

30 Nov 2015

I was struck the other day by the extent to which we’re always gazing down at our handheld devices, not up at the world around us. In...

WiFi often overlooked by events industry professionals

16 Nov 2015

Wi-Fi is often considered an essential service; cafés, hotels and even some underground stations now offer it to customers, guests and...

ROI: a by-product of effective event software

10 Nov 2015

The measurement of ROI from an event or meeting has long been thought of as a laborious and complicated task. As an article on the Successful...

DB Systems invests 100,000 in CCTV solutions

04 Nov 2015

Although we usually use this opportunity to draw attention to the goings-on in the wider events industry and provide our opinions on...

The future of the pop-up

19 Oct 2015

The concept of a pop-up isn’t exactly new anymore. Having entered the market a while ago most professionals are aware of them, with a...

Better event ROI is interactive content the answer

08 Oct 2015

Events are one of the most popular formats businesses use to directly communicate with consumers and see a positive return on investment (ROI)...

Events organisers positive about industry's future

30 Sep 2015

We came across yet another story on the Conference News website the other day relating to the future of the events industry and how it is...

Audience follow-up

21 Sep 2015

Being able to connect with an audience on the day of an event is important, but many exhibitors still fail to value the follow-up process as a...

Event improvement - always strive for more

16 Sep 2015

Creating a good event can be hard, but for event planners and organisers with a bit of experience it is usually a pretty achievable goal....

Number of UK events venues report successful 2015

10 Sep 2015

There have been a number of news stories relating to the events sector and how the industry is booming of late, as the summer draws to a close...

RFiD - value adding for the future of events

02 Sep 2015

Our very own Alastair Reece, head of DB Pixelhouse, and Oliver Richardson, sales and marketing director for DB Systems, have been talking with...

Bellwether report shows event marketing boom

26 Aug 2015

It seems that the event industry is experiencing a healthy and happy 2015 thus far, with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising’s...

New creative innovators in the event start-up space

21 Aug 2015

The events industry is a highly creative space and one that actively encourages professionals to be innovative and think outside the proverbial...

The Meetings Show reveals very positive 2015 results

17 Aug 2015

It may have been hosted earlier this summer, but the Meetings Show has recently released information regarding the 2015 event and it seems that...

Creating a twitter of excitement at live events

13 Aug 2015

You may think that attending a live event is about as social as you can get, but this is the digital age in which we are living – unless...

Small, face-to-face meetings important for future event engagement

11 Aug 2015

In a recent piece of research regarding the future of the events industry, we were interested to note the importance being placed on small,...

MineCon 2015 event attracts record numbers

06 Aug 2015

Although some of our staff haven’t played Minecraft before (and some probably never will), everyone has heard of the online game and is...

Meeting organisers would change venue for a discount

04 Aug 2015

We’re always trying to get our heads around how the minds of our contemporaries work – what are event planners looking for from a...

Measuring ROI at events - there are no more excuses not to

31 Jul 2015

There are usually so many things to think about when organising and running an event that sometimes important metrics slip under the radar, or...

How the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard is Shaping Up

22 Jul 2015

We already talked about the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard a few weeks back, but thought we’d provide a little update on how it is...

Future-Gazing Event Tech Start-Ups

16 Jul 2015

The beginning of this month had us really excited – it was the Meet The Future event in London and over 20 technology companies used this...

Millennial Event Planners More Interested In Venue Cost

13 Jul 2015

We were really interested in a survey conducted by Cvent and reported on by C&IT Magazine the other day, as it provided an insight into how...

How Old Data Can Inform Modern Campaigns

10 Jul 2015

In order to accurately predict the future, we need to look to the past… We’re not the first ones to use this quote for business...

The Use Of Social Media At Events

06 Jul 2015

Social media isn’t exactly new – in fact, Facebook is over a decade old and Twitter is just under – but that doesn’t...

Event Planners Must Deliver More With Less; Live Events Are Witnessing A Boom

02 Jul 2015

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) industry body produced a report that caught our eye recently, as it discovered that events and...

What Does The Election Mean For The Events Industry?

25 Jun 2015

The election may seem a long time ago now but we've spent  a while pondering what the electoral result means for the events industry;...

Live Events & Mobility In The Industry

18 Jun 2015

It seems like we’re always harping on about technology in the events industry and how it is shaping its future – but to be honest,...

The Events Industry - Is It Creative Enough?

15 Jun 2015

We were a little bit shocked here at DB the other day when we came across a report on the Event Magazine website claiming that the events...

Start-Ups To Help Push Your Event Further

01 Jun 2015

The rapid advancement of technology is changing the way almost every industry operates – and the events industry is no exception. There...

Events Industry Meets For IEM Backing

20 May 2015

This is a particularly interesting development in the events industry world as it involves the meeting of stakeholders and professional bodies...

Confibition - Is It A Major New Trend?

11 May 2015

There was an article published on the Event Manager Blog a couple of weeks ago that caught our eye, but also led us to question the overall tone...

Olympia London Boasts Excellent Start To 2015

07 May 2015

It may have started off looking like a less-than positive year for the events industry in London, with The Guardian sadly writing of the closure...

How To Get Millennials Attending Your Events

05 May 2015

Millennials are probably the most infamous generation around at the moment; they are the demographic taking over the workplace and those most...

New Bellwether Report Reveals Positive Outlook For Events Industry

30 Apr 2015

Whilst browsing the Conference & Incentive Travel (CIT) Magazine website the other day, we came across some interesting new findings...

Using LinkedIn For Events Success

28 Apr 2015

There’s no denying that LinkedIn is a social media sensation with a twist – the professional aspect of the site means it is a good...

EN 30 Under Thirty 2015 To Launch

27 Apr 2015

Since our core market is the exhibitions industry, we were obviously excited by the recent announcement that Exhibition News has launched a 30...

Event Technology - What To Look Out For

23 Apr 2015

With the International Confex and Event Product Show having recently just passed, there’s been a lot in the news lately about new event...

#NEMO Returns To Britain In 2015

21 Apr 2015

Britain for Events, the highly-regarded promotional campaign for the events industry in the UK, has recently announced that its National Events...

Mobile Event App Adoption Surprisingly Slow

20 Apr 2015

Whilst event apps are generally considered to be a fairly ubiquitous part of the events industry as a whole, it seems that the adoption of such...

Second Wearable Tech Show Boasts Impressive Turn-Out Rate

16 Apr 2015

The news broke recently that the second Wearable Technology Show from Evolve Media Group experienced a record 170% rise in the number of...

Events Industry Apprenticeship Scheme Gets The Go-Ahead

15 Apr 2015

Minister of State for Skills and Equalities, Nick Boles, has just given the go-ahead for an events industry apprenticeship scheme. The new...

Overhaul For This Year’s Event Awards Categories

14 Apr 2015

There has been a major overhaul for this year’s Event Awards, following the announcement by organisers that it would be repositioning...

Event Tech Receiving More Attention Than Ever Before

13 Apr 2015

As most people will tell you, technology has experienced a surge in investment in recent years, resulting in rapid advancements in the industry...

Calculating The Effectiveness Of Events

09 Apr 2015

We firmly believe that as a form of marketing and method of communicating with potential and existing clients, events are one of the top ways...

Measuring Event ROI

08 Apr 2015

Return on investment (ROI) can be a hard metric to calculate at the best of times, but at events – with existing clients visiting the...

Give your clients the midas touch - turn their event leads into pure gold

02 Apr 2015

Our new technology, brandWallet takes the admin, hassle and guesswork out of processing leads at events by using RFID technology to collect...

Green Energy Ideas For Events Professionals

30 Mar 2015

One of our unique offerings here at DB Systems is brandWallet  - a paperless event system which enables brands to leave mountains of...

New Start-Ups To Help Every 2015 Event Be A Success

26 Mar 2015

We’re always trying to stay ahead of our competitors in the event space, offering the best tech we can in the most innovative ways...

Mobile World Congress Announces Record Number of Visitors

24 Mar 2015

Having been involved in a few projects at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, it was great to come across the news earlier this week that the...

New Multi-Million Pound Event Space To Open In Aberdeen

23 Mar 2015

The latest news that the Aberdeen City Council have agreed to a £333 million events centre - to be called the Aberdeen Exhibition and...

EMI Gives Details On The Best Social Channels For Events

10 Mar 2015

The joint study from the two event bodies questioned brand marketers and event marketing executives from 100 large businesses across a range of...

Major Event Shows Record Numbers

10 Mar 2015

Everyone here at DB Systems was absolutely thrilled to learn of the positive results being recorded in the events industry sector this year...

Event Tech Live To Return Later This Year

05 Mar 2015

Whilst browsing through some industry news lately we were very excited to read that Event Tech Live – a dedicated show focussed on...