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10 tips for your virtual events: if you are a speaker

Up your virtual event game! At Shocklogic, we have been helping our clients to host virtual and hybrid events for several years now. Here is a list of our top 10 tips, if you are planning on speaking to a virtual audience.   Turn off applications When presenting, make sure you turn off any applications […]


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A recap of the webinar: “How to create a visually immersive event experience”

Our CEO, John Martinez recently hosted the webinar “How to create a visually immersive event experience”, with the Association of Association Executives. With our current shift to virtual events, this webinar focused on new and innovative ways to deliver online event experiences. John explained that this is not a new concept here at Shocklogic, as […]


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Working as an intern for Shocklogic: a farewell letter

Simona Garabagiu worked as a Finance Intern at Shocklogic in London for 4 and a half months in 2020. Recently, her internship came to an end, and sadly she needed to return back to the Netherlands, where she is completing her studies. Simona presented a speech to our whole company on her final day, and […]


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Generation Z: How to engage with young digital natives

Up until now, millennials were described as needy and the most talked about generation to date. A new group is making its way onto the workforce landscape: Generation Z. Generation Z (those born from 1997 onwards) are a generation who have been raised under the social web umbrella, and are often described as being “sensitive”, […]


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Eventex Connect announces John Martinez one of the Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators

Eventex Connect, the online trade show for virtual meetings and events, announced Shocklogic one of the Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators in the industry today. The list acknowledges the growing importance of virtual events and the people who stand out with their creativity, vision, and innovative approach. “The global pandemic made pivoting to […]


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John Martinez interviews Elie Dagher from “Lead from Within”

On 19th May, our CEO John Martinez interviewed Elie Dagher, founder of Lead from Within, live on our Youtube channel. Elie is a professional certified coach and the founder of Lead from Within, a self and collective leadership practice, coaching professionals on developing emotional intelligence, leadership, and communication skills.   John, together with many of […]


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A recap of our webinar “Managing remote working during a crisis: how to look after ourselves, and our teams”

On 28th April, Shocklogic hosted our very own webinar with our partners, Visit Belfast. The webinar was called “Managing remote working during a crisis: how to look after ourselves, and our teams”. With many of us swapping the office for our homes recently, this was a great opportunity for us to share our experiences, and […]


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Brightelm webinar: Creating value for your sponsors in virtual events

Virtual events have been picking up for the past few weeks as event profs adapt to the current global situation and strive to continue putting on events online. Shocklogic has been hosting online and virtual events for a few years now, and were invited to be a part of a webinar with Brightelm on 24th […]


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Global Meetings Industry Day Goes Virtual

Every year, event profs from around the world come together to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day. This year, we celebrated things a little differently. On the 14th April, at a time when everyone was being asked to isolate themselves due to the global pandemic, the events industry came together like it has never done before, […]


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Our takeaways from EventHuddles’s webinar “Coronavirus and the Events Industry”

We recently attended the latest EventHuddle event: “Coronavirus and the Events Industry – Crisis Management Webinar”, moderated by Kevin Jackson. The webinar shed some light on the current situation of COVID-19, and what might be in store for our industry for the months to come. Panelists discussed the steps that we need to take to […]


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EventWell Talks: “Self care and self isolation”

It is a challenging time for our industry right now, and everyone is affected. The spread of the Coronavirus has many of us working from home right now, in isolation. The latest webinar from EventWell reminded us that it is essential that we prioritise self-care, and look after our mental health. EventWell Talks are bi-monthly […]


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Thinking virtual: a new approach to our events

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have all been focusing on finding new ways to deliver our events. This is a chance for us to really support each other, and be creative. At Shocklogic, we definitely don’t believe that cancellation is the only option – we believe that the solution is virtual. However, having a simple […]


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A message from our CEO, John Martinez, regarding COVID-19

The Shocklogic team wants to reassure you that you can count on our support, and our industry is open for business. In light of the current challenges that we are facing at the moment, we stand by AIPC, ICCA and UFI in saying “Our Events are Open for Business”.     Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO […]


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Confex 2020: Our Best Bits!

Wow, we can’t believe International Confex is over for another year! We had a super busy and successful week making new contacts, and catching up with all of our friends from the industry. With our main offices based in London, we had the opportunity to bring along a lot of our local team, including John, […]


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Our Top Tips for Confex 2020!

International Confex is nearly upon us! Don’t miss it on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February.  The Shocklogic team will be exhibiting at stand J02C, and we are super excited to be at the brand new venue, Excel London. Here are our top tips for the show. Add these speaker sessions to your diary This […]


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GUEST BLOG: The Mental Toll of Overworking (And What To Do About It)

It is easy to dismiss work stress as a normal part of the job, and to some extent, it is. But compounded and chronic exhaustion may be your body’s way of telling you to hit pause. Often, we find ourselves letting our work control us, instead of the other way around. As it becomes more […]


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2019 Wrapped

With Christmas around the corner, we wanted to look back and reminisce about our achievements from the year. As an event management software company, we’ve reached new milestones and learnt new things along the way. Let’s look back together on what we’ve accomplished in 2019, and celebrate our common purpose to drive change in the […]


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The art of conference programming, including abstract management

Shocklogic has played an active role in the events industry for over 20 years, providing innovative technology solutions for events, meetings and members. Technology in recent years has gained domination and had a major part to play in the growth, development and feasibility of many events. With the new technological trends, and mind-boggling innovations paving […]


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Our recap of Event Tech Live 2019

Event Tech Live took place on 6-7 November at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. We love coming to this trendy part of town, filled with street art and delicious food stalls (our team were very well-fed during the week)! As third-time exhibitors, the Shocklogic team were excited to see how the show has […]


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What we learnt at the FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclass

The Shocklogic team had the privilege of attending the FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclass on Friday, 1st November. It took place at the IET Savoy Place, an impressive venue, with a panoramic view of the London skyline. As frequent exhibitors, the Shocklogic team learnt a lot from packed agenda. Here are some of our top takeaways from […]


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7 things you can’t miss at Event Tech Live next week!

Event Tech Live is taking place on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th November 2019, at the Old Truman Brewery in London. Here are some of our tips to do at the show, and our top picks for what to do outside of the show.  1. Visit Shocklogic’s stand: 1507 Have the chance to meet our […]


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“Event Technology Lunch and Learn” with Shocklogic and Team Belfast

The Shocklogic team hosted our very first Technology Lunch and Learn event with ICC Belfast and Visit Belfast, on Thursday, 10th October 2019. It was held at the Royal College of Physicians, in the beautiful Censors’ Room – the oldest room in the College (with original Spanish oak panelling dating back to 1674). Designed with […]


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5 Reasons why you should be working for Shocklogic

1. We have a lot of experience The Shocklogic family is made up of techies, event organisers, association experts and designers. We are constantly learning from each other, and pushing each other to grow. Our CEO, John has been in the industry for 30 years, so he is an incredible mentor! 2. We put our […]


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What we learnt during Event Wellbeing Week 2019

#EventWell19 – Event Wellbeing Week took place on Monday 16th – Friday 20th September, 2019. This year, the campaign message was #itsoknottobeok. The Shocklogic team participated in various events throughout the week, to learn more about the importance of both mental and physical care in our industry.   Official EventWell Opening Breakfast We kicked off […]


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#EventWell19 – Event Wellbeing Week

The Shocklogic Team is very excited to take part in #EventWell19 this week! Offering ample opportunities to spread awareness about wellbeing, physical and mental health, the campaign “#itsoknotobeok” aims to influence event professionals to understand the negative impact that pressure and stress have on their overall being. The pressure that event professionals face is undoubtable. […]


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Our company values: 360 degrees of care

At Shocklogic, we define ourselves as a value-centred company. These values make sure we stay motivated and help our employees reach their full potential.   One of our company values is “360 degrees of care: we care about our team, customers, partners and suppliers.”   Our CEO and Founder, John Martinez believes that the most […]


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Our recap of The Meetings Show 2019

The Meetings Show is one of the main events in the Shocklogic calendar. This year, the show took place on 26-27th June. Over these 2 days, London Olympia was filled with over 4,500 meeting professionals, who created a very special buzz on the show floor.    As long-time exhibitors of the show, we can confirm […]


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What We Learnt at EventHuddle’s “Social Media for Events”

  The Shocklogic Team recently attended EventHuddle’s “Social Media for Events” on Wednesday 29th May, at 1 Wimpole Street. It was the perfect session for anyone actively trying to grow their social media presence. Attendees were eager to absorb all vital tips and tricks that were shared.   The panel featured Ryan Curtis Johnson, Essi […]


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IMEX Frankfurt is around the corner!

  IMEX Frankfurt will take place at the Messe Frankfurt from 21-23 May, 2019. This year, we are honoured to be selected again for the educational programme, and will be hosting 2 sessions.   John Martinez, our CEO and Founder, will be talking about “The art of conference programming: all you need to know about […]


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The Festivalisation of Events

Shocklogic has played an active role in the events industry for over 20 years. This has given us a diverse look into how events in different sectors are executed, highlighting both the similarities and differences. One common trend that we have noticed recently, is that “festivalisation” seems to be appearing across all event sectors.   […]


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A trip down memory lane: Shocklogic at Confex

Here at Shocklogic, we’re big fans of International Confex – so much so we’ve been involved with the show for over a decade! Confex is one of the biggest trade shows for the meetings and events industry in the UK, and one of our biggest events in our calendars each year. As well as exhibiting and […]


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NCRI Congress 2018 Case Study: The ePoster Viewer

One of Shocklogic’s most exciting new products is our ePoster Viewer. It is used at scientific conferences to display abstracts and posters containing research to display around the event. Even those that are not being presented, can be displayed through this system! The technology is an alternative to the technique of printing paper posters, and […]


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EventHuddle Tackles SEO: “We need to learn to speak the language of our customers!”

Shocklogic are frequent attendees of the Eventhuddle series, a morning of events-based education for the whole spectrum of #eventsprofs. These events allow us to stay up to date with the latest trends and hot topics, getting new insights of our industry from a range of different speakers and attendees. We participate not only for our […]


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Past, present, future: Shocklogic at the M&IT Awards

Shocklogic is very excited for the M&IT Awards, coming up in March 2019. The M&IT awards are one of the event industry’s biggest and most prestigious recognition programmes. Here’s a look back on our involvement in previous years, and what we have to look forward to in 2019! 2016 We were blown away about being […]


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EventLAB: Tech, Creativity and Values

EventLAB by Hire Space, offers a two-day programme of cutting-edge insights, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. As we work so closely with planners, the Shocklogic team went along to indulge ourselves in the education on offer. We first attended a (packed!) talk by The Department’s Creative Director, Hamish Jenkinson […]


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Meet Shocklogic at IMEX America!

Although it seems like IMEX in Frankfurt has just ended, IMEX America in Las Vegas is only round the corner! Whilst we’re busy preparing for the week ahead, check out how you can catch the Shocklogic team throughout the week: We’ll be at Booth F2571 with the Meeting Design Institute throughout the show, make sure […]


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Shocklogic: Going for Gold at The Event Technology Awards

The Event Technology Awards are now in their sixth year, and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry. Shocklogic has been participating in the awards for several years now, and have been lucky enough to be shortlisted in the following categories: 2018 Favourite Event Technology […]


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A day in the life of John Martinez, Shocklogic’s CEO and Founder

Have you ever wondered what’s really going on in the mind of Shocklogic CEO, John Martinez? After picking his brain on various topics, here’s an insight into John’s life. What is your morning routine? Before I do anything when I wake up, I meditate for about 20 minutes. This helps me to gather my thoughts […]


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Inside the Shocklogic Office: How we manage time, tasks and distance

  At Shocklogic, we have our efficiency strategy down to a t. Using software available on our laptops, desktops, mobiles and tablets, we not only make it work but make it successful! The three main elements we tackle on a day to day basis are: time, tasks and distance. With each obstacle, we find a […]


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