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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 really grown from 2018. This year, the stand-out trends for us were the arrival of 5G within events, event apps, AI, and service robots.

Our CEO, John Martinez shared some great free tech tools that every organisation out there could use. As an example, our team use Trello to stay organised, and have a visual overview of our upcoming events or tasks. Watch the full session back here.

Johnny D. Martinez, our Head of Marketing & Business Development, presented 2 sessions during the show. The first: “How tech can reduce stress and improve wellbeing”, was a panel with James Hitchen and Laura Capell-Abra. The second was: “Social media hacks: how to stand out and be heard”. As a top contributor on social media in our industry, Johnny shared some of his top tips with the audience. Watch the full session back here.

Lorena and Chitra from our team, attended the Women in Event Tech roundtable with Dahlia El Gazzar. They left feeling very inspired, after receiving advice like: “Persuasive communication is essential in the events industry. Be confident and clear with your answer. Nevertheless, seek out certifications in other fields – this will build credibility and resilience”

As Europe’s only dedicated show to event technology, we noticed attendees travelled from all over to attend.  We loved the feeling of diversity this year; diversity is very important to us as a company. Our team members are located not only across Europe but also in Latin America and even Australia. Our company-wide meetings that take place every Wednesday, now often start with “Hola, ¿Cómo Estás?”

Finally, we would like to finish this blog by thanking the incredible Event Tech Live team. Adam, Kizzy, Ella, Paul and James – you all go above and beyond to make everyone have the best possible show experience, and we love working with you. THANK YOU! See you next year 🙂


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