This past Exhibitor 2011, 23rd Annual World Conference and Exhibition for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing that took place in Las Vegas, NV was excellent and definitely lived up to its’ reputation. The Exhibitor Show is known for having the newest and coolest products and services for the Trade Show and Corporate Event Industry. There is the annual distinguished Buyer’s Choice Award that most innovative and cutting edge companies (Exhibitors) want to achieve and WIN.
However, this Exhibitor 2011 Show was a little different. Yes, the Show had the typical amount of Exciting Exhibit Designers, Awesome Event Companies, Reliable Freight Companies, No-Hassle Registration Companies but this year the Show had many multi media and interactive technology companies.
BUYERS CHOICE AWARDS
The following five products were chosen by Exhibit Managers
out of the dozens of New Product Showcase entries. All are multi-media and interactive technologies to enhance the exhibitor or attendees experience.
Want a captive audience? The PhotonInteractive Display from PeopleVisionFX brings futuristic interactivity to a whole new level thanks to a transparent, holographic-like effect that allows video images of varying levels of translucency to be projected onto a transparent screen. Unlike ordinary holograms, however, the interactive display is able to move thanks to a touch-sensitive surface. The edges of the transparent screen can even be hidden in framing elements, creating high-definition images that seem to hover in mid-air. Images can be solid or “ghostly,” opening the door for theatrical applications. Each custom, modular display is designed to meet your specifications and is upwardly compatible, allowing you to upgrade your exhibit at any time to incorporate new messages or the latest technological innovations.
Contact: PeopleVisionFX, Roselle, NJ, 973-509-2056, www.peoplevisionfx.com
iPad Lead System
If your booth staff is tired of overcrowding near your communal, stationary attendee-tracking device, the cloud-based NewLeads Inc. iPad Lead System (MobilePartner for iPad) may be the answer. The system eliminates the need for communal lead-qualification systems, providing any sales rep or booth-staff member with an iPad, wireless tablet, or mobile phone with the freedom to conduct individual lead qualification anywhere in your booth. The system can also display literature, play videos, and provide booth staff with an endless supply of other support material, enabling them to engage in in-depth conversations that lead to better qualified leads.
Contact: NewLeads Inc., Ventura, CA, 805-658-3330, www.newleads.com
Kaon PresenterPro from Kaon Interactive Inc. brings 3-D interactivity to the sales toolbox and onto the trade show floor. Using an iPad, booth personnel can use the software to simplify sophisticated product stories by launching realistic 3-D product models that look and behave like actual products. Customers and prospects can even test drive solutions for themselves using the iPad’s touchscreen interface to view products from every angle and explore options and features (such as opening drawers). In addition to using an iPad to display content anywhere in a booth, booth staff also have the option of presenting content to audiences of all sizes using a standard projector or large external monitor, which can be wirelessly controlled with an iPad. The Kaon PresenterPro package includes one Apple iPad preloaded with Kaon PresenterPro software and a Kaon PresenterPro appliance that measures 6-by-13.5-by-17 inches. The appliance can be placed under a podium, in an AV closet, or under a projector, hiding it from view.
Contact: Kaon Interactive Inc., Maynard, MA, 978-823-0111, www.kaon.com
Concierge Elite by Freeman alleviates the headaches associated with booth setup and tear down by allowing exhibitors to use their mobile device or smart phone to handle logistics from the comfort of their booth or hotel. The mobile application features the ability to check the status of freight, receive e-mail or text alerts for freight notifications, submit service requests, review booth-related orders, and more. Users control the frequency and type of notifications they receive (text or e-mail), and can request that those notifications be sent to a list of additional contacts as well.
Contact: Freeman, Dallas, 214-445-1000
EZ Engage Interactive Wall
Let the EZ Engage Interactive Wall from Moss Inc. grab attendees’ attention for you. The EZ Engage is a 39-by-93-inch fabric wall that integrates a 32-inch monitor, eight LED-lit motion sensors, and an integrated computer hard drive. The monitor, sensors, and computer are contained within a 3.15-inch wall. With a mere wave of the hand, show attendees can interact with EZ’s touch-less graphics interface to play product demos, review product specs, and peruse marketing literature. Even a minimally fluent computer user should find the EZ system setup entirely intuitive – no advanced degree from MIT required.
Contact: Moss Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL, 800-341-1557, www.mossinc.com
We need more of these multi-touch interactive companies in the Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing Industry. Our Exhibitors and Attendees are asking us about this technology and desire these new marketing tools at their shows and events.
One company in the San Francisco Bay Area that is on the cutting edge of this technology is 22 Miles based in San Jose, CA. They are making trade show business presentations appealing to the Trade Show Manager and Marketing Manager by offering some key solutions to the ongoing trade show marketing dilemma of attracting people to your booth or event area and getting your message out.
22 Miles has the modern technology to keep you ahead of the competition with their business presentation technology and engage the attendees and potential customers with excitement and information.
Plus the intuitive touchscreen interfaces, on both the PC and iPad versions of software, which makes it easy for first timers to use and experience the benefits of the multi-touch systems.
For more information on 22 Miles
65 N 2ND ST
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Direct: (408) 837-0589
Here is some additional information on our Convey Product Line.
Convey Information Placard: Bring your message to the forefront
Convey your message in style with Convey® Information Placards. They’re a perfect complement to trade show exhibits and can be used as stand-alone kiosks in retail applications, in office lobbies or at special events.
Sturdy, Lightweight Design
Convey assembles with ease and, even though it has a small footprint, is very sturdy. A single unit weighs just 20 lbs. (9 kg).
Branded Profile Graphics
Convey represents your brand with custom graphics that can be profiled in a variety of shapes. Panel easily attach with magnet.
For ideas or comments about Multi-Touch Systems or Interactive Presentations at Events or Trade shows please contact me at email@example.com
Looking for proof that trade shows are still a powerful marketing medium? You’ve got it! Skyline and EXPO Magazine have created a new white paper. Based on extensive surveys with over 500 trade show exhibitors and attendees, this report reveals that even in the midst of recent technological changes, exhibitors and attendees still find significant value in trade shows, and expect to for many years ahead.