Central Hall to deconstruct holographic technology at Confex

Following Central Hall Westminster’s debut event technology webinar earlier this month, which kicked off its Event Technology Challenged campaign, the venue will run a panel discussion at International Confex next week, deconstructing holographic and projection mapping technology.

The discussion will take place in the Technology Theatre at 12:15pm on Wednesday 18 February 2015.

The panel of experts will include Ian O’Connell of holographic projection technology specialist Musion Events, Matt Green of Broadsword Production Group and Robin Purslow, managing director of Eclipse Presentations. They will discuss the logistical and financial implications of these emerging technologies and look at how event professionals can begin to bridge the gap between everyday events and game-changing tech.

The session will be chaired by Central Hall’s Maria Schuett, who is leading the Event Technology Challenged campaign, which is focused on exploring how interaction and experience at events can be improved by technology.

Liz Agostini, International Confex event director, says: “There is no doubt that holographic and projection mapping technology sit firmly at the forefront of event technology and that both of these completely re-define the potential of tech within events.

“It’s important that our mindset as organisers keeps pace with galloping technology and that we are prepared to be bold and innovative. This discussion is therefore a must-attend for all organisers who should be seeking to de-mystify, embrace and incorporate these mind-blowing developments into their events.”

With five days to go until International Confex opens at Olympia, London, exhibitors are confirming a host of exciting activities set to take place at their stands across the two-day show.

To help visitors to Confex get an idea and feel for its offering of venues and event suppliers, Accredited in Meetings (AIM) is encouraging visitors to collect an AIM Trail card from the AIM Pavilion (stand CC58) and collect a stamp from participating stands displaying the AIM logo.

Completed cards should be returned to the AIM Pavilion to be in with a chance of winning prizes, including spa breaks, two tickets for Alan Carr at the Bournemouth International Centre, Champagne, tickets to top sports events, gift hampers and more.

Southport Conferences will launch its first Stay & Play Guide at the show this year. The series of guides will come in print, digital and video format and come off the back of the destination’s research on business extensions launched at the exhibition last year.

The guides will go live at the show where the destination will be exhibiting on stand CG41, where the team will also be offering complimentary hand massages.

Following the recent arrival of three new, handcrafted copper pit stills at the new whiskey distillery in Dublin’s Newmarket in The Liberties, Meet in Ireland is hosting whiskey comparison tastings on its stand (CB49) by Whiskey expert John Callely. The tastings will take place on both days at 11.30, 2.30pm and 4pm.

Events and visual communications sector trade association EVCOM is inviting visitors to an induction event on Thursday 19 February at Confex. This induction event is for anyone interested in learning what EVCOM is all about. Taking place at Event in Situ in the Lower Gallery (12.00-12.45), the event will be followed by a free networking reception. If you are interested in attending, register for Confex here and confirm your attendance for the EVCOM event by emailing harpreet@evcom.org.uk.

The co-located International Confex, Event Production Show and OMPA take place at Olympia London, 18-19 February 2015.

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