As Internet World UK celebrates its 20th anniversary, Nadia Cameron caught up with event director Andy Kiwanuka to find out how this show has kept its position in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
There aren’t many technology shows that have experienced recession, three owners, the dotcom bubble bust, global expansion and implosion, and the social media revolution and lived to tell the tale. There aren’t many technology companies who’ve survived, for that matter.
Andy Center has a passion for running exhibitions that disrupt the status quo in professional markets. He talks to EN about how CloserStill plans to shake up the trade exhibition space at home and abroad.
A look at emerging mobile technology players making exhibitions a more efficient place to do business.
The role smartphones play at exhibitions is increasingly sophisticated. From mobile communication to swapping contact details, sharing content, automatically notifying others of your presence and even augmenting reality as you operate on the show floor, carefully selected technology is finding traction at exhibitions.
What would you do if your show was hit by catastrophe? Nadia Cameron asks organisers to outline the biggest crises they’ve faced and how they prepared for the unpredictable.
In the words of Niche Events’ Peter Jones, live events can be “unpredictable beasts”. Political disputes, economic threats, acts of God and transport strikes are just some of the potential disasters awaiting even the most prepared exhibition organiser in the lead-up to and during an event.