The events industry is slow to adopt new technologies and has
seen sustainability slide down the list of priorities according to
the young event profs on QHotels' Event Profs Panel.
The findings are part of the second
report from the group, formed by QHotels to bring events
professionals with less than five years' experience together, to
help shape the future of the C&E industry.
While expectations of what technology should be offered as
standard have increased - with connectivity and 'ready to go' AV
facilities being minimum requirements- emerging technologies such
as, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are slow to
penetrate, due to high cost, low client demand and concerns over
Sustainability, whilst a priority for corporates and agencies
internally, is often thought to be overlooked when it comes to
events and choosing venues, with cost and additional benefits
proving to be more important
Contributing to the roundtable discussions were agency and
corporate events professionals from PwC, Absolute Corporate Events,
First Choice Conference & Events, Donaldson Davis, Compleat
Conference Company, ArrangeMY, Brief2Event, Hilti GB, Gorkana and
Porterhouse Medical attended the events.
QHotels' Marketing Director, Claire Rowland- who led the
roundtable discussions - said: "Our Event Profs Panel roundtable
event provided a great opportunity for panel members to share
valuable opinions and ideas and their views on technology and
sustainability have been particularly insightful.
"Over time we will use these views to improve our own service,
technology, facilities and packages, to address what's important to
this generation. But beyond that, by sharing the panel's views, we
hope to stimulate discussion amongst the industry around these
important topics, to help shape the future of events.
Findings and discussions from the events can be found in the Event Profs
Panel Report, available on QHotels' website: QHotels.co.uk/EventProfsPanelReport.
Back to news and blog
There are no comments on the post yet. Be the first.
All required fields are marked with a *
Please enter your email address here so that we can send you our latest offers. We promise not to bombard your inbox but simply keep you up to date with QHotels best offers.