On Thursday 9th November, suppliers and buyers from the entire spectrum of the events industry will network and celebrate at the Event Technology Awards. Here are some of the companies hoping to win one of these prestigious awards.

5. IET London: Savoy Place recognised as one of London’s finest venues for STEM events

Following the venues reopening in 2016, after an extensive two-year closure and £30 million renovations, IET London: Savoy Place is recognised as one of London’s finest venues for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events.

As a Global Engineering Hub, accessibility and connectivity are at the heart of everything the IET values. The venue is also the UK headquarters for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), with Savoy Place renowned for its technological and digital production capabilities.

Central to this is an advanced digital ‘fibre core’ infrastructure embedded throughout the building, this ensures the standard tech offering is superior and, most importantly, well placed to cope with future technology trends and client expectations.

Through a 500MB bandwidth, available up to 2GB capacity, Savoy Place is also able to support multiple devices concurrently connecting to its Wi-Fi during an event.

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The venue is proud of its engineering past, present and future and celebrate this with a series of exhibits throughout the historic building at Savoy Place. These exhibits, in particular, the ‘100 engineering ideas that changed the world’, and ‘digital chandelier’ hanging in reception, have the ability to be branded around each event. In addition to this, the venue has the flexibility and capacity to:

Link the two lecture theatres to create a mega lecture with capacity for 626 – rooms can stream between each other and have Q&A sessions

  • Dedicated floor boxes in all meeting rooms and lecture theatres for tv or external AV companies to connect film cameras directly to the central Tricatser for live streaming and filming
  • 76  x IPTV screens around the building allow the IET to stream lectures, video clips and logos to any screen in the building
  • Electronic banner system in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre to hoist client’s fabric banners

New AV equipment and production lighting fitted in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre, consisting of 10 moving head lights, means the theatre can now offer lighting support for higher-spec events, awards and conferences.

Savoy Place is always evolving, digital upgrades earlier this year included replacing the 100 inch LED walls with a 140 inch projector wall in the Exhibition Room and Watson Watt, which also features added PIP (Picture in Picture) software.

Located on London’s Embankment, Savoy Place offers some of the best views across the capital from its roof terrace – the perfect spot for daytime and evening receptions.

IET:Savoy Place

4. Saville AV – dynamic live event technical production specialists

With an amazing heritage spanning nearly 50 years, Saville AV is one of the industry’s most established and dynamic live event technical production specialists. Our team of experts offers a range of solutions for live events including technical event design and production, digital event services, AV equipment hire and venue support, across the UK and globally.

With over 100 conference and live event professionals based across the country, our technical team are the industry experts on staging, supporting and producing events around the globe; from hotels and arenas through to warehouses and external spaces, we are the experts. From initial consultation and planning right through to final delivery of the event, the Saville team is committed to producing event experiences that engage audiences, inspires their participation and ensures the brand experience is on message, on brand.

Our passion is about embracing new technology to drive business communications forward, ensuring we stay relevant in today’s fast paced live events arena. This was demonstrated perfectly with the launch of our dedicated digital events department in 2012, which has seen a 20% growth year on year in-line with demand. Providing a host of digital services including webcasting, bespoke event app development and voting and response systems, our commitment to research and development means we always stay ahead of the game.

We recognise the importance of collaboration, particularly through industry partnerships and have already built trusted relationships with a diverse range of impressive venues across the UK. The commitment to working with venues as an extension to their in-house teams, means we can share technical production expertise, ranging from design suggestions which help optimise event spaces right through to brand engagement solutions, delivering results that exceed client expectations.

If you need technical event design and production ideas, venue advice, digital event services, or just plain AV equipment hire, then let’s talk!

3. uTRAC – Event Workforce Management Software

uTRAC is cloud-based solution that simplifies the scheduling, booking and tracking of workers at multiple event sites. Sign up for a free trial at www.utraconline.com to see how uTRAC can save both time & money.

Simpler Scheduling Better Communication Faster Billing & Payroll

Whatever the complexity of your events, uTRAC’s simple online solution allows you to quickly coordinate and track any volume of workers across multiple locations from recruitment to payment.

SIMPLER SCHEDULING

uTRAC’s easy to use Drag & Drop scheduling interface is ideal for organizing your teams for multiple projects allowing managers to adapt quickly to changing staffing demands, avoid double booking staff, and track labor costs. uTRAC’s QuickFill AI can also automatically assign the best available team for each shift.

BETTER COMMUNICATION

With improved communication with your staff, you can confirm staff and freelancers for upcoming shifts in no time. Send requests via Email or SMS and allow staff to log into the Staff Portal to confirm their availability to work and request time off. Staff may also review publicly available shifts and apply to work through the uTRAC Job Board.

FASTER BILLING AND PAYROLL

uTRAC facilitates reporting in excel, pdf and csv format. Download timesheets, billing & wage reports, workforce analysis, and profit/loss balances in seconds. uTRAC’s clean and painless reporting features allow you to accurately invoice clients and complete your periods’ payroll at the click of a button.

2. YSLV at Event Tech Live 2017

Founded in 1997 and celebrating our 20th birthday this year YSLV is the UK’s longest running big screen rental specialist. Today we work with stand builders, agencies, exhibitors, production companies, trade and end-users direct to deliver and create AV solutions with a strong emphasis on display technology. We provide an extensive range of the latest technology – LED screens, video walls, HD & 4K TVs, interactive products and bespoke digital solutions for projects, events, exhibitions and permanent installations in the UK and worldwide.

At Event Tech Live 2017 will have an interactive experience to allow visitors to explore our range of AV and event technology in more detail. Using an exciting new system developed by our creative team use your smartphone to interact with our stand and receive information instantly about our products and services in a fun and creative way.

The star of our stand will be our new V-Lite XCITE 2.6 LED screen – our premium 2.6mm pixel pitch LED screen panels for exhibitions, conferences and virtually any indoor event. Each square meter contains a breath-taking 147,456 pixels and coupled with 4K processing units allows for bigger and better higher resolution screens. It’s black faced SMD LEDs and flat black mask delivers rich blacks and contrast. Plus, with the option to build the panels in a curve it is an exciting creative product not to be missed.

Visit us on stand 500 to explore our technology, solutions and ask us questions about event tech, LED and your upcoming projects!

Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.