Event360: Eight tech trends for events

Solomon Rogers, founder of Rewind, discussed eight top technology trends and how they can be applied to events at Event360 in London today (23 June).

Solomon Rogers discussed eight tech trends for events at Event360
Solomon Rogers discussed eight tech trends for events at Event360

Wearable tech

He explained it allows organisers to target offers, deliver personalised experiences and connect better with attendees.

Payments tech

While it is already used by Londoners who travel on the Underground, Rogers predicts payments tech is on the rise at events.


Rogers exaplined Ibeacons operate as: "A location tracker device which knows how close it is to an object. They allow you to communicate with attendees and track where they are."

Internet of Things (IOT)

This includes intelligent stands, personal experiences, and making automated or intelligent objects.

Augmented reality

Rogers referred to a project involving champagne brand G.H Mumm. "People could stand in front of a screen and virtually spray champagne."


"They allow you to visually cover large spaces," said Rogers. "As they get more intelligent we’ll be able to capture our events automatically."

He added Amazon is even talking about drone deliveries, which can deliver products to consumers via within 30 minutes of purchase. 

Projection mapping

Rogers described this technology as enabling people to: "Turn any surface into a screen."

Hologram projection

He explained hologram projection is becoming more powerful at events. "It enables you to bring your chief executive or a celebrity to an event," he said. 

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