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Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

  • 1.  Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 07-31-2019 19:06
    Wondering if you would have any suggested providers for these wayfinders on a rental basis for our annual conference in Vancouver, BC next year? There seems to be a limited number of local companies who do this as most don't do short-term rentals. The one we used this year was a company from Alberta.

    Appreciate any recommendations! Thanks in advance.
    #Miscellaneous

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    Armi Pamintuan
    Conference and Events Planner
    BCNET
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  • 2.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-02-2019 17:07
    Spectrio is an awesome company for digital wayfinding technology. They have exactly what you are looking for! You can request a demo on their site: spectrio.com.

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    Haley Kilar
    Junior Operations Coordinator
    Encore Live Productions
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  • 3.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-05-2019 10:35
    Did you ask the venue if they have something in-house that you can rent; or perhaps they have a vendor recommendation?

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme McMilllen & Associates
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  • 4.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-05-2019 11:14
    I would ask for recommendations from the location where the conference is being held.​

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    Colleen payne
    Business Travel Sales Manager
    Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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  • 5.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-05-2019 11:47
    We have never used anything like that, we have only used the app, crowdcompass. Does the facility have one that you could use or a company they work with?

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    Courtney Riley
    Digital Media Supervisor
    CNC Software, Inc.
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  • 6.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-05-2019 15:24
    Not exactly what you're looking for but another idea: We typically use CrowdCompass to post a map for attendees with "hotspots". That way you can link items on the attendees' agenda with the location on the map.

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    Camila Macnally
    Account Coordinator
    JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-06-2019 11:36
    Perhaps if you're using an agency or vendor -- if you could rent touch screens from the venue and find an agency to create the way finder in Intuiface for you? It's a solution we're currently using and you can easily build out content and use on any screen

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    Rachel Sigley
    Branding
    Tata America International Corporation
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  • 8.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-06-2019 13:27
    We have just used iPads in the past with stands.

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    Andrea Johnson
    Contract Administrator
    Association of Communication Engineers
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  • 9.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-06-2019 15:40
    I always get the best vendor recommendations from my venues, especially when I'm in an area that I don't have a large vendor contact list for. Could you rent touch screen TV's and plug in your computer to sync as a backup option?

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    Megan Ridgway
    Sr. Specialist, Event Operations
    S&P Global Market Intelligence(PreviouslySNL Financial LC)
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  • 10.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-06-2019 23:39
    HOtels usually have a list of recommended vendors. The rabbit hole may lead you to what will work

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    Kim Schechter
    Program and Administrative Manager
    Executive Director Inc.
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  • 11.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-07-2019 17:47
    My question is: what is the purpose of digital wayfinding tech? Do you truly need it for finding meeting rooms or onsite amenities? Or is a way to engage attendees? Recently Julian Solaris of EventMB mentioned on this video Trend #4, Passive Engagement, which starts at 2:12. Smart Projection Mapping on a table (micro projection mapping). One of the AV sponsors, AV Concepts, at CventCONNECT 2018 had this on display, ​

    Once you know what your reason for wanting digital wayfinding tech is, you can figure out if DWF is truly what you need, or if there is some other engagement or logistics tool that is more affordable and more effective.

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    Brenda Ainsburg
    Channel Program Manager
    brenda.ainsburg@siemens.com
    Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    United States
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  • 12.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-09-2019 10:33
    Good point @Brenda Ainsburg. Also the suggestions to ask the venue makes the most sense.​

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    Hallie Loeb
    Meeting Technology Specialist
    Travel and Transport, Inc.
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  • 13.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-09-2019 17:43
    It really varies, so the venue is the best place to start.

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    Jacqueline C. Ward, CMP
    Director, Continuing Legal Education & Special Events, UNC-Chapel Hill
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  • 14.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-12-2019 10:35
    Edited by Melissa Thuston 08-12-2019 10:35
    I have never used wayfinding technology, but I would recommend asking your venue. Best of luck in your search.

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    Melissa Thuston
    Sr. Corporate Meeting and Event Planner
    Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
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  • 15.  RE: Interactive digital wayfinding kiosks

    Posted 08-14-2019 16:50
    Hi there,

    Here are two helpful links we used for our event in Toronto. They provide customs brokers as well as other helpful information for USA planners hosting meetings in Canada.

    http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/ie-ei/menu-eng.html

    https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/business/bring-business-guests/organize-international-event-canada.html

    Good luck!
    Jordan

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    Jordan Harness
    Senior Meeting and Event Planner
    1st Global, Inc.(1st Partners Inc.)
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