Assessing Event Tech Needs in 2023

Gain insight and understanding of an evolving meetings technology marketplace from those who know it best.


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This webinar originally took place January 25, 2023.

Are you using event technology in the same way you planned to a year ago? Keeping up with today's tech marketplace is a daunting task. Two years ago it seemed every high-profile event professional would wind up working for a tech supplier, and we wrote about a few who made the jump. Much has changed since then.

Join us for this live, interactive webinar, in which event prof superstars Julius Solaris, Nick Borelli and Anh Nguyen share their insights on the current marketplace, fueled by their perspectives of having worked as both buyers and tech suppliers. We'll address how the market is evolving, how that might influence your choice of technology and partners, and which next big things might come to pass.
Check out the original article about event professionals joining the "dark side" as we discuss how perspectives have shifted.


    Earns 1 Hour of CMP Credit 



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    Julius Solaris


    Julius Solaris is the founder of Boldpush, a management consultancy agency for the event industry. He is a well-known and highly influential industry personality who founded EventMB and Showthemes and has worked for the event technology companies Swapcard and Hopin. He has run dozens of technology events.
    Julius has been named one of the most influential individuals in the meetings industry by a wide variety of publications, most recently by Meetings & Conventions in October 2022. In 2020, 60,000 event professionals attended events that he designed. Julius has been a keynote speaker for events in 12 countries and for more than 200,000 attendees. He is the author of Event Technology: A Market Overview, a comprehensive research report available through Boldpush.


    Anh Nguyen

    Head of Customer Success

    Anh Nguyen is the head of customer success at Twine, a platform designed to connect and engage remote and distributed employees. She is also the founder of Spark Event Management, an award-winning, full-service event management firm, and the Spark Event Collective, a network of independent planners collaborating to deliver event experiences.

    Anh is a seasoned business event professional with more than 15 years of event design, production and management experience. 
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    Nick Borelli


    Borelli Strategies

    Nick's mission is to improve experiences for attendees by supporting and advancing event professionals. As president and chief strategist of Borelli Strategies, he specializes in applying design thinking to accomplishing big goals. He speaks internationally on a range of topics, ranging from his professional focus — live-experience marketing — to industry hot-button issues such as diversity, pricing transparency and association leadership.
    Nick was the first instructor of MPI’s Event Marketing Strategist course and served in that role for a number of years. He has been a co-host of the Event Brew podcast since 2019, where he discusses the latest issues affecting live event professionals. From 2021 to 2022, he also served as the host of the Exchange podcast for Allseated,for which he interviewed technologists on topics including hybrid event strategy and the Metaverse.



    Michael J. Shapiro

    Executive Editor, Northstar Meetings Group
    Northstar Meetings Group

    Michael has covered the transformative effects of technology on meetings and travel for more than a dozen years at Northstar, where he also plays a key role in developing content on industry trends, hospitality, and a wide variety of destinations. He is a writer, editor, photographer and recently returned expat, following a lengthy stay in Guadalajara — aka the Silicon Valley of Mexico.


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