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New Technology: It's a kind of magic

New Technology: It's a kind of magic

Room 1 | 14:00 – 15:00 | Thursday


With just five minutes to pitch their product, invention or idea, the new technology panel is a popular hour in the ILMC conference schedule. Our resident tech adviser Steve Machin hosts the session which previews some of the most innovative emerging solutions. From VR and AR to blockchain, holograms, ticketing, mobile apps and beyond… if you want to get ahead on the latest technology to impact the business, it’s 60-minutes you can’t afford to miss.



Amondo is the leading content curation tool for capturing and showcasing the world’s greatest live events. Their technology collates all photos, videos, socials and other content generated at an event and curates a feed – called an Imprint. Then the highlights from the event are available for all those involved to enjoy.


The Aventus Protocol uses blockchain for ticketing. It features controlled ticket prices and recordings of every ticket sale using a unique identity. Rights holders define the rules that everybody in the ticketing supply chain must follow. The software is important for combatting ticket touting and counterfeit ticket production.


Bubbl is a cloud-based marketing platform and app plug in that supercharges app engagement and app user retention for brands. It allows brands to connect with customers through audio, visual and video content, merchandise, and surveys. It also provides insight into when and where people use your app in order to curate well-timed campaigns.


Event Genius is the complete event solution. They offer a range of industry-leading tools like mobile-friendly, white-label box offices, fan engagement apps, an award-winning cashless POS service and fast access control solutions. Promoters can even sell their tickets through Ticket Arena. Their innovative event technology has increased their market share and they have become an award-winning provider across the UK and Europe.


FestYvent provides an app for all events and festivals, allowing audiences to be better connected and engaged. Their software allows companies to reach their audience and offer suggestions, updates, events, push communications and schedules. It also creates data and gives an insightful understanding, making it easier to tailor sponsors and partners in order to monetise from audiences’ interests and activities.


Ticket fraud and unwanted ticket touting cost the live events industries vast sums of money in lost revenue and damaged reputations. Touts scoop up tickets using bots and resell them multiple times for huge profits. Piktical provides an independent digital ticketing hub where tickets are secured through automated photo-ID checks using facial recognition on their mobile devices. Our unique solution brings a human touch to the problem of making sure tickets are genuine, affordable and secure. Our aim is to beat the bots, tackle the touts and put event organisers back in control of their tickets.