EIBTM report predicts growth of technology

The ongoing digital revolution will change the face of the C&I industry, according to the EIBTM Technology and Travel Five Year Trends Report, published last month. The second in a series of three trends reports commissioned by the trade show, it predicts that technical developments will help event organisers work "faster, better and more cheaply". Author of the research Rob Davidson, EIBTM’s industry analyst, forecasts substantial growth in the use of internet booking systems, virtual site selection and online incentive management programmes. Other developments include the adoption by conference organisers of Radio Frequency Identification badging systems, allowing delegates to "effortlessly co-ordinate their agendas", and the use of airborne wireless internet connectivity, expected to be established by major airlines by 2009.

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