International Confex has announced the launch of the Smart Venue Summit, a networking and knowledge-sharing event set to take place on the eve of the show on 25 February 2019, 2pm-7pm.

The new event will look at the changing venue landscape as new technology and innovations increasingly become a vital part of their infrastructure and offering to organisers, exhibitors and delegates.

The content programme will include:

  • An organiser wish list from outgoing MA Exhibitions MD Ed Tranter
  • Case study of an international smart venue – RAI Amsterdam
  • Venue tech showcase – an overview of the marketplace
  • Future of venue tech – discerning innovation from gimmick from must-have
  • 5G – what exactly will it mean for venues?
  • Getting it right from the start – build and refurb

International Confex event director Liz Agostini commented: “There is a huge amount of knowledge and experience amongst the venue IT & tech infrastructure directors both in the UK and globally. All are concerned with future-proofing their spaces from a tech perspective, whatever stage of development their venues are at, and are making decisions on huge sums of investment.

“The idea of the Smart Venue Summit is to create a forum where those at the coal-face can get together to share knowledge and benefit from each other’s experience and perspective.”

The event will cost £220 per head for attendees, while venue exhibitors at International Confex will enjoy two free places. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 481 1122.