As we wave goodbye to the Summer sun, we welcome the changing colours of the leaves and darker nights as Autumn approaches.

What’s more, we also get to look forward to the upcoming events hitting venues across the UK and Europe

Event technology has developed leaps and bounds in past years. Certain event-tech trends are bound to stay while some technologies will see major updates.

Here are our predictions for event-tech trends this coming Autumn:



LED panels are a great choice for customers who require high picture quality.

LED technology gives ultra-bright image quality and is particularly attractive when mounted together into panels.

In addition to this, LED panels boast excellent colour rendering and are especially striking.

Our LED panels can be used to display presentations, cutting-edge games, video content, and so much more. We offer a series of different LED solutions to suit your every need. Whether you need an LED wall, floor, curved LED or flown solutions.

LED doesn’t just have to be wall-mounted, we can use it to create eye-catching builds and spectacles to gather a crowd.



You’re familiar with signing into an event with a pen and paper, and even with your fingerprint, but we think facial recognition will be commonplace at events over the next few months.

Facial recognition is the fastest check-in method. It’s secure and it ‘wows’ attendees from the very beginning of the event with its ‘futuristic’ elements.

It minimises attendee actions while in line, such as looking for print-outs or e-receipts on a phone and is a proven way to speed up the admission of attendees.



Mobile apps used to be an obscure addition to an event, but we’re happy to see that they’re becoming commonplace.

A lot of events these days are going smarter, making the most of a mobile event app to enhance attendees’ experiences.

They allow visitors to get important information regarding the event while they’re on the go, such as event schedules, speaker information and more.

Apps can integrate everything from video and imagery through to augmented reality and artificial intelligence to make the event more captivating.



We predict that drones and live video mapping at events will see a huge increase at upcoming events.

The technology allows for audience interaction and creates stunning content to be used at future events as drones soar above busy event halls and setups.

It turns spectators into active participants during a presentation and gives audiences an interactive experience that will create memories for weeks to come.



Enjoy stunning picture quality like no other with 4K screens.

These high-quality screens are sure to go down a storm at your next event thanks to their ability to display content in high clarity.

With one of our 4K screens from a number of leading brands, you can enjoy seamlessly life-like imagery, video content and more.



RFID saw a massive increase in 2018, and we predict that the popularity of RFID will continue to soar in the next year, along with beacon technology.

The rise in RFID popularity has benefited many events by streamlining the entry process, minimising costs, and even collecting useful data on attendees – and therefore, we don’t think this rise will slow down anytime soon.

Similarly, beacon technology has allowed event attendees to use their phones to get connected during events. As mobile technology becomes more and more sophisticated, we believe beacon technology will become even more integral during events.



Events put a heavy focus on experiences, and with the rise of experiential marketing, experiential tech is the next logical step.

Event technology such as 3D projection mapping, video mapping, and more that aid event planners in developing these experiences are the future.

They allow event planners to work out what technology would be beneficial in different environments before an event has even happened, and helps them to find creative ways to leverage the same for a memorable event experience.



AI is making great leaps in every field imaginable, and events are no different.

One of the most popular implementations of AI is within social media sites such as Facebook chatbot, something that many businesses can make use of ahead of their next event.

There may come a time when chatbots can even host events like Sophia The Robot – it’s only a matter of time to see how event professionals will make the most of AI.



It’s the leading name in technology, and you can’t walk more than a few steps without seeing an Apple product.

We stock everything from iMacs and iPads to iPhones, iPods, Mac Pros, Apple Cinema Displays, Mac Minis, Apple TVs and more that all feature a number of innovative programmes and features for you to utilise.

Create and display content from your Apple device that can be seamlessly shared between products thanks to Apple’s connectivity.

With both original and brand new models, you can be paired with Apple products that suit your booth’s bespoke needs when you hire from ITR. Hire iPads for interactivity between your audience while using iMac, Mac Pro, Apple Cinema Screens, Apple TV screens to display dazzling content during presentations and talks.

Want to learn more about hiring emerging technology for your next event? Contact ITR for more.