Business speed dating with the polySTAGE

Innovative networking at the 2024 ICCA Client Supplier European Venue Workshop

Ein Mann und eine Frau an einem Tisch beim Gespraech im Austria Center Vienna neben der polySTAGE am ICCA Client Supplier European Venue Workshop 2024
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The Austria Center Vienna hosted the 2024 ICCA Client Supplier European Venue Workshop. An event that brought together the who’s who from Europe’s conference venues and congress organisation companies. Right in the heart of it all: the polySTAGE, providing the backdrop for innovative business speed dating in the entrance hall.

-The big kick-off

The polySTAGE in the entrance hall welcomed participants with a personal greeting after their badges were scanned. A video message with AI-generated translation from HeyGen helped get guests in the mood for the innovative workshop ahead. After the countdown, the polySTAGE showcase began, with the movable LED panels morphing into different settings: from art gallery to digital exhibition stand.

Countdown der polySTAGE bei daemmrigen Licht vor Publikum.

-Innovative business speed dating

During the subsequent one-on-ones – which followed a business speed dating format – the representatives of the different congress centres had the opportunity to talk to the associations directly. Once again, the polySTAGE took centre stage. Branded according to congress location, the tables were arranged in a circle alongside the LED panels to create an inviting setting for exchanging ideas

Ein Mann und eine Frau beim Business Speed Dating im Austria Center Vienna am ICCA Client Supplier European Venue Workshop 2024


Preparation work for the ICCA Workshop before the first guests arrive. The visitors sit down at the polySTAGE and listen to a presentation. The participants sit in pairs at tables around the polySTAGE.

-Encouraging participation

The Event Cockpit on participants’ mobile phones not only gave a overview of the programme, it also encouraged interaction. A quick selfie with a business contact? Or a personal post for the Wordcloud of the day? At the end of the event, the user-generated content was shown on the screens in the entrance hall.

Frau posiert fuer Selfie vor einer LED-Wand, auf der die Gloriette in Park Schoenbrunn zu sehen ist.

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