Central Hub

  • Central Hub

    The Central Hub gave attendees the opportunity to learn about hot trends, check out new technology, relax, network or get a headshot! We brought back some of the most popular features from previous years' such as the Spotlight Stage and the Tech Collective area which featured new start-up technology companies.

  • Tech Tours

    Quick, bite-sized tours of the start up companies were held in our Tech Collective area. Each company was new to the events industry, featuring innovative solutions to improve the lives of busy event professionals. Attendees learnt about experiential solutions, new software tools, and fresh ways to make a big impact at their events.

    • Date: Thursday, June 15
    • Times: 11:20am, 3:40pm and 5:20pm

    Tech Collective companies

    #EventTech Pitch Competition

    There are so many innovative technology solutions in the industry; we think it’s time for a showdown! Five technology based exhibitors will be showcasing their products in our first ever pitch competition. The company with the most innovative product will be selected as the winner by our independent team of judges. Head over to the Central Hub to see this live, interactive and fast-paced competition.

    • Date: Friday, June 16th
    • Time: 8:30am – 9:00am
  • Spotlight Stage

    The Spotlight Stage offers the opportunity for different speakers/topics of interest to be shared with both meeting planners and suppliers. This will be presented throughout the event during the official breaks.

    Garrett Popcorn

    Our Garrett Special Markets Team is dedicated to helping you create a memorable gourmet popcorn experience for your business events by customizing your logo on our tins and bags. Our handcrafted Garrett is truly like no other and a great way to make a lasting and delicious impression.

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  • Chuck Fazio’s Headshot Lounge

    Brought to you by Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Chuck Fazio’s HeadShotLOUNGE™ is the original and most popular convention and trade show head shot-taking experience! No activity of its type has appeared at more national meetings industry tradeshows than has Chuck Fazio’s HeadShotLOUNGE! Stop by, take a new professional photo and see how it works.

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    Posture Consulting

    Specializing in chiropractic care and foot massage, Tired Soles will be providing electronic posture evaluations in the Central Hub for all attendees. In just 10 minutes their team of experts can assess your posture, taking into account your personal health history and lifestyle. You’ll then be provided with a complete study that can quickly bring you proven benefits such as alleviating headaches or sinus troubles, neck or low back pain and digestive issues.

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  • doTERRA

    Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Be sure to stop by the Central Hub to learn how to safely use DoTERRA essential oils.

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    Photoboxx

    Photoboxx made tagging photos experiential. We are a hashtag printing and digital display service that replaces the traditional photo activation and allows users to hold their social media posts instantly at your events. Having us as a part of your event creates more engagement with guests and your social media.

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  • TECHbar

    This interactive spot is staffed by Dahlia+  and her team of experts! The team is available to field questions on both hardware and software available for the meetings and events industry. The TECHBar also serves as a place to discuss, search and evaluate solutions real-time with the aid of tech experts and educational tools.


  • Need more information?

    Would you like more information about the show? Get in touch with our dedicated customer service team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have:

    U.S office:
    T: 1-800-417-8646
    E: ibtmamerica@reedexpo.com

    U.K office:
    T: +44(0)20 8271 2136
    E: ibtmamerica.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk 

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