New Event Furniture Gives Technology a Seat
Staying connected and charged is a concern for all show and meeting attendees today. The importance of not only being connected to our devices but to also maintain accessibility to the office is apparent when attendees rush to find wall outlets to charge their phones or other electronics. Attendees now expect convenient areas to plug in their mobile devices, whereas a few years ago, they would have been pleasantly surprised to find them.
A Backseat, That is
It’s no surprise that the latest gadgets, from wearables to personal assistants, allow us to easily access technology while still participating in everyday life. It follows that event attendees need technology that’s seamlessly integrated into meetings, shows and events.
CORT’s new Tech Tablet Chair makes technology integral to the design of the chair, and therefore, seamless to the event. When attendees can’t find charging outlets and are worried about their batteries dying, it’s disruptive to the overall event experience. Instead, the Tech Tablet Chair features built-in USB and AC outlets, allowing everyone to charge conveniently. Incorporating powered seating into an exhibit or meeting design helps create an experience more conducive to learning and engagement.
Beyond charging, personal belongings can also be disruptive in large theater style meetings. Whether you’re walking through an aisle at a conference or through an open exhibit space, it is all too easy to trip over a purse or laptop bag. With an under-seat shelf for personal items, the CORT Tech Tablet chair removes these potential hazards. Featuring a swivel table, attendees can use their laptops or tablets to easily take notes and stay engaged.
Comfort, Style and Function Play a Key Role
No matter how technology is integrated, some features will always be paramount in furniture design – comfort and functionality. CORT’s Tech Tablet Chair not only offers comfortable soft seating, but also comes in on-trend soft gray vinyl and sturdy chrome base. It can easily be linked together with up to five connections, meaning fewer outlets are needed to power the meeting. When attendees are comfortable and connected, they are more engaged and interactive.
Technology will continue to play an important role in exhibits, meetings and events. With the help of connected furniture and the latest innovations from companies like CORT Events, planners can more easily give attendees the tools for an immersive experience, while maintaining the design aesthetic of an event.
Kevin Dana is executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Event Furnishings. To learn more about CORT’s exhibit and event rental collections, including its new tech tablet chair, visit www.cortevents.com.