40 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020


We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Therefore, we feel you should review them for your event in 2019. We will keep updating this list with new reviews in 2019 and create a new one every year; this way, you will always have a place to discover new tech with in-depth analysis.


Here it is:


CONREGO is an online event registration platform that offers some notable event management features, including a responsive event website, mailings by email and SMS, abstract submissions and review and accommodation room block management.

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Conference Compass

Conference Compass has created an app designed specifically for scientific and medical events. The app is fully compliant with the guidance for the new MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Knowledge sharing is at the core of conferences, particularly abstract-led, multi-track, multi-day events. Conference Compass offers a fully searchable app to drill right down to the information an attendee is looking for.

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MeetingPlay is a mobile event app provider offering custom event apps.With functionality specifically developed to support the outcomes of your meeting, their all-in-one applications offer more than just the standard agenda and event details. The mobile event app features emerging event tech trends, like proximity sensing, chatbots, games, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) —  but executed in a purpose-driven and user-friendly way.

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The Attendease event management platform is an all in one tool to manage face-to-face and online events. It provides responsive event websites, event management, registration, attendee management, event marketing and analytics. By providing this functionality within one self-service software it provides a repeatable, scalable event planning and execution process, with the aim to drive efficiency and reduce administration time.

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Eventzilla is an all-in-one event registration and management platform that enables event organizers to create event websites, accept registrations, process payments, collect abstracts, manage speakers, and automate attendee communications.

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Event Integrity

Event Integrity is a brand new initiative raising the quality standards in the event industry. It provides a free online marketplace of certified event vendors and venues. This allows consumers to utilize the tool for free and find reliable, and pre-screened event professionals and suppliers. Anyone listed on the site has had to pass various checks to prove that they operate with integrity, so it acts as a seal of approval and quality.

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ExpoIQ is a newly-launched marketplace aimed at helping event planners of large trade shows and events find, research, and book new exhibitors for their events. ExpoIQ answers an often talked about need among event planners: sourcing good, viable exhibitors. With the well-known AngelPad accelerator behind it, ExpoIQ looks to assist event planners and sales professionals in identifying and booking qualified exhibitors for their trade shows.

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Grenadine Event Management Software helps event planners to orchestrate the planning of multiple events. It has 4 main components: ticketing and event website, the event planning software, event mobile app, and API integration. These all seamlessly integrate and work together to create a platform that allows eventprofs to plan, execute, promote and monitor their events.

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Ganttic is a high-level planning tool for anyone that has a ton of resources to keep an eye. It can schedule projects, people, facilities, and equipment and allows you to create visual planning and scheduling using a drag-and-drop approach. The tool provides a graphical interface as well as interactive Gantt charts for real-time collaboration with an unlimited number of users. Other key features include utilization planning, reporting, and project portfolio management.

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Radario is a specialized all-in-one platform for online event-marketing that combines tools for collecting, processing and creating data-driven marketing decisions specific to your audience. You can use Radario to send marketing emails, run ads on Facebook, set up loyalty programs and identify your biggest supporters to encourage repeat attendance at your events.

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Eventcore is a registration platform for events. Where other companies try to do everything, eventcore is very focused on registration and doing it well. That does not mean the platform cannot talk to other types of technology. In fact, eventcore does integrate easily with event apps or your preferred CRM platform. The thing I like here is that each product is custom developed for your event. Think of it as the custom suit tailor of event registration.

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Planning Pod

Planning Pod streamlines the project planning that event professionals use to manage their event details, teams and attendees. Planning Pod is a toolkit designed for people and organizations that manage multiple or complex events and registrations. Managing events using spreadsheets, emails and a variety of apps can be inefficient and time-consuming so moving to an all-in-one platform offers a streamlined alternative. It is refreshing to see a strong focus within the software on winning business and cultivating prospects.

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Quickmobile by Cvent

QuickMobile by Cvent offers feature-rich, fully-branded event apps for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. The event apps are built on a highly secure, enterprise-grade platform that aligns with any corporate mobile strategy. This makes the single and multi-event apps a good choice for enterprise and security-conscious clients.

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Sava Events

Sava Events is a platform for managing your event and web content. It offers web widgets for the event schedule, speakers, and sponsors, an event mobile app with push notifications and Q&A, and an event chatbot for instant communication with your attendees.

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ClearEvent is an all-in-one event management platform for event planners, which includes a mobile event app where participants, sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors can access personalized event information.

It is possible to accept online registration, tickets and vendor payments, track your event budget, allocate job assignments to volunteers and staff and communicate with your stakeholders and attendees. Event details and messages can be shared with participants and anyone involved in the event using the included mobile event app, which can be accessed on any device, anywhere, at any time.

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EventMobi’s upgraded Experience Manager platform houses registration, event apps, audience response, networking, notifications, live display, gamification, surveys and analytics within one system. The Experience Manager platform is built to manage all of the technology event participants will interact with from the first to last touchpoint of your event, managed from one unified, easy-to-use back system.

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LineUpr is an affordable web-based mobile event app with all the essentials, including event information, the option to promote sponsors and to enable live audience response. The freemium pricing model makes a LineUpr event app viable for events of any size, even for event planners working with a limited budget. The basic app is free for up to 50 attendees but can work for much larger events and festivals too. The Plus and Premium versions unlock more features but remain low cost for larger events. The app can be adapted for conferences, festivals, and exhibitions but it is most popular for corporate events.

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Grub Stub

Grub Stub is an automated meal management system that will save time and money and reduce food waste for events and festivals of all sizes.

The electronic tool tracks all of the meal data from the planning stage to your live event, and right through to post-event. It enables the organization of crew, contractor, and artist meal allocation. Grub Stub replaces the need for manual meal ticketing, to make catering more accurate and efficient.

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Mag-nificent is an app-based alternative to photo booths at events. Attendees can use the free iPhone and Android mobile applications to take pictures which are presented within a custom branded frame. These images can then be shared on social media. Attendees can go to the event collection point and receive a souvenir magnet or a print out of their photo to take away with them.

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Yapp is a do-it-yourself platform that allows you to easily create, edit, and instantly publish mobile apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android Devices. Yapp is a container app, which means that you do not have to wait for approval from the app store, it can go live and be made available straight away.

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Eventleaf Online is a web based platform for creating highly informative and professional looking event landing pages and customized online registration flow. Eventleaf offers on-site registration, check-in, badge printing and payment collection through the mobile Check In App as well as a number of other features, including attendee engagement with polls and surveys.

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Eventopedia is an intelligent search platform that helps event planners harness the hidden knowledge of their peers to uncover important qualifying details about the venues they’re evaluating. It also is an independent review platform that is unencumbered by advertising and paid listings.

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Cvent’s Event Management Platform and Site Builder allows event planners to create, manage, and publish branded content and responsive sites using an intuitive WYSIWYG (‘what you see is what you get’) editor. Responsive websites and customizable registration workflows are at the heart of this redesign.

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Cvent Social Tables

Cvent Social Tables is a tool that allows planners to create and edit digital diagrams of their event floor plans, with the option to incorporate attendee details into seating plans.  Social Tables allows planners to design event layouts and floorplans using a WYSIWYG (‘what you see is what you get’) editor.

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Zerista is a multi-device platform that turns an event app into something attendees and exhibitors will use year-round, extending the life cycle of events.

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Ticket Tailor

Ticket Tailor is an online ticketing platform that focuses on delivering “low fees and no fuss.” It’s designed for event planners who are disenchanted with paying high ticket fees and for those who simply want more control over their events.

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Universal LeadCapture by Cvent

Cvent Universal LeadCapture is designed for B2B and B2C trade show managers, exhibitors, and salespeople. It allows them to more easily qualify leads on the trade show floor and send those back to the office for speedy follow-up.

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Interactio Translation App

Interactio is a mobile app that serves multilingual events by facilitating simultaneous translation without the need for specialized headsets or on-site interpreter booths.

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PartyLabz is a web-based platform that includes a number of event management features, including invitation distribution, RSVP collection, QR code production, and polling.

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Klik is an event engagement platform that brings interactive ‘smart’ wearables to events with a view to improving the experience by reducing attendee screen time. More than just smart wearables, the klik ecosystem allows one-click event interaction and the management of these actions from an app and control panel.

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Socio is a multi-purpose event app that can be bundled with a supplementary Lead Retrieval app and Live Display platform.

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Explori facilitates data collection and analysis through surveys that incorporate standard, template-like questions and benchmarking that allows you to measure responses over time and against industry standards.

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Certain Platform provides automated capabilities for planners and marketers during all stages of the event planning process, including registration, room block management, check-in, and reporting.

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idloom-events is a cloud-based event management and registration software. 

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Zenus facilitates a faster event check-in with its in-house facial recognition technology while protecting users’ privacy.

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Cvent OnArrival

The Cvent OnArrival app is designed to support onsite check-in and provide session tracking for post-event reporting. 

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Event Proelio

Event Proelio is an event app that facilitates networking and engagement among attendees to provide stakeholders with actionable insights.

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Speaker Engage

Speaker Engage is a cloud-based event platform that aims to minimize manual tasks and automate workflows throughout the event planning process, particularly around engaging speakers and event talent. It’s designed to enable micro-actions that planners can perform easily and quickly.

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PheedLoop is a comprehensive event management platform that includes various features, such as an event app, exhibitor and speaker management, event website, and registration system as well as a virtual event platform.

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SpotMe VX

SpotMe VX has everything you need to create virtual events people love. Including personalized live and on-demand experiences, branded sites & apps, 2-way breakout sessions, networking and gamification.

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MeetingPlay’s Virtual Engagement Platform focuses on attendee engagement and aims to provide planners with tools to recreate the interactivity of a live event online. The platform can be adapted to meet specific event needs, so planners can choose to add or omit features as they see fit.
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Hubb is a software platform that helps conference and meeting professionals plan, build and manage their onsite and online events from start to finish. The Hubb platform enables event organizers to design virtual, in-person or hybrid experiences from one platform. In addition to live streaming, Hubb offers many event-management tools that enable planners to manage speakers, sponsors, staff and executive meetings.
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Aventri’s Virtual & Hybrid Event Solution is designed for enterprise organizations and event planners who require fully branded, interactive events.


Evia Virtual Event Platform is a configurable event platform that focuses on content delivery and offers production services to assist planners in designing and executing their events. Here is our review.

Allseated exVo

Allseated’s new virtual event platform, exVo, is an immersive 3D platform that aims to give attendees more control over their event experience.

Symphony by Cadence

Symphony is Cadence’s answer to the challenge of virtual and hybrid engagement during sessions. Symphony is a new platform from Cadence that uses interactive features that go beyond traditional didactic slides and video to engage audiences through contact delivery and open dialogue.

Hopin Hybrid Event Platform

Hopin is an all-in-one event management platform that helps users create customizable virtual, hybrid and in-person events, from worldwide summits to team meetings.


Socio is an end-to-end event management platform powering virtual, hybrid, and in-person events of all types and sizes.

Cvent’s Revamped Event Marketing and Management Platform

Cvent’s event marketing and management platform is getting a makeover designed to streamline and simplify the planning process. Here is our review.

Hubilo Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform

Hubilo is a virtual and hybrid event platform that prioritizes audience engagement with its minimalist navigation.

Bevy’s Community Event Management Platform

Bevy’s event management platform is geared to scaling community events, along with complex virtual and hybrid conferences.

Wonder Technologies Networking Platform

Wonder is a virtual venue that enables event organizers to host online networking sessions, small conferences, and other virtual events.


Designed for hybrid audiences and a variety of online communities (including employee hubs), Brandlive’s software and services can help brands and organizations create and deliver branded content using a cohesive platform. With video-driven content as the focus, Brandlive’s suite of products can bring communications, meetings, and events under one roof.

Brightcove Virtual Event Streaming

Brightcove offers a premium video streaming service for virtual and hybrid events. The product can integrate into any virtual event platform or stack, enabling reliable, media-quality delivery of live and on-demand content to any device with scalability into the millions of concurrent users.