Guests take home a lot from events: lessons from industry experts, business cards from networking contacts, notepads, pens and countless USB drives. But now they can take 3-D selfies. Staramba is revolutionizing the world of event photography by using mobile, full-body 3-D scanners to create minifigurines of attendees.

The best part? Planners don’t have to worry about any of the setup or takedown. The Staramba team will come to your event and take care of all the heavy lifting, operate the scanner, and complete all the postevent production. Then, the full-color, 3-D figurine will be mailed to attendees a few weeks after the event. Give guests a gift they will remember—the gift of themselves!

When attending a conference became synonymous with staying at home, companies had to determine a new way to leave an impression on attendees. As the choice of venue, decor, and many other physical elements of in-person events were no longer contenders, co-owners Susan Turnock and Heather Arak-Kanofsky of Gifts for the Good Life knew that they could supply the part that still makes an impact.

 

Planners have enough to juggle when it comes to organizing meetings and events: from researching and booking venues to creating an attendee list and more. Then, the pandemic came and created another set of obstacles to clear. Now, planners have to stay on top of health and safety regulations and ever-changing governors’ orders in addition to everything else.

 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.