2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Event Professionals

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Event Professionals

By Connect Sports Staff, December 7, 2015

’Tis the season to surprise, delight and dazzle with a mix of practical yet unusual gifts—no matter what holiday you celebrate. The good news is we’ve done your homework for you. Pick from these 12 (one for each day like a certain popular song), and you’ll jump to BFF status, especially among your fellow traveling colleagues.

Amazon_EchoAmazon Echo

A mini computer with seven built-in microphones, the Echo connects to a cloud-based voice service, allowing it to answer any question you ask (i.e., “What’s on my schedule today?”)—without typing a letter. Reviews say Echo can hear you across a crowded room even if there’s music playing, useful for virtual assistance in preconference staff areas. amazon.com, $180

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