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June 19, 2015


ibtm world (, previously EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award).

Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world, who announced the opening of the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 at the Event Tech Lab which took place as part of London Tech Week commented: “This new all-encompassing name for this award illustrates its evolution, recognising the importance of both innovation and technology within the industry.”

The process of allocating the Technology and Innovation Watch Award will also change as the judging panel will shortlist 10 submissions to be recognised as the ‘Top 10 Innovations to drive the industry forward’. These 10 innovations will be offered the opportunity to feature in the dedicated Innovation Zone at the show in Barcelona (17-19 November 2015).

The panel will also vote for one of these top ten to become the Technology and Innovation Watch winner who will benefit from a global promotional campaign (supported by ibtm world), a presence in the Innovation Zone and the opportunity to present their winning solution during the show.

Barnett continues, “The Innovation Zone is a popular feature for our attendees, who we know also have a growing interest in how technology impacts and can enhance their events. It makes perfect sense to therefore provide a dedicated area within ibtm world for our exhibitors to showcase their latest skills and innovations for the benefit of all involved in the meetings and events industry.”

Peter Komornik, CEO of and one of the top 10 innovations showcased in 2014 commented: “Initiated by the meetings at the show, we’ve cultivated relationships and established a number of new partnerships with people we met in the Innovation Zone. Moreover, direct feedback received in the Innovation Zone was very useful in developing new features for our customers.”

Comprising of industry experts from across the world, and chaired by meetings technology expert Corbin Ball, the ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch judging panel 2015, will consist of Stefania Conti-Vecchi, Founder and CEO of EVENTagist, Michelle Bruno, Technology Journalist – Bruno Group Signature Events, Christine Fuchs, Founder of The Social Fox, Paul Hussey, Director of The Conference Doctor, Ruud Janssen, Founder of and Co-Founder of EMG and Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner of SoolNua. In addition, one new industry judge will join the panel this year: James Morgan, Co-founder of Event Tech Lab and a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster.

Morgan commented, “I’m really looking forward to working with the judges and ibtm world on this long-standing competition that facilitates greater integration of technology into events of all kinds. The speed of technological innovation means that busy events professionals are always playing catch-up. The Innovation Zone provides a great educational platform for event professionals to explore a plethora of technologies that benefit their events and attendees.”

Free to enter, the application process for submissions is now open at Entry for the ibtm world 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award will close on Friday 4th September.

For further information about the Innovation Zone, please visit

Companies providing event services or technology solutions, interested in a stand and benefiting from access to a global network of powerful meetings industry buyers should contact or for further information, please visit

ISES UK Director of Education to Address US Event Buyers

November 20, 2012

ISES UK Director of Education to Address US Event Buyers

November 2012, UK: James Morgan, Director of Education, ISES UK Chapter, has been invited to share ISES UK’s research on the UK event industry’s supply chain during London 2012 with attendees of The Special Event in Chicago, January 2013. The Special Event is the world’s largest trade exhibition and educational conference for US and internationally based event professionals.

Morgan has spearheaded research around the event industry’s supply chain during London 2012, the Cultural Olympiad and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The findings of the research “Mega Events and the Supply Chain: Lessons Learned from London 2012”, sponsored by Crewsaders, will be presented as part of the Event Management track at The Special Event Conference, running from the 15th – 17th January 2013.

Organisers of The Special Event invited Morgan to speak at the premier international event following the tremendous feedback from the first part of the research project presented to UK event professionals in January 2012.

“Industry research remains a key member benefit for ISES members and contributes to the UK’s thought leadership in the global events industry. We’re delighted with the response to the research we commissioned, expertly developed by Crewsaders” comments Philip Atkins, President of ISES UK Chapter.

“I’m a big fan of The Special Event, its excellent for networking and education and is a brilliant event for ISES members,” commented Morgan. “To be asked to share the our research findings that have a bearing on the organisation of other mega-events around the world, is a credit to all the event professionals in the UK that contributed their time and opinions to provide an insight into a little researched topic”

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