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APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR THE IBTM WORLD TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WATCH 2015 AWARD

June 19, 2015

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR THE IBTM WORLD TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WATCH 2015 AWARD
www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch

ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), 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 sli.do 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 TNOC.org 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 http://www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch. 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 www.ibtmworld.com/innovation

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 shane.lewis@reedexpo.co.uk or for further information, please visit www.ibtmworld.com/technology

EIBTM Technology Watch – Power Panel to judge

July 25, 2012

EIBTM Technology Watch – Power Panel to judge
‘Meetings Industry Technology Oscars’

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the global event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry has recently announced the line up of industry experts who will be judging this year’s EIBTM Technology Watch.

EIBTM Technology Watch is now the most high profile and longest running award recognition scheme for innovation in the sector worldwide and this year’s expert judging panel will be looking to award an innovative company for their pioneering technology solutions which will make a significant impact on the industry.

The 2012 panel of industry experts will be chaired by Corbin Ball, of Corbin Ball Associates, who was recently voted ‘one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry’. The judging panel will also comprise Michelle Bruno, President, Bruno Group Signature Events; Paul Hussey, Business Development Director, BSI Meetings and Events; Ruud W. Janssen, Marketing Entrepreneur, TNOC; Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA; Bruce MacMillan, former CEO & President, MPI and new addition, Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA.

Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO commented: “Captivating the minds of a generation of attendees who have grown up texting and surfing the web is now a challenge for everyone in the meetings and events industry; exponentially increasing our need for innovative technology. The EIBTM Technology Watch is the premier technology showcase that consistently delights us with innovative new solutions.”

The judging criteria for the EIBTM Technology Watch, also known as the “Meetings Industry Technology Oscars” is based on a number of criteria including: innovation and uniqueness, impact to the meetings industry as well as completeness of the product of service. The winner of the award will receive an exhibition stand within the Technology Village at EIBTM (value €3000) to showcase their product to over 15,200 industry professionals expected to attend this year’s event.

The winner will also gain global exposure through publicity and marketing support pre-show as well as high visibility onsite through a number of platforms. To enter for the EIBTM Technology Watch, visit http://www.eibtm.com/techwatch. Entries close 7th September 2012.

To enquire about specialist exhibiting opportunities in the Technology Village or for further information about EIBTM please visit http://www.eibtm.com/tech or contact david.benitez@reedexpo.co.uk

EIBTM 2012 takes place 27th – 29th November, Barcelona.


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