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IBTM World Tech Watch Award 2018 open for entries

Judges are looking for the very best new and up and coming technology in the meetings and events industry

Pictured: The 2017 winners

Judges are looking for the very best new and up-and-coming technology in the meetings and events industry to be crowned the winner of the industry’s longest standing technology awards, the prestigious annual IBTM World Tech Watch Award.

Entries are open until 7 September for companies with a new and innovative technology product or service with an application within the event industry.

Shane Hannam, portfolio director at IBTM, said: “The IBTM World Tech Watch Award offers businesses a great opportunity to showcase exciting new products and solutions to a highly engaged global audience. 

"Entering the awards is a great chance for organisations to capitalise on the fact that our attendees have a huge appetite to discover and experience the latest exciting technologies that could really make a difference to their business. Past finalists and winners have told us that being part of our on-site technology showcase has been of tangible benefit to growing their business.”

Tech expert Corbin Ball will chair the judging panel which includes Michelle Bruno, president of Bruno Group Signature Events; Dahlia El Gazzar, founder of DAHLIA+ Inc; Ruud Janssen, founder of and co-founder EMG; Pádraic Gilligan, managing partner at SoolNua; James Morgan, founder of Event Tech Lab and Michael Shapiro from Northstar Meetings Group.

Each entry is scored against innovation, concept/business model and value to the industry. The judges will select six finalists who will get the opportunity to exhibit at IBTM World, giving them a platform to showcase their product to an audience of more than 15,000 high profile global buyers, influencers and media. The overall winner will be announced during IBTM World, which takes place from 27-29 November in Barcelona.

Robert Caldwell, founding partner of Sciensio, winner of the 2017 award said: “We exhibited at IBTM last year and were thrilled with the response. Not only did we get good foot traffic as part of the Tech Showcase, we found attendees to be interested, engaged, and seeking solutions. 

"Aside from getting great coverage during the event, we found clients globally reaching out to us specifically because we had participated and won."

For more information and details on how to enter, visit:

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