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Event Technology Awards – What do we think?

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Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, playing a crucial role in how we socialise with friends and how we conduct business with our clients. The events industry is no different, developing new an innovative ways to deliver festivals, conferences, shows, concerts, experiential events, corporate hospitality and brand activation.

As well as the huge application of social media within our industry, the Event Technology Awards are not just looking for the best Twitter campaign or Facebook drive. We also want to showcase the very best technology that customers may be completely unaware of, like the innovations in ticket purchasing, the technology that helps trade shows monitor and analyse their visitors or the new generators that make an event greener and thus more sustainable.

When we stop and take a long look at anything we would call an event, we are surrounded by products and services that have used modern technology as a means to further develop their function. The Event Technology Awards was created to recognise these developments.

We are no longer entering an age in which technology will dominate our lives – the truth is we’re already in it. So as an industry, let’s acknowledge how important it has become. Let’s appreciate the work that has gone in to developing these services. And let’s honour those events and suppliers that have pushed back the boundaries.

The awards categories are

  • Best Use Of Social Media
  • Best Event Website / Mobile Site
  • Best Technology For Audience Participation
  • Best Mobile App
  • Best Audio Visual Technology
  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Best New Tech Product
  • Best Hybrid Event
  • Best Virtual Event
  • Best Use Of RFID & Wireless Technology
  • Best Event Software
  • Best Event Infrastructure Innovation
  • Best Use Of Technology For Event Sustainability
  • Best Special Effects Technology
  • Best Use Of Technology At A Charity Fundraising Event
  • Best Admission & Visitor Management Technology
  • Best Use Of Technology To Build Event Attendance
  • Best Use Of Physical Interactive Technology
  • Best Technology Partnership
  • Best Use Of Technology For Brand Activation

Nominations will open on 2nd April and nominees will be required to reference work conducted between 1st January 2012 and 31st March 2013 in order to qualify.  Organisations will then have two months to submit their nomination criteria before the industry is asked to vote for their finalists.

As soon as the votes are counted and the category finalists have been announced, a select panel of judges will analyse the entries ahead of the awards ceremony in December.  The climax to the ceremony will be the Grand Prix Award, presented to the overall winner from all 20 categories.

Regular updates regarding the Event Technology Awards will be issued via the website

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