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Where a case study is relevant this can be a physical / hybrid or virtual event. The event must have taken place between 1st June 2020 and 31st July 2021. Entries are open to companies internationally.
Event Tech’s Rising Star (NEW)
The 2021 Event Tech Rising Star award will recognise the next generation's initiative and acumen. Individuals who have made a significant impact in the world of #eventtech are eligible for nomination.
Best Technology Start-Up
The Event Technology Awards has always recognised the achievements of young businesses looking to make their mark. This category is open to all event technology start-ups who have been trading for less than 18 months.
Best New Technology Product
This category recognises a new product or service that has made a significant impact within the last 12 months. It might have been launched by a new company, or it could be a brand-new product launched by a well-established name within the sector.
Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual
This category has been specially designed to celebrate a company's role in helping an event pivot from a physical environment to the virtual world during the Covid-19 Outbreak.
Best Visitor Registration Technology
One of the critical components for trade shows, conferences and conventions, registration technology providers continue to explore ways to improve the user experience and add value to the organiser’s operations.
Best Event Management Platform
Bringing all those components into one easy to portal, event management platforms have become hugely sophisticated tools. Workflow, logistics, orders, contractors and staffing can all be controlled from the best event management platforms.
Best Venue Booking Solution
Many event organisers are tasked with booking & managing multiple events every year. Booking a venue can be an arduous task, which is why the technology helping to support this process is so highly regarded.
Best Hybrid Event Platform or Production (NEW)
With connection quality on a continual up-curve, the desire to link events across vast oceans is more popular than ever. As suppliers and organisers look to push boundaries further, who will be the leading innovator in this sector?
Best Live Streaming and Video Production (NEW)
Live Streaming has allowed events to be brought into our homes during lockdown. This award will recognise those companies that made it possible for us to attend via our screens a graduation, team-building session, AGM, Conference, Trade Show, Festival or Happy Hour!
Best Digital Event Production Company (NEW)
Whether big or small, hybrid or virtual, every digital event requires precise organisation. Highly interactive, often aiming to create as similar an experience as possible to their physical counterparts, Digital Event Production companies have had their work cut out. This award will recognise those companies that have created exceptional digital experiences.
Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction (B2B)
The very reason that attendees take the time to go to events is to meet, learn and engage. Through smart use of modern technology, organisers have been able to break from a one-size-fits-all approach, instead deploying innovative solutions to improve the way their customers make new connections and engage with the show content.
Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction (B2C)
This category is for companies who get the consumers engaged in an event, whether that be brand activation, exhibition, convention or in the sporting arena.
Best use of Technology for Audience Participation
It might be a voting system for a Q&A, an auction system conducted via iPad, or a way for delegates to share opinions on keynote sessions. Regardless of how it is deployed, there are some amazing platforms for bringing audiences into the heart of an event’s content.
Best use of Wireless Technology
This category is open to technology solutions that allow us to communicate without using cables or wires such as RFID, NFC, proximity marketing and footfall analytics.
Best use of Technology for Event Analytics / Data Collection
Organisers are bombarded with a wealth of data. Every platform they deploy allows them to capture user data but understanding it and making meaningful decisions can be extremely tricky. We want to find the best way to collect and analyse this all-important information.
Best use of Technology for Marketing an Event
The way that businesses market themselves has changed beyond recognition from just 15 years ago, and that is no different for events. The tools and technology now available is vast, helping organisers to find the perfect way to promote their event.
Best Sales Technology
As a general notion, this covers any technology that aids the sales for an event, for example, EPOS systems and payment solutions. Technology that improves how you sell tickets and take payments. This covers anything from planning the event, CRM systems to selling tickets.
Best Ticketing Technology
The way consumers access tickets has shifted dramatically, each year we see new innovations relating to ease of use and security. With so much competition in the marketplace, who will be crowned this year’s winner?
Best Immersive Experience
This category is open to creative agencies, brands and production companies that specialise in activations and immersive experiences.
Best use of AI Technology
Artificial intelligence is the ability of a computer programme or a machine to think or learn. This technology is used to enhance speed, efficiency and security. In the event world, this technology may be robotics, speech recognition, match-making, chatbots and facial recognition.
Best use of Audio Visual Technology
It might seem like a simple element to most events, but with some creative thinking and deployment of the latest technology, the audio-visual aspect of any event can transform it into an immersive experience that enhances and complements the thematic content.
Best Event Networking Technology
This type of technology makes it easier for attendees of an event to meet based on mutual interests. This will boost interactions and also offer a more targeted approach.
Best Workforce Management Technology
Best Virtual Event Platform (NEW)
Through all the lockdowns, Virtual Event Platforms have been essential for organisers who had to pivot their events. This award will recognise the solution that helped an event make the shift to online. Judges will be on the lookout for how your solution jumped to the rescue.
Success from virtual could mean there’s a hybrid incarnation to follow, be sure to include details of this.
Best use of Technology at a Brand Event
Whether your technology was deployed at a product launch, brand activation or as part of an experiential marketing campaign, this category will allow your business to earn recognition for its use of technology.
Best use of Technology at a Sporting Event
Sporting events, with or without a ball, rely on technology to improve security and enhance attendee experience. From checking scores to watching replays, technology has revolutionised the sporting industry. Technology could include ticketing, social media, AI and VR.
Best Festival Technology
We want to recognise any technology used to aid the planning and enhance the experience of a festival. This could include, production technology, cashless, hardware/software, AV and apps, marketing and mapping.
Best Conference Technology
Event registration tools, apps, attendee engagement, audio visual technology and audience participation are all examples of technology that brings a conference to life. 2020 saw many conferences and meetings 'pivot', in this category we will recognise technology utilised at physical / hybrid and virtual conferences.
Best Exhibition Technology
As technology is developing, event organisers are utilising it to enhance their event. It is expected for smart exhibitions (B2B and B2C) to be brimming with technologies such as lead capture, audience augmented reality and interactive panels.
Best Venue Installation
We are looking for companies that instate temporary or permanent installations to enhance a venue’s tech offering. Venues have had to adapt to a new way of delivering events over the last 12 months, we want see examples of those that have installed tech to facilitate hybrid / virtual experiences.
Many venues have used the lockdown time to upgrade their in-house tech solutions we want to hear about those too! Examples include, LED screens, lighting, audio visual, EPOS systems, WiFi and broadband.
The Most Creative Agency in Event Tech
This category is perfect for event agencies that have taken event technology to the next level.
Most innovative and tech-friendly venue
Gone are the days where a simple microphone and PA system were enough, event organisers seek venues with state-of-the-art technology. We are looking for the best high-tech event venues that offer the latest AV equipment, superfast broadband and lighting as well as new technologies that enhance audience engagement and interaction.
Best Event App
Most event attendees expect an app these days and a lot of organisers want one too: is yours the best?
Best Technology Partnership
Judges will be looking for and marking entries on innovation, creativity, clear and concise results and evidence of results (figures, testimonials etc).
Favourite Event Technology Supplier - The People’s Choice Award
Are you the industry’s favourite event tech supplier? The companies that receive the most votes will be awarded bronze, silver and gold, voted for by the readers of Event Industry News.