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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 2022 and 31st July 2023. Entries are open to companies internationally.
ETA 2023 Categories
Best Onsite Badging and Check-In Solutions - NEW
This award is open to Onsite Badging and Check-In Solutions suppliers who are able to demonstrate successful and innovative deployment of their equipment in an event setting.
Best Conference Technology (over 10,000 attendees)
Best Conference Technology (over 10,000 attendees)
Best Conference Technology (under 10,000 attendees)
Event registration tools, apps, attendee engagement, audio visual technology and audience participation are all examples of technology that brings a conference to life.
Best Digital Event Production Company
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 Event App
Most event attendees expect an app these days and a lot of organisers want one too: is yours the best?
Best Event Management Platform
Bringing all those components into one easy 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 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 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 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 Hybrid Event Platform or Production
Best Hybrid Event Platform or Production (over 1,000 attendees)
Best Hybrid Event Platform or Production (under 1,000 attendees)
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 Immersive Experience
This category is open to creative agencies, brands and production companies that specialise in activations and immersive experiences.
Best Live Streaming and Video Production
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 Metaverse Experience - NEW
The Metaverse is a hot topic in the events industry at the moment, especially when coupled with how we can best use it to enhance future events and encourage audience interaction within the virtual world.
Judges want to hear from those who are already utilising the Metaverse and have held successful events whether that’s in a fully virtual or hybrid format. They also want to hear from platform creators who have designed their virtual platforms to enhance the overall event experience and have successfully worked with organisers to deliver an event fully or part within the Metaverse.
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 (under 10,000 attendees)
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 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 Sustainable Tech Solution
Sustainability is a subject that all event organisers need to take seriously, and most are constantly looking for new ways in which they are able to take the sustainability of their events to the next level. Many have realised over the years that tech can help them on this journey.
For this category ETA organisers would like to hear from event tech suppliers who are able to provide a solution that will add to or enhance the sustainability of an event.
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).
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 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 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 Venue Installation
We are looking for companies that instate temporary or permanent installations to enhance a venue’s tech offering.
Best Virtual Event Platform
Best Virtual Event Platform (1,000 - 5,000 attendees)
Best Virtual Event Platform
Best Virtual Event Platform (5,000 - 15,000 attendees)
Best Virtual Event Platform
Best Virtual Event Platform (over 15,000 attendees)
Best Virtual Event Platform (under 1,000 attendees)
This award will recognise the solution that helped a virtual event succeed.
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 Workforce Management Technology
Efficient workforce management software matches the right employee to the right job and allows management to effectively oversee employee operations. An essential in an organiser’s toolkit, but which tech is the best out there?
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 Audio Visual Supplier - NEW
This award is open to Audio Visual Suppliers who are able to demonstrate successful and innovative deployment of their audio/visual equipment in an event setting.
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 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 Immersive Brand Experience - NEW
This category is open to creative agencies, brands, and production companies that specialise in activations and immersive 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 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 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.
Event Tech Rising Star
The 2023 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 Chief Technology Officer - NEW
With businesses taking on more new technologies, the role of chief technology officer (CTO) has become almost as important as CEO. This award is given to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful companies: individuals, who are inspiring and visionary technology managers.
Best Event Technologist - NEW
The winner will be selected based on the ability to demonstrate mid to long-term event technology strategies to achieve the business vision, mission and to exploit innovation to their advantage. The ability to manage procurement, piloting and validation of new technologies, processes and systems to support event technology strategy, and advocate on how those technologies are used and aligned to events is at the heart of the winner of this category.
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.
The Most Creative Agency in Event Tech
This category is perfect for event agencies that have taken event technology to the next level.
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.