ibtm world has revealed that the deadline is looming for submissions to the Technology and Innovation Watch Award.
Entries for the award close on September 4, and the industry’s annual global award is open to anyone who has an inspiring and innovative product that could contribute to the future of the meetings industry.
A 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 ibtm world. The panel will also vote for one of these top ten to become the Technology and Innovation Watch winner.
Considered by previous winners to be a key platform for launch and awareness of their product, this year’s winner will not only benefit from a global pre-promotional campaign via ibtm world, but also a prominent presence in the Innovation Zone, and the opportunity to present their winning product at the show in Barcelona.
Senior exhibition director, ibtm world, Graeme Barnett commented: “Since its creation, the Innovation Zone has always been a great showcase of the creativity, passion and drive needed to create real change within the meetings and events industry. It is also an opportunity to secure real business with Hosted Buyers, trade visitors and even exhibitors, all wanting to see how this part of the industry can improve their own business. Many young companies have had the opportunity to be part of the discussions, to uncover potential and to connect with the innovative and the influential.”