EIBTM search for new technological solutions through Worldwide Technology Watch
Wednesday 30, June 2010
EIBTM 2010 - taking place from 30 November – 2 December in Barcelona - has launched its annual WorldWide Technology Watch (WWTW). WWTW is open to any company who has developed new technology solutions for the meetings, events, incentive travel, conferences and exhibition industries.
Entries will be judged on three criteria – innovation, value to users at events and readiness of production and usage for the industry.
Corbin Ball, CMP, President, Corbin Ball Associates, EIBTM’s technology expert and Chair of the EIBTM WWTW judging panel comments: “New applications and technology tools are emerging for meetings and tradeshows at an unprecedented rate. These products will transform nearly every aspect of event management, marketing, networking, and the attendee experience.”
EIBTM’s WWTW, now in its tenth year, acts as a major opportunity for companies to demonstrate technology solutions that make a real difference to meeting and event planners’ bottom line.
The Winner will receive a free stand to exhibit at the Technology Village @ EIBTM2010; present their winning product at the show and gain acknowledgement and widespread publicity in the EIBTM 2010 WWTW promotional material.
Corbin Ball continued: “Social media, mobile technology, collaboration tools, location-aware products, more efficient meetings data management tools, virtual/hybrid meetings and many more will work to increase efficiency, decrease costs and improve event networking and education. I am very much looking forward to reviewing this year’s EIBTM Worldwide Technology Watch entries that will very likely reflect this explosive growth of innovation.”
The closing date for entries is Friday 3 September. The judges comprise a high profile panel from the industry including Chair – Corbin Ball who is supported by Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA; Bruce MacMillan, President/CEO, Meeting Professionals International; Paul Hussey, Business Development Manager, BSI Meetings and Events; Ruud Janssen, Marketing Entrepreneur © TNOC, Samuel J Smith, Managing Director of Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC and Lynn Wong, Co-Founder and Director of Grupo eventoplus.
Graeme Barnett, EIBTM’s Exhibition Director added: “EIBTM’s WWTW has made a considerable impression over the past ten years, as it highlights the creativity and technological know-how that the industry has to offer.
“With our WWTW website having only just gone live, we have already a received a number of entries. It is clear that companies are encouraged by the clear evidence that so many past entries to WWTW have received significant media attention and business success following their participation.”
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