EIBTM technology watch – power panel to judge ‘Meetings industry technology Oscars’

EIBTM technology watch – power panel to judge ‘Meetings industry technology Oscars’

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the global event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry has recently announced the line up of industry experts who will be judging this year’s EIBTM Technology Watch.

EIBTM Technology Watch is now the most high profile and longest running award recognition scheme for innovation in the sector worldwide and this year’s expert judging panel will be looking to award an innovative company for their pioneering technology solutions which will make a significant impact on the industry.

The 2012 panel of industry experts will be chaired by Corbin Ball, of Corbin Ball Associates, who was recently voted ‘one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry’. The judging panel will also comprise Michelle Bruno, President, Bruno Group Signature Events; Paul Hussey, Business Development Director, BSI Meetings and Events; Ruud W. Janssen, Marketing Entrepreneur, TNOC; Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA; Bruce MacMillan, former CEO & President, MPI and new addition, Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA.

Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO commented: “Captivating the minds of a generation of attendees who have grown up texting and surfing the web is now a challenge for everyone in the meetings and events industry; exponentially increasing our need for innovative technology. The EIBTM Technology Watch is the premier technology showcase that consistently delights us with innovative new solutions.”

The judging criteria for the EIBTM Technology Watch, also known as the “Meetings Industry Technology Oscars” is based on a number of criteria including: innovation and uniqueness, impact to the meetings industry as well as completeness of the product of service.  The winner of the award will receive an exhibition stand within the Technology Village at EIBTM (value €3000) to showcase their product to over 15,200 industry professionals expected to attend this year’s event.

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The winner will also gain global exposure through publicity and marketing support pre-show as well as high visibility onsite through a number of platforms.  To enter for the EIBTM Technology Watch, visit www.eibtm.com/techwatch.  Entries close 7th September 2012.