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Entries Flood in for Technology Watch

Systems that streamline reservation processes,
increase networking opportunities and enhance security are
amongst the solutions anticipated in EIBTM’s WorldWide
Technology Watch, according to the event’s organisers.
The showcase, which highlights technological innovations for
the incentive, business travel and meetings industry, seeks to
identify those technologies that judges feel will have the most
impact on the sector in the future.Corbin Ball, Chairman of the EIBTM Technology Committee said;
“The rate at which technology is transforming the way business
is done in this sector is showing no signs of slowing down.
The WorldWide Technology Watch attracts a high level of
groundbreaking solutions ranging from advances in remote
presentations, virtual conferences, and teleporting to breakthroughs
in mobility and web-based technology. We are looking for ideas
from all over the world that solve problems for, or provide a better
way of dlivering service in, the MICE industry.

Of particular interest will be the way in which the increased
presence of wireless technologies and advanced mobility
solutions can be utilised within the sector. I anticipate entries that
demonstrate how this technology can allow attendees to communicate
with each other and with event organisers. There will also be
breakthroughs in terms of security and in using web-services
to streamline booking and management processes.”

The 2004 winning entry will benefit from additional
promotion surrounding the event and a free stand at the
MPI Technology Village @ EIBTM. In addition, the winner will also
be invited to present at EIBTM.

Mark Sylvester, CEO, Creative Director of Intronetworks said:
“When we heard about the EIBTM Technology WorldWide Watch
we immediately entered the competition with our application.
As new technology suppliers to the conference and meeting
planner market we recognised that winning this competition
would be a tremendous boost to our marketin efforts as we grow
our business internationally. This kind of recognition is invaluable to a
growing company and I would encourage other companies with a
new technology application to enter too.”

Closing date for entries is August 6th. Full details can be found on EIBTM / Features