Making the Cut: Event Tech Live Announces Event Technology Awards Shortlist
Gearing up to once again recognize the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry, the 11th annual edition of the Event Technology Awards (ETA) has announced finalists for each of its 34 categories.
Created to recognize achievement in the event technology industry, the Event Technology Awards will announce the award winners at the end of the first day of Event Tech Live 2023, set for Nov. 15-16 at ExCeL London.
This year’s awards included six new categories that have been embraced by the events industry with plentiful entries and at least three companies making the shortlist in each.
The most popular categories among entrants were Best Virtual Event Platform, with a total of nine finalists being chosen and shortlisted, closely followed by Best Conference Technology (under 10,000 attendees), which produced eight. Hybrid, in-person and virtual event platform provider vFairs appeared on both lists.
View the ETA shortlist here.
As in previous years, the Evessio event management platform handled submissions and created a seamless process from entry to sharing the submissions with the judging panel that includes industry names from Bloomberg, Forbes, Easyfairs, Money 20/20, Informa Connect and more, according to Event Tech Live officials.
“Every year I’m amazed by the standard of entries, and this year is no exception,” said ETA Co-Founder Adam Parry. “Glancing over each category before we submit to our judging panel is always exciting, but this year – dare I say it, was even better!”
He continued, “There’s so much innovation out there, especially when it comes to immersive experiences, which incidentally also incorporates one of our new awards, ‘Best Immersive Brand Experience.’ I really am on the edge of my seat to see who the judges choose to win. As always, a massive thank you to our headline sponsor One World Rental and this year’s incredible team of judges – it’s a tough job but I know you’ll do it justice.”