The deadline for entering the 7th edition of the Global Event Awards is approaching fast. At midnight, on October 31, entry submissions will be closed, and everything handed over to the jury.
Entries are accepted online from around the globe in more than 20 categories, ranging from various types of events to event technology and services. More than 40 distinguished event professionals and experts in the world of meetings and events will evaluate the projects. Categories are assigned according to each judge’s specific areas of expertise. This year, the People’s Choice Award will once again allow event industry stakeholders and fans to vote for their favourite event.
Over the past seven years, Eventex Awards have grown into a truly global competition honouring excellence, creativity and innovation in events and event services worldwide. The 19 winners in the 6th edition come from the UK, the US, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Event of the Year for 2015 was Microsoft Future Decoded– a grand two-day event, which engaged over 11,000 Partners and Customers in the challenges and opportunities of the‘world of tomorrow’. The “un-business business event” impressed the jury not only with its holistic approach to telling the ‘One Microsoft’ story but also for letting guests curate their personal Future Decoded experience from the moment of receiving their invitation.
Coincidently, the agency that executed the Event of the Year – Momentum– The Total Brand Experience Agency – also became Best Event Agency for 2015. With over 40 offices on 6 continents, Momentum is the trusted partner of companies like Coca Cola, American Express and Bentley Motors. Momentum’s expertise is in integrating digital, sponsorship, entertainment, social, retail & live experiences.
A multi-award winner, DoubleDutch, took the prizes in Best Event Technology as well as Best Event Mobile App. DoubleDutch is an event technology platform with more than 1,500 customers, including SAP, UBM, and Urban Land Institute,and 260 +employees around the world in San Francisco, Amsterdam, London, and Hong Kong. It provides branded mobile conference applications for attendees, plus real-time analytics for improving event performance. Key features include surveys and live polling, incentivizing attendees to provide feedback, mobile agenda and location-based messages.