Event Technology Awards are back for 2016

2015 ETA winners
The organiser of the Event Technology Awards has announced that nominations for 2016 will open on Monday 4th April.  The awards are set to return for their fourth outing and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the event industry. With a number of exciting new categories added to the list for this year, companies specialising in networking technology, proximity marketing technology, event connectivity & Wi-Fi and best augmented/ virtual reality technology will also be able to join in the celebrations.

The nature of the award categories - and the way in which this technology is deployed - means that entries can be submitted by any industry stakeholder; including suppliers, designers, programmers, technicians, developers, venues, events, promoters, event organisers and agencies. 

Returning to the 2016 category list is ‘The People’s Choice Award’, which will see bronze, silver and gold winners announced as the result of an open industry vote.

The full list of categories is as follows:
Best New Technology Start-Up
Best Event App
Best New Technology Product
Best Technology Partnership – Agency / Brand / Organiser / Supplier / Technology Provider
Best Ticketing & Visitor Registration Technology
Best Attendee Management Technology
Best Event Management Solution
Best Venue Management Solution
Best use of Technology for Marketing an Event
Best Social Media Campaign
Best Technology for Building Event Attendance
Best Technology for Event Monetisation or Fundraising
Best Event Website / Mobile Site
Best Hybrid Event or Live Streaming Solution
Best use of Audio Visual Technology
Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction
Best use of Technology for Audience Participation
Best use of RFID or NFC
Best use of Projection Mapping
Best use of Gamification
Best use of Technology for Event Analytics, Data-Collection & Insight
Best Social Media Tool
Most innovative and tech friendly venue
Best use of Technology for a Brand
Best Festival Technology
Best Conference Technology
Best Exhibition Technology
The 2016 Event Technology Rising Star
Best Event Networking Technology (NEW)
Best Proximity Marketing Technology (NEW)
Event Connectivity & Wi-Fi (NEW)
Best Augmented / Virtual Reality Technology (NEW)
Favourite Event Technology Supplier - The People’s Choice Award

Nominations will close on 31st May 2016, with the entries then judged by an independent panel of experts that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Event Technology Awards co-founder Adam Parry said: “I am thrilled that the awards are returning for a fourth year, they continue to grow in stature and the number of enquiries we’ve already received for this year’s event is very pleasing. The sector is fast-paced and continually evolving so we have added new categories that reflect the specific efforts of companies and individuals in the growth sectors.”