Shortlist Announced – Event Technology Awards

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The Shortlist has been confirmed for the inaugural Event Technology Awards (ETAs).

Winners will be announced at the ceremony which takes place at pop-up venue Supernova, in Victoria Embankment Gardens, on the 15th of November 2013.

Organisers have also introduced a daytime conference with guest speakers delivering insights into the latest event technologies.

Early bird awards tickets are priced at £165 + VAT and include a three-course meal, drinks reception and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks all evening.

Early bird tables of 10 are £1,500 + VAT.

Conference-only tickets are £75 + VAT.

A single ticket for the Gala Dinner and Conference are priced at just £195 + vat

The offer ends on 12th September.

All are available exclusively HERE

Here is the Shortlist…

Best Use Of Technology For Brand Activation

ADI TV: BMW brand activation at the RBS Six Nations (England v Italy, Twickenham Stadium) – iCONIC 25+ mobile LED screen
Drive Productions: EE 4G Launch – Full service event production

Best Use Of RFID & Wireless Technology

Etherlive: Royal Windsor Horse Show – Customised Contactless Accreditation System
Intelligent Venue Solutions: Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 – In-Site Contactless Social Connect
Limelight Sports: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2012 – Mobile App Tracker
excelerated apps: Rough Hill Student Events – RFID Social Sharing and Loyalty Card
excelerated apps: Events to the Future – RFID and Social Sharing
Intellitix: Adidas Underground Olympic events – RFID Technology
Knit Ltd: ATP Tennis Finals at London O2 2012 – RFID & NFC Technology
Magnum Events: Dublin Tall Ships 2012 – Temporary Mesh Wireless Network

Best Virtual Event

The Live Group: Health Foundation Improvement Science Webinar Series – Online Event Hosting
International Special Events Society: ISES & Tourism Ireland Go on a TweeTour

Best Technology Partnership

IML Worldwide: Wimpole Lecture Theatre Project – Interactive technology installation
MyQaa: Directions 2013. Client: Nokia/ – MyQaa
Sevens7: From 2012 – sevens7 and sevens7 Event Intelligence Technology partnership
RPM / LUMA: Smirnoff Illuminates Tour – YrMoves
Etherlive: WOMAD Festival 2012 – Teenage Registration System

Best Event Software

Incidium Limited: Cisco Live 2013 – SnakeSpeare – Digital Media Solution
e touches: Danish EU Presidency 2012 – etouches event management platform
N200: easyFairs European portfolio of events – Visit Connect & Visit Intelligence
Eventsforce: The Liberal Democrat Annual Party Conference 2012
TEP Events International Limited: Leading Pharmaceutical Client In Barcelona – Event Pad
Forum Events Ltd: London HR Sumit – Neo & Morpheus
D2i Systems: Farnborough Airshow – FirstContact Professional (FCPro) & SmartRegister (SR)
Event Applications Limited: – Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2013 – expocms

Best Use Of Physical Interactive Technology

Photosound: ECCMID Congress, London and ISHAM Congress, Berlin 2012 – The Astellas Augmented Reality Patient
RPM / LUMA: Smirnoff Illuminates Tour – YrMoves
iBid Events: A Night of Champions, Mo Farah Foundation – Interactive silent auction and pledging technology
WRG Creative Communications: IT Security Vendor’s stand at VMworld in Barcelona – Near Field Communications (NFC)
DB Systems: Farnborough Air Show 2012 – Augmented Reality solution to showcase a working aircraft engine, for a leading manufacturer of aerospace products
Knit Ltd: John Lewis store, Oxford Street, London – Say Hi TV! Interactive, voice activated shop window

Best Special Effects Technology

MCL AV: Fiat 500LDealer Launch – D3 Projection Mapping
Projection Advertising: Enough Food For Everyone IF – Interactive Twitter Projection
LM Productions: Feliz Navidad – Samsung Christmas Show Madrid – Multimedia Event Special Effects
WRG Creative Communications: EE Live – Experiential Brand Communication

Best Use Of Technology To Build Event Attendance

Nu Tickets: Gatecrasher 20 Warehouse Party – Nu Tickets Event Software
N200: Over 450 Events Across Europe – N200 Partner Portal
Skiddle: Numerous events using – Skiddle’s Frictionless FacebookTimeline Integrated Ticketing Solution
Excelerated Apps: Rough Hill Student Events – RFID Social Sharing and Loyalty Card

Best Admission & Visitor Management Technology

D2i Systems: FirstContact Professional (FCPro) & SmartRegister (SR) at Farnborough Airshow
Ticketscript: Guestlist Tool at the MTV European Music Awards, Frankfurt, November 2012
Marketpoint: Marketpoint Lead Capture App and Registration software at The Event Production Show 2013
BIG Badges: Ceridian Client Event – Selfit Global Software – Web and iPad® Application
N200: Spring Fair 2013 – N200 Visit
Intelligent Venue Solutions: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – In-Site Contactless Access Control & Real-time Management Information (MI)

Best Use Of Technology At A Charity Fundraising Event

Simpli-Fi: ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala Ball
iBid Events: A Night of Champions, Mo Farah Foundation – Interactive silent auction and pledging technology
Projection Advertising: Enough Food For Everyone IF – Interactive Twitter Projection
TEP Events International Limited: Make A Wish Valentines Ball – Bidtech

Best Use Of Technology For Event Sustainability

Crewsaders: – ISO 20121 sustainability on-line monitoring and real-time reporting tool
The Live Group: Healthwatch England Launch Event – Multi-linked event and webcast
DB Systems: Various Air-shows around the world – ecoXpress

Best Audio Visual Technology

Urban Entertainments: Notts County FC – 150 Years Anniversary – Pop up Inflatable Airscreen
SE1 Events: The Globe Travel Awards
Aztec Event Services Ltd: The Academies Show 2013 – Silent Seminar Technology
d3 Technologies: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert

Best Event Infrastructure Innovation

Anchor Bloc: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert – Anchor Bloc
Loos R Us (Site Equip): Guilfest – Portable Toilets & Social Media Package
Aztec Event Services Ltd: Marketing Week Live 2013 – EventIgnite driven digital signage solution
Sunbaba / Star Events / Drive Group: EE 4G Launch Battersea Power Station – A Giant Temporary, Front Projection Screen

Best Hybrid Event

The Live Group: ClimateWise Fifth Anniversary Summit – Hybrid event management and live webcast
WRG Creative Communications: EE Live – Experiential Branding Communications
George P Johnson: Cisco Live 2013

Best New Tech Product Ecobuild 2013 – Glean In
Touch 2 View: William Hill Epsom Derby – The Giant iTab
Get Schedueled: London Ambassadors 2012 – Get Scheduled Professional Solution
Projection Advertising: AdCubes
Event Manager Blog / Social Coup: Januas – A WordPress Theme For Multiple Events
Silverstream TV: Toy Fair 2013 and Confex 2013 – Event broadcast system
uTrac: Workforce Management System

Best Mobile App

Re Systems: BT London Live – BT London Live App
DoubleDutch: NetApp Insight EMEA 2012 – Insight 2012 App
ILG: Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup and 6 Nations – ILG Elite Sports App
EventPhoenix: Philips Leadership Summit 2013 – EventPhoenix App
GenieConnect: World Travel Market – “MyWTM” – Made with SmartConnect and WebConnect from GenieConnect
Bizzabo: London Web Summit – Event Networking App
ITM Mobile: The UNICEF Experience Dallas – Mobile App
Limelight Sports: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2012 – Mobile Tracker App
Showplanner: The Event Production Show – Showplanner App
Apadmi Ltd: British Museum’s Life & Death In Pompeii Exhibition – Mobile App

Best Technology For Audience Participation

Silverstream TV: Broadcast Digi Awards 2012 and various Awards and Conferences – Twitter Wall
TAIT: London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Ceremonies – TAIT Pixel Tablets
IML Worldwide: IBC – TP Minds Transfer Pricing Summit – IML Interactive Solution
HGA Creative: Various Events – Event Pulse
Eventstagram: Live Interactive Instagram feed at the National Wedding Show
TEP Events International Limited: Mercer Global Investment Forum – Event Pad (Bespoke Solution)
Adidas Group with Concise Group: One Heart One Beat – adidas Group Global Operations Management Summit 2013 – Interactive iPad Event Software
MyQaa: Bouygues Telecom – MyQaa
WRG Creative Communications: IT Security vendor’s stand at VMworld in Barcelona – Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Live Group: Foodborne Viruses Research Conference – GreenGage online registration and LiveInteractive audience engagement technology

Best Event Website / Mobile Site

Sign Up 4: MetLife Mediterranean Treasures 2012 Worldwide Conference – Signup4′s Event & Travel Management Systems
Re Systems: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert – Ballot Website By Mira Media: Various Events Inc. Property Awards, Free Schools, Next Generation Forum, The Building Awards
Magnum Events: 1000’s of different events, big and small –

Best Use Of Social Media

UBM: International Confex & Live Experience – Leaderboarded
Projection Advertising: Enough Food For Everyone IF – Interactive Twitter Projection
Limelight Sports: Energizer Night Run – Social media campaign
Limelight Sports: Swimathon 2013 – Activation and content delivery of Facebook, Twitter & YouTube platforms
Motionlab Marketing: The FIT Show 2013 – Social Media, Creative & Marketing
Unique Events Ltd: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – #Blogmanay
Intelligent Venue Solutions: The Isle Of Wight Festival 2012 – In-Site RFID Access and Payments Solution
George P Johnson: Cisco Live 2013 – The Social Media Hub