Finalists for the 7th Global Event Awards Now Announced

The shortlist of 2016 Eventex Awards finalists.

Eventex 2017 is nearly upon us in all its glory. The judging phase is now completed, and the shortlist of finalists revealed.

Best Association Meeting

  • 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress
  • CEO Summit 2016
  • RCOG World Congress 2016
  • ESPID 2016 – Paediatric Infectious Diseases Meeting

Best Conference

  • Connections Events
  • Westland Family Conference
  • Pioneers Festival 2016
  • Engage Prague 2016

Best Corporate Event

  • BWT Water live 2015
  • Praguematism – Tieto’s kick off
  • SD Worx – Proxy Night Campaign 2016
  • Grand Hotel Google

Best Brand Engagement Event

  • Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture
  • The Floating Gaardens
  • Global Journey – Detox Day
  • Allerhande Kerstfestival

Best Campaign

  • Croke Park Meetings and Events Lets Make This Brilliant at Connect 16
  • Anniversary Concert Jostiband Orchestra
  • Recht doen aan slachtoffers
  • SEAT Ateca Prelaunch

Best Experiential Event

  • Salym Petroleum Development: ASP Technology Start-Up Ceremony
  • The Floating Gaardens
  • The Hyundai FanDome
  • Inbev – Brewed by Nature

Best Product Launch

  • BMW – THE ART of 7
  • Come Hang with Us – Time Out and Team Building Activity Launch at Croke Park Meetings and Events
  • Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence TV Series Launch with Right Angle Corporate Ltd
  • Next Generation Scania

Best Cultural Event

  • Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria – “Medieval Journey”
  • RTÉ Reflecting the Rising
  • Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
  • Magical Lantern Festival

Best Festival

  • OUE Skyspace LA Grand Opening Block Party
  • Career in Bulgaria. Why not?
  • Magical Lantern Festival
  • Allerhande Kerstfestival

Best Sporting Event

  • Unicredit Champions League Final 2016
  • Djokovic & Friends
  • VHI Womens Mini Marathon 2016
  • VERVA Street Racing 2016 – National Automotive Festival

Best Trade Show

  • Connections Events
  • Microsoft Future Decoded 2016
  • Cacao Barry World Chocolate Masters
  • Innovation Expo

Best Cause Event

  • Ecadem – One smile is enough to change our world
  • YPO/WPO Angeleno’s WWII Victory Celebration and President’s Retreat
  • 2016 Transplant Games of America: The Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two”: taking on the #artfultaxdodgers for 38 Degrees

Best Fundraising Event

  • Ecadem – One smile is enough to change our world
  • Home in Ohio
  • LE RALLYE DE MONTE CARLO in aid of Chana
  • Novak Djokovic Foundation Charity Dinner
  • People’s Choice Event
  • Allerhande Kerstfestival
  • Istanbul TALKS, Inspired 2016 Conference
  • “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two”: taking on the #artfultaxdodgers for 38 Degrees
  • Siemens Silver Gala 25th Anniversary

Best Event Technology

  • Attendify
  • Boomset
  • BuzzMaster
  • Slido – Audience Interaction Tool

Best Interaction Technology

  • Attendify Leads
  • TapCrowd, an etouches company
  • VHI Womens Mini Marathon Wall of Support
  • Electric Ireland #StayHappy AR Experience at The National Ploughing Championships

Best New Event Technology

  • Invite The Media
  • Attendify Leads
  • EventHalo, the free-to-use Outdoor Event Management System
  • Feathr

Best Event Mobile App

  • Attendify
  • The Wall Street Journal Event Platform developed by Etch
  • TapCrowd, an etouches company
  • VHI Women’s Mini Marathon App

The winners will be announced at the awards gala in Dublin on 24 January. On 25 and 26 January, you will be able to join 2 out of 12 full-day masterclasses and experience the new 80/20 format at Eventex 2017.

The new format is a mix of masterclasses and mash sessions specifically designed to help you acquire new professional skills . At the end of each day, everyone will gather at a special session – the event’s exclusive Mash Session, to get the best insights from all masterclasses carried out throughout the day.

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Rob is editor of Business Travel Destinations. He reviews international destinations for meetings and events -- where business travelers go, the hotels where they stay and their lifestyle preferences on the road. Rob was previously the event planning guide for About.com (owned by The New York Times Company) from 2007 - 2011. His articles also appear in business travel publications and travel sites internationally.