This article originally appeared on Corbin Ball & Co.
Established in 2000, The IBTM World Technology & Innovation Watch is the longest running and regarded by many as the most significant technology award for the meetings industry. The goals are to recognize technology innovation and to highlight significant trends impacting meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors at events.
Nine finalists in three categories (Audience Engagement, Logistics/Production and Management/Marketing) have just been selected. The winner of each category and overall winner will be announced during IBTM in Barcelona on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Seven judges* with experience in the meetings industry and technology but not currently selling technology products scored the entries based on innovation, completeness of concept, and the value to the meetings industry.
Listed by technology category and then in alphabetical order, the companies selected highlight several paths of technology innovation. Here are the finalists…