IBTM World launches new format for Tech Watch Awards

IBTM World, which will take place from December 1-3 at Fira Barcelona, is launching an exciting new concept for its Tech Watch Awards this year. TechWatch Live will feature a new judging panel chair and live pitching onsite at IBTM World, reflecting the increasing significance that technology and digital plays in the meetings and events industry.

The new format TechWatch Live will offer five technology business owners the opportunity to take to the stage and pitch their company and product or service to the judging panel and live audience of events professionals, to potentially gain future financial and/or mentorship at the discretion of a judging panel.

Dahlia El Gazzar, founder of the DAHLIA+Agency, is the new chair of the judging panel.

Dahlia has more than a decade’s worth of experience within the meetings and events industry, succeeding event industry expert Corbin Ball, who remains on the judging panel.

Dahlia and her fellow judges are looking for the very best cutting-edge events technology inspiring the industry and revolutionising events.

Dahlia El Gazzar, ruckus maker at the DAHLIA+Agency and chair of the judging panel this year says: "Now more than ever, we are being asked to be innovative. And that can't be done without 'innovatively' implementing technology solutions that are essential to the intentional experience design we seek for our stakeholders. TechWatch Live is created to provide a stage for the tech companies that enable event professionals to deliver exceptional experiences. And with everything going on, we want to properly celebrate those tech companies that have gone above and beyond to help event profs in this time of need.