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30th Nov-2nd Dec 2021

TechWatch Live

We will be showcasing the very best events technology inspiring our industry and revolutionising our events, but this time, finalists will be pitching live!

Five tech business owners will be offered the opportunity to take to the stage and pitch their company and product to our live audience and judging panel on Day 2 of IBTM World for a chance to become the TechWatch Live Award Winner.

Not to mention, all five of the finalists will receive flights and accommodation for up to two people to travel to Barcelona.

See here for the Terms and Conditions.

Meet the Judges

These industry gurus have the power to take your innovation from start-up to global success.

Dahlia El Gazzar

Founder of DAHLIA+ Inc.

Dahlia has an OMG-attitude about tech and practical solutions.

With more than a decade of experience in the meetings industry, Dahlia has held roles on the planner side as well as on the supplier side. She has been known in the events industry as the 'go-to' source for tech news, and solutions for busy event professionals.

Corbin Ball

Speaker and consultant

Corbin Ball has been involved with IBTM’s Tech Watch Award for many years and is an expert in the technology field. He is a highly acclaimed international speaker, consultant and writer, helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he has the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun.

Edward Poland

Co-founder and COO of Hirespace

Edward Poland is the co-founder and COO of hirespace.com, where he leads on brand strategy, marketing and commercial partnerships. Prior to this, he worked as a speechwriter for UNESCO and for the UK parliament. Edward is a host of the EventLAB podcast, and a regular speaker on marketing, entrepreneurship and events in London. 

Judging Criteria

Do you want your entry to stand out from the competition and get you to IBTM World? Our judging panel are looking for an innovation that stands-out as the next market-changing tech innovation.

Coming soon

Let's Talk Success

We promote our winner and shortlist to our global online audience, through a variety of marketing channels, press releases and content before, during and even after the event.

Apply now for the TechWatch Live Awards

Is your innovation the next big thing in the meetings and events industry? Submit your nomination to be in with the chance of being shortlisted and winning the prestigious IBTM World TechWatch Live Award.