The most outstanding achievements in the world of events were announced last night at the 7th edition of the Eventex Awards which took place January 24,2017 at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. The awards show saw some of the biggest names in the industry, competing for an accolade. The list of finalists brought together event and technology professionals from UK, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Slovakia, Austria, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Russia, Poland, and Portugal! The total number of over 30 countries that were represented in the 7th Eventex awards was record-breaking in the entire history of the event!The Event Technology categories were dominated by entries from the United States - a total of 10 finalists across the four categories in this group. However, the winners were companies from three different countries. Slido (Slovakia) won Best Event Technology; Attendify (US) took the prize for Best Event App, and the event marketing cloud Feathr (US) became Best New Event Technology. The host country, Ireland, won the trophy for Best Interaction Technology for the Wall of Support at the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon by Verve the Live Agency.
Best Event and Best Sporting Event went to Walk Events from Poland and their VERVA Street Racing 2016 - National Automotive Festival - an eight-hour spectacle with more than 110 000 participants.The People’s Choice Event is Allerhande Kerstfestival, executed by Xsaga. Sipahiler Events’ Istanbul TALKS Inspired 2016 Conference was the second favourite event among voters.Walk Events, Momentum Worldwide and Xsaga stole the spotlight by winning most awards for the night: 2 for each company. This is not the first victory for Xsaga and Momentum: they were winners in previous editions of Eventex awards - Momentum became Best Event Agency last year and took the grand prize for Event of the Year (Microsoft Future Decoded 2015); Xsaga won Best Cultural Event and Best Campaign 2015.
The best event professionals were celebrated with the spectacular performances by MABEA and 360 ENTERTAINMENT in addition to a delicious dinner, specially prepared by master chefs at Croke Park Events which undoubtedly added to the glorious ambience of the evening!"What a brilliant Eventex event at Croke Park! A great venue, great food, great company... and some fantastic heartfelt, off-the-cuff speeches from the winners! THAT'S what it's all about!" - Mark Jones, host.In conclusion, a total of 13 awards went to US companies, 11 to the UK, 8 to Ireland, 7 to the Netherlands, 4 to Belgium, 3 to Austria and Italy, 2 to Poland, Portugal and Slovakia. The Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Turkey all went home with one award each.Below is the full list of winners from the 7th Global Eventex Awards.
Winner: Feathr (US)Second prize: Attendify Leads by Attendify (US); EventHalo (UK)
Winner: VHI Womens Mini Marathon Wall of Support by Verve The Live Agency (Ireland)Second prize: Attendify Leads by Attendify (US)Third prize: TapCrowd, an etouches company (US); Electric Ireland #StayHappy AR Experience at The National Ploughing Championships by Verve The Live Agency (Ireland)
Winner: Attendify (US)Second prize: VHI Womens Mini Marathon Wall of Support by Verve The Live Agency (Ireland)Third prize: The Wall Street Journal Event Platform developed by Etch (US)
Winner: Slido - Audience Interaction Tool (Slovakia)Second prize: Attendify (US)Third prize: Boomset (US)
Winner: YPO/WPO Angeleno’s WWII Victory Celebration and President’s Retreat by (Extraordinary Events (US)Second prize: “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two”: taking on the #artfultaxdodgers for 38 Degrees by Produce UKThird prize: 2016 Transplant Games of America: The Opening & Closing Ceremonies by IM Creative (US)
Winner: Home in Ohio by IM Creative (US)Second prize: Ecadem - One smile is enough to change our world by Casta Diva Group (Italy)Third prize: Novak Djokovic Foundation Charity Dinner by SAY WHAT?SRL (Italy)
Winner: Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria - "Medieval Journey" by FEIRA VIVA - Cultura e Desporto e.m. (Portugal)Second prize: RTÉ Reflecting the Rising by Magnum Events (Ireland)Third prize: Magical Lantern Festival by Weli creative Ltd (UK)
Winner: Magical Lantern Festival by Weli creative Ltd (UK)Second prize: Allerhande Kerstfestival by Xsaga (The Netherlands)Third prize: OUE Skyspace LA Grand Opening Block Party by Extraordinary Events (US)
Winner: VERVA Street Racing 2016 - National Automotive Festival by Walk Events (Poland)Second prize: VHI Womens Mini Marathon 2016 by Verve The Live Agency (Ireland)Third prize: Djokovic & Friends by SAY WHAT?SRL (Italy)
Winner: Microsoft Future Decoded 2016 by Momentum Worldwide (UK)Second prize: Innovation Expo by Event Consortium (The Netherlands)Third prize: Connections Events by Connections (UK), Cacao Barry World Chocolate Masters by New Balls Please (Belgium)
Winner: Allerhande Kerstfestival by Xsaga (The Netherlands)Second prize: Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture (Ireland);Global Journey - Detox Day by The Oval Office bvba (Belgium)
Winner: Anniversary Concert Jostiband Orchestra by IDTV Live (The Netherlands)Second prize: SEAT Ateca Prelaunch by The Oval Office bvba (Belgium)Third prize: Recht doen aan slachtoffers by Obsession Evenementen & Communicatie (The Netherlands)
Winner: The Floating Gaardens by Momentum Worldwide (UK)Second prize: InBev - Brewed by Nature by The Oval Office bvba (Belgium)Third prize: The Hyundai FanDome by Produce UK
Winner: BMW - The Art of 7 by CREATIVE PRO (Slovakia)Second prize: Next Generation Scania by Staff Eventos (Spain)Third prize: Come Hang with Us - Time Out and Team Building Activity Launch at Croke Park Meetings and Events (Ireland)
Winner: CEO Summit 2016 by Consumer Technology Association (US)Second prize: ESPID 2016 - Paediatric Infectious Diseases Meeting by Kenes Group (Switzerland)Third prize: RCOG World Congress 2016 by Hampton Medical Conferences (UK)
Winner: Connections Events by Connections (UK)Second prize: Pioneers Festival 2016 by Media Apparat PHQ GmbH (Austria)Third prize: Westland Family Conference by Masters in Moderation (The Netherlands); Engage Prague 2016 by Socialbakers (Czech Republic)
Winner: BWT Water live 2015 by Grasl & Partner Event und Marketing GmbH (Austria)Second prize: Praguematism – Tieto's kick off by Tapahtumantekijät Oy (Finland)Third prize: Grand Hotel Google by Verve The Live Agency (Ireland)
Winner: Allerhande Kerstfestival by Xsaga (The Netherlands)Second prize:Istanbul TALKS, Inspired 2016 Conference by Sipahiler Events (Turkey)Third prize: “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two”: taking on the #artfultaxdodgers for 38 Degrees by Produce UK
Winner: VERVA Street Racing 2016 - National Automotive Festival by Walk Events (Poland)Second prize: Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria - "Medieval Journey" by FEIRA VIVA - Cultura e Desporto (Portugal)Third prize: BWT Water live 2015 by Grasl & Partner Event und Marketing GmbH (Austria)Congratulations and kudos to all of our finalists! It’s not easy to do what you do, that much we know. But your work was inspiring and imaginative, and we hope to see more of that throughout the new year of events. See you in 2018 for the 8th edition of Eventex Awards!