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FOR THE BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM B-TO-B EVENTS: ENTRIES DUE JUNE 6.


Only events with 5,000 attendees or less qualify—finally, a spotlight for small and medium b-to-b events. Event Marketer’s all-new recognition program, Hidden Gems, will turn the industry’s attention to the innovative brand b-to-b experiences bringing together 5,000 attendees or less.

Eleven categories span every type of b-to-b event and audience size—and you can nominate your events in each category’s separate “up to 1,000 attendees” or “1,000-5,000 attendees” awards. For each category, we’ll name winners on both sides of the 1,000-attendee fence, ensuring both small and medium recognition.

Eligible: Events executed between May 1, 2018, and June 6, 2019.

Cost: Free to enter. The Call for Entries open through June 6. A client-side judging will score all entries this summer and winners will be announced in early September and profiled online and in Event Marketer magazine’s special recognition issue. 

Categories:

  • Best Developer/User Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). Recognizes the event that best informed, energized and influenced users/developers of a product, service or brand.
  • Best Employee Engagement Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). The internal event that connected, engaged and used a brand experience to inspire employees. 
  • Best General Session Experience(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). From keynotes to special sessions, recognizes the production, creative, strategy, content and execution of general session experiences.
  • Best Media/Press Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). Recognizes the best use of experiential to engage a press audience and generate buzz, press, mentions and more.
  • Best Overall B-to-B Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). Like the name says, recognizes the event that “has it all”—the strategy, the experience, the innovation and the results.
  • Best Product Launch Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). The award goes to the product launch event that used sizzle, strategy and creative to unveil like nobody else.
  • Best Recognition Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). The award programs, sales incentive events and events used to recognize and reward customers, employees and partners.
  • Best Reimagination of an Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). For the long-running event that got redesigned, refreshed and reintroduced. To qualify, reimagined event must have taken place for at least three years before the reimagination.
  • Best Road Show(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). Shines the spotlight on the events that move from city to city, market to market. (Defined as a repeating event that takes place in multiple locations.)
  • Best Sales Meeting/Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). The award will go to the event that best fired up a sales team, provided critical information and got attendees to walk out ready to sell.
  • Best VIP Event(Up to 1,000 attendees and 1,000-5,000 attendees). Recognizing the high-end, high-touch, high-experience events produced for elite audiences.

 


Questions? Contact Nicole Cimo at ncimo@accessintel.com.