The Digital Event Awards has revealed its line-up of judges ready to scrutinise this year’s entries.
The 14-strong panel features agencies, organisers, venues and two representatives from Google Cloud. The line-up includes, among others, ICC Belfast’s head of production, Dave Young; Clarion’s portfolio director, James Samuel; Nigel Dacre, CEO of Inclusive Digital; Rachel Macaulay, head of conferences and events for Vue Entertainment; Ed Tranter, MD of 73 Media and The Events Hub founder, Ruby Sweeney.
Matt Kaufman, Google Cloud’s marketing director who delivered the keynote at the Digital Event News Tech Summit will be joined on the jury by Google Cloud’s head of digital, Cam Macintosh.
Imogen Thain, head of digital at Easyfairs and also a member of the judging consortium said: “We’ll be looking for submissions demonstrating impressive engagement and a high production level, ultimately leading to a large networking potential but most importantly, applications that show a clear passion for the industry and ambition to vary the format and offering of digital events.”
The Events Hub’s Sweeney said: “I’m delighted to be judging the Digital Event Awards 2022, and excited by how much event planners are collaborating with event tech and tech specialists to push the boundaries of digital events. For me, a winning submission needs to demonstrate a breadth of creativity, collaboration and inclusivity; at the same time heightening the experience and exceeding the expectations for all stakeholders – clients, delegates and organisers.”
The awards, held in association with Digital Event News, are currently open for entries and feature 19 categories including newcomers such as ‘Best In-event Networking Model’, ‘Best Digital Diversity and Inclusion Event or Series’, plus two ESG awards for planners and platforms.
The deadline for entries is 4 February and shortlisted companies will be announced on 17 February. For the full line-up of judges and to enter a Digital Event Award before Friday, visit the awards website here.