One of the most-watched awards in the meetings industry is the meeting technology company recognized in the annual Worldwide Technology Watch by EIBTM—The Global Meetings & Incentives Exhibition, scheduled for November 30–December 2 in Barcelona, Spain.

Friday, September 3, is the deadline for companies to enter the program, which is open to any company that has developed new technology solutions for the meetings, events, incentive travel, conferences, and exhibition industries.

The winner will receive a free exhibit booth at the Technology Village at EIBTM 2010, will present its winning product at the show, and will gain acknowledgement and widespread publicity through the promotion of the contest.

Entries will be judged on three criteria, according to organizers: innovation and uniqueness, potential impact on the industry, and completeness of the product or service.

This year’s judges panel is made up of Chairman Corbin Ball, Corbin Ball Associates; Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA; Bruce MacMillan, president/CEO, Meeting Professionals International; Paul Hussey, business development manager, BSI Meetings and Events; Ruud Janssen, managing director, TNOC; Samuel J. Smith, managing director of Interactive Meeting Technology LLC; and Lynn Wong, co-founder and director of Grupo eventoplus.

For more information on how to enter, and to listen to the judges’ podcast about the benefits of entering, visit