Skift Meetings Awards

Final Deadline: June 28
Apply early for the best rates.

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Introducing the Inaugural Skift Meetings Awards

The first-ever Skift Meetings Awards will celebrate the business events industry’s most respected and innovative suppliers, as determined by the global readership of Skift Meetings. The winning suppliers stand apart by demonstrating their nuanced understanding of planner needs, reliable delivery of outstanding service and far-from-par offerings.

Our curated collection of this year’s winners – to be featured on Skift Meetings – will serve as a guiding star to other planners looking for meeting services and venues they can rely on when choosing a supplier partner.

Categories include tech providers, hotels, destination management organizations, airlines, and convention centers.

The final deadline for submissions is June 28. We suggest applying early to secure the best entry rates. Early-bird pricing is available on a limited basis.

Finalists will be determined by the readers of Skift Meetings, who will have the opportunity to vote for finalists from June 21 to July 19. 

Key Dates & Recommendations

Final Deadline: June 28

Winners announced: September

Fees for Skift Meeting Awards 2023

Early Deadline – $150 per entry

Regular Deadline – $175 per entry

Pro tip: Entering multiple categories? Get 25%-off your second and third application. Code will be sent in your initial confirmation email.

2023 Categories

Tech Providers

Most Innovative Event Technology Product

Best Site-Sourcing Solution

Best Event Management Platform


Best Hotel Chain (global)

Best Hotel Chain (U.S.)  

Best Hotel (global)

Best Hotel (U.S.)

Best Hotel Event Space (U.S.)

Best Hotel Event Space (Global)

Other Suppliers

Best Destination Marketing Organization (U.S.)

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Global)

Best Convention Center (U.S.)

Best Convention Center (Global)

Calling all suppliers in the meetings and events industry!

This is your opportunity to be recognized for your outstanding contributions. Submit your nominations today and let’s celebrate the incredible work being done in the meetings and events industry!

Why Enter?

Exposure to Skift Meetings editors and readers for all entries, plus all winners receive:

Coverage on, marketing channels, and brand exposure at the first ever Skift Meetings Forum.

• Personalized branding kit for winners to promote achievements through their own channels, to customers, and the press.

A complimentary subscription to Skift Pro daily news, which provides unlimited access to Skift daily coverage and breaking news of the global travel industry (valued at $395)

Enter the 2023 Skift Meetings Awards

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Skift Meetings Awards FAQs


Who can enter?

The 2023 Skift Meetings Awards are open to event tech providers, individual hotels, hotel chains, convention centers, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and airlines. Organizations may submit one entry or enter multiple categories. 

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in September 2023.

What are the categories I can enter?

You can nominate your business or organization in any of the following:

Tech Provider Categories

  • Most Innovative Event Technology Product: An event technology product or service that stands out through its innovative approach or use of using cutting edge technology to solve event management challenges.
  • Best Site-Sourcing Solution: A site-sourcing or venue-finding platform delivers the best search results and makes it simple for planners to request a proposal and secure the ideal event venue.
  • Best Event Management Platform: An event technology tool that stands out in supporting and streamlining the management and production of business events.

Hotel Categories

  • Best Hotel Chain (Global)
  • Best Hotel Chain (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel (Global)
  • Best Hotel (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel Event Space (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel Event Space (Global)

Other Supplier Categories (U.S. or global)

  • Best Airline (Global)
  • Best Cruise Line
  • Best Destination Marketing Organization (U.S.)
  • Best Destination Marketing Organization (Global)
  • Best Convention Center (U.S.)
  • Best Convention Center (Global)

Can I submit multiple entries in a single category? 

Yes, it’s permissible as long as they are unique entries.

How can I confirm that my entry was submitted?

The easiest way to check is to sign in and go to the “My Entries” tab. If you do not find your entry, please email us at [email protected] and we will assist.

Once I submit my entry, can I continue editing it? If yes, until when?

Yes, after paying the entry fee, you may continue editing your entry until the final deadline. That said, we recommend entering early to secure the best rate.

How much needs to be submitted in order to go back in and edit? 

There is no minimum – you can leave anything “TBD” within the entry prompts and continue editing your entry after submitting it.


How much is the entry fee? 

Early-bird pricing ($150/entry) is available on limited time basis. Standard pricing will begin thereafter ($175/entry).

Is there a discount for multiple entries?

Yes, once you submit your first application, you will receive a 25%-off code for additional orders in the initial confirmation email. This code is not applicable to your first entry.

Which payment methods are available?

Payment must be made with a credit card.

Does the entry cost guarantee an award or only a chance to be chosen? 

The entry fee does not guarantee an award, but all entries will be reviewed. The finalists will be announced on and will be reviewed by Skift Meetings editors and a panel of industry judges to make the final designation for each category. There will be three winners in each category.

Does the price include all costs after entry or is there an additional cost if chosen? 

There is no additional cost aside from the entry fee.

I wish to cancel my Skift Meetings Awards submission, will I receive a refund for my entry?

Entry submissions to Skift Meetings Awards are non-refundable. If you would like to discuss this further, please reach out to a member of the team at [email protected].


Who can vote?

Business event professionals including readers of Skift Meetings can register to vote when the voting period opens. Voting period will open on May 29th.

When does voting start?

Voting will open on May 29, 2023.

Do voters need to pay a fee to vote?

No, voting is free.

What criteria will voters use?

Voters should choose their favorite nominees based on overall excellence, reliability of service, professionalism, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

When and how will finalists be notified?

Finalists will be notified via email after voting closes.


Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.