Skift Meetings Awards

Skift Meetings Awards applications for 2023 are closed but if you want to pre-register for 2024, fill out the form below.


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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. 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, and convention centers.

Applications for the Skift Meetings Awards are now closed.

2023 Winners Announced

2023 Categories

Tech Providers

Most Innovative Event Technology Product

Best Site-Sourcing Solution

Best Event Management Platform

Hotels

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)

Best All-Inclusive Hotel Chain (Global)

Other Suppliers

Best Destination Marketing Organization (U.S.)

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Global)

Best Convention Center (U.S.)

Best Convention Center (Global)

Best Cruise Line

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 SkiftMeetings.com, 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)

Entries for the Skift Meetings Awards Have Closed

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Who can enter?

The 2024 Skift Meetings Awards are open to event tech providers, individual hotels, hotel chains, convention centers, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and Cruise Lines. Organizations may submit one entry or enter multiple categories.

How do I enter?

All entries for the Skift Meetings Awards need to be submitted through our online portal. This online platform will hold all of your Skift Meetings Awards entries in one place, where you can view, edit and even copy submissions should you wish to enter more than one category.

The online platform will also allow you to view all categories, criteria and the opportunity to download blank PDF entry forms for your reference.

What does the 2024 timeline look like?

Following the close of the submission window, all entries will be reviewed and scored internally by the Skift Meetings Team, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge within the meetings and events industry. Following this internal review, our shortlist will be selected.

Following the announcement of the shortlist, all successfully shortlisted submissions will be passed on to our independent judging panel for final scoring and review in order to select the winners.

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 by our selection committee. The finalists will be announced on Skift Meetings and will be reviewed by our judges to make the final designation for each category.

How many entries does one payment cover?

Each entry requires payment, which is stated within the entry process in the platform for reference.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Yes, it’s permissible as long as they are unique entries and the entries are tailored to the category criteria.

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 by credit card. For any payment queries, please reach out to the team.

How can I confirm that my entry was submitted?

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

Which payment methods are available?

Payment must be made with a credit card.

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

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

How much information needs to be provided in order to submit?

There is no minimum – you can leave anything “TBD” within the entry prompts in order to pay and secure the best entry rate. You will then be able to access your submission from the “My Entries” tab and continue editing your entry ahead of the deadline.

Some material within my entry has not been cleared yet – how can it stay confidential until it is cleared?

Within your entry, please let us know what can and cannot be published. If your entry gets chosen as a finalist/winner, we may ask for a revised version with cleared materials so we can post when announcing results. Otherwise, we would use only what is cleared to publish publicly.

What assets will need to be included within my entry?

As standard, you will be required to provide a high-resolution company logo and a supporting image in order to submit your nomination. These assets will be used to generate your personalized brand kit (should your submission successfully advance through the process).

The platform also offers the option to include supporting documentation to enhance your written submission. We strongly recommend using this feature, as it provides valuable context. You can include press coverage, testimonials, videos, and more. Instructions for incorporating these elements are provided throughout the process.

When will the shortlist and winners be announced?

The shortlist will be announced in July 2024, followed by the winner announcement in August 2024.

How are the Skift Meetings Awards judged?

Entries are scored based on the category criteria set out within the submission form. Each element of the form will be judged by our independent judging panel using a numerical value, with each judge score being added together to form an average score per panel. This formula enables us to ensure the scoring is as objective as possible.

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.

My submission has been unsuccessful, will you be able to provide me with feedback?

Due to the number of entries we receive, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide individual feedback on each entry. However, please feel free to reach out to the team on [email protected] and we will endeavor to help however we can.

Still have questions?

Please reach out to [email protected] and a member of the team will be happy to assist.