Entries Now Open: Skift Meetings Awards 2024

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Entries are now open for the 2024 edition of the Skift Meetings Awards, celebrating the business events industry’s most respected and innovative suppliers. Apply by April 30, 2024 to secure the best entry rate.

Moving into its second year, the Skift Meetings Awards will once again celebrate the business events industry’s most respected and innovative suppliers. The winning suppliers will 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.

We’ll name finalists and winners in 15 categories across three distinct criteria groups: Tech Providers, Hotels, and Other Suppliers.

Why Enter the Skift Meetings Awards?

  1. Exposure to the Skift Meeting’s global audience, Skift editors and our VIP judges
  2. Coverage on, marketing channels, and brand exposure at Skift Meetings Forum 2024
  3. Complimentary ticket to Skift Meetings Forum 2024, plus 25% off additional tickets
  4. Personalized branding kit for shortlist and winners to celebrate their achievements through their own channels, to customers, and the press
  5. Credit towards Skift’s premium subscription products

Pro tip: Get the best of both worlds when you register early – the lowest entry cost, plus the ability to edit through the final deadline in June. Simply choose your category, give your entry a name, click through to the confirmation page and hit submit.

Sound like something you might be interested in entering? Don’t delay – apply early for the best possible rates. 

Take a look at last year’s winners here

2024 Categories:


  • Most Innovative Event Technology Product
  • Best Site-Sourcing Solution
  • Best Event Management Platform


  • Best Hotel Chain (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel Chain (Outside the U.S.)
  • Best Hotel (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel (Outside the U.S.)
  • Best Hotel Event Space (U.S.)
  • Best Hotel Event Space (Outside the U.S.) 
  • Best All-Inclusive Hotel (Global) – NEW FOR 2024


  • Best Destination Marketing Organization (U.S.)
  • Best Destination Marketing Organization (Outside the U.S.) 
  • Best Convention Center (U.S.)
  • Best Convention Center (Outside the U.S.)
  • Best Cruise Line (Global) – NEW FOR 2024

Entry Dates and Fees:

Early Deadline: $150 per entry – Ends April 30, 2024

Regular Deadline: $175 per entry – Ends June 11, 2024

Winners to be announced in August 2024


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.