16 May 2017

The #IMEXpitch enables event technology start-ups to showcase their products to an audience of event professionals at no cost, while audience members have the opportunity to learn about new event technology products.

The team of judges select five finalists who will compete in a live head-to-head five minute long pitch competition at IMEX.

This final of the IMEXpitch is part of the IMEX education programme and takes place at the Seminar Room 1, Inspiration Hub, Stand G680, Show Floor on Tuesday 16 May at 16:00. A judging panel composed by event technology industry experts awards the prize on the day in front of a live audience of up to 60 attendees who also cast a public vote (with no prize).

The winning product receives a free of charge exhibition space on the Technology Pavilion at IMEX the following year in addition to media coverage on IMEX's various media and PR channels.

* Please note that we limit the #IMEXpitch to event technology startups which we define as companies creating event technology products that have been released to the market for under 2 years.


The five finalists sected by the judges who will present at the final are:


Many thanks to the judges who are part of both the shortlisting selection process and will be on site at the #IMEXpitch final at IMEX to select the winner.

 Christine Fuchs Foto1024x1024  Bogue  Jamesjohnsonmillerheadshot  Marc  Michaelheipel  Tarathomas
Christine Fuchs Greg Bogue James Johnson-Miller Marc Grewenig Michael Heipel Tara Thomas
Founder VP Experience Design Business Services Manager Co-Founder & CEO Founder Co-Founder / CMO
the social fox Maritz Global Events IMEX Group eventbaxx Michael Heipel Concept & Consulting The Meeting Pool


Judging criteria

  • Practical use of product
  • Innovative use of technology
  • Ease of implementation
  • Sustainable commercial strategy
  • User adoption to date
  • Difference to other products in the market
  • Quality of the pitch (only for the finalists)


Past winners

Past winners of the #IMEXpitch include:

ECN 052015 INT Winner Of Imexpitch Named In Frankfurt

We‘re very proud to have won, particularly as we only launched our company a few months ago. We are planning to have our software ready for the European market this summer and look forward to showcasing our product to event managers in Europe at IMEX next year

Alyssa Bignell, Sales Director at InitLive (winner of the IMEXpitch at IMEX 2015)