Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Recognized for creating a busy B2B atmosphere, Dubai Tourism boasted a well-planned and easily navigable layout with a good presentation of their stand and its services.
The hotly anticipated winners of this year’s awards were announced at a photo-call on the show floor on Tuesday 24th April.
Launched in 2015, the Best Stand Awards were created to recognise the design creativity and business-friendly appeal of exhibiting companies’ physical presence at ATM.
The judging panel comprised a line-up of top industry and design professionals: Leo Fewtrell, Managing Partner, Gulf Reps; Nicholas Hall, CEO & Founder, SE1 Media; Pippa Jacks, Group Editor, TTG Media Ltd and Matt Gibson, Travel Blogger, Writer and Photographer.
Commenting on Dubai Tourism’s winning stand, Matt Gibson feels that it was an exceptionally good business stand with an effective and efficient set-up. One of the few stands to boast a triple-decker layout, Dubai Tourism attracted huge numbers of visitors throughout the event. Everyone working on the stand was incredibly welcoming and hospitable and the whole approach and attitude really captured the ideas of Dubai and what it has to offer as an emirate.
The judging criteria for the Best Stand Design award focused on identifying an eye-catching stand with a creative design that made the best use of available space and attracted a high level of visitor traffic.
And Lebanon’s stand ticked all the boxes. Pippa Jacks, said that he was very impressed, the stand really stood out and presented a welcoming and homely feature. The stand featured a huge front door, with staircase which led to a well-laid out meeting space. It was a subtle, yet intelligent, way to showcase the country.
The Czech Republic was recognised as Highly Commended in the Best Stand Design category.
The award for Best Stand Personnel is an especially important accolade considering hospitality is a people business.
The Best Stand within the Travel Tech Show at ATM specifically highlights the importance of technology to the industry.
Nicholas Hall said that Travelport have done a great job with their As well as meeting and workshop space, the stand also featured various charging stations.
Babylon was recognised as Best Tech Highly Commended.
The winners will be put to the public vote on the ATM Facebook account, for the chance of walking away with the People’s Choice Award.
Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, Arabian Travel Market, said that the fresh, innovative stand designs and concepts never cease to amaze and this year was no exception. These awards recognise the huge effort, investment and thought that go into creating and manning quality exhibitor space.
The winners of the Best Stand Awards are as follows: