An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the events sector, will determine the winners of the Event Industry Awards.
Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Event Industry Award.
The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.
We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.
A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Event Industry Awards:
2018 Judging Panel Coming Soon
Please view last year's judging panel below.
2017 Judging Panel
||Judging Co-ordinator & Senior Lecturer, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, DIT|
|Mary O'Rawe||Judging Co-ordinator & Lecturer in Innovation Management, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, DIT|
|Rachelle O'Brien||Judging Co-ordinator & Assistant Lecturer, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, DIT|
|David Adler||CEO & Founder, BizBash Media, USA|
|Hiten Bajaj||Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mosaic Live, United Arab Emirates|
|Maeve Buckley||Director, Line Up - Sports Media Entertainment|
|John Carty||Lecturer in the College of Tourism and Arts, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)|
|Colm Croffy||Executive Director, Association of Irish Festivals and Events (AOIFE)|
|Claire Dumbrell||Commercial Director, EventInsure.ie|
|Dr. Elling Hamso||Managing Partner, Event ROI Institute, Norway|
|Lucy Horan||Former Lecturer, School of Hospitality Management & Tourism, DIT|
|Sam Johnston||Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau|
|Lynn Lester||Managing Director of Events, The Drum, UK|
|Declan Maxwell||Restaurant Manager, Luna|
|Andrea Michaels||President/Owner, Extraordinary Events, USA|
|Dr. Bernadette Quinn||Programme Chair, MSc Event Management, College of Arts & Tourism, DIT|
|Mary Weir||Co-founder, Event Industry Association of Ireland|