Eventbase wins at 2018 Event Technology Awards for SXSW GO event app

LONDON, UK - November 8, 2018

Mobile event technology leader Eventbase has won the trophy for “Best Event App” at the Event Technology Awards, part of the Event Tech Live 2018 conference taking place in London, UK this week.

This year Eventbase won the award for its work on the official South by Southwest® (SXSW®) GO 2018 app. Powered by Eventbase, SXSW GO is the must-have app for attendees at the massive SXSW event taking place in Austin, Texas each March. The 2018 event had over 8,000 sessions across 600 venues.

SXSW and Eventbase have partnered together since 2010, each year releasing new features and enhancements. In 2018, SXSW and Eventbase unveiled two new features to further enhance attendee experiences and help them maximize their time at the massive event.

Event Status lets attendees check the status of a session’s capacity, dynamically updated within the app. Using an intuitive red-yellow-green system, session availability indicated when a session had room, when it was filling up and when it was at capacity.

SXXpress (South by Express) Passes went fully digital in SXSW GO. SXXPress Passes allowed certain badgeholders to request priority access for music festival showcases and film festival screenings, and receive confirmation within the app. These digital passes saved attendees time by reducing the need to line up to pick up passes on site.

About Eventbase
Eventbase is the leading mobile technology platform for events. SXSW, CES and half of the top 20 technology companies in the world trust Eventbase to power their Enterprise Event App. Current customers include IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Century 21 and TD Ameritrade. Eventbase can support the entire portfolio of conferences and meetings that an enterprise hosts every year. A leader in innovation, Eventbase pioneered the “Intelligent Event App” with technologies such as an Advanced Chatbot and Recommendation Engine, and the use of proximity beacons for Hyper-local Networking and Indoor Location. Three time Gold Winner for "Best Event App" at the Event Technology Awards, Eventbase is based in Vancouver, Canada and has an office in London, UK. For more information, visit www.eventbase.com and follow @EventbaseTech.

About SXSW

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com and follow @sxsw.

About Event Tech Live 2018

Event Tech Live 2017 is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. The multi-strand conference and exhibition is open to event professionals, who have access to over 50 educational sessions, 100 exhibitors and 1499 industry peers.