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IDIA Award
IFES Development & Innovation Award

IDIA Awards Overview 

Explore the innovative power of the exhibition and events industry at the IDIA awards where the focus is on making developments accessible to the broader community to safeguard the future of the industry.  The 2023 IDIA Awards celebrate these forward-thinking and innovative submissions in the categories of Product, Management / Production Process, Service and Out of the Box with an increased emphasis on sustainability as part of the judging criteria.

With assessment criteria focused on the benefits in daily use as well as innovative strength, cost-effectiveness, and sustainable use, this year’s IDIA Awards Judging panel, comprised of industry experts, Justin Hawes, Managing Director of Scan Display, Silke Shulte, Managing Director fwd. Servicegesellschaft GmbH, Clemens Arnold, Managing Director of 2bdifferent, and Elke Moebius, Global Head of Retail / Retail Technologies Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, had their work cut out for them in selecting the winners out of the exciting submissions received.

Only the BEST IDEA can be an IDIA 1

The IFES Development + Innovation Award (IDIA) honours products, projects and services that represent outstanding new developments for the trade fair and event industry. The focus is on the benefits in daily use as well as innovative strength, cost-effectiveness and sustainable use. IDIA focuses on the development, planning and use of special materials, outstanding management production processes and innovative services. Entries range from ground-breaking innovations, clever further developments and outstanding implementations to visionary plans and studies that stand out from the crowd. The award is aimed not only at developers of products or solutions, but also at companies that have cleverly used development. Submissions are open to all in the industry. The award winners are celebrated for their high quality and innovative strength at the official prizegiving event on Sunday, 28th February 2023 and showcased in Hall 1 for the duration of EuroShop 23 .

Categories of the IDIA

Entries can be submitted in more than just one Category.

  • Product

A product innovation or further development of an existing product which, through its use, simplifies daily life, increases efficiency and/or opens up design possibilities.

  • Management / Production Process

This involves new and changed management and/or manufacturing processes that increase the value of ESG (Environment/Social/Governance) aspects in a company resulting in higher efficiency, better CSR, reduction of the carbon footprint and/or higher transparency in management decisions.

  • Service

A service that simplifies processes, increases customer loyalty, increases efficiency, and increases sustainability.

  • Out of the Box

Disruptive solutions that change communication before, during or after trade fairs. Not only ready-made solutions are welcome in this category, but also creative approaches and concept developments. This category is explicitly open to young people.