2023 Marks the Spectacular Apex of WOW Awards Asia's Glorious 14-Year Journey with 6000+ attendees!

Industry Watch | July 24, 2023 | Promo Feature

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WOW Awards Asia and Convention 2023, Presented by Saudi Tourism Authority, Powered by Inventum Global & Rixos and Co-Powered by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Motus One, concluded its 14th edition on 13th - 14th July at the prestigious Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. This remarkable event stood as Asia's largest platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, LIVE Entertainment, and Wedding industries, making it a focal point for business recognition and excellence. 

An initiative of EVENTFAQS Media and curated by Nautanki Co., this two-day extravaganza was an extraordinary celebration for the event and experiential industry, attracting an impressive number of 6000+ attendees, participants, exhibitors, and live artists. The guest list boasted prominent names such as Ranveer Brar, Sunil Grover, Armaan Malik, Sukhwinder Singh, Colonial Cousins, Harshdeep Kaur, Ishaan Khattar, and many more among industry delegates. 

The WOW Awards Asia 2023, a grand celebration of excellence, encompassed an impressive array of 115 categories divided into five distinctive groups. Each group showcased its unique set of categories, recognizing and honoring outstanding achievements in various facets of the experiential industry. From artistry of marketing to the awe-inspiring celebrations, the technological innovations, remarkable venues, and the essence of live experiences, WOW Awards Asia 2023 left no stone unturned in its quest to acknowledge excellence in these diverse realms.

This year a total of 2000+ entries were received from 400+ agencies in five different categories -- Experiential Marketing, Experiential Celebrations, Experiential Tech, LIVE Quotient, and Venue. The entries were evaluated by KPMG and 120+ jury members. More than 250+ agency winners won awards in different categories at WOW Award 2023. Communique Marketing Solutions stood out as the ‘Agency Of Year’ followed by Swordfish Events & Entertainment as the first runner up and there was a tie between Tribes Communication and Hyperlink Brand Solutions for the second runner up award at the gala night.  

To celebrate and honor the extraordinary work, WOW also felicitated some dignitaries with special awards like Outstanding Contribution to the Event Industry (Infrastructure) to Jio World Convention CentreBest F1 Event in the Region to Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Emerging Middle East Destination of the Year 2023 to Abu Dhabi Culture & Tourism Board, Special Contribution to the Tourism & Hospitality (Destination) to Saudi Tourism Authority, Special Contribution to Event Logistics at FIFA World Cup 2023 to Accord Group Doha, Felicitating the event industry growth in Middle East to MOTUS 1, among others. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award for Special Contribution to the Event Industry (Technology) was presented to Mr. Felix Remedios, MD & Founder, Reynolds Sound & Lighting Services.  

Highlights of WOW Awards Asia 2023 includes:

The ceremony featured segments like #ShowURWOW, WOW Garage, WOW Lab, WOW Expo, and panel discussions on intriguing and industry-relevant topics such as Future of Work with AI, Shaping the Indian Event Landscape, Localise the Global Game with Saudi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi, Inventum Global, Rixos & Motus One, and a lot more.

WOW 2023 also played host to the Experiential CMO Awards, recognising excellence and felicitating CMOs across the country on the second day of the event. A total of 36 winners received the prestigious CMO Awards including Aditya Datta, Gujarat Titans; Sarthak Seth, Tata Realty; Abhishek Gaurav, Amazon Music; to name a few. Shashank Srivastava, Maruti Suzuki was felicitated as the Experiential CMO of the year 2023. 

The event also witnessed the magazine launch of the most anticipated ET Panache 35 Under 35 presented by GRANT’s TOGETHER and Entertainers Connect, recognizing the contributions of artists, influencers and entertainers who excelled despite the challenges of the past few years. 

WOW Expo saw the participation of more than 60 exhibitors across India and overseas. Exhibitors from various verticals and product lines like Saudi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi, Motus One, Rixos Premium Seagate, Inventum Global, Magic Motion Media, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Hilton Group of Hotels, Accor, The Leela Palaces, Mauritius Tourism, SoundKraft LLC, Yellow Rentals, Power Spa, among others, showcased in the two-day exhibition. 

Another highlight of the event was the venue itself, the Jio World Convention Centre, a state-of-the-art venue which features world-class infrastructure, complemented by exceptional hospitality and event experience. The culinary team comprises specialists from diverse geographies and areas of expertise to deliver exemplary dining, which was the most complimented service by all the attendees. This venue ensures that every event goes beyond the ordinary.

Stay tuned as we soon announce the dates for another year of extraordinary celebration of the experiential and event industry!

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This remarkable event stood as Asia's largest platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, LIVE Entertainment, & Wedding Industries, making it a focal point for business recognition & excellence.

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