WOW Awards Asia 2024 Experiential Tech Awards Jury Revealed!

Industry Watch | April 11, 2024 | News

WOW Awards Asia WOW Awards Asia 2024 Experiential Tech Awards

WOW Awards - Asia’s largest business and recognition platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, LIVE Entertainment and Wedding industry is all set to host its 15th edition on 17 and 18 August 2024, at JIO World Convention Centre in Mumbai.

With a two-phased judging process by jury members, audited and validated by KPMG, awards will be announced during the glittering ceremony. Each Jury member is selected from complementing backgrounds with extensive experience in the industry to ensure complete transparency in the judging process. Jury members are particularly very knowledgeable and thus have an upper hand in deciding the most deserving winner.

While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the jury members of the Experiential Tech Group at the 15th Edition of WOW Awards Asia 2024.

Experiential Tech known as Group C celebrates efforts in production and event technical’s by supplier partners. This category includes only service providers without the inclusion of agencies. Delivery of end-to-end production of an event while overcoming execution challenges and delivery of unique/ highly technical/ superior lighting design solutions at an event is also a part of this category and recognizes the efforts in lighting, trussing, tent solutions, SFX/pyrotechnic, projection mapping, design-construct/fabrication, hospitality/logistic, catering solutions and show running / stage management.

The esteemed Jury of Experiential Tech Group are:

Aditi Nagpaul Kapoor, Film Agent, Collective Artist Network

An Independent Leader currently in the Booming Short Video Industry with a demonstrated history of working with the best Brands / Partners & Influencers in digital media. Curating & executing Special Projects & the Live events Vertical, Skilled at scaling businesses & striking entertainment partnerships in my current role.

Extensive work Experience of over 15 years in the Events & Entertainment Industry with strong artist/ film background and music industry relationships. 

Diverse experience encompassing Live Events, I’m a dot connector, accountable for leading the 'handshakes' right from ideation to execution. 

Conceptualizing & Delivering High Impact Projects and Content by Collaborating with Internal as well as External Stakeholders, through my Unique Understanding and Experience. Extraordinary attention to detail while working under tight deadlines. A Seasoned Leader with an eye for detail, a drive to excel, and a keenness in tapping on Opportunities by moving Business Forward.

Florian Weber, MBA, CEO, Concept Solutions

With a career span of over 15 years as the CEO of Concept Solutions, the largest among several companies he leads, Florian Weber has been a driving force behind its transformation into a leader in innovation and a globally recognized name in the event technology industry. His journey in the field began in his youth, where he started as a DJ, blending his passion for music with an innate curiosity for event technology. This combination of interests led him to gradually master and incorporate various trades into his professional repertoire. 

Under Florian Weber’s leadership, Concept Solutions has not only expanded its operational footprint but has also pioneered numerous technological advancements, setting new industry standards for creativity, efficiency, and excellence.

As he continues to lead the company into new markets and further technological explorations, Florian’s journey from a DJ to a revered industry leader exemplifies the power of combining one’s passion with professional ambition. 

Monica Balli, Founder & CE, Monica Balli Events by Lime SRL

Hey there, it's Monica Balli, a proud Tuscan blending the charm of my birthplace with an international flair. I'm on a perpetual journey of curiosity, with a passport that tells tales of my love for travel. Destination Events Production and Industry speaker is my playground, where I sprinkle a dash of wisdom and a pinch of curiosity to spark the joy of producing events.

For two decades, we've specialized in crafting and executing destination events, with a keen focus on Europe & the Mediterranean. Our expertise lies in serving international clients and partners, emphasizing the pivotal role of strong connections in our success.

Whether I'm exploring new destinations or infusing a personal twist into everything I do, rest assured, a luxury mindset accompanies me. Why? Because I believe in being my first client - indulging in life's adventures with a mindset that's as rich as Tuscany's vineyards. Join me on this delightful escapade, where we embrace the world with open arms and a luxurious mindset & heart!"

Richard Neville, CEO and Designer, Mandylights

Richard is a leading lighting, visual and production designer with a diverse portfolio of work over twenty years spanning entertainment, architectural, special event, corporate and light art markets. His design work can be seen in the largest arenas and stadiums on world tours with Ricky Martin, The Backstreet Boys and China’s G.E.M., or at light festivals ranging from Vivid Sydney to trails across the Northern Hemisphere at Christmastime. Outside traditional venues, Richards designs have broken records at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, illuminated the world’s tallest building at New Year’s Eve on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, lit the MacDonnell Ranges in outback Australia for Alice Spring’s Parrtjima festival and redefined the architecture of the Auckland Harbour Bridge with a permanent lighting installation featuring over 100,000 lights. 

Richard is the founder and CEO of Mandylights, Asia Pacific’s first entertainment design company that began in 2006 and today employs some forty-five staff across offices in Australia and the United Kingdom. Today, Mandylights is the largest company of its kind in the region and has delivered light-based projects in over sixty-five countries.

Vincent Samuel, Managing Partner, Greenstone Entertainment - India

Vincent has 27 years expertise in Production Management of Live Entertainment, producing some of the biggest Live Concerts, Music Festivals, Sporting Leagues and Corporate Events.

Some of his iconic & memorable productions are mentioned below;
- EDC Las Vegas Festival, USA. - stage manager. Circuit Grounds. Yr 2017 to present.
- Lollapalooza India - debut Yr. 2023
- Isha Foundation MSR. 2017 to present
- Bacardi NH7 Weekender Festival 2010-2011 and 2017 to 2022
- U2 India Tour 2019
- Bryan Adams India Tour. 2001 to 2019
- Rolling Stones India Tour. 2004
- Roger Water India Tour. 2007
- Yanni at Taj Mahal 1997
- Chris Tomlin. UAE. 2014
- Iron Maiden India Tour. 2007 & 2008
- VH1 Supersonic Festival. 2014
- Smirnoff Experience. 2013
- Kansai Super Show. Japan. 1998
- Bahamas Country Bash. USA. 1998
- President Bill Clinton’s Address at the Mumbai Stock Exchange. 2000
- YPO South Asia Retreat. 2011 to 2013.
- IPLT20 - all stadium and all ceremony - India & South Africa. 2008 to 2010
- WWE India tour. 2002
- ATP World Doubles Championship. 2000 & 2002
- Champions League T20. 2009
- ESL One Gaming Championship. 2019

He is passionate, a constant learner and keeps high standard of honesty and integrity in every approach. He has a proven track record of executing world class standards at every Live Event Productions.

Useful Links:

WOW Awards Asia website: https://asia.wowawards.com/

Details about Groups and Categories: https://asia.wowawards.com/categories/

How to participate: https://asia.wowawards.com/process/

T&C: https://asia.wowawards.com/support/

For more details contact: Charmi Janani | +91 88505 39096 or Ramesh Patil | +91 9892639236

Or Write us at: info@wowawards.com

While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the jury members of the Experiential Tech Group.

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