Geneva, 7 May, 2018.  Ovation Global DMC the true leader in destination management services, in partnership with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos and Zeus Consortium, are excited to announce the launch of the first ever tech-themed afterwork event, in the history of IMEX Frankfurt: TechnOvation.


On May 15th, The Mantis Roofgarden opens its doors to welcome IMEX hosted buyers and key MICE decision-makers for a night of networking and surprises in this first edition of an exclusive event tech themed event. Guest will be invited to socialize and get informed about the latest advancements of technology in a unique setting under the venue’s covered roof.


And that’s not all! All attendees will be invited to put on the ‘official juror’ hat on and determine the outcome of the 1st event tech elevator pitch contest, scheduled for later in the evening. Building up on the success of the IMEX tech thread, Ovation Global DMC is thrilled to present four leading event tech startups who will be competing against each other to win the elevator pitch competition. To top it all off, one lucky guest will get the chance to win an amazing stay at a Hard Rock Hotel at a surprise destination!


Rutger Hoorn, Director of Global Sales, Ovation Global DMC, stated: “After a busy first day of IMEX Frankfurt, TechnOvation represents the perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues and enjoy a drink while networking with the creators of the future of event tech. Our industry is changing and technology is already playing a major role in events, and it will become even more important. Ovation Global DMC evidently embraces the impact of tech in our industry and as global industry leaders we are very happy to join our forces with Zeus Tech Consortium Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos to host this exclusive event with!”


Adding to this comment, Greg Naylor, Director of Worldwide Sales, Hard Rock International said: “What a great way to kick off one of the leading global MICE trade events of the year, IMEX Frankfurt! I am certain that our guests will join this event and experience first-hand what a great opportunity this is for networking, learning and having lot of fun!”

Julian Jost, 2nd Chairman, ZEUS, added: “We are happy to see that the industry is stressing more and more on event tech. Together with like-minded start-ups as well as Ovation Global DMC and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, we are thrilled to share an exciting evening full of networking, fun and tech talks.”




For any inquiries please contact:


Germán Inostroza
Global Marketing Director
Ovation Global DMC | HQ Barcelona
+34 93 545 33 18



Ovation Global DMC is a Destination Management Company.  We have been servicing associations, corporations and agencies in 100+ destinations throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and South America for more than 25 years.  With our extensive local expertise, creativity and resources we specialise in designing and executing your event objectives from logistics to exclusive high end programmes. Our company is often referred to as the meeting planner’s guardian angel, ensuring the highest standards of delivery and critical planning for success. People and relationships are in the DNA of our company. Through our openness, passion and expertise we make your vision a reality. We make it happen! Find out more at www.ovationdmc.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.



Hard Rock Hotels span the globe with an uncompromised dedication to hospitality that promises so much more than merely a place to stay. We embrace the culture and character of each of our locations with an energy and enthusiasm only found at Hard Rock. Our hotels are rooted in a rock ‘n’ roll spirit. We offer a suite of services for guests that value the VIP treatment. And we welcome people from all walks of life in an all-inclusive way. At Hard Rock Hotels, anything can happen. What you get out of the experience is up to you. Find out more at https://www.hardrockhotels.com/casinos.htm



The aim of ZEUS EventTech is to bring together the ever-growing number of young professional technology companies around the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Events Industry (MICE). Through the merger, we will leverage synergies, share common interests and innovate. With the ZEUS as a platform, we would therefore like to enter into intensive dialogue with existing associations and market participants, thereby representing the interests of the event-tech companies. Discover more at: https://zeus-eventtech.de/ueber-uns/

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