The Self-Service Innovation Awards will honor the most innovative kiosk and vending solutions. Winners will be revealed at the Self-Service Innovation Summit in December.

Innovations are the life blood of technology, and no one wants to miss out on honoring the most innovative kiosks and vending solutions designed for adapting to the new normalcy of COVID-19 and its aftermath. Nominations are now being accepted for the Self-Service Innovation Awards, a highlight of the Self-Service Innovation Summit, Dec. 14-16 in Hollywood, Florida.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Innovation of the Year (B2B).
  • Innovation of the Year (B2C).
  • Best COVID-19 Solution.
  • Reader’s Choice Award: Innovator of the Year (Company).
  • Reader’s Choice Award: Innovator of the Year (Person).

Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2021.

The Self-Service Innovation Awards will be presented during the Self-Service & Innovation Summit on Wednesday Dec. 15, 2021. The awards are an important part of the Summit, which runs from Dec. 14-16 at The Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida, an educational forum designed to improve the professionalism of the self-service industry and to educate technology users.

The winners will be presented their awards at 4 p.m. following the conclusion of a full day of educational seminars, followed by a networking reception.

Readers will nominate innovations

Readers of Kiosk Marketplace and Vending Times are invited to submit award nominations from August through October. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select the winners.

One purpose of the Self-Service Innovation Summit, now in its second year, is to recognize the products and the people that are contributing to our dynamic industry. Attendees now have a chance to vote on the top companies and individuals.

“These awards recognize the accomplishments of the leaders in the self-service industry, accomplishments which have become more important to consumers who are more comfortable using technology and want to be able to access products and information in just about any and every environment,” said Elliot Maras, editor of Vending Times and Kiosk Marketplace and emcee of SSIS. “The awards presentation is sure to be an exciting event for Summit attendees.”

The awards nominations form can be accessed by clicking here.

The Self-Service Innovation Summit will draw business and thought leaders from retail, restaurants, hospitality, theme parks and entertainment, academia, office buildings operations, government services, banking and other industries to explore the technological advances that are empowering businesses to provide products and services when, where and how consumers wish to purchase them,.

Qualified attendees who register for SSIS by Aug. 20, 2021 will receive an early bird discount. Registration information is available here.

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