The European Technology Awards were created with the main purpose of enabling the attendees to share a day with other technology professionals, promoting excellence and knowledge through teaching, research, and proactive networking.
The award-winners cover the most varied fields, working daily with great dedication in a sector in permanent evolution, where the update has immediate effects.
Paris is not only the city of love, exquisite cuisine and fashion, but also the city of light, for being the core of European progress, marking history’s fate and thought of the old continent. El Suplemento, organizer of the European Technology Awards 2019, has chosen the French capital to host the first edition of these awards that recognize the work and effort of European technological companies that started the digital revolution.
The meeting point was the famous Hotel Ritz Paris, known worldwide for its history, its decoration in the purest Parisian style and the popularity of its guests, including Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway or Coco Chanel.
This was not a random decision, since the Ritz Paris was a technological marvel at the time of its opening. While it is now known as a bulwark of the most luxurious rooms in the world, it was remarkably futuristic when it opened in 1898, becoming the first hotel with telephone, electricity and private bathroom in each room.
The air and public transport strikes called in France for December 5, 6 and 7 caused the absence of several winners who, despite having done everything possible to attend the event, the cancellation of flights and trains left them without options to attend the gala on time.
In this sense, Lorena Pena, coordinator of the European Technology Awards and member of the organization, was responsible for collecting the award on behalf of Correos, Virtus Data Center and Ikan Biotech. The three companies were forced to cancel their trips and stays in Paris and, unfortunately, they were unable to collect the award personally.
The other winners began arriving at the hall adjacent to the Grand Jardin del Ritz Paris at 6:30 p.m., where the welcome cocktail took place. A relaxed moment, enlivened by glasses of champagne and French wine, which attendees took advantage of to exchange impressions and business cards.
After the cocktail, the doors of the Vendôme lounge were opened, where the award ceremony took place, conducted by the Valencian journalist and presenter Sonia Fernández.
The voice of the soprano Vanessa Cera inaugurated the gala performing the famous song Summertime, by Ella Fitzgerald.
In his opening speech, Antonio Queijeiro, director of El Suplemento, dedicated a few words to the three companies that failed to reach the event: "we know that they have done their best to be here tonight" In addition, he took the opportunity to thank the attendees for their efforts to attend to the gala, and his team, for having managed to celebrate the event despite the adversities: “calm sea never made a sailor expert" he concluded.
The winners of this First Edition of the European Technology Awards in the respective categories have been: Supercharge (Digital Transformation), Herta Security (Software), Yudonpay (App), Swaven (Brand Commerce), Asti Mobile Robotics (Automation), Virtus Data Centers (Data Center), Hyperbaric (Technological Innovation), Lemon Way (Fintech), BeClever Solutions (Cybersecurity), Inves Biofarm (Biotechnology), Fujitsu (Big Data), Einzelnet (Digital Innovation), Accenture (Technology Consulting), Saunier Duval (Environmental Commitment), Correos (Ecommerce), ZebraONCOfish Project, by Ikan Biotech (Technological Milestone), Travelmate Robotics (Product of the Year) and Eviation (Company of the Year).
The awards ceremony began after 8:00 pm, with a common element in the thanking speeches: technological innovation and the need to adapt to the new world. "The beginnings are always very difficult, but the motivation is the fuel that remains when everything else disappears", said José Gil Verdú, CEO of Einzelnet. “When we talk about innovation, you think of software. We make heavy machinery, but we also believe that the future is technological, which is why we are so proud of this award”, commented Andrés Hernando, founder and CEO of Hiperbaric. On the other hand, Verónica Pascual, CEO of Asti Mobile Robotics said that "seeking competitiveness in the market is not enough, we have to move towards a sensitive and, above all, flexible automation."
To close the awards ceremony, the manager of El Suplemento, Pablo Suñer, thanked in his speech the collaboration, effort and dedication of the entire team, which "have made possible the celebration of this event".
The touch of glamour to the ceremony was put by the Valencian stylist Tomás Salcedo, of the firm Thommy Estilistas, who was in charge of the styling of the entire staff of El Suplemento.
The gala dinner was enlivened by the imposing voice of the soprano Vanessa Cera and her group Opera Show, which surprised at the desserts with a flashmob that pleased the audience. The final touch was put by the lyrical singers encouraging the public to rise their glasses in a farewell toast.
Entertaining at the Ritz Paris is to celebrate the art of excellence. The elegance of the hotel's private salons and the unique savoir-faire of its personnel always make receiving at the Ritz Paris an unforgettable event. Offering your guests such a special moment is a rare privilege and you can be assured that every aspect of your occasion will rise to your expectations.
15 Place Vendôme, 75001, Paris,Paris
The organization does everything possible to provide them with the greatest comfort in their transfers. A high quality professional service with a guaranteed final amount and no surprises that can be paid directly or managed by us, at no additional charge.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE HOTEL RITZ PARIS
This emblematic hotel, overlooking the Place Vendôme and dating from 1898, is 1 km from the Louvre Museum and the shops of the Champs Elysees. The elegant rooms have a French-style décor in pastel colors, artwork, antiques, Wi Fi and a marble bathroom. The suites have a palatial style and include a separate living room and, in some cases, a private terrace with views of the garden. The superior suites are luxurious and feature themed décor and views of the Place Vendôme. The hotel has 2 bars (one dedicated to Hemingway), a bistro, 2 exclusive restaurants, several lounges, a gym, a luxurious indoor pool and a chic spa with Chanel beauty treatments. . Special rates for those attending the event. According to availability.
The organization will try to have available an alternative hotel more suited to their preferences, tastes or budget, depending on availability.
IN THE EVENT
Atendees will enjoy a selected menú in charge of prestigious chefs that will delight them. Our Protocol and RRPP team will contact you before the event in order to check if you have any type of Food intolerance or if you are following any type of diet.
Guests can also enjoy the best restaurants and bars in the area. To do this, we collect different options of establishments that, in our opinion, offer the best proposals or a special promotion for those attending the event.