Latest Update: New Event Date

I am delighted to be able to advise you that we have managed to secure a new date The European IT & Software Excellence Awards. The Dinner will now take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at the same venue as originally planned – the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

Our apologies again for any inconvenience caused by the unfortunate but necessary re-scheduling of this event due to the current crisis and our sincere thanks for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. We wish you and organisation good health and every success over the months ahead and look forward to seeing you all in October

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Event Postponed

We are writing to formally advise you that with great reluctance we have today decided to postpone the European IT & Software Excellence Awards dinner which was scheduled for Thursday 19 March. This decision has been taken in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all participants in the light of the worsening COVID-19 situation internationally. We are currently working with the venue to arrange a new date in the autumn which we hope to be able to confirm within the next few days.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience that this postponement causes and to thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Information for Attendees

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are taking place as scheduled on 19 March 2020 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London. The health and safety of our sponsors, participants and staff is our number one priority. We understand you may be concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus situation. We want to reassure you that both the organisers (IT Europa) and the venue (the Royal Garden Hotel, London) are actively engaged in minimising any potential risks and continue to monitor the situation closely. Our strategy and approach are consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and government recommendations and is designed to prioritise attendee health and safety. We strongly urge participants to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by WHO (, CDC ( and local /national public health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus.

Measures being implemented include:

  • Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer in multiple locations, plus advise to all attendees to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles for use by attendees.
  • Deep clean of all furniture, exhibit booths.
  • Focused awareness and training of all venue staff on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection programme across all high-volume touch-points, e.g. catering areas, surfaces, handrails, WCs, entrances/exits, public touch-screens, etc. along with the use of correct cleaning/sanitising materials and products.
  • Provide disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (for example, keyboards, remote controls, desks) can be wiped down by users before each use and between staff changeovers.
  • Implementing a microphone disinfecting and change protocol for all speakers.

We are continually monitoring the evolving situation and will adapt our plans according to developments and advice from government and public health agencies. We will also not be accepting registrations or attendees from badly effected regions such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.