July 18, 2016

Accenture Opens Applications for Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards

Program to foster technology innovation for consumer goods brands, travel and retail companies opens for a second round

SINGAPORE; July 18, 2016 – Accenture has opened the application period for the second round of the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards. These awards are designed to recognize early stage start-up businesses that play a major role in changing and improving the way people shop and engage with consumer goods brands, travel and retail companies. Selected finalists will present to an exclusive panel of judges which are comprised of senior executives from globally recognized brands, established thought-leaders and financial investors in the industry.

As title sponsor of the Millennial 20/20 APAC summit taking place in Singapore on September 7 and 8, 2016, Accenture is inviting start-ups, creators of marketing tools, e-commerce platforms and technology providers to apply for the four awards. Applicants can enter at https://www.f6s.com/accentureconsumerinnovationawardsapac until the end of August, 2016.

Teo Correia, senior managing director of Accenture’s Consumer Goods and Services practice, said: “Following the outstanding success of the inaugural Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards in April in London, I look forward to finding another group of ground breaking entrepreneurs. Technology innovation is key to driving transformation within the consumer goods, travel and retail sectors. The winners in each category gain direct access to experts in their target customer sector, while the sectors gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies as they evolve.”

The Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase those start-ups and smaller organisations that are making huge waves within the consumer goods, travel and retail sectors. The winners of the four categories will be announced at the Millennial 20/20 APAC summit in Singapore. In addition to receiving their award, winners will be given access to a team of industry experts at Accenture to obtain advice and consultation on how to improve select areas of their business and gain access to clients.

The four categories in the Accenture Consumer Innovation awards are:

“Get ME in the store, spending more”

“Give ME what I want, when and where I want it”

“Make ME love my brands, digitally and physically”

“Host ME, Serve ME, and Take ME…”

Start-ups and emerging companies that are any one of the following are invited to apply: less than three years old, angel or venture funded or are pre-revenue or in beta product phase. There are no geographic restrictions on entries.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture is title sponsor of the Millennial 20/20 APAC summit, where the winners of the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards will be announced. The summit aims to explore the future of business from the perspective of a digitally-savvy consumer with a micro focus on 10 key pillars: Retail, Marketing, Advertising, Mobile, Payments, Video, Social, E-Commerce, CRM and Big Data.

Held on September 7 and 8 at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, the summit will see the gathering of over 3,000 start-ups, brands, retailers and corporates. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 150 world-class speakers, visit 40 experiential exhibitors, attend four live immersive showcases and a series of networking opportunities.

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Caroline Douglas
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