GDS Group, the global events, research, and technology services company, is pleased to announce that it has picked up three accolades at the Business Brilliance Awards 2020. It won the Brand Brilliance Award (Large Company), the Best New Product Launch, and picked up Silver in the Best Employer category.
Digital transformation is a business priority for GDS Group, and the organization has experienced 30% growth in 2020 by switching entirely to digital events.
In 2019, 80% of GDS Group’s revenue originated from its 60 physical executive summits around the world, with the remaining 20% derived from digital events and services, including its Meet the Boss virtual roundtables. In 2020, GDS is proud to announce that 100% of its revenue has been derived from its digital events programme.
Spencer Green, founder and chairman of GDS Group stated, “As a result of rapidly pivoting our business to digital events, not only we were able to stay in business during the coronavirus period, but we actually increased revenues by 30%, raised our headcount by 25% and invested in new products and services which are already helping our clients succeed in an uncertain world.”
For all of this and more GDS Group won in the following categories:
Brand Brilliance Award (Large Business)
GDS was the star entry in a list encompassing the very best of Business Brilliance over the year. GDS demonstrated consistent growth, strong financial performance and brand recognition throughout 2020 and judges awarded GDS based on this, as well as the significant evidence of exceptional delivery, innovation and ethical practice.
Best New Product Launch
Awarded to GDS on the strength of its Digital Summit offering, the judges recognized GDS’s flexibility and ability to drive business outcomes at a challenging and demanding time. GDS Summits are an industry-first, highly immersive and exciting virtual environment. The custom experience is integrated with Zoom and delivered via a TV-equipped studio, using cutting-edge technology.
GDS is also proud to announce that it won Silver in the following category:
Employer of the Year
GDS Group is committed to its employees and this award recognised the organisation’s stimulating and supportive work environment, focus on the welfare of its employees at this time, and the high staff satisfaction levels which led to a well-motivated, ambitious, and integrated workforce.
About GDS Group
GDS Group is a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. Our B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. To learn more about the events we produce and the challenges we help overcome, check out our website.