Our Awards Sponsors

A huge thanks to the sponsors for their kind support and involvement in the 2020 Rise Awards.


Sponsor of the Business Award

Adobe believes creativity empowers transformation — personally, professionally and across all industries. It not only deliver strong financial results, but it also drives incredible innovation, adding millions of new customers, delivering billions of experiences across screens and processing trillions of data transactions online.

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Annex Pro

Sponsor of the Marketing/PR Award

Annex Pro is a value added reseller of hardware & software for content creation.

A razor-focus on specialised products & solutions for media content creation, plus exacting customer service standards has resulted in Annex Pro becoming Canada’s leading value-added reseller for Media & Entertainment. Thousands of Annex Pro customers leverage our expertise in hardware, software & services to create awe-inspiring animation, visual effects, video games, immersive experiences and digital media of all kinds on every platform.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles, Annex Pro is strategically partnered with Autodesk, Avid, Wacom, EIZO, Lenovo & hundreds of others. View our software and hardware partners here.


Sponsor of the Product Innovation Award

Clear-Com are a company that stands proudly linked to its 50-year history having effectively invented production communication for live performance and live events. Across multiple market applications, they offer a phenomenal range of associated communications, control, and signal distribution over a variety of platforms and protocols. With a team from diverse professional and geographic backgrounds, Clear-Com are focused on serving their customers with impactful real-time solutions, empowering them to accomplish the incredible.

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Sponsor of the Rising Star Award

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts with offices in UK, Australia and Los Angeles, EditShare builds network shared storage and media management solutions powering smart workflows for the media and entertainment industry.

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Sponsor of the Engineer Award

OWNZONES’ mission is to become the driving force for technological advancements in the entertainment industry. It leverages technological solutions to give audiences greater accessibility to content while helping its partners reach more users, more effectively.

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Ross Video

Sponsor of the Technical Operations Award

High Impact, High Efficiency Production Solutions
Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency production solutions. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screensentertainment shows and rock concertseducational institutionslegislative assembliescorporate applications and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of NBC Sunday Night Football, Eurosport, BBC World, Google YouTube Space London and China’s eSports powerhouse VSPN. Ross delivers an unrivalled range of products and services comprising virtual studios, real-time motion graphics, cameras, robotic camera systems, production switchers, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and mobile live events.

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Sponsor of the Sales Award

Telstra is one of the world’s leading telecommunications and technology companies, offer a wider range of services from programmable networks and cloud solutions to mobility and enterprise collaboration tools.

Telstra believes the more connected people are, the more opportunities we have. That’s why it brings innovative technology, capability and talent from around the world to help businesses create their brilliant connected futures.

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Sponsor of the Woman of the Year Award

Zixi is the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud and any edge device.

Its award-winning Software-Defined Video Platform offers cloud-based technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world, making it easy and economical to source, manage and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels securely and at scale.

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Our Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Rise Awards. To find out more and to discuss how you could get involved, please contact Carrie Wootten, Managing Director at Rise on carrie@risewib.com.