Shine a spotlight on your success

The IBM Beacon Awards program recognizes IBM Business Partners that are delivering exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries operate. The 2017 awards will recognize achievement across a range of solutions areas — including IBM Watson, Cloud and Analytics — to bring clients into the cognitive era.

Winners and finalists will be announced at the 2017 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (PWLC), February 13-16, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winning Business Partners can immediately leverage the spike in exposure to:

  • Build new business opportunities (and strengthen existing ones)
  • Create promotional opportunities that reinforce your status as a market leader

Award benefits


  • One complimentary registration to PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (PWLC) 2017
  • One complimentary hotel package at PWLC (three nights hotel stay room and tax only)
  • Crystal trophy presented at PWLC
  • Invitation to award reception at PWLC
  • Award marketing kit: press release template; promotional video; Beacon Awards mark; award photos; promotion at PWLC and on the PartnerWorld website


  • One complimentary registration to the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (PWLC) 2017
  • Crystal trophy presented at PWLC
  • Award marketing kit: Beacon Award mark, promotion at PWLC and on the PartnerWorld website


All participants of the IBM PartnerWorld Program – Member, Advanced or Premier Business Partners – are eligible to submit a nomination.

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View the list of 18+ awards and start your nomination.

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A set of frequently asked questions to help you with your nomination.

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