16 June 2017

AEO Awards

Grosvenor House

In association with Circdata, Freeman and NEC

AEO Excellence Awards Shortlist 2017

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD

The winner of this Award is selected by the AEO Board and will be announced on the day.

Sponsored By:

reed

BEST TRADESHOW LAUNCH

Diversified Communications UK - Commercial Kitchen 2016
dmg events global energy & ACG-ITF - Egypt Petroleum Show EGYPS 2017
Easyfairs Oriex - ADF&PCD New York 2016
Forest Exhibitions Ltd - Automechanika Birmingham
Front Line Genomics - Festival of Genomics London
Oliver Kinross - Auckland Build
Quartz - Elevate
Security Exhibitions Limited, Part of Nineteen Events - UK Security Expo 

Sponsored by:

Olympia

BEST CONSUMER SHOW LAUNCH

Brand Events - IGNITION Festival of Motoring
New Scientist - New Scientist Live

Sponsored by:

facetime

BEST LIVE EVENT

Alexandra Palace - Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival
Boeing – Boeing Centennial Experience (GES)
Brand Events - CarFest
FitzAllMedia & Brand Events - DogFest
Media 10 - Design Shanghai @Xintiandi Design Festival
Pioneer Brewing Company - Momentum Worldwide - Hoegaarden The Floating Gaardens
Telegraph Business Events - Business of Sport 2016
Telegraph Business Events - Digital Leaders 2016

Sponsored by:

cvent

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

Brand Events - IGNITION Festival of Motoring
Brand Events - Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair 2016
Centaur Media - The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2016
F2F Events Ltd - Kinderwunsch Tage
Media 10 - Grand Designs Live
National Game Fair Ltd - The Game Fair Returns
New Scientist - New Scientist Live
Telegraph Bespoke - The Telegraph Whisky Experience

Sponsored by:

NEC

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - TRADE

Ascential Events - Bett UK 2017
dmg events MEAA - HVACR Expo Saudi 2017
Media 10 - UK Construction Week
Media 10 - Clerkenwell Design Week
Media 10 - Design Shanghai 2017
Media 10 - 100% Optical 2017
Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Americas 2016
UBM EMEA - Protection & Management 2016

Sponsored by:

asp

ORGANISER TEAM OF THE YEAR

Brand Events - Team CarFest
Easyfairs - Operations Team
F&E, A Tarsus Group Company  - MEBAA Show Operations Team
Forest Exhibitions - Automechanika Birmingham
Future Plc - Future Events Team
Telegraph Events - Operations - The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show
UBM EMEA Operations & Customer Service team
UBM EMEA - Global Pharma Marketing Team 

Sponsored by:

messe

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre  (ADNEC)
AEG - The O2
Business Design Centre
ExCeL London
Olympia London
RAI Amsterdam
Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
the NEC

Sponsored by:

freeman

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

BDC Venue Services Team
Kent Event Centre Team
The International Centre, Telford
the NEC, Operations Team

Sponsored by:

showlite

SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Aztec Event Services
Conference Expo - Nimlok
DB Systems
Explori
LiveBuzz
Penny Banks Ltd
Showlite
Tembo

Sponsored by:

barbican

STAND DESIGN & BUILD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Enigma Creative Solutions
Envisage Brand Experiences
Freeman
GES
Nimlok UK Ltd
SMP Group PLC

Sponsored by:

siso

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ascential Events - Glisser at Bett
EventIgnite - Star Wars Celebration 2016
Forum Events Ltd - Trinity match making software
Freeman - BBC Countryfile Live
Konduko - Visitor lead generation at Middle East Electricity
Media 10 - Design Shanghai 2017
Momentum Worldwide - Microsoft Future Decoded 2016
N200, a GES Global Company - Futurizz

Sponsored by:

rai

BEST CONFERENCE

Angus Montgomery Ltd - AidEx Africa 2016
Clarion Events - Transport Ticketing Global
Clarion Events - Trauma Innovation
CloserStill Media - The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC)
MA Exhibitions - 8th Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Summit
Momentum Worldwide - Microsoft Future Decoded 2016
Telegraph Business Events - Business of Sport 2016
Telegraph Business Events - Digital Leaders 2016

Sponsored by:

adnec

UNSUNG HERO

Clarion Events - Mike Oldknow
Explori - Mitch Deeming
Freelance H&S consultant - Bob O'Toole
the NEC - Brendan Hodge
Thorns Group - Roger Jennings
UBM - Robin Rugg

Sponsored by:

circ

INNOVATION AWARD

Easyfairs UK & Global - The Dieline Conference
Forest Exhibitions - Automechanika Birmingham
Informa Exhibitions - Intermodal Europe
Oliver Kinross
Poken, a GES Global Company - IBTM Arabia
Sleepwalking at the Sleep event - Awaken@Sleep
the NEC - With you Every Step of the Way
UBM EMEA Customer Insight - Mystery Shoppers

Sponsored by:

aztec

 

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre 
Business Design Centre
GES
RAI Amsterdam
The Crystal
UBM - Pharmapack Europe - Sustainability at Every Step
UBM EMEA - Event Sustainability Minimum Requirements
UBM EMEA - CPhl Community Initiative Campaign

Sponsored by:

aev

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ascential Events - Social Media at Pure London
Centaur Media - National Homebuilding & Renovating Show
Easyfairs UK & Global - @easyfairspack
Formative Content - Global Education & Skills Forum
ICHF Events - Cake International
iGB Affiliate (Clarion Events) - London Affiliate Conference
Media 10 - Design Shanghai 2017
Reed Exhibitions - International Jewellery London

Sponsored by:

feathr

BEST TRADESHOW UNDER 2,000SQM

Centaur Media - Insight Show 2017
CHS Group - The Conference and Hospitality Show 2016
CloserStill Media - The Clinical Pharmacy Congress
Diversified Communications UK -  Commercial Kitchen 2016
Front Line Genomics - Festival of Genomics London
Healthcare Publishing & Events Ltd -     Diabetes Professional Care 2016
Quartz - Elevate
William Reed - Farm Shop & Deli Show

Sponsored by:

zing
 

BEST OVERSEAS TRADESHOW OVER 2000SQM

Ascential Events - Bett Asia
Ascential Events - Bett Latin America
Diversified Communications UK - Natural Products Scandinavia & The Nordic Organic Food Fair
dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa -    The Big 5 (Dubai)
F&E Education - A Tarsus Group Company -    GESS Indonesia
Media 10 - Design Shanghai 2017
Oliver Kinross - Auckland Build
Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Americas 2016

Sponsored by:

livebuzz

BEST CONSUMER SHOW

Brand Events - Kirstie Allsopp Presents The Handmade Fair
Brand Events - The London Classic Car Show
Centaur Media - National Homebuilding & Renovating Show
MCM Central - MCM London Comic Con
Media 10 - Grand Designs Live
Media 10 - The Cake & Bake Show
National Game Fair Ltd - The Game Fair
Upper Street Events - MOVE IT

Sponsored by:

sec

BEST UK TRADESHOW OVER 2,000SQM

Centaur Media - Business Travel Show
Clarion Events - ICE Totally Gaming
CloserStill Media - CloserStill London Tech Events
Diversified Communications UK - Casual Dining 2017
Forest Exhibitions Ltd - Automechanika Birmingham
Informa Exhibitions - designjunction
Security Exhibitions Ltd, Part of Nineteen Events - UK Security Expo
UBM - Brand Licensing Europe

Sponsored by:

db schenker

MOST RESPECTED COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Clarion Events
Easyfairs
GES
Media 10
Showlite
Tarsus

Sponsored by:

essa

This year saw a record number of entries. This means you've all been up against more competition than ever before. We'd therefore like to extend special congratulations to all finalists!

  • The awards are important because the good and the great of the industry are here. You get to meet all your peers and it’s a fabulous way of rewarding the best of the best.
    Austen Hawkins
    CEO, f2f Events Ltd
  • This is our time to stand out and cheer on our companies.
    Alice Fulton
    Senior Sales, Diversified Communications
  • I think this is very good for younger talent. It rewards them and gives them a great buzz. It shows them it’s really important to do well in your job. It’s a very valuable way to present your company to the wider world.
    James Ormiston
    CEO, Circdata

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