The winner of this Award is selected by the AEO Board.
This award is aimed at events not classed as exhibitions - brand experiences, awards, conferences, outdoor events,seminars, product launches, etc. Judges criteria for this award includes innovation, creativity, production value as well as a demonstration of a competitive edge.
This category is for ORGANISERS & VENUES.
Have you run a marketing campaign for a trade show in the last 12 months that you are proud of? And more importantly, a campaign that was creative, innovative, compelling and effective? Entry is open to organisers, suppliers and venues and the focus should be on creativity vs budget and cover all mediums / routes to market.
This category is for ORGANISERS, SUPPLIERS and VENUES
This award is open to both national and international venues and will focus on the elements that are unique about your facilities, your customer service and support; the visitor experience offered as well as what innovation makes your venue stand out from the rest.
This award is for event SUPPLIERS who provide a non-technology based service to organisers or exhibitors.
This case study led award will be judged against objectives and results in terms of quality, reliability, productivity, efficiency, performance, problem solving.
Open to national and international organisations that have designed and built a high quality stand, which met their client's objectives and surpassed their expectations.
The best use of event technology is open to suppliers/venues and organisers across the industry and is about bringing technology to the heart of the event programme.
The winning entry will highlight how technology (any software, technique or tech-based system or process innovation) has created a competitive advantage, an industry first, better customer outcomes or improved business performance at the nominated event.
The concept and implementation of events are constantly evolving. Events and conferences are often planned and integrated, with all aspects of execution taken into consideration to make the event a success.
The winning entry must be able to demonstrate the overall; integration, innovation, financial success, marketing, communication and attendee feedback.
This award is open to any organiser of a standalone and/or integrated conference in the UK or internationally.
This award is for ORGANISERS, SUPPLIERS or VENUES who have a hidden gem within their business.
This award is designed to recognise an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and made a significant contribution but is in a role that wouldn’t ordinarily receive public recognition for their efforts.
This award is for ORGANISERS, SUPPLIERS or VENUES who have used social media to promote or add value to their business or event.
Judges will be looking for innovative approaches and refreshing campaigns which capture the imagination of your target audience and have achieved successful results.
Open to any UK trade exhibition under 2,000sqm) held in the past 12 months.
This Award is judged on stand out content and marketing elements, notable improvements in performance, rebookings, increases in visitor attendance and competitive success.
This award is for event ORGANISERS to enter their TRADE or CONSUMER events that take place outside of the UK
In the past few years the AEO has awarded the "Most Respected Company", however, given that this is the AEO Award's Silver Jubilee, we thought we would celebrate those 25 years and ask, ‘’which has been the Most Influential Company of the past quarter century?".
Our judging process is managed by R3, a third party company who we’ve worked closely with for a number of years to deliver a robust and transparent judging system. R3 divide categories up in a way which means judges are not able to mark entries that could be a conflict of interest in any way.