14 June 2019

AEO Awards

Grosvenor House

in association with circdata, freeman and nec

AEO Excellence Awards Categories 2019

Please note that the qualifying period for your submissions is between the 12th March 2018 and 15th March 2019.

The submission deadline was on the 15th March 2019 and has now passed. 

Entry is free for AEO/AEV/ESSA members. Non-members will be charged an administration fee of £499 (+VAT)  PER SINGLE ENTRY.

All other essential entry information can be found here.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD

The winner of this Award is selected by the AEO Board.

Sponsored by: 

Reed-logo

BEST CONSUMER SHOW LAUNCH

BEST CONSUMER SHOW LAUNCH

This Award is aimed at consumer exhibitions that delivered an excellent visitor experience with equally excellent and creative marketing campaigns, proven success, coupled with a strong, competitive profile. 

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Sponsored by:

SEC

BEST TRADESHOW LAUNCH

BEST TRADESHOW LAUNCH

New tradeshows that have exceeded expectations and staked a strong claim in their chosen market; innovation, strong exhibitor and visitor support and the long-term potential of the event will be key.   

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Sponsored by:

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

The best use of event technology is open to suppliers, venues and organisers across the industry. 
 
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. 

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MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

Have you run a consumer marketing campaign 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 within the events industry and the focus should be on creativity vs budget and cover all mediums / routes to market.

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Sponsored by:

NEC

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - TRADE

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - TRADE

Have you run a trade marketing campaign 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 within the events industry and the focus should be on creativity vs budget and cover all mediums / routes to market.  

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Sponsored by:

ASP

VENUE OF THE YEAR - less than 20,000sqm

VENUE OF THE YEAR - less than 20,000sqm

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. 

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Sponsored by:

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR - more than 20,000sqm

VENUE OF THE YEAR - more than 20,000sqm

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. 

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Sponsored by:

Freeman

INNOVATION AWARD

INNOVATION AWARD

This award is designed to recognise the most innovative company, teams or individuals in the industry over the previous 12 months. Entry is open to organisers, suppliers and venues and could involve anything from an innovative marketing idea which has brought in new business, to a staff initiative which has resulted in significant savings. 

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NON- TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

NON- TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

This Award is open to national and international non- technology service suppliers to the event and exhibition industry who have delivered an outstanding, unique service, which has added great value to their clients.  

This case study led award will be judged against objectives and results in terms of quality, reliability, productivity, efficiency, performance, problem solving.

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TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

This Award is open to national and international technology service suppliers to the event and exhibition industry who have delivered an outstanding, unique service, which has added great value to their clients.  

This case study led award will be judged against objectives and results in terms of quality, reliability, productivity, efficiency, performance, problem solving.

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Sponsored by:

dmg

BEST LIVE EVENT

BEST LIVE EVENT

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. 

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Sponsored by:

Cvent

BEST CONFERENCE

BEST CONFERENCE

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, venue or supplier of a standalone and/or integrated conference in the UK or internationally.

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Sponsored by:

 

UNSUNG HERO

UNSUNG HERO

This Award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to a product / team / company etc.  But the nominee should be an individual that would NOT normally receive the deserved recognition for their efforts. 

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Sponsored by:

circdata

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

National and international venues are welcome to enter this category, which will reward the best venue team, valuing your team achievements against improving service, productivity, efficiency, performance and customer experience. 

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BEST CONSUMER SHOW

BEST CONSUMER SHOW

This Award is aimed at consumer exhibitions that delivered an excellent visitor experience with equally excellent and creative marketing campaigns, proven year-on-year success, coupled with a strong, competitive profile. 

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Sponsored by:

zing-logo

BEST UK TRADESHOW UNDER 2,000SQM

BEST UK TRADESHOW UNDER 2,000SQM

Open to any international/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. 

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BEST UK TRADESHOW over 8,000SQM

BEST UK TRADESHOW over 8,000SQM

Open to any UK trade exhibition over 8,000sqm 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.

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Sponsored by:

DB Schenker

Judging Process

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.

Our line-up of carefully selected judges – 40% from outside the industry and 40% female, reflects our ongoing journey to drive integrity and diversity across the board.

  • 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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