15 June 2018

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Grosvenor House

in association with circdata, freeman and nec

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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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