14 June 2019

AEO Awards

Grosvenor House

in association with circdata, freeman and nec

AEO Excellence Awards Shortlist 2018

Huge congratulations to those who made the shortlist! 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD

This will be revealed at the live event.

Sponsored by:

Reed Exhibitions

BEST TRADESHOW LAUNCH

Clarion Events (Avren Events) - Bluetooth Asia

CloserStill Media - Digital Healthcare Show

CloserStill Media - New York Vet

Diversified Communications UK - Accountex Summit North

dmg events – Energy Division - GASTECH Japan 2017

Media10 Ltd  - Best of British

Ocean Media Group - London Bridal Week

 

Sponsored by:

Cannes

BEST CONSUMER SHOW LAUNCH

Brand Events - Pub in the Park

Media 10 Ltd - Ideal Home Show China

Media 10 Ltd - This Morning Live 

Raccoon Events - The National Running Show

 

Sponsored by:

SEC

BEST LIVE EVENT

Brand Events - Carfest

ClinkClink Limited and TMH, The Message House - Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony & Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards

Media 10 Ltd - Clerkenwell Design Week

Telegraph Events - The Telegraph Gin Experience

Telegraph Events - The Telegraph Legends Series presents An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber 

Sponsored by:

Cvent logo

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

MCM Comic Con, as part of ReedPOP - MCM Comic Con

Media 10 Ltd - Grand Designs Live

Media 10 Ltd - Ideal Home Show at Christmas

New Scientist Ltd - New Scientist Live 2017

Telegraph Events - The Telegraph Gin Experience 

 

Sponsored by:

NEC

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - TRADE

Clarion Events Limited - ICE London 2018 (formerly ICE Totally Gaming)

Fit Events Ltd - The Fit Show 2017

Media 10 Ltd - Design Shanghai

Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Europe 2017

Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East - Dubai Airshow 2017 – The Destination for Aerospace 

UBM - CPhI North America

UBM - CPhI Worldwide

UBM EMEA - Fi Europe 2017

 

Sponsored by:

ASP

ORGANISER TEAM OF THE YEAR

Clarion Events Limited - Clarion Defence & Security

dmg events – Energy Division - GASTECH Japan 2017 Operations Team

F2F events Ltd - Allergy and Free From and Just V team

Forest Exhibitions - Automechanika Birmingham 2017 

Futurebuild Events Ltd - Futurebuild Events team 

Informa Exhibitions - Vitafoods Europe 2017 team

Telegraph Events - Telegraph Events Operations Team

UBM - UBM EMEA London Sales Operations Team 

 

Sponsored by:

Messe Frankfurt

VENUE OF THE YEAR < 20,000SQM

Abu Dhabi Global Market 

Business Design Centre 

QEII Centre 

Sandown Park Racecourse, The Jockey Club

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square 

Sponsored by:

Freeman-logo

NON-TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CEVA Showfreight 

EFM Global Logistics

Freeman 

GES 

OTSA Ltd 

Showlite 

tfconnect  

Thorns Group 

Sponsored by

:AEV logo

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

ASP Solutions Ltd 

Aztec Event Services 

Freeman 

LiveBuzz 

Visit and Poken by GES

WeTrack 

Sponsored by:

DMG events

STAND DESIGN & BUILD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Exhibit 3Sixty

Formation Live

Freeman

GES 

Nimlok 

Rapiergroup

Sponsored by:

Facetime-logo

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ascential Events - Bett UK – Use of Glisser 

Ascential Events - Bett UK APP

Circdata - CloserStill Media & Circdata

Forum Events - Forum Events, Trinity

Freeman - Freeman

Media 10 Ltd - Design Shanghai

The Ticket Factory - ExpoWare at The Big Bang Fair 2018

Visit and Poken by GES - Visit and Poken by GES 

Sponsored by:

exhibition-network-logo

BEST CONFERENCE

 Centaur Media - Festival of Marketing

Clarion Events Limited - AOC Electronic Warfare Europe 2017

Clarion Events Limited - Phacilitate Leaders World Forum 2018

CloserStill Media - Acute & General Medicine

Diversified Communications - Accountex Summit North Conference 

GovNet Communications - Blockchain Live 2017

Healthcare Publishing and Events - Diabetes Professional Care 2017 Conference 

MA Exhibitions - 19th Annual Ground Handling International Conference

Sponsored by:

BDC-logo

 

UNSUNG HERO

ASP Solutions Ltd - Adam Parker

Business Design Centre - Charlotte Barker

Clarion Events Limited - Beth Welcomme

DB Systems - Molly Thomas

Freeman - Paul O’Neill 

Manchester Central Convention Complex - Duncan Leavitt 

The NEC, Birmingham - Dennis Johnson

UBM - Doug Read 

Sponsored by:

Circdata

INNOVATION AWARD

Ascential Events - Bett UK Call for Content Campaign

Ascential Events - Glee – The Retail Lab

ASP Solutions Ltd - ASP, Insights

Diversified Communications  - Accountex Summit North

dmg events - The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions

Easyfairs - StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio

The NEC, Birmingham

Visit and Poken by GES 

Sponsored by:

adnec

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) 

Business Design Centre 

Futurebuild Events Ltd - Ecobuild 2018

GES 

IGNITION

Sponsored by:

Aztec logo 

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ascential Events - Bett UK

Ascential Events - Pure London

Clarion Events Limited - DSEI 2017

Clarion Events Limited - ICE London 2018 (formerly ICE Totally Gaming)

Media 10 Ltd - Design Shanghai

Media 10 Ltd - The Cake and Bake Show

Media 10 Ltd - Best of British 

New Scientist Ltd - New Scientist Live 2017 

Sponsored by:

LiveBuzz logo

BEST UK TRADESHOW UNDER 2,000SQM

Centaur Media - Travel Technology Show

Clarion Events Front Line Genomics  - Festival of Genomics London 2018

Closerstill Media - Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Diversified Communications UK - British Tourism & Travel Show (BTTS)

Diversified Communications UK - SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show 2017

GovNet Communications - UK Health Show

Healthcare Publishing and Events - Diabetes Professional Care 2017 

 

Sponsored by:

zing

BEST UK TRADESHOW (2,001 - 8,000 SQM)

Centaur Media - Business Travel Show

CloserStill Media - Learning Technologies 2018

CloserStill Media - The Pharmacy Show

Diversified Communications UK - lunch! 2017

Easyfairs - Packaging Innovations Birmingham

Informa Exhibitions - designjunction

Nineteen Events - UK Security Expo

Upper Street Events - New Designers

 

Sponsored by:

Olympia London

BEST UK TRADESHOW > 8,000SQM

Ascential Events - Glee

Clarion Events Limited - DSEI 2017

Diversified Communications - Coach & Bus UK

Easyfairs - Advanced Engineering 2017

Fit Events Ltd - The Fit Show 2017

Forest Exhibitions - Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Media 10 Ltd  - 100% Design

Media 10 Ltd - UK Construction Week

 

Sponsored by:

DB Schenker

BEST OVERSEAS SHOW

dmg events - The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC)

dmg events Global Energy & ACG - ITF  - Egypt Petroleum Show 2018

dmg events - The Hotel Show Dubai 2017

Easyfairs UK & Global - ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) & PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) Paris 2018

FESPA Ltd - FESPA Mexico 2017

Informa Exhibitions - Vitafoods Asia

UBM - CPhI World Wide and Co-Located Events

UBM EMEA - Fi Europe 2017

Sponsored by:

SISO-LOGO

BEST CONSUMER SHOW

Brintex Events - Screwfix LIVE

Media 10 Ltd - Grand Designs Live

Media 10 Ltd  - This Morning Live

Media 10 Ltd - The Cake and Bake Show

Media 10 Ltd - Ideal Home Show at Christmas

New Scientist Ltd - New Scientist Live 2017

Upper Street Events - MOVE IT

Upper Street Events - The Festival of Quilts

Sponsored by:

perton-signs-logo

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANY OF THE LAST 25 YEARS

Blenheim

Brand Events

Clarion Events

Montgomery

Reed Exhibitions

Showlite

Tarsus

Sponsored by:

RAI

VENUE OF THE YEAR > 20000SQM

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC)

ExCeL London 

Manchester Central

Olympia London 

RAI Amsterdam 

Scottish Event Campus 

The NEC, Birmingham 

The O2

 Sponsored by:

Freeman logo

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Business Design Centre - BDC Venue Services Team

Kent Event Centre - Kent Event Centre Sales Team 

Scottish Event Campus - SEC Event Management Team

The NEC, Birmingham - The NEC, Birmingham

Sponsored by:

ESSA-logo

Judging Process

Our judging process is managed by R3, a third party company whom 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.

  • 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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