14 June 2019

AEO Awards

Grosvenor House

in association with circdata, freeman and nec

AEO Excellence Awards Shortlist 2019

Congratulations to all finalists!

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD

This will be revealed at the live event.

Sponsored by:

Reed Exhibitions

BEST TRADESHOW LAUNCH

AMI - Compounding World Expo

Clarion Events - Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX)

Clarion Gaming - ICE Africa

Nineteen Events - International Disaster Response Expo

Reed Exhibitions - PROUD Experiences

Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018

Sponsored by:

SEC

BEST CONSUMER SHOW LAUNCH

f2f events ltd - Kinderwunsch – Tage Cologne 

IDEX LLC - Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018 

Sponsored by:

FaceTime

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Clarion Events - GCC Forensics Exhibition and Conference  Event App

Forum Events - Trinity Match-Making Technology

Freeman - Gastech and Blueprint by Freeman

GES 

Olympia London –  eForce - Olympia London 

RAI Amsterdam - Huishoudbeurs scratch-and-win-app

Reed Exhibitions 

Sponsored by:

KNP-logo

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

Media 10 - Ideal Home Show Christmas 2018

New Scientist Ltd - New Scientist Live

QD Events - The IRN-BRU Carnival team

Raccoon Events - The National Running Show 2019

Upper Street Events - MOVE IT 2019

Upper Street Events - The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Sponsored by:

NEC

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - TRADE

Clarion Events Ltd - Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX)

dmg events - INDEX 2018

dmg events - Urban Design & Landscaping Expo

Easyfairs - Packaging Innovations NEC 2019

Farnborough International Ltd - Farnborough International

Reed Travel Exhibitions - World Travel Market (WTM) London 2018

Informa Markets - Protection & Management Series 2018

Tarsus Group F&E LLC Middle East - GESS Dubai Marketing

Sponsored by:

ASP

ORGANISER TEAM OF THE YEAR

Clarion Events Ltd - Clarion Gaming

CloserStill Media - Operations Team

CloserStill Media - Healthcare Marketing Team

dmg events - Operations Team (UK)

Easyfairs UK - Clinical, Cosmetic, Regenerative 2019 organising team

Clarion Events - EnergyNet Ltd

Farnborough International Ltd - Farnborough International

Informa Markets - Vitafoods team

Sponsored by:

Messe Frankfurt

VENUE OF THE YEAR  LESS THAN 20,000SQM

Business Design Centre 

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)  -  IET London: Savoy Place

QEII Centre

Telford International Centre

Sponsored by:

freeman

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR - MORE THAN 20,000SQM

ADNEC

ExCeL London

Manchester Central

Olympia London

RAI Amsterdam

Scottish Event Campus

the NEC

The O2 

National Railway Museum

Sponsored by

FREEMAN

INNOVATION AWARD

ADNEC - Customer Analytics & Footfall Management System

ADNEC - The Hive

Easyfairs - Packaging Innovations NEC 2019

GES - Show Ready

Oliver Kinross - Build portfolio

Showlite - Evolve

the NEC - Smart Move/Be Smart campaign

Informa Markets - Industrial Portfolio

Sponsored by:

experience-staff

 

NON- TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CEVA Showfreight

Event Support Solutions Ltd

Freeman

GES

ILS

Maelstrom Event Solutions

tfconnect

Thorns Group

Sponsored by:

AEV

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

ASP

Aztec Event Services

Coconnex

Freeman

GES

Jonas Event Technology

LiveBuzz Ltd

Tag Digital

Sponsored by:

DMG

STAND DESIGN & BUILD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Formation

Freeman

GES

Nimlok

Solutions2

Sponsored by:

Exhibition-network

 

BEST LIVE EVENT

Brand Events - CarFest

Brand Events - Pub in the Park

Clarion Gaming - iGB Affiliate Awards

FESPA - Print Make Wear

Freeman - Vodafone, Future Ready

Informa Markets - National Business Awards

QD Events - The IRN-BRU Carnival

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - IET FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland Final 2018-19

Sponsored by:

CVENT

BEST CONFERENCE

Borough Bench Media - Open Banking Expo

Centaur Media - Festival of Marketing

Clarion Events - Phacilitate Leaders World

CloserStill Media - CloserStill London Technology Event

dmg events - Gastech 2018

EnergyNet Ltd (part of Clarion Events) - Africa Energy Forum

ITE Group Plc - Africa Oil Week

Telegraph Events - Women Mean Business

 

Sponsored by:

aztec

 

UNSUNG HERO

CloserStill Media - Lisa Thomlinson

Creative Hire - Lois Furlow

FESPA - Claire Adams

Freeman - Karen Barnard

Freeman - Simon Pratt

GES - Paul Ormsby

Thorns Group - David Smith

 

Sponsored by:

circdata 

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Business Design Centre - BDC Event Managers

EventCity - EventCity Venue Team

ExCeL London - Exhibition Sales Team

Manchester Central

Scottish Event Campus
- SEC Customer Experience Team

Scottish Event Campus - SEC Marketing Team

the NEC - Team NEC

Sponsored by:

ESSA

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

CloserStill Media - The Care Show – Carer of the Month 

CloserStill Media - The London Vet Show 2018

dmg events - Increasing Advocate and Influencer Marketing for INDEX

dmg events - Big 5 Egypt 
  
Media 10 - Best of British 

Media 10 - Design Shanghai 2019

Olympia London -  Brand awareness and online audience growth. 
 
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) -  #SmashStereotypesToBits 

Sponsored by:

perton-signs
 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW- AMERICAS   

Clarion Gaming - ICE Sports Betting USA

CloserStill Media - New York Vet

FESPA - FESPA Mexico 2018

Oliver Kinross - New York Build

Reed Exhibitions - ILTM North America

Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Americas 2018

Sponsored by:

tag-digital

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW- ASIA-PACIFIC

Clarion Events - POWERGEN Asia Conference & Exhibition

Cloud Expo Asia Pte Ltd - Cloud Expo Asia

Informa Markets - Vitafoods Asia

Media 10  - Design Shanghai 2019

Media 10 - Best of British

Reed Exhibitions - in-cosmetics Asia 2018

Tarsus - GESS Indonesia 2018

Sponsored by:

ION-logo

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW- EUROPE

AMI - Compounding World Expo

Clarion Events - (Clarion Gaming) iGB Live! 2018

Comexposium - SIAL PARIS 2018 – 21/25 October 2018

Easyfairs UK - ADF&PCD 2019

Informa Markets -  Intermodal Europe

Informa Markets - Vitafoods Europe

Reed Exhibitions - in-cosmetics Global 2018

Reed Exhibitions UK - ILTM Cannes

Sponsored by:

RAI

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW- MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Clarion Events - Egypt Defence Expo – EDEX

dmg events - HVAC R Expo Saudi

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

dmg events - The Big 5 Construct Egypt

dmg events Doha L.L.C - The Big 5 Construct Qatar

dmg events global energy & ACG ITF - Egypt Petroleum Show 2019

IDEX LLC - Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018

Media 10 - Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View

Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East - GESS Dubai 

Sponsored by:

ADNEC

 

BEST CONSUMER SHOW

Gamer Network - EGX

Media 10 - This Morning Live

New Scientist Ltd - New Scientist Live

QD Events - The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome, and Holiday Home Show 2019

Raccoon Events - The National Running Show 2019

ReedPOP UK - MCM London Comic Con

Telegraph Events - Ski and Snowboard Festival

Upper Street Events Ltd - The Festival of Quilts

Sponsored by:

ZING

BEST UK TRADESHOW UNDER 2,000SQM

CloserStill Media - Big Data World

CloserStill Media - Cloud Security Expo 2018

CloserStill Media - The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Completely Events - Completely Retail Marketplace UK (CRMP UK)

Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd - GEO Business 2018

Easyfairs - Lab Innovations 2018

Mash Media - Event Production Show 2019

RCNi - RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair

Sponsored by:

Business-design-centre

 

BEST UK TRADESHOW BETWEEN 2,000SQM - 8,000SQM

Northstar Travel Group - Business Travel Show

CloserStill Media - London Vet Show

CloserStill Media - The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show

CloserStill Media - The Care Show

Diversified Communications UK - Casual Dining 2019

Easyfairs - Packaging Innovations Birmingham

Nineteen Events  - International Security Expo

Oliver Kinross - London Build

Reed Exhibitions - Imbibe Live

Sponsored by:

OLYMPIA

BEST UK TRADESHOW OVER 8,000SQM

Farnborough International Ltd - Farnborough International Airshow

Informa Markets - Brand Licensing Europe

Informa Markets - Decorex International 2018

Media 10 - UK Construction Week

Montgomery - The W Exhibition 2018

Reed Exhibitions - Oceanology International 2018

Reed Exhibitions - World Travel Market (WTM) London 2018

The British Toy & Hobby Association - Toy Fair 2019

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) - MACH 2018

 

Sponsored by:

DB SCHEKNER

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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