The 7th annual Conference Awards were held at Tobacco Dock on Friday 1st July at Tobacco Dock.

Over 600 event professionals were entertained at a long friday afternoon lunch by co-hosts Stephen K Amos and Pippa Evans who announced the winners of these coveted awards. To see pictures from the day click here.

We would like to thank the sponsors who made the event possible and the judges for their hard work and dedication in deciding the winners.

Highlights from the 2016 ceremony

“Last Friday was AMAZING. You guys nailed it. Thank you so much. I was at the first awards many years ago, and was just so happy to see how it’s grown over the years. You’re doing so much good for our industry. It really is appreciated.”
Michael A. Oakes, Head of Programmes and Content, EMEA, The Economist Events

“The awards process was seamless, the support has been great and the event was fantastic. Under the scrutiny of your peers you did an outstanding job. I would recommend these awards to everyone in the sector”
Sarah Payling, Event Director, Ocean Media Group Ltd     

“wanted to thank you and the whole team for an amazing event and great organization!”
Maria Relaki, Portfolio Director, weCONECT Global Leaders

“Both hosts were great, really funny and created a great atmosphere. The dressing of the venue was excellent, we had a great afternoon.”
Chloe Zebedee, Marketing Manager,  Corporate Events

“Amazing event, felt very special and a brilliant celebration”
Charlotte Hunt, Producer, Diabetes UK

“Overall a fantastically well themed and well organised event which gave us the opportunity to network with familiar faces in the industry.”
Ellie Jones, National Account Manager, Center Parcs

The Conference Awards 2016 Winners were:

Best Awards Event – Diabetes UK – The Diabetes in School Short Film Competition Awards

Best Commercial or Marketing Team – The Energy Exchange and World Refining Association – Marketing Team

Best Conference by an Events Agency – WONDER London – Google for Education Tour

Best Conference Series – i2i Events Group – Bett

Best Conference Venue (up to 300 delegates) – The Crystal

Best Conference Venue (300-900 delegates) – RIBA Venues

Best Conference Venue (over 900 delegates) – Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

Best Event linked to a Publication – The Drum – Do It Day

Best Initiatives to Enhance the Event Experience – SCM World – Personal learning formats

Best Marketing Campaign – i2i Events Group – Money20/20

Best New Conference Launch (under 500 delegates) – Metal Bulletin Events – Iranian Iron and Steel Conference

Best New Conference Launch (over 500 delegates) – The Economist Events – Pride and Prejudice

Best Operations Team – Campden Wealth

Innovation Award – KNect365 – the A-Hub at AfricaCom

Best Conference Industry Supplier –

Best Conference Venue Customer Service (up to 600 delegates) – Warwick Conferences

Best Conference Venue Customer Service (over 600 delegates) – Business Design Centre

Overseas Conference of the Year (under 750 delegates) – weCONECT Global Leaders – Industry of Things World

Overseas Conference of the Year (over 750 delegates) – i2i Events Group – Money20/20

UK Conference of the Year (under 500 delegates) – Haymarket Media Group – Planning For Housing 2016

UK Conference of the Year (over 500 delegates) – Ocean Media Group – Housing 2015


If you are planning to enter the 2017 awards then register your interest here