The Conference Awards seek to recognise and celebrate achievements in the events industry.
There are various categories you can enter which allow you to showcase the excellence of your products and the talents of your team whether they be in production, sales, marketing or operations.
The price per entry is £195 plus VAT. The final deadline for all entries is 5pm on 21st February 2019.
Best Development of an Existing Conference
Re-vamping an existing product or extending an existing proposition – and doing it successfully – takes a lot of effort in vision, planning and execution – demonstrate how it worked for you.
Best New Conference Launch
Judged on quality of research, creativity and effectiveness of marketing; success with sponsors & exhibitors; the delegate experience and financial achievement this award applies to both UK and international events.
Best Overseas Conference of the Year
Judged on quality of research, creativity and effectiveness of marketing; success with sponsors & exhibitors; the delegate experience and financial achievement this award is given to a non-UK located event.
Best UK Conference of the Year
Judged on quality of research, creativity and effectiveness of marketing; success with sponsors & exhibitors; the delegate experience and financial achievement this award is given to an event staged in the UK.
Best Event Linked to a Publication
Whether a seminar, round-table, awards or summit this category applies to any event format that takes its name or is inextricably linked with a publication/online information provider . As usual the judges will be looking for successful performance metrics and demonstrable creativity.
Best Congress or Convention
This is the category for exceptional large-scale events that have delivered against your attendance objectives and commercial goals – can apply to biennials or annuals which take place within the qualifying period.
Best Networking Event
This can apply to a select, niche gathering; a large community-led event or a series of meet-ups – simply tell us why it delivers on its objectives and your commercial goals.
Best Conference Series
Applying to multiple conferences that are in the same sector, UK or international, the judges will be looking for evidence of creativity and innovation in marketing; rigorous research; a successful event experience for sponsors, exhibitors and delegates and achieving or exceeding financial objectives.
Best Association Conference
In addition to the usual excellence in marketing, experience and sponsorship & exhibition involvement this category also focused on the committee and member engagement elements plus the demonstration of how the event furthers the aims of your association.
Best Corporate Event
Judges will be looking for an event that met and exceeded its brief; one that displays an innovative approach and breaks the mould in terms of creativity plus delivering excellent ROI and generating positive attendee feedback.
Best Conference by an Events Agency
This can apply to just one conference or a series held entirely in the UK or also abroad. You will need to demonstrate outstanding client relationships; delivering impeccably on brief; innovative and creative execution and budgetary assiduousness.
Best Event Agency
Demonstrate your prowess when it comes to delivering above and beyond the brief and how you exceeded your client’s expectations.
Best Conference Venue
Submissions to this category will need to illustrate how their first class and flexible conference facilities serve the needs of their customer base. Attention will also be paid to excellence in customer service; pre-event support; competitive pricing; catering and outstanding venue amenities.
Best Conference Venue Customer Service
Judges will be considering how you as a venue go above and beyond in your relationship with clients; how flexible you are and how you work with your clients as a team. What kind of training initiatives you have implemented to engender good service and glowing testimonials from attendees.
Best Operations Team
Awarded to logistics teams from within event organisers the focus here is on outstanding results on either one particular event or on a series. Judges will be considering efficiency and organisational measures; negotiation skills and cost management; “beyond reproach” customer service and adaptability in the face of unforeseen challenges.
Best Marketing Team
Have you disrupted the “norm” and done things differently? Or just delivered above and beyond expectations and smashed your targets? If so, tell us all about why your team is the best here.
Outstanding Conference Team
A popular category that allows everyone from sales, operations, marketing, production and management to polish their halos and demonstrate how working together you deliver a great result.
10 Year Anniversary Award
As we mark the tenth year anniversary of the Conference Awards this category has been created to honour the event which has been the most successful, reputable and innovative over that period. Entrants must have previously won a Conference Awards to be eligible to enter.