2017 Finalists

Conference Professional of the Year

  • Henry Fuchs – we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH
  • Stacey Graham – CIPP – The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
  • Sarah Harvey – Reed Business Information
  • Phillip LoFaso – Mining Indaba Events (a division of Euromoney)
  • Ian McGarrigle – World Retail Congress
  • Selena Moseley – Oliver Kinross
  • Valerie Sokolova – EMAP
  • Robert Stead – Sense Media Events

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Best New Conference Launch

  • EMAP – Ground Engineering Infrastructure Summit
  • KNect365, an informa company – VR & AR World
  • Procurement Leaders – DITx
  • Telegraph Business Events – Cyber Security
  • World Refining Association (Clarion Events) – MERTC – Middle East Refining Technology Conference

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Best Conference Series

  • Canalys – Canalys Channels Forum
  • Criticaleye – Criticaleye Leadership Retreats
  • EMAP – Drapers conference series
  • Incisive Media – Funds to Watch
  • weCONECT Global Leaders GmbH – Industry of Things World (Berlin, San Diego, Singapore)
  • Wonder London – Google’s Internet Legends Schools Tour
  • Wonder London – Google’s NEXT GCP 2016

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Best Large Scale Event or Congress

  • CIPD – CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition – Shaping the Future of Work
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor – Investing in African Mining Indaba
  • Farnborough International – Farnborough International Airshow
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Procurement Leaders – World Procurement Congress
  • River Street and Adestra – BBC Good Food Show
  • Telegraph Business Events – Festival of Business
  • Wonder London – Google’s NEXT GCP 2016

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Best Corporate Event

  • B&Q Plc – B&Q Business Conference
  • Canalys – Canalys Channels Forum
  • Crown Business Communications – PSA Dealer Conventions 2017
  • GDS Group – Meet the Boss – ING Food – executive bespoke event
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Off Limits Corporate Events Ltd – Changing Rooms, Changing Lives
  • Wonder London – Givaudan 3 Day Leadership Conference – in partnership with Lansons – Communications and engagement consultancy

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Best Conference by a small company (under 20 employees)

  • CJS Event Solutions – Delivering Transformational Reform Together
  • Fitz All Media Limited – VET Festival
  • Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – Funds Society Fund Selector Summit Miami 2016
  • Streamline Marketing Group – Global Space Congress
  • The King’s Fund – Digital Health and Care Congress 2016
  • Waterfront Conference Company – NSIPs Forum 2017

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Best Event Linked to a Publication

  • Business Reporter – The European Information Security Summit – TEISS 2017
  • EMAP – Construction News Summit
  • Infopro Digital – OpRisk North America
  • Ascential – Retail Week Live 2016
  • Telegraph Business Events – Business of Sport
  • TTG Media Limited – TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards

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Best Free to Attend Conference

  • Commercial Ltd – CSR Day 2016
  • Incisive Media – Pensions & Benefits UK 2017
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2016
  • Streamline Marketing Group – Global Aerospace Summit
  • Telegraph Business Events – Festival of Business
  • Whitehall Media LTD – Government IT Security and Risk Management 2016

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Best Conference Venue (under 300 theatre)

  • 99 City Road Conference Centre
  • BMA House
  • Cavendish Conference Centre
  • IET London: Savoy Place
  • OXO2
  • Scarman (Warwick Conferences)
  • Solent Conference Centre
  • Wyboston Lakes

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Best Conference Venue (300-750 theatre)

  • CEME Conference Centre
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse
  • Kings Place Events
  • London Heathrow Marriott
  • Olympia London
  • The Crystal
  • Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre and Hotel

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Best Conference Venue (over 750 theatre)

  • Business Design Centre
  • Imago Venues
  • InterContinental London – The O2
  • Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
  • Manchester Central
  • QEII Centre
  • Stamford Bridge
  • The Brewery

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Best Awards Event

  • 23 Events Ltd – The Wedding Industry Awards
  • Caspian Media LTD – The Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016
  • Clarion Events – Asian Hospital Management Awards 2016
  • Incisive Media – CRN Channel Awards
  • MBI – The Broadcast Awards
  • Mix Media Ltd – Mixology Awards
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – IRP Awards
  • TTG Media – TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards

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Best Association Conference

  • ARMA (Association of Residential Managing Agents) – Nominee: 21st ARMA Annual Conference
  • ABTA – The Travel Association – The Travel Convention
  • Airport Operators Association – AOA Annual Conference 2016
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers – ACT Annual Conference
  • College of Occupational Therapists – College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference
  • Royal Town Planning Institute – Young Planners’ Conference
  • The King’s Fund – Digital Health and Care Congress 2016

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Best Conference by an Events Agency

  • Awesome Events Ltd – Cornerstone Convergence EMEA
  • Bioscientifica – ECE 2016
  • BrandFuel – Zeitgeist
  • Corporate Events – Heineken On & Off Trade National Sales Brief 2017
  • Crown Business Communications – PSA Dealer Conventions 2017
  • Momentum UK – Future Decoded
  • Wonder London – Google’s NEXT GCP 2016

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Best Event Operations Team

  • Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI) – Conference Department
  • Ascential – Retail Week Events Team
  • Ascential – World Retail Congress – Operations
  • BrandFuel – Operations Team
  • Infopro Digital – Operations
  • Last Word – Last Word EventsTeam
  • Procurement Leaders – Operations
  • Reed Business Information – Event Operations Team

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Best Venue Customer Service (under 500 delegates)

  • 99 City Road Conference Centre
  • America Square
  • De Vere Cranage Estate
  • IET London: Savoy Place
  • No.11 Cavendish Square
  • One Great George Street
  • Scarman (Warwick Conferences)
  • The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

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Best Venue Customer Service (over 500 delegates)

  • Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Business Design Centre
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Hilton London Bankside
  • MEETinLEEDS
  • QEII Centre
  • Stamford Bridge
  • The Brewery

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Best UK Conference of the Year

  • Business Reporter – The European Information Security Summit – TEISS 2017
  • Haymarket – IED conference 2016
  • Last Word – Portfolio Adviser Autumn Congress 2016
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Ascential – Retail Week Live 2016
  • Telegraph Business Events – Business of Sport
  • Telegraph Business Events – Digital Leaders
  • Terrapinn Group – Aviation Festival

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Best Overseas Conference of the Year (under 1000 delegates)

  • Bench Events – Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
  • Criticaleye – Asia Leadership Retreat 2016
  • Infopro Digital – Asia Risk Congress
  • Last Word – Expert Investor – Pan Euro Rome 2016
  • Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2016
  • Clarion Events – Phacilitate Leaders Forum
  • ultima media ltd – Automotive Logistics Mexico 2017
  • Wonder London –  Win with Customers 2020 – Givaudan 3 Day Leadership Conference – in partnership with Lansons – Communications and engagement consultancy

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Best Overseas Conference of the Year (over 1000 delegates)

  • Ascential Plc – World Retail Congress
  • Bioscientifica – ESPE 2016
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor – Investing in African Mining Indaba
  • Green Power – MIREC Week
  • Knect365 – AfricaCom
  • KNect365, part of Informa – Internet of Things World
  • Streamline Marketing Group – Global Aerospace Summit

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