2017 Winners & Finalists

Conference Professional of the Year

Winner: Selena Moseley – Oliver Kinross

  • 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
  • Valerie Sokolova – EMAP
  • Robert Stead – Sense Media Events

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Best New Conference Launch

Winner: KNect365, an informa company – VR & AR World

Silver: Procurement Leaders – DITx
Bronze: Telegraph Business Events – Cyber Security

  • EMAP – Ground Engineering Infrastructure Summit
  • World Refining Association (Clarion Events) – MERTC – Middle East Refining Technology Conference

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Best Conference Series

Winner: Wonder London – Google’s Internet Legends Schools Tour

Silver: Procurement Leaders – DITx
Bronze: weCONECT Global Leaders GmbH – Industry of Things World (Berlin, San Diego, Singapore)

  • Canalys – Canalys Channels Forum
  • Criticaleye – Criticaleye Leadership Retreats
  • EMAP – Drapers conference series
  • Wonder London – Google’s NEXT GCP 2016

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Best Large Scale Event or Congress

Winner: Farnborough International – Farnborough International Airshow

Silver: Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
Bronze: CIPD – CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition – Shaping the Future of Work

  • Euromoney Institutional Investor – Investing in African Mining Indaba
  • 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

Winner: Crown Business Communications – PSA Dealer Conventions 2017

Silver: Canalys – Canalys Channels Forum
Bronze: B&Q Plc – B&Q Business Conference

  • 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)

Winner: Fitz All Media Limited – VET Festival

Silver: The King’s Fund – Digital Health and Care Congress 2016
Bronze: Streamline Marketing Group – Global Space Congress

  • CJS Event Solutions – Delivering Transformational Reform Together
  • Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – Funds Society Fund Selector Summit Miami 2016
  • Waterfront Conference Company – NSIPs Forum 2017

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Best Event Linked to a Publication

Winner: Telegraph Business Events – Business of Sport

Silver: Ascential – Retail Week Live 2016
Bronze: Business Reporter – The European Information Security Summit – TEISS 2017

  • EMAP – Construction News Summit
  • Infopro Digital – OpRisk North America
  • TTG Media Limited – TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards

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Best Free to Attend Conference

Winner: Incisive Media – Pensions & Benefits UK 2017

Silver: Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2016
Bronze: Whitehall Media LTD – Government IT Security and Risk Management 2016

  • Commercial Ltd – CSR Day 2016
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Streamline Marketing Group – Global Aerospace Summit
  • Telegraph Business Events – Festival of Business

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Best Conference Venue (under 300 theatre)

Winner: Cavendish Conference Centre

Silver: IET London: Savoy Place
Bronze: Wyboston Lakes

  • 99 City Road Conference Centre
  • BMA House
  • OXO2
  • Scarman (Warwick Conferences)
  • Solent Conference Centre

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Best Conference Venue (300-750 theatre)

Winner: Kings Place Events

Silver: Olympia London
Bronze: Emirates Stadium

  • CEME Conference Centre
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse
  • London Heathrow Marriott
  • The Crystal
  • Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre and Hotel

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Best Conference Venue (over 750 theatre)

Winner: QEII Centre

Silver: The Brewery
Bronze: Manchester Central

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

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Best Awards Event

Winner: Caspian Media LTD – The Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016

Silver: Mix Media Ltd – Mixology Awards
Bronze: MBI – The Broadcast Awards

  • 23 Events Ltd – The Wedding Industry Awards
  • Clarion Events – Asian Hospital Management Awards 2016
  • Incisive Media – CRN Channel Awards
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – IRP Awards
  • TTG Media – TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards

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Best Association Conference

Winner: Association of Corporate Treasurers – ACT Annual Conference

Silver: The King’s Fund – Digital Health and Care Congress 2016
Bronze: ABTA – The Travel Association – The Travel Convention

  • ARMA (Association of Residential Managing Agents) – Nominee: 21st ARMA Annual Conference
  • Airport Operators Association – AOA Annual Conference 2016
  • College of Occupational Therapists – College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference
  • Royal Town Planning Institute – Young Planners’ Conference

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Best Conference by an Events Agency

Winner: BrandFuel – Zeitgeist

Silver: Wonder London – Google’s NEXT GCP 2016
Bronze: Corporate Events – Heineken On & Off Trade National Sales Brief 2017

  • Awesome Events Ltd – Cornerstone Convergence EMEA
  • Bioscientifica – ECE 2016
  • Crown Business Communications – PSA Dealer Conventions 2017
  • Momentum UK – Future Decoded

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Best Event Operations Team

Winner: Reed Business Information – Event Operations Team

Silver: Ascential – World Retail Congress
Bronze: Procurement Leaders – Operations

  • Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI) – Conference Department
  • Ascential – World Retail Congress – Operations
  • BrandFuel – Operations Team
  • Infopro Digital – Operations
  • Last Word – Last Word EventsTeam

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Best Venue Customer Service (under 500 delegates)

Winner: De Vere Cranage Estate

Silver: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Bronze: One Great George Street

  • 99 City Road Conference Centre
  • America Square
  • IET London: Savoy Place
  • No.11 Cavendish Square
  • Scarman (Warwick Conferences)

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Best Venue Customer Service (over 500 delegates)

Winner: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

Silver: Business Design Centre
Bronze: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

  • Hilton London Bankside
  • MEETinLEEDS
  • QEII Centre
  • Stamford Bridge
  • The Brewery

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Best UK Conference of the Year

Winner: Terrapinn Group – Aviation Festival

Silver: Last Word – Portfolio Adviser Autumn Congress 2016
Bronze: Haymarket – IED conference 2016

  • Business Reporter – The European Information Security Summit – TEISS 2017
  • Momentum UK – Microsoft Future Decoded
  • Ascential – Retail Week Live 2016
  • Telegraph Business Events – Business of Sport
  • Telegraph Business Events – Digital Leaders

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Best Overseas Conference of the Year (under 1000 delegates)

Winner: Clarion Events – Phacilitate Leaders Forum

Silver: Infopro Digital – Asia Risk Congress
Bronze: Open Door Media Publishing Ltd – InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2016

  • Bench Events – Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
  • Criticaleye – Asia Leadership Retreat 2016
  • Last Word – Expert Investor – Pan Euro Rome 2016
  • 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)

Winner: Ascential Plc – World Retail Congress

Silver: Knect365 – AfricaCom
Bronze: Euromoney Institutional Investor – Investing in African Mining Indaba

  • Bioscientifica – ESPE 2016
  • Green Power – MIREC Week
  • KNect365, part of Informa – Internet of Things World
  • Streamline Marketing Group – Global Aerospace Summit

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