Best Overseas Conference of the Year (over 400 delegates)

Ascential – Bett MEA

The Bett Leadership Summit is part of the Bett MEA event and brings together policy-makers, education leaders and industry innovators to discuss the strategic issues and big picture thinking set to transform the education landscape.

At the 2017 event we increased the number of senior leaders at our Leadership Summit, attracting more than 650 delegates. Not only was this a 20% increase YOY, but our ability to attract such quality decision makers is in stark contrast to the nearest competitor who only achieves attendance of around 50 delegates. Other highlights were: achieving the highly prestigious royal patronage, and increasing exhibitors and sponsors by 57% including big names such as Apple who exhibited for the first time.

Clarion Events – Japan Gaming Congress

What makes this event unique is the team behind it. Our energy and passion for what we do is reflected in the high calibre event we were able to produce. The energy onsite was infectious. It was buzzing with conversations and excitement, something not many conferences are able to provide as they have a reputation to be boring, but not the Japan Gaming Congress.


OUTLOOK™ 2017 the Nonwovens Personal Care & Hygiene Products Conference, is a 3-day conference held in Cascais, Portugal 27 – 29 September 2017. It is the must-attend event for all decision-makers in this industry. To achieve a successful edition the team set the following 3 targets; match the conference content with the industry’s reality; grow attendance while keeping the promised quality of interaction and maximize satisfaction of participants.

Empowering the team with new communication techniques, to act consequently and consistently on previous feedback, and be willing to take risks by adopting new features, were the main drivers in boosting satisfaction and resulted in a record attendance and social media engagement of the nonwovens community.

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Euromoney Trading – Investing in African Mining Indaba

Putting our audience and sector’s needs front and centre for 2018, the Mining Indaba team completely overhauled a tired looking brand to breathe new life into the event for its 24th edition.

The team’s aim was to take Mining Indaba back to a fully focused mining investment event, thus driving investment into the African continent. By introducing areas for emerging mining companies, alongside increasing investor attendance by 22% and mining company attendance by 47% year on year, then the team can definitively say that they achieved this goal.

Overcoming the external challenge Cape Town’s water crisis the team delivered an event that changed industry perceptions for the better, with NPS scores increasing from -25 to +29 in the year. This coupled with a 14% increase in overall attendance shows the extent of the 2018 edition’s success.

Festival of Media – Festival of Media LatAm 2017

In 2016, the nightmare situation for any event organiser became a reality when we had to cancel the Festival of Media LatAm at very short notice due to the path of Hurricane Mathew and the fact that the weather system was on course to hit Miami directly. In the interest of safety for everyone involved, we made the hard decision not to proceed with the event.

So in 2017, we knew we had a tough task ahead of us in winning back our attendees and sponsors. How do you bounce back from a natural disaster? This is the story of how we created something totally unique for our stakeholders and completely revolutionised the format of the event to make it more experiential, engaging, educational and inspirational to our delegates.

Global Trade Review (GTR) – GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week 2017

GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week was designed to be the world’s number one annual gathering for companies and individuals involved in the international trade and treasury space in Asia. This annual event in Singapore has taken place since 2009, bringing together members of the international trade community from all over the globe, including exporting and importing companies, domestic and international banks, insurers, lawyers, government bodies, industry associations, consultants and more. They attend to hear the latest trends and angles on trade finance markets, sectors and risks in Asia, as well as to experience unrivalled networking opportunities.

In just a few years, this event has grown from a small gathering of 140 people, to the largest trade finance conference anywhere in the world, through support from the industry’s leading institutions and market bodies. It is an annual highlight for the industry, with delegates flying into Singapore from all over the globe to attend.

Organised by Global Trade Review (GTR) – Established in 2002, GTR is the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity and export finance markets, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Green Power – MIREC Week 2017

It is rare to be able to build a product slowly, organically matching the growth of a nascent industry and to maintain that position, as the industry grows up the steep part of the S curve of adoption. I believe we have not only fully maximised the commercial opportunity at every stage but have also provided a vital function to a growing market. I and many other “MIREC Fans” believe the event has helped accelerate the uptake of renewables in Mexico, spread best practice, bring in greater foreign direct investment and ultimately benefit the country through lower prices.

MIREC WEEK has become Green Power’s flagship event, generating a significant proportion of revenue for a small business like ours. We have done this with a smart, small team of bright, young things speaking a different language and based 9,000km away.

Terrapinn Holdings – World Vaccine Congress Washington 2018

The 2018 World Vaccine Congress Washington has consolidated its standing as the go to vaccines meeting globally, in content, speakers, attendees and networking opportunities.

The successful new format has allowed for whole-sector topics to be discussed, giving an opportunity for people to find out more in their specific area of research and their job-function. By running parallel niche conferences over the congress, it increased the relevance of the whole event for everyone who attended.

The impact of this has been to increase the quality of the speaker line-up and those who signed up to attend, as the content truly moved forward, covering the important blue-sky keynotes whilst also providing personalised content for every attendee.

We added to the format with new pre-congress workshops and individual conferences in Vaccine Safety, Vaccine Supply & Logistics, Cancer Immunotherapy, Immune Profiling, Influenza & Respiratory Vaccines, Emerging & Re-emerging Diseases, Clinical Trials, Vaccine Partnerships, Bioprocess & Manufacturing and Veterinary Vaccines.

Overall we brought an event that included over 1000 senior industry executives, 250 speakers, 300+ companies, 70, exhibitors, 10 dedicated conferences, 4 workshops and an Awards Dinner, enabling the event to post record attendee numbers, revenue and commercial partners.