Best Large Scale Event or Congress

C21Media – Content London

You know you’re doing something right when an award-winning conference venue cites you as “the best event we’ve worked on in recent years”.

Kings Place’s business development director was quoted in January saying: “[Content London 2017] embraced all that the venue had to offer and their event impacted every department within the venue… The whole venue was transformed with branding, production and furniture. It was an absolute joy to work with such open-minded and creative clients”.

Content London has grown from a 200-person gathering to a market-leading £1m+ conference and networking event for the entertainment industry. Attracting more than 1,500 key players from the global content business and increasing revenue by 823% in the five years since launch.

Its success demonstrates how to extend a market-leading publishing brand into a market-leading conference business, exploiting the converged offering to deliver an ‘unfair advantage’ that standalone events struggle to compete with.

Content London 2017 was a hit, selling out six weeks before the event and showing year-on-year growth of 135% in delegate revenue and 43% in sponsorship revenue, going 18% over target.

It transformed parent company C21Media’s business, showing how conferences can be integrated into publishing businesses with dramatic effect.

ClinkClink / TMH – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony & Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018

ClinkClink and TMH were privileged to work in partnership with Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company to conceptualise and implement a memorable opening ceremony for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week which seamlessly incorporated the 10th anniversary celebration of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The event took place on January 15th 2018 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi with over 4,000 delegates attending including the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Masdar. Taking inspiration from the ’Butterfly Effect’ theory, we developed a core theme that illustrated how the smallest actions, when taken together, can have a massive impact. We created a memorable event for all who attended, from the pre-show awareness campaign to the opening ceremony’s grand finale, the state-of-art kinetic lighting, impact movies, motion graphics branding elements through to the live performances. All successfully managed and produced by ClinkClink and TMH from initial concept planning through to on site event delivery and production.

Contentive – HRD Summit

HRD Summit 2018 sought to create an environment in which a community of HR leaders could create an organisation that is fit for the future. This meant engineering higher level learning and collaboration and connecting them with innovative suppliers who could help deliver in this new world. This was achieved through innovative session such as “Co-Labs” and Escape Rooms.
For sponsors this meant further enhancing the methods of connecting to our community, providing trusted forms of engagement that would provide measurable ROI.

The result was the delivery of 963 delegates, against target of 800 delegates. And over achievement on our financial targets, ending at 15.2% over budget with a dramatic 51.1% increase in revenue YOY.

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 and 18% increase in revenue shows the extent of the 2018 edition’s success.

Haymarket Media Group – CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017 – Embracing the New World of Work

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) is the CIPD’s flagship event and largest gathering of HR and learning professionals in the UK It brings together more than 4000 people professionals to share insights and solutions on issues facing the profession and the wider world of work. The 70th anniversary of the event was held on 8-9 November 2017 in Manchester, and was delivered by Haymarket Media Group following a strategic partnership between CIPD and Haymarket.

The event theme was ‘Embracing the New World of Work’, focusing on the major shifts affecting organisations, the people profession, and the world of work at large. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the event, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Lastminute com, delivered an inspiring opening keynote on technology and digital inclusion – and Conductor Gernot Schulz, together with a 40-strong Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, delivered a spectacular orchestral experience as a closing keynote, demonstrating the parallels between leading teams and conducting musicians.

With 32 conference sessions and +60 conference speakers, +200 exhibitors, 60 free showcases, +1600 conference delegates and +2500 exhibition visitors – the 70th edition of ACE was the most successful event to date.

Health Service Journal (HSJ) part of Wilmington Healthcare – HSJ Patient Safety Congress 2017

Patient Safety Congress the UK’s best regarded and best-known safety event. It is produced by Health Service Journal (HSJ), part of Wilmington Healthcare. The Congress has built up this reputation over a decade by showcasing content that is evidence based, challenging and inspirational. The high-quality programme is developed in partnership with patient safety experts, and draws together real-life patient stories, innovative international perspectives and practical, applicable case studies from front-line practitioners who are doing it themselves. Congress attracts an average of 1000 attendees every year. Here’s why so many people prioritize their attendance at the event:

  • To take away tangible solutions they can adopt in their organization: In 2017, 84% of people came away with an actionable idea they could implement from the event
  • To hear national updates from senior NHS leaders and understand how the national picture is affecting their work on the frontline
  • For genuine patient involvement: Every session has input from a patient speaker with unique insight to share. This ensures the patient voice is at the heart of the event
  • To be inspired by a fabulous range of relevant international case studies and examples from other industries
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Ocean Media Group – HOMES 2017

HOMES is the premier event experience for those working at a high level in strategic asset management, residential development and procurement solutions in the affordable housing sector.

For over 6 years, our mission has been to help housing providers build and manage quality homes, more efficiently and more effectively. This is through a combination of an innovative learning programme, exhibition and invaluable networking experiences that inform, innovate and bring the perfect mix of housing providers and suppliers together to shape business strategy.

Led by a vibrant mix of trail-blazing peers, inspirational thought leaders and out of sector innovators, HOMES offers housing professionals the most comprehensive and engaging free learning programme of any event, focusing on real-world, practical solutions you can implement straight away.

Plus with over 20 hours of networking opportunities on offer and 150+ leading housing suppliers in attendance, HOMES is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with your contacts, meet suppliers and build new business relationships.

Taking place in London and attracting 451 housing providers at a senior level, the event is free to attend, so there is no better way to spend two days out of the office in order to move your organisation forward.

WONDER London – Google Cloud Next 2017

Google Cloud NEXT 17 was a six-stage Europe-wide event series and the largest Google Cloud event in Europe to date. It kicked off at ExCel London on 3-4 May 2017 across five halls (20,000 m²). WONDER London brought the Google brand to life for 4,500+ delegates comprised of tech and IT developers and decision-makers, plus wider tech leaders. The interactive conference enabled delegates to choose from 50+ hours of content and 85+ speakers. Keynote speeches in the main plenary session were followed by delegates moving freely between 60 breakout sessions featuring live demos of cutting-edge tech. The floor plan itself and all related design focused on taking the delegates on a journey, ensuring they were able to make the most of everything the event had to offer. An interactive playground “Partner Pavilion” featured demo pods from 26 key brand partners; while business owners who already use Google Cloud Platform were present to advise delegates and show the tech in action. WONDER developed a design language to be used as creative wallpaper across the entire series that could be easily realised in both physical and graphical form, ensuring the identity remained consistent across all locations.