Categories

Entries for 2019 are now closed. The shortlist will be announced at the end of April 2019. If you would like to sign up for entry to 2020 then please contact us.

 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.

 

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