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UK Conference of the Year – over 1500 Delegates
Aesthetics Media Ltd – Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition
ACE is an excellent contender for this award because it is not only a leading event within a highly professional industry combining education and commercial content.
We use the latest marketing techniques, focus on improvements year-on-year and consistently achieve all our targets as well as excellent feedback.
Our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates all have a valuable and enjoyable experience, and we are extremely proud of what we achieve as a small, dedicated team who are passionate about the education of medical aesthetic professionals.
“I’ve been to ACE five or six times and I love it. Everybody that I want to see is here. I can catch up with colleagues, make new acquaintances and see what’s new and consolidate relationships, so it’s an important event in our calendar.” ACE 2018 Delegate
“This is the best Aesthetic conference in the UK” ACE 2018 Delegate”
C21Media – Content London 2018 “CONTENT LONDON 2018
The greatest event in show business Content London 2018 saw us take delegate numbers from 1,517 to 2,253 and revenue from £1.2m to £1.9m on the previous year, increases of 36% and 58% respectively.
After struggling to cope with capacity issues in 2017, we took over the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for the first time in 2018, adding it as a second venue, while retaining Kings Place. This all paid off.
Ahead of his keynote, Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of international original, the most powerful exec in global television commissioning, told the world: “We are all here because it’s important for us to understand what’s happening in the production community. There is so much activity that we are participating in here It’s really one of the more meaningful conferences we go to.”
Our genuine commitment to inclusion also helped take the event to the next level this year. More. than 55% of our speakers were women and our partnership with TriForce Creative Network brought 250 new voices from diverse backgrounds to the event.
We added training workshops, event dailies, new awards and a whole lot more to make Content London 2018 the greatest event in show business.”
DRPG – BT Consumer Live
With leading brands EE and Plusnet now forming part of BT’s new consumer group, a unique conference was needed to communicate the division’s strategy, leading towards a convergence of services. The vision of the consumer brand focuses on providing customers with an unrivalled service in connection and value.
DRPG created a two-day immersive brand event was held at the NEC Birmingham for over 6,000 team members. The primary objectives were to enhance employee engagement and bring to life the group’s strategy. Consumer Live consisted of an impressive plenary area, featuring 360-degree projection mapping. The live event was supported by a wider internal pre- and post- cascade communications campaign that underpinned the core messages. Engaging a total of 16,000 colleagues through 2 live roadshow events, and 4 Consumer Live television broadcasts from BT Sports Studios.
The feedback was fantastic, thanks to the event being bigger, better and more complex than anything we have done for this client before. The client feels we lived up to our promise to make ‘anything possible’.”
Maddox Events – Women of Silicon Roundabout
Beginning with one small event four years ago, Women of Silicon Roundabout (WoSR) has grown rapidly and is now the centre piece of the Women in Tech Global Event Series.
Having started with 350 delegates in 2016, we’ve now grown to a 6000+ attendee event, sold out every year, achieving 2471% growth in those 4 short years!
Maddox Events does not shy away from controversy; we look to open minds to new ideas by pushing boundaries, through in-depth industry research connecting sponsors with in-demand diverse tech talent and ultimately inspiring our audience through panel discussions, keynotes, technical classes, workshops and show features designed to empower our community to take charge of their future!
Attendees leave the event and go on to set up their own diversity-orientated networks within their company, implement wider company changes and negotiate for more flexible working practices and improved working conditions.
Our results truly do speak for themselves – we have a fantastic reputation in the industry as one of the world’s leading women in tech event series. Year-on-year we receive attendee testimonials telling just what an impact the event has had on them, some even that we changed their lives!”
strong>Momentum Worldwide – Microsoft Future Decoded 2018
Over the past 5 years, Microsoft Future Decoded has become the premier conference in the UK for companies and individuals leading the way on digital transformation.
For the 2018 edition, we created a flagship experience that invited our audience to explore and understand disruptive technology – and how it will impact people and businesses, today and in the future.
This came to life through our unique keynote series, featuring inspirational thought-leaders from across different industries. Their real-life stories inspired our delegates to help shape the future, to push boundaries and change the world.
We also provided two days of breakout sessions, hands-on labs, networking and a range of exciting Microsoft experiences, giving the information and practical advice needed to help grow businesses in the changing world of digital transformation and AI.
With over 9,700 attendees enthralled by 65 partners and exhibitors, we achieved 2,000+ new business leads over the quarter – making Future Decoded 2018 the most commercially-successful Microsoft UK business event ever.”
Redactive RCM Conference 2018
Terrapinn World Aviation Festival
The World Aviation Festival is the #1 global event on the digitalisation of the airline and airport business model.
With over 4000 attendees, 1200 VIPs and 180 sponsors and exhibitors, 2018 was another record-breaking year for us as we continue to grow and evolve with the aviation and travel technology market place.
The event covers a wide ground, touching on everything from digital innovation, artificial intelligence, data and analytics, connectivity, distribution, merchandising and social strategies. These themes were complimented by interviews and presentations from over 200 senior airline representatives joining us from all over the globe.
In 2018 we looked towards the future of the travel industry, trying to understand what market disruptions, challenges and opportunities will arise in the coming years. Not only did we hear from key industry leaders, but also we had the perspective of transport futurists and digital disruptors for ideas and inspirations that can be applied to the aviation industry.
In 2019 we will take this a step further and introduce more aspects of the travel technology industry that is shaking up the airline business model.
WONDER London Google Cloud NEXT London
Google Cloud NEXT 2018 London is the annual flagship event for Google Cloud. NEXT is a global exhibition of inspiration, innovation and education, designed to help shape the future of the cloud by bringing industry pioneers together to share big ideas. NEXT is where an open community of industry leaders and adventurous start-ups share their visions for tomorrow. It’s where big thinkers and even bigger doers connect and push one another forward.
WONDER brought the Google Cloud brand to life for a record 16,000+ delegates, the largest audience Google has ever hosted in EMEA, comprising of the C-Suite, IT decision makers, and developers from companies of all sizes who came together for an itinerary of keynotes, breakout sessions, codelabs, training and the opportunity to network with Googlers and their partner ecosystem.
The interactive conference enabled delegates to choose from 110+ hours of content and 270+ speakers. Keynote speeches were followed by delegates moving freely between 8 breakout stages, and the 65 brand partner stands; while business owners who already use Google Cloud Platform were present to advise delegates and show the tech in action.”
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UK Conference of the Year – under 1500 Delegates
Based at The Grove Hotel in Watford, an exclusive gathering of 240 business leaders, politicians, media gurus, historians, actors, sports personalities and influencers assembled to discuss and debate the spirit of our times and talk about what’s shaping our World. Zeitgeist is a two day, invite-only event where guests participate, network, explore new technologies, listen to inspiring conversations and are entertained once a year, by Google. Zeitgeist consist of conversations, two dinners, outdoor and indoor Masterclasses and a “Sandbox” technology showcase all of which are carefully created to carry the same consistent theme throughout. This year was a year of examining humanitarian issues, well being and sustainability across everything including food.
Speakers included David Miliband, Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Yeo, John McEnroe, Yana Peel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Nick Clegg, Sir John Sawers, Nicolas Sarkozy, Lyse Doucet, Mala Yousafzai, Mark Carney, Thierry Henry and Huw Edwards.
Masterclasses included “Eat like a Herbivore”, “Transform your business with Machine Learning”, “Raise happy kids the Danish Way”, “Beat the Hackers” and “The Future of Love”.
Brandfuel has collaborated with Google to produce this event for the past thirteen years.
Clarion Events – Defence & Security Undersea Defence Technology
Undersea Defence Technology is a three-stream conference and exhibition dedicated to the submarine military community. It focuses on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of the harshest environments known to man, providing a platform for international government, military and academic representatives to discuss subsea developments and cost effective solutions to tackle the growing difficulties of managing defence budgets. 34 nations from around the world were represented, from regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Central and Southern America. Attendance levels and revenue grew by up to 72% YOY, and all targets were surpassed.
Contentive CFO Agenda “Run by Contentive Media, the CFO Agenda is the flagship event of Contentive’s Finance Professional’s portfolio specifically designed for 250+ senior level (FTSE250) CFOs, FDs and Head of Finance.
Now in its 3rd year, The CFO Agenda represent an exclusive community of the most senior CFOs, Finance Directors and Heads of Finance in the UK and Europe. As the live event of Financial Director (https://www.financialdirector.co.uk) the CFO Agenda presents a unique opportunity for our senior audience to network, collaborate and solve the most pertinent business challenges facing the Finance function in 2019 and beyond.
DRPG Triumph Global Dealer Conference
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph required a two-day Global Dealer Conference for over 1,200 of their dealers from across the globe to communicate future plans for the brand and showcase products set to launch in the new year whilst also reinforcing the part dealers play in the successful growth in sales and future direction of the company.
With a deep understanding of the brand and their challenges, DRPG were able to consult and establish objectives for their conference, delivering an exceptional experience that would last beyond the event itself. Our team worked with Triumph to deliver all aspects of the experience, including but not limited to creative positioning, full execution of production, delegate engagement, and logistics. The digital team at DRPG also created a dedicated app that enabled dealers to order a range of Triumph products, which was heavily used throughout the conference.
The feedback from the client was fantastic and due to our strong relationship and continued collaboration with the company, we were able to deliver and execute a phenomenal Global Dealer Conference for Triumph dealers from across the globe.
Faversham House Ltd Sustainability Leaders Forum 2019
edie’s flagship sustainability event of the year Sustainability Leaders Forum (SLF) used to be a one-day event, based on a ‘traditional’ conference model, now, against a backdrop of heightened corporate sustainability awareness, the team saw an opportunity to take this event onto a whole new level. In 2017, it was evolved into a two-day conference and exhibition; in 2018, we added a host of ‘interactive’ elements (workshops and event apps); and in 2019, we gave the event a renewed purpose, delivering a truly immersive experience that inspired, informed and empowered delegates to take new sustainability actions.
The results: an event which achieved 49% year-on-year growth in SPEX revenue; a 37 7% increase in delegate growth since adopting the two-day format in 2017; and a Net Promoter Score of +16 In fact, SLF 2019 was edie publisher Faversham House’s biggest ever conference from a revenue perspective
Joining the dots… SLF’s 2019 success comes down to one word: collaboration. This was key to ensure that the editorial, production, marketing and sponsorship teams united from the offset of the project.
MarketforceLive Insurance Innovators Summit
The 18th Insurance Innovators Summit followed a successful relaunch in 2017. The event had previous successes but hadn’t grown for a number of years and performed inconsistently both in sponsorship and delegate numbers.
In 2017, we undertook a bold relaunch and set ourselves some very ambitious targets to refresh and renew the event. 2018 was crucial to solidify these initial changes and take things one step further to ultimately reach our long-term goal: Insurance Innovators Summit as the largest and best insurance event in Europe.
In 2018, Insurance Innovators solidified its brand identity and established itself as leading content producers, reflected in the most-senior speaker list to date, that included 20 out of the top 30 top industry influencers.
Through investing more in innovative marketing, trialling new engagement methods, fine-tuning research and creating the most comprehensive agenda yet, we were able to surpass our ambitious goals and deliver a thoroughly successful event in terms of both revenue and on-the-day experience.
MarketforceLive MoneyLIVE Summit
2018 was the 21st MoneyLIVE Summit following a successful rebrand in 2017. It’s the flagship event in the MoneyLIVE series but had historically performed inconsistently both in sponsorship and delegate numbers.
Building on 2017’s improvements, 2018 was the time to refresh, renew and solidify progress made in 2017 taking things one step further to ultimately reach the long-term goal: MoneyLIVE Summit as a leading global financial services event.
We set ambitious goals amidst tough competition and gave MoneyLIVE Summit 2018 a cohesive brand identity, establishing itself as leading in content which was reflected in the most diverse range of speakers to date.
Through investing more in innovative marketing, trialling new engagement methods, fine-tuning research and creating the most compelling agenda yet, we were able to surpass our goals and deliver a thoroughly successful event in terms of both revenue and on-the-day experience. Delegate and sponsor feedback shows how much the new normal has resonated and we look forward to building on this for the future.
Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress
Born 15 years ago as a small-scale Forum, and developed into a Congress in 2012, the World Procurement Congress (WPC) is the most sought-after event in procurement, attracting senior procurement professionals globally.
SBL Ideas Ltd This Can Happen
This Can Happen is a solutions-led corporate mental health conference. Launched in 2018 to a sell-out audience of 750 delegates from over 120 companies, the event took place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The 02 with 3 stages, 23 sessions, 60+ speakers and an experiential zone with VR and role play.
This was not an HR conference, rather we had delegations from post room to boardroom since mental health affects every level of every company. Everything we did was solutions-led meaning each session needed to outline to the delegates what they can use in their day to day lives. We went further and produced our ebook which outlined each session, what was discussed with the key solutions.
This has been downloaded over 4,000 times and now sits on hundreds of company intranets as a ready reference mental health tool.
Was it successful? With a part-time team of 5 and no office we attracted delegations from 16 of the top 20 Law firms, 7 of the top 10 Accountancy practices, every major Bank and Insurance company, advertising agencies, food manufacturers and construction companies.
So what’s next? We will have over 1,000 delegates this year. Will you be one of them?
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Overseas Conference of the Year – over 500 Delegates
Bioscientifica – 57th Annual ESPE Meeting
The ESPE Meeting is the flagship event of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) It provides a global platform for scientists and doctors to share the latest research and clinical advances in paediatric endocrine care, helping to improve the lives of children with endocrine conditions The Meeting has been running since 1962, and since Bioscientifica was appointed as core PCO in 2014, we have consistently surpassed client expectations for the event.
The ESPE Council and Programme Organising Committee had high ambitions for the 2018 Meeting. They wanted to build on the success of previous years to secure the event’s position as the go-to international meeting on paediatric endocrinology These ambitions were threatened when the Meeting was unexpectedly hit by storm Zorba — a rare ‘Medicane’ which resulted in local services and transport being severely disrupted Yet, despite this significant challenge, ESPE 2018 emerged as the most successful Meeting in ESPE’s history ESPE 2018 attracted over 3,500 delegates: 7% more than the previous Meeting and 17% more than when Bioscientifica took over as PCO We received over 1,300 abstracts — the highest number in the Meeting’s history, and all exhibition space was sold out”
DMG Events, Gastech Exhibition & Conference
The 30th Gastech took place in Barcelona in September 2018. Following a concerted effort by the team to boost the profile of the event, the conference was officially opened by HM King Felipe VI of Spain, the first time in Gastech history a Head of State had opened the show. The 2018 edition featured a vastly expanded programme, 50% more speakers drawn from a 40% increase in submitted abstracts alongside increased VIP and c-level content featuring high level government and industry speakers. This enhanced programme translated to record sponsorship and attendees to Gastech in its almost 50-year history. Coverage of the proceedings was through top tier media outlets who broadcasted live from the event. Gastech’s unique value proposition to its audience is that it contains elements that meets the needs of a c-level and top-level government audience through the VIP Programme and plenary stage, valuable commercial insight in the peer reviewed strategic tracks and the sharing of cutting edge, high quality research and insights in the technical tracks. Gastech exists as a unique and valuable resource to its audience to engage with each other and set the strategic direction of the global gas industry.
ITE Group – Africa Oil Week
Africa Oil Week is the leading business intelligence and transaction platform for Africa’s upstream oil and gas. The conference brings together the global E&P community that includes Government officials, NOCs, IOCs, independents, investors and service providers. AOW is the only event of its kind that provides the best networking opportunities, quality content and a unique platform to broker deals with decision makers.
In 2018, Africa Oil Week celebrated its 25th anniversary, which attracted 1,500 delegates (+5% YOY) from 80 countries, 196 world class speakers, and 15 Ministers.
2018 delivered a highly relevant agenda curated by industry leaders, a sectorised and tailored marketing and PR strategy to improve the delegate experience – delivering a +213% increase on lead generation which resulted in 13% increase above target in new business, and an increase in new business from global bellwether accounts such as Chevron and Deloitte.
The experience delivered resulted in an outstanding NPS delegate score of +27 (+200% increase YOY), and Exhibitor and Sponsor NPS scores of +39, up from +9 in the prior year (+333% increase). The content, quality of delegates, and vast networking opportunities created meant all targets were exceeded and AOW 2018 delivered its most successful conference to date.”
ITE Group – Investing in African Mining Indaba
The 25th Anniversary edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2019 was the biggest and best one to date. 6,200 delegates in attendance were joined by 210+ global exhibitors from across the entire mining value chain, 358 speakers, 43 sponsors, 38 Ministers and Cyril Ramaphosa and Nana Akufo-Addo, Heads of State from South Africa and Ghana respectively – two major African mining economies. The big names and organisations on the agenda proved that Mining Indaba remains the number one deal—making forum for the mining community. The overall attendance was 9% up year on year with delegates from across all key audience groups and 94 countries. The event has hit its gross profit target, core delegate revenue increased by 5.01% on 2018, and sponsorship and exhibition revenue grew by 12% in comparison with the previous year. The event was attended by 609 Investors (13% increase from 2018), 1195 mining executives and saw a 28% increase in participation from Junior Miners. Mining Indaba 2019 was broadcasted live by the likes of Radio 702, CNBC, BDTV, SABC, ENCA and ClassicFM Business Show and was attended by 239 media and press representatives.
The Cura Foundation – Unite To Cure, the 4th International Vatican Conference
Cura approached Allison+Partners in 2017 and asked the agency to join it on an extraordinary mission: to rally the world around the potential of this new category of medicine to vanquish disease and reduce global suffering. To accomplish this goal, Cura wanted Allison+Partners to help up-level its bi-annual Unite To Cure event at the Vatican so it stands as one of the most high-profile, impactful thought leadership events in the world. The three-day conference, which was held from April 26-28, 2018 within the Vatican Amphitheatre in Italy, reached more than 3 billion people around the world, introducing them to an entire new approach to medicine and changing perceptions, through videos, social media posts and traditional media. Furthermore, the event and our communications efforts, highlighted a key idea: that science and faith are not opposed to one another, but that, in fact, they can co-exist and inspire one another.
Overseas Conference of the Year – under 500 Delegates
Criticaleye – Asia Leadership Retreat
CEOs and senior leadership teams operating in Asia face a number of challenges. Many businesses are undergoing rapid growth and divisional leaders of global companies can feel isolated from Group functions and the central leadership team. The Criticaleye Asia Leadership Retreat is now in its fourth year. This event takes place annually in Hong Kong or Singapore and fits within Criticaleye’s overall Retreat series held globally. It is a key date for our Executive Members in Asia – many of whom value the opportunity to connect with so many peers over 30-hours at one event.
Elsevier – Cell Symposium: Translational Immunometabolism
Doubling the attendance at a prestigious conference while retaining the core elements is a difficult feat to achieve. Cell Symposium: Translational Immunometabolism managed just that, increasing delgates from 230 to 426, achieving gender parity and increasing the delegate feed back scores by careful focus on our value proposition, our choice of partners, and by introducing practical measures to enhance interaction and enable attendance from under-represented groups. The event, supported by 9 highly prestigious journals received extraordinary feedback from speakers, sponsors, and delegates alike, while beating all financial and engagement targets.
Evenco International – Evenco International Fund Forum – Madrid
The Evenco International Fund Forum on the 14th June at the Westin Palace, Madrid. A gathering of influential fund selectors and international fund managers to discuss the latest in investment thinking across all asset classes. A meeting for the most talented in portfolio construction and asset allocation – an event that engages with its audience to align the interests of its attendees with those of its sponsors.
Fleming. – Smart Workspace Design Summit
The Smart Workspace Design Summit is an experience-based event bringing together those who strive for better workspaces. This is where people, place and technology come together to start building the human-centric office of the future, today…
William Reed Business Media – Probiota
Probiota started twelve years ago and has now grown to a three day must attend event in the Probiotic industry calendar. The microbiome has captured the heart and minds of consumers and the media in recent years. Over three days, Probiota brings together experts and leaders from global industries and academia under one roof to present top level insights and provide otherwise impossible networking opportunities. Probiota is insightful, engaging and successful in uniting industry professionals from across the globe.
Probiota is owned by the Global Brands Divison of William Reed Business Media and takes place in Europe every February, Probiota Americas takes place in the US every June, Probiota Asia takes place in Singapore every October and we are launching Probiota China 2020 soon.
Probiota is more than just a conference, it has become a community! For more information: www.probiotaevent.com
Green Power – ANDREC WEEK
ANDREC Week is the 3rd annual clean energy congress for the beautiful country of Colombia and the event grew significantly (35%) in 2018. the team added more features varying from an industrial energy stream, a site visit/walk through the Botanical gardens, magic show, drinks reception, VIP dinner and succeeded in firmly cementing the brand as a very high quality senior event. Attendees and sponsors were all delighted and impressed with the event.
‘The Colombian market is skyrocketing. We always get a lot out of ANDREC, you’re doing a great thing here in Colombia. I suggest everyone to come to this event…we’re waiting for you!’
Carlos Abad, Head of LatAm, CHINT Power
Risk.net – Risk USA
Risk USA 2018 – the premier North American event for risk management and risk transfer professionals in the financial services sector – was the 24th annual gathering presented by the Risk.net event and editorial teams.
Curated and developed with research calls and meetings involving over 80 industry leading experts at the forefront of their fields and steered by our objective market-experts in the Risk.net editorial team, Risk USA 2018 offered unrivalled content for risk professionals during a period of uncertainty.
From thought leadership in market, credit, liquidity and investment risk management to portfolio management and quantitative finance, Risk USA 2018 unpicked the industry trends, identified the latest opportunities and threats presented by new technology and advances in data, and created a holistic picture of the emerging future for the professionals in risk management and risk transfer.
Risk USA has become the must-attend 2 day meeting for senior risk experts thanks to its status as an unbeatable learning platform. It is also a leading product in the Risk Events portfolio, achieving more than 42% growth in 2018 vs 2017.
William Reed Business Media – FoodNavigator USA Summit, Food For Kids
In its second year, The FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS Summit is truly inspiring and brings together an incredible level of engagement from stakeholders from right across the food supply chain.
Our consumer panel during the inaugural summit in 2018 was a big hit, followed by our trailblazers segment, which celebrated three emerging brands developing food for kids, while the next two days provided a thought-provoking mix of science, consumer insight, food consumption data (what are kids actually eating?), and expert advice on formulation, branding and marketing.
In our 2019 summit, we’ve taken on board feedback from the FOOD FOR KIDS community and will be adding new features and sessions that drill further into how established brands can tap into current trends when developing products for children, plus we’ll be adding retailer perspectives, more interactive sessions and a deeper look at kids’ palates.
This is just the beginning of a conversation about what we are feeding our kids and we can’t wait to work with everyone in the FOOD FOR KIDS community, from large and small brands to nutritionists, retailers, paediatricians, dietitians, health advocates, schools, and foodservice providers – to make this event even better in November 2019.
Outstanding Conference Team
The Banks Sadler Events Team is an exceptional, integral part of the business. Not only have they grown their revenue by over 70% in the last 12 months, they have also nurtured a substantial list of current and new clients purely through recommendations for their reputable personal service. Come any challenge, they have united to deliver an impressive portfolio of creative events from Sony PlayStation’s game launches to Estée Lauder’s quarterly training events, for over 12,398 delegates. These remarkable results could not be achieved if it weren’t for the Events Team remaining a close-knit group of friends as well as colleagues, and for this, they truly are an outstanding conference team.
De Vere Cranage Estate
De Vere Cranage Estate has the most outstanding conference team comprising of Helen Leech, Conference Planning Manager who has worked in her role at the venue for 19 years Helen’s deputy, Rachel Ranger has worked with Helen and the team for 13 years together with a supporting team of 6 full time and part-time team members totalling 47 years between them There is one simple solution why this team is outstanding and that is the Culture, everyone is nurtured and developed and are inspired by the fact that they really do make a difference in a property that all colleagues and customers alike call home. At Cranage Estate our philosophy is clear – we believe in and demonstrate our company mission which is “to put heart and soul into meetings, events and every hospitality moment” We understand that our colleagues are our most valuable asset and we strongly believe that they are the reason our customers return week after week We like to surprise and delight our conference delegates as much as our trainers, from morning energiser sessions with our leisure club instructors, creating a company logo out of Lego, homemade cupcakes and custom made chocolate bars.
De Vere Holborn Bars
In 2018 De Vere Holborn Bars successfully built on the previous year’s success, growing revenue by 9.8% against 2017. The team also delivered excellent results in efficiency whilst increasing guest satisfaction rates, all against the backdrop of a nationally important event taking place at the venue, which presented a number of operational challenges, all of which were dealt with smoothly and efficiently.
The impressive results are testament to an enthusiastic, motivated and well-nurtured team taking a proactive approach to delivering exemplary customer service. While a high-quality baseline service level is firmly adhered to, each customer is treated as an individual and the approach tailored to their requirements.
As their customers say: “It was a wonderful venue, with wonderful helpful staff, the food was delicious, and I will definitely be using you again in the future. Thank you.”
GTR (Global Trade Review)
We are applying for this award as we have an unrivalled conference team, with many key members having worked together for over 10 years. In the early days we had one producer (Jeff Ando), an event manager (Anna Skinner) two event assistants (including Mark Daly), an officer manager (Claire Ali), one delegate sales person, one design person and our CEO (Peter Gubbins), who was in charge of sponsorship sales.
As a conference team we have strived to provide the best quality and attendance at our events. We work in the niche market of trade finance and we focus on holding conferences in emerging markets which is often challenging – this includes markets such as Egypt, Kenya, Mongolia, Mexico, Indonesia and Ghana, among many others. And we don’t shy away from potentially dangerous countries and still run events in places such as Moscow and Istanbul. For that reason alone, I would like the team to win this award!
The events team at Incisive Media are 50 people strong encompassing conference production, operations, event marketing, event sales, delegate engagement and delegate sales working across 9 brands. In 2018 this team produced 56 conferences and forums attributing to 52% of the overall event revenue. Our greatest strength is the breadth of experience we have, we’re constantly looking to adopt new and innovative ways of working and collaborating to streamline our processes. Working across several brands allows us to share best practice tips and capitalise on the wealth of knowledge amongst us.The Incisive Media events team has become smarter and more innovative than ever. We are everything a market-leading event team should be and continue to keep originality, creativity and efficiency at the core of our stimulating conceptions.
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians Meetings and Events team were tasked with creating and designing an exceptional event to celebrate the college’s 500th anniversary. The event needed to fit within a tight budget and showcase the venue to key prospects and entertain top clients. Coming up with an event for such a landmark anniversary was no mean feat. Together the RCP team collaborated to create the RCP 500 Years of Summer Festival held in the venue’s medicinal garden with street food stalls and fabulous entertainment. The event took guests travelling through time, igniting their senses and sampling five centuries of gastronomic delights and new world cuisine, whilst getting hands on with the foodie experts and finding out how Physicians have been at the heart of many historical developments. With so many facets to pull together and a full programme of activities, the dynamic Meetings & Events team pulled out all the stops to create a truly spectacular and memorable occasion.
SBL Ideas – This Can Happen
How do you put on a brand new, sell out conference for 750 delegates with no full time staff or an office?
This Can Happen is a solutions-led corporate mental health conference which launched in 2018 to a sell out audience of 750 delegates from over 120 companies. The event took place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The 02 with 3 stages, 23 sessions, 60+ speakers and an experiential zone with VR and role play.
We had a core team of five part timers taking responsibility for the core skills needed to deliver This Can Happen – Mental Health advocacy, super content, sales and marketing and production.
Technology played an important role in underpinning our processes and systems but the real key to our success was we learnt that a small group who are passionate about their event’s subject matter can achieve so much.
Best Marketing Team
IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show.
Adestra is an email marketing service provider.
Emily has responsibility for driving the overall marketing strategy for both the exhibition and conference.
Sophie Howell works with Emily to drastically advance IBC’s email marketing.
The team were set a business objective to increase overall registrants by 5% annually. Marketing objectives were to automate 10% of emails and increase conversions from email by 5%.
The team needed to tackle two main areas:
• Email Design and Processes
• Data and Automation Solution
IBC worked with the Adestra Digital Design team to create a customised modular template solution and a bold plan was devised to tackle the problem of inactive data.
• 6 4% click-through rate
• Quicker campaign creation: 2 days to 2 hours • Engaged 16% of contacts
• Active database of approximately 200,000 people
• Average open rates from around 14-17% to 25% and higher
• Automated programs achieved a 53% open rate
• Browse and abandon trigger campaigns achieved an average 40% open rate and 24% click-through
• 7% increase in registrant’s YoY
• Exceeded their target of automating 10% of emails
Banks Sadler’s marketing team have had an outstanding 2018, driving significant growth for the business whilst also developing the brand during a significant time of change. Delivering an incredible 733% increase in new business enquiries across the year, they have also supported the business in growing current accounts, creating a company of brand champions and developing continual valuable and engaging content. Touching all parts of the business, the team is passionate about driving an excellent company culture, which they support through their internal comms, wellness and talent strategies.
In 2018 Incisive Media’s marketing team delivered its biggest-ever conference programme with record results by transforming the way it markets across three highly-competitive sectors. The team market in excess of 120 events a year and have seen considerable growth in the last three years. The team are known for pushing the boundaries of traditional event marketing and trailblazing new marketing initiatives. Their results are testament to their dedication and talent.
Knect365 – Informa Plc
In 2016, Isobel Peck, Chief Marketing Officer formed an internal agency at KNect365. Going forward this would be known as the Central Marketing team, bringing together expertise across Digital Marketing – Analytics, SEO, MarTech, Data Management, Content and Email Marketing, Social Media, Branding, Design, and Communications. Fast forward through years of change management, 2018 was the year the team started to focus on growth. Here are some of the projects they have been involved in:
• Delivering an improved conversion rate and exceeding expectations by 33%;
• Organic search optimisation through training the business, leading to an improved average position in search of more than 5 points plus 35,000 more clicks to our site;
• Social shares of content up 32%. Traffic to content up 53%
The overall success of the 2018 approach to marketing has seen our delegate revenue increase by 5.31% (£1,000,000 one million +).
Across the business we achieved achieve a 2.3% organic growth.
Hundreds of events and training courses delivered, hundreds of marketers trained, newly acquired businesses integrated.
A continued commitment to excellence.
I am nominating my team for its unerringly devoted to improving our marketing and internal relationships in 2018. The team has improved its social engagement and met its goals of supporting our sponsorship team. The use of better collateral has driven sponsorship lead and led to significant conversions. They have worked together to innovate and understand challenges, learn from mistakes and drive improvement.
They have Improved our marketing collateral to support event sponsorship and align with our vertical sectors. They have grown own public sector audience through better use of social media and worked with influencers in the business for better reach.
Delivering 17 events a year at 5% marketing costs and revenues exceeding £3.5m the team is a set of true stars. In addition to our marketing campaigns at every event they organise effective photography and videography to support future campaigns and meet sponsors needs.
Best Operations Team
The ESPE Meeting is the flagship event of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) It provides a global platform for scientists and doctors to share the latest research and clinical advances in paediatric endocrine care, helping to improve the lives of children with endocrine conditions.
The Bioscientifica operations team for the 2018 ESPE Meeting in Athens was expertly led by a Head of Events, a Senior Event Manager and an Events Team Manager — all with extensive experience in the industry and over 5 years working for Bioscientifica. However, the majority of the support team were new to the events industry, with less than a year’s experience each.
ESPE 2018 posed significant challenges for this new team. The Meeting was unexpectedly hit by tropical storm Zorba — a rare ‘Medicane’ which resulted in local services and transport being severely disrupted. Yet, despite this setback, the operations team pulled together to deliver the most successful Meeting in ESPE’s history. This is a testament to their work ethic, motivation and excellent team work.
Capacity Media Operations Team consists of 11 members some new to the events world and others with over 12 years’ of event experience. Each member has an important role and voice within the team.
Our goal is simple – enhance our company brand through giving our clients and delegates the best ever event experience whilst managing our risks and liability. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, no job is too big or too small for us whether it is allowing our clients to access us onsite via WhatsApp or to pre-event briefings. We strive to adapt our offerings to both our sponsors and clients and over the past years have been able to add value with innovative ideas such as tiered level branding ensuring greater exposure for our high-level sponsors and introducing cultural performances at some of our events. We have a real ‘can do’ attitude here at Capacity Media and stay ahead of the game by anticipating every challenge or potential problem in advance and making sure we have a plan to deal with it. We are very proud of the work we do and consider ourselves the titans of the event industry!
This entry gives a snapshot of the outstanding growth, innovation, strategy and sheer hard work and commitment our staff at CWT Meetings & Events put in, to achieve excellent results for our clients. It gives an insight into the key achievements of our staff, how we’re constantly improving the way we work with our clients, and the ongoing training programme that is in place and available for the team. We truly believe we have the best teams in the business and the feedback we receive and business wins show this.
DRPG – Live Division
A powerhouse of a team, we are so proud of each and every person that makes DRPG Live. We are nothing without our people and we are so lucky that we have a team that care, want to make a difference, are passionate about what they do but most importantly make ‘Anything’s Possible’.
Continued growth of DRPG has meant that in 2018 we were often pushed at the seams, and whilst we brought in freelance partners at times to ease the pressure, this sometimes became counterproductive as it added more pressure to our teams to ensure we protected the G culture and service standards. The biggest test and challenges were with a large project in June that we delivered for one of our key accounts. The largest and most complicated project of the year with over 60 full time employees in leading roles, it pushed and challenged our team in new ways. On top of this we had our busiest month and weeks at the same time. Never wanting to let anyone down our team rose to the challenge and found new ways of working together to deliver exceptional results.
Resource continued to be our biggest challenge of all, on top of this we have an internal re-structure following the change to the leadership team, seeing the merge of 3 areas of the business come in to one under one leader with new direction and vision.
EMAP Publishing – ConE/HLG Events Team
The ConE/HLG Events Team cover all types of events from conferences to festivals, careers fairs to clubs and roundtables to awards ceremonies across the construction, engineering, healthcare and local government portfolios.
Managing 15,000 attendees throughout 2018, organisation and teamwork is integral to orchestrating this busy and varied workload. Working with such large clientele, customer service is at the forefront of our team ethos.
2018 delivered many successes, with strong numbers to back this. Though our proudest achievement was increasing our festivals from one to three, which required exceptional team collaboration, cost management and attention to detail whilst pushing this ambitious team out of their comfort zone with a challenging 24hr programme to deliver.
We know that as a team understanding the industry, nurturing and promoting leadership within the team, and listening to our customers base will secure our teams’ continued success.
The operations team at Pageant Media have a very close team dynamic and provide a support system, encouraging the very best from each other. The team work on both an individual and collaborative level to deliver 200 annual high end events focusing on the financial services industry. The entire team have a deep set passion for events and this drives our motivation and enthusiasm to continuously review, analyse and adapt our entire approach to event delivery to ensure we provide a relevant event offering that is exceeds all stakeholder expectations and ensures we are market leaders.
As an operations team, we are well rounded, capable and reliable. We continue to grow and expand our client database and industry knowledge, whilst still creating amazing events for our valued clients. We love what we do, and the awards we won last year is testament to our success. We hit £6.7 million last year, exceeding our target, and are striving for even greater achievements in 2019. We’re so proud of how far the agency has come, and with our fabulous team, we plan to become one of the best boutique agencies in the UK.
The events portfolio consists of awards, summits, forums, conferences and seminars ranging from 40-1,800 attendees. In 2018, they delivered all the events within budget. Additionally, the team were set four challenging objectives which centred around improving customer experience and demonstrating measurable customer satisfaction.
The team smashed their targets and confirmed their abilities to innovate, work effectively together, attention to detail and ability to deliver excellent customer service and experience even within challenging circumstances. They are passionate, motivated and inspired to deliver consistently engaging events.
Best Event Agency – over 20 Employees
Brandfuel, is an award-winning agency in 2018 we won Best Conference by an Events Agency. Over the last 10 years we have won 8 Conference awards. We have been for 14 years, our management team have a wealth of industry experience, working for big corporations and agencies. With a youthful delivery team, we remain agile and current, one step ahead of the curve. We thrive on challenging ourselves as a company and as individuals, we imagine the impossible and fuel the possible to deliver the most enriching experiences.
Always encouraging and supporting our employees to challenge themselves by stepping outside of their comfort zone but giving them the support they need to learn on the job.
We continually challenge ourselves to work with the bravest, smartest, fastest growing brands. Clients who demand the highest levels of creativity this enables us to attract the best industry talent. Experienced, energetic, individuals who are experts in their field. In an industry where ¾ of the people we employ are millennials, we are proud of our retention rate on average many of our employees stay for 3 years. Most millennials plan to leave a job within 2 years.
Broadsword Event House
Broadsword are a skilled and talented event production agency, a safe pair of hands that can be trusted to deliver all aspects of a live event, end-to-end.
We run successful Design, Production and Logistics departments, managing a wide range of corporate events – mainly conferences, award ceremonies, drinks receptions and gala dinners in the UK and overseas.
Operating as a total event production house, our accessibility and open-minded approach to projects enables us to build long-lasting partnerships with our customers and partners. We become an integral partner for communications teams and take ownership of visual messaging for large and technically complex events on a global scale.
Our vision drives our business: We bring to life thoughts, ideas and dreams, so that they can be shared with others. We are brilliant people who produce brilliant shows.
We have focused on building a thriving team who believe in this vision and who will go above and beyond time and again. It has attracted talented individuals to join us and encourages those already here to stay. This is what makes Broadsword Event House world class.
This entry gives a snapshot of the outstanding growth, innovation, future strategy and sheer hard work and commitment from our staff at CWT Meetings & Events. It gives an insight into the scope of our business as well as the diversity of sectors we work in. A big emphasis is placed around our 1,500 employees as we truly believe we have the best in the business and our feedback, recent business wins and internal surveys show this. Our One CWT’ strategy has already given us incredible results and ensuring our position in the industry looks extremely positive.
Established in 1980 as a corporate film company, DRPG has grown from strength to strength, honing our skills and disciplines to become the full service, creative communications agency we are today. Now 300 people strong, we have a highly experienced inhouse team of creatives; strategists; producers; technicians; digital experts; videographers and designers to name but a few who work together to deliver the best solutions and experiences for our clients.
We’ve built successful, longstanding relationships and have become trusted partners to deliver innovative ideas and creative solutions that meet and exceed expectations – making “anything possible” for our clients. Vast and varied, our array of events range from conferences, exhibitions and agricultural shows, to team days, product launches and roadshows. No two events are the same. DRPG creates a shared experience from the get-go, bringing the whole team, including the client, on the journey to truly collaborate and cultivate ideas to meet objectives, attain goals and motivate audiences prior, during and well beyond the event itself. We utilise technology and digital to bring messages to life; harness the power of experiences to immerse audiences; captivate viewers with engaging video, and create show-stopping builds.
WONDER London is a multi-award winning brand experience and creative events agency working in collaboration with world’s largest, most innovative and forward-thinking companies including Google, Android, Deliveroo, YouTube, Playstation, Rapha, Vodafone, BBC, Santander and more… creating a sense of wonder together. Experienced at wowing some of the toughest crowds, we pride ourselves on producing events that bring to life the essence of our client’s brands by first understanding them, and then their audiences.
Launching in 2012, we have grown from 2 members of staff to 42 in just 6 years and having just completed our 6th year, we have once again hit record growth in 2018.
Best Event Agency – under 20 Employees
Falkenberg & Florence
Set-up in April 2017, Falkenberg & Florence has been a dream come true for us. We love what we do and believe our passion and personal approach has been the key to our success so far.
We have had an amazing start to 2019 and look forward to a even bigger and brighter future.
Paragon started life as a talent management agency, looking after some of England’s biggest sports and broadcasting stars. Together our founders – Cricketing Legend Phil Tufnell, Event Expert Mike Martin & Marketing CXO Greg Tufnell – started using their wealth of connections to offer clients access to the world’s biggest events and venues.
As our success grew, so did our services…
In 2010 Paragon launched our in-house event management service. Today, our award-winning team have delivered +200 bespoke events across 5 continents, 24 countries, raised over £1million for charity and facilitated hospitality at +1,000 global events.
From proposal building, supplier sourcing, pre-event communications and on-site management, our dedicated team do it all. Fully ATOL protected, together our experts boasts a collective 50 years in hospitality, speak 8 languages, and have comprehensive backgrounds within the worlds of travel, hotels, venue and sport hospitality.
Whether Incentive, Award Dinner or Conference, every single proposal is bespoke; we have no ‘drag and drop’ formulas and we don’t stick with the tried & tested.
Client satisfaction is at the heart of what we do – client retention was 80% in 2018 and our work has both been shortlisted & awarded by C&IT.
Please see https://redactive.co.uk
Right Angle Corporate
Right Angle Corporate (RAC) was formed by Steve & Kate Gaskin 12 years ago. They were formerly senior police detectives in London. Steve and Kate saw a gap in the market for corporate team building steeped in crime. Right Angle developed a potent and very popular CSI Experience called “The Killing”. This is still pertinent and is constantly updated, eg it now includes Virtual Reality (VR). The innovation enables guests to immerse themselves in a highly unique Experience.
Our “rising star” is Taken. Taken is a live kidnap experience. The client’s CEO/Manager is “kidnapped”, whether this be a dramatic scene at the conference, or a hostage video filmed prior to guests’ arrival.
In addition in to a plethora of immersive Crime Experiences, Right Angle also offers a range of other team building activities and innovative team development experiences.
We are absolutely dedicated to providing team focused experiences for you which are distinctive, inspiring, engaging and memorable. Right Angle is rated 9.6 on Trustpilot with hundreds of happy customers.
As an agency, we are well rounded, capable and reliable. We continue to grow and expand our client database and industry knowledge, whilst still creating amazing events for our valued clients. We love what we do, and the awards we won last year is testament to our success. We hit £6.7 million last year, exceeding our target, and are striving for even greater achievements in 2019. We’re so proud of how far the agency has come, and with our fabulous team, we plan to become one of the best boutique agencies in the UK.
Having only been trading for two short years, TEN6 Creative are proud to be beating global competitors to both small and large projects all over the world. With a new London Victoria HQ and a new office opening shortly in Los Angeles, TEN6 can name LinkedIn, Genesys and Levi’s amongst some of their global client portfolio, achieving in excess for £4 million annual revenue. As total experience experts, TEN6 take a holistic approach to live events, from pre-event communication to the post event survey – every attendee leaves feeling engaged, excited and empowered.