Best Events Team
Ascend Global Media Team
The Ascend Global Media Team is a group of event professionals united behind a mission to positively and irreversibly change the technology sector in terms of the representation of women and people from minority groups.
The team runs five events per year: San Francisco (May), Houston (May), Amsterdam (June), Boston (October) and London (November). The USA events are all conferences and attract 1,000 attendees, 20 sponsors. The European shows host over 4,500 attendees and 100 exhibitors and sponsors.
The events include masterclasses, workshops and talks from inspirational speakers that connect women throughout the global tech ecosystem with one another. Speakers included C-suite executives from the BBC, Natwest, IBM, and other major companies worldwide.
CloserStill Media – Human Healthcare Portfolio
2022 was a significant year for CloserStill Media Healthcare division.
The portfolio consists of 20+ events, including primary and secondary care shows, dentistry and pharmacy events, therapy and residential care shows, and much more.
The NHS are the prime audience for these events, but the sector was hugely impacted by the pandemic. Pressures such as backlog of surgeries and appointments, impact on workforce, industrial action by NHS staff, and budget restrictions, all contributed to the many challenges the team faced when attracting key delegates to their events.
Additionally, CloserStill faced their own staffing issues, following huge employee losses as a result of pandemic.
Despite the challenges, CSM Healthcare Portfolio successfully delivered 22 events, including four new launches. The portfolio welcomed 850 exhibitors and 58k unique delegates. Furthermore, the team managed to deliver an average audience growth of 39%, and average 44% growth in show size.
A clear vision, strategy and plan of action were imperative in achieving the ambitious goals, but none of the results would have been possible without the sheer grit, determination and seamless collaboration of the CSM Healthcare teams, which is why they deserve to win the Best Event Team Award.
CTL Communications – Producer & Studio Team
CTL Communications is an award-winning agency delivering solutions to create impact and memories of a lifetime. We have a stellar, ever-growing team, but it’s not just who we are that makes us successful, it’s the culture and how we do it that makes the difference.
We spend time to understand our client’s audience and develop experiences based on real customer insights. We use our human instinct to develop emotional connections, creating magical moments at every touchpoint. Integrated with our producer teams are the creative experts in our studio, delivering everything from design and video to digital and production. Individually we’re excellent at what we do. Together we bring a powerhouse of skills and experience to the mix.
Our extended global team work on several hundred projects a year with special focus in pharma/healthcare. Our events cut through in a complex and busy world of multiple media and messages.
At CTL, we combine big agency ideas with small agency speed and client service. Last year, we won 13 awards in international competitions, set a Guinness World Record, and – through our work on global public health events – had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
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“The edie team were simply amazing at facilitating an exchange of ideas around sustainability that will echo for months and ultimately will make a positive difference – bravo.” Jason Danciger, Managing Director, Hana Group
This is the story of how a small-but-mighty team came together – for the first time – to transform a dwindling sustainability conference into a truly industry-leading, mission-driven experience; edie’s most successful event by every metric, and one which has tangibly made a real difference to the world.
Inspired by Netflix’s “radical candour” culture of open feedback, the new team was aligned around a common goal. We ditched egos, shared new ideas to meet the goals, and openly challenged each other – some of the most effective sales tactics came from the producer, some of the most innovative content formats came from editorial.
Everything changed within 6 months: Name, ticketing, content formats, features and partnerships. But our proudest team creation was our Mission Statement which set public commitments across D&I, greenwashing and action-oriented content.
We’re proud to have achieved record-breaking growth in revenue and a NPS of +48, with 93% of delegates stating it will have a positive impact on their sustainability strategy.
Incisive Media – Event Operations Team
10 talented, diverse individuals create Incisive Media’s Event Operations team. With a varied portfolio of events, market knowledge and a combined 32 years’ experience in the industry, each individual offers expertise and enthusiasm to our portfolio of events. Working across 6 brands in the financial services and technology markets, in one brand alone, we create experiences for almost 1000 delegates per year. The team are highly proficient, multi-taskers who are adept at juggling a variety of events simultaneously.
Incisive Media – Group Events Team
A tour de force performance from a committed and enthusiastic team who excel in solving challenges, working together effectively and delivering a top-notch schedule of events for their sponsors and guests. The secret of their success? People, people, people. The events team is made up of smart, enthusiastic professionals who share an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative culture.
The Assembly – CrimeCon UK
CrimeCon UK, established in 2021, is the leading true crime event in the UK for enthusiasts within the genre and industry professionals alike. It brings this riveting and rapidly expanding genre of entertainment to life in an immersive, engaging, and accessible convention. Over one weekend, more than 70 hours of true crime content is shared and features over 100 true crime contributors and experts. Documentary makers, experts, podcasters and law enforcement professionals have the opportunity to meet with true crime enthusiasts and share real life stories from survivors and victims’ families. The CrimeCon UK event team have come to expect the unexpected, but nothing could prepare them for CrimeCon UK 2022, when a fire at the venue halfway through the conference threw the schedule out of the window. From taking to the streets of London to organise our 800 guests to finding alternative venues and hosting a VIP dinner by torchlight – it was thanks to the incredible events team that the event was, regardless of the challenges, a roaring success. It was really an event organisers worst nightmare come true, but with agility, incredible partnerships and with creative thinking – every single attendee stayed for and enjoyed the journey.
World Hydrogen Leaders – Operations Team
The Operations Team for World Hydrogen Leaders organise and run a weekly digital training course or multi speaker online conference and 9 major networking congresses across Europe, Middle East, North and South America. The company has built a reputation for high end, premium events with lots of networking functions and dinners.
The team successfully ran all the events, all achieved or over achieved their targets, all were run to our internal cost targets and all achieved very strong customer feedback.