Event of the Year (over 1000 attendees)
Ascend Global Media, Women of Silicon Roundabout
Ascend Global Media’s flagship event, Women of Silicon Roundabout in London, has become the cornerstone of the global gender diversity movement in tech.
The theme for the 2022 Women of Silicon Roundabout event was Resilience: how women can stand tall in the face of the obstacles that still exist in the tech world – and overcome them. The keynote topics included the power of storytelling, the importance of authenticity, and how to go about building a personal brand.
The event included 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.
The heart of the event was community building: developing a tight-knit network of women in technology who can help each other, as well as the girls and young women entering tech, to chart a bold career course and achieve their goals, whatever they might be.
BeSure Events, WellFest
The NHS trust wanted to recognise the incredible efforts that had gone into caring for patients over the pandemic and beyond, by creating something that would put their people at the centre. The original idea was based around an online single event, but slowly developed into to an all singing, all dancing three-day wellbeing and inclusion summer festival, WellFest.
The main aim of WellFest was to help improve and support the NHS colleagues’ social, physical, and mental wellbeing. Keeping that in mind, three different areas were created to ensure staff were provided with an all-rounded experience and able to relax, recharge and reconnect.
Over the three live days, 1500 colleagues from the 5 Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS trusts attended the festival, participating in 26 different activities options and attending talks from 12 different speakers. WellFest was the first of its kind but hopes to not be the last and leaves a legacy for all other NHS trusts to offer a platform to relax, recharge and reconnect with their colleagues and most importantly themselves.
emap Publishing, Construction News Awards 2022
Construction News (CN) is the UK’s leading publication for contractors/clients in the sector. Its annual awards have run for 27 years recognising the best in the industry. In 2022 the event broke its own records with regards to attendee engagement in entries, table sales, and the live-event. Thanks to innovations in format, sustainability, marketing and the overall event experience the Awards was financially successful beating optimistic targets and completed its effective bounce-back from the pandemic in style, attracting over 1250 attendees and a 44% increase in revenue year-on-year. Featuring a light show, LED blackout dancers, celebrity voiceover, rock-themed afterparty and celebrity host/comedian, the event’s attendee experience was improved and trended on Twitter. Improvement in marketing strategy reached 2.3m impressions with over 50% of web visits coming from direct and organic search. Successful entries were used as case studies in editorial and event content post-event, and attendees given the opportunity to find out more about each winner via our dedicated mobile app. A partnership with industry charity CRASH raised over £17k. NPS score was +33 from 72 responses and the event’s success in 2022 is already resulting in impressive 2023 sustained growth.
emap Publishing, Nursing Times Workforce Summit & Awards 2022
The NT Workforce Summit & Awards addresses one of the biggest threats to the nursing profession, it’s workforce. Thousands of nurses are quitting in their early careers or before retirement, leaving huge staff shortages.
This event is designed to help nursing professionals find solutions to workforce issues by bringing strong speakers, their experience and case studies to the masses via our free virtual event and in the paid for physical Summit and Awards taking place one week later, with the latter celebrating nurses and organisations that have made a positive impact in the nursing workforce.
The physical summit was dedicated to multiple round tables sessions, as well as securing expert moderators, our sponsors were also given the opportunity to host and ‘talk with’ their target market in a more intimate space.
The 2022 NT workforce event was our most successful event to date with revenue up 24% against budget and up 21% YoY. Online attracted 1052 registrations with our physical summit reaching 300 delegates and the awards becoming our largest celebration ever, with 755 attendees (up 150% YoY).
Finally, our NPS scores were strong with the online conference at +67 and the physical event plus Awards, +48
Hyve Group, Africa Oil Week
Africa Oil Week puts Africa at the heart of everything we do.
Following a 3 year gap and following the covid dust settling, the AOW organisers set about returning to Africa, embracing the global energy transition and growing the event to pre-pandemic levels.
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.
Additionally, CrimeCon UK offers immersive experiences including the opportunity to step into the role of a Crime Scene Investigator, to meet some of the most talented police dogs in the business as well as to meet and greet emerging and established experts, our live podcast studio and access to V.I.P events.
CrimeCon UK engages with the true crime community all year round, with events & activations including our online book-club, in collaboration with Crime Monthly magazine, live speaker Q&A’s and ‘CrimeConversations’ the events very own podcast series. This builds a platform for future events and creates a ready-made audience of engaged enthusiasts, all looking to celebrate the genre.