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Global Conference Network reveals winners of Conference & CVS Awards

The winners of the Conference Awards and Conference Venue & Supplier (CVS) Awards were announced at Battersea Evolution on Friday 13 June at their biggest ever ceremony.
Organised by the Global Conference Network, the event welcomed a record attendance of over 750 industry professionals to celebrate the success and innovation in the conference industry.

Hosted by Smart Hospitality, part of the Smart Group, guests were treated to a three-course meal and a sophisticated production provided by Hawthorn as the winners were presented with their awards by comedian Josh Widdicombe.

Claire Wormsley, director of the Global Conference Network, said: “We’ve had a thriving year for the conference industry and we’re delighted to see the Conference Awards grow. These awards have become the definitive recognition of the dedication and innovation that drives excellence in our sector. Congratulations to all our winners and we would also like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors and partners for making this event possible. A special thank you should be extended to Hiscox Event Insurance who has been our sponsor from the launch of the awards in 2010 – they are a fantastic asset to our events and to the conference industry as a whole.”  

The awards also included a charity raffle in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, with items to be won including a dinner for four at West London’s Marco Grill and a three-night weekend stay at Center Parcs. 

Conference Awards Winners 2014
Best Association Conference – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence / NICE Annual Conference
Best Publication Led Event – Last Word Media / Expert Investor Europe, Pan European Congress
Best Managed Event – BrandFuel / Zeitgeist
Best Awards Event – EMAP / Construction News Awards
Best Conference Series – ICBI / SuperReturn Global Series
Best Operations Team – IWSC Group
Best Conference Content Team – Incisive Media
Best Marketing Team – Terrapinn
Best Large Scale Event or Congress – i2i Events Group / World Retail Congress
Best New Product Launch – Wilmington Group / SJ Live
Best New Geographical Launch – Capacity Media / Myanmar Connect
Best Development of an Existing Conference UK – Haymarket Business Media / Media360
Best Development of an Existing Conference Overseas – Gartner UK / IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit  

Conference Venue & Supplier Awards Winners 2014
  Best Small Conference Venue (up to 350 theatre style) – Cavendish Conference Centre
Best Mid-sized Conference Venue (between 350 – 500) – Business Design Centre
Best Large Conference Venue (over 500) – Manchester Central
Best Conference Supplier - Eventbrite
Best Conference Venue Customer Service – London – Olympia Conference Centre
Best Conference Venue Customer Service - Outside London – Farncombe Conference Centre  

Mark of Excellence
  Best Association Conference – Association of Corporate Treasurers / ACT Annual Conference 2013
Best Conference Series – Forgather / eCommerce Futures
Best Operations Team – George P Johnson
Best Large Scale Event or Congress – Adam Smith Conferences / Russian Automotive Forums
Best New Product Launch – Elsevier / The 1st International Conference on Global Food Security
Best New Geographical Launch – The Economist Events / The Lisbon Summit
Best Development of an Existing Conference Overseas – LinkedIn / Talent Connect

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