The ceremony, organised by the Global Conference Network, welcomed 620 event professionals and conference organisers to celebrate the year’s industry successes.
With over 170 companies represented at the awards ceremony it was a fantastic day for the industry who came together to celebrate the 21 winners.
The awards, presented this year by comedians Stephen K Amos and Pippa Evans, acknowledge achievements in the conference industry, both nationally and internationally.
Winners this year included: WONDER London for Best Conference by an Events Agency, Warwick Conferences for Best Conference Venue Customer Service (up to 600 delegates) and i2i Events Group who walked away with an impressive three awards.
Claire Wormsley, director of the Global Conference Network, said: “The Conference Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the dedication and innovation that drives excellence in our sector. With so many high quality entrants, this year has shown how vibrant and competitive the conferencing and events industry is. Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all our sponsors and partners for making this wonderful event possible.”
Full list of Conference Awards Winners 2016 include:
Best Awards Event - Diabetes UK – The Diabetes in School Short Film Competition Awards
Best Commercial or Marketing Team - The Energy Exchange and World Refining Association - Marketing Team
Best Conference by an Events Agency - WONDER London - Google for Education Tour
Best Conference Series - i2i Events Group - Bett
Best Conference Venue (up to 300 delegates) - The Crystal
Best Conference Venue (300-900 delegates) - RIBA Venues
Best Conference Venue (over 900 delegates) - Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Best Event linked to a Publication - The Drum - Do It Day
Best Initiatives to Enhance the Event Experience - SCM World - Personal learning formats
Best Marketing Campaign - i2i Events Group - Money20/20
Best New Conference Launch (under 500 delegates) - Metal Bulletin Events - Iranian Iron and Steel Conference
Best New Conference Launch (over 500 delegates) - The Economist Events - Pride and Prejudice
Best Operations Team - Campden Wealth
Innovation Award - KNect365 – the A-Hub at AfricaCom
Best Conference Industry Supplier - Sli.do
Best Conference Venue Customer Service (up to 600 delegates) - Warwick Conferences
Best Conference Venue Customer Service (over 600 delegates) - Business Design Centre
Overseas Conference of the Year (under 750 delegates) - weCONECT Global Leaders - Industry of Things World
Overseas Conference of the Year (over 750 delegates) - i2i Events Group - Money20/20
UK Conference of the Year (under 500 delegates) - Haymarket Media Group - Planning For Housing 2016
UK Conference of the Year (over 500 delegates) - Ocean Media Group - Housing 2015