Winners of 2017 Conference Awards revealed

Winners of 2017 Conference Awards
The winners of the 2017 Conference Awards were announced on Friday 30th June at Tobacco Dock in London.   
The ceremony organised by GCN Events welcomed over 620 event professionals and conference organisers to recognise the successes of a wide range of events, team accomplishments and venues.
The awards, this year hosted by comedians Jo Caulfield and Marcus Brigstocke, acknowledge achievements in the conference industry, both nationally and internationally.


With such a great turn out of the extended conference industry, it was a fantastic day for all who came together to celebrate the 20 winners, which included Terrapinn, Fitz All Media, Incisive Media and Telegraph Business Events.  

Claire Wormsley, director of GCN Events, said: “The Conference Awards are always an uplifting occasion, giving us the opportunity to recognise the dedication and innovation in our sector. With it being such a competitive and ever growing industry, we are very proud to see so many high quality entrants year after year. Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all our sponsors and partners for making this wonderful event possible.”  

Jonny Read, Commercial Director at Tobacco Dock, said: “We are very excited to have hosted the Conference Awards again. As a lead sponsor this was a key event for us, as it aligns with our own ambitions for excellence in the industry and allows us to support all those who also strive to achieve it. It’s wonderful to see businesses and professionals be rewarded for their talent and hard-work. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Conference Awards Winners 2017:
  Conference Professional of the Year: Selena Moseley, Oliver Kinross
Best New Conference Launch: KNect365 – VR & AR World
Best Conference Series: WONDER LONDON – Google’s Internet Legends Schools Tour
Best Large Scale Event or Congress: Farnborough International – Farnborough International Airshow
Best Corporate Event: Crown Business Communications – PSA Dealer Conventions 2017
Best Conference by a small company (under 20 employees): Fitz All Media – VET Festival
Best Event Linked to a Publication: Telegraph Business Events – Business of Sport
Best Free to Attend Conference: Incisive Media – Pensions & Benefits UK 2017
Best Conference Venue (under 300 theatre style): Cavendish Conference Centre
Best Conference Venue (300-750 theatre style): Kings Place Events
Best Conference Venue (over 750 theatre style): QEII Centre
Best Awards Event: Caspian Media – The Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016
Best Association Conference: Association of Corporate Treasurers – ACT Annual Conference
Best Conference by an Events Agency: BrandFuel - Zeitgeist
Best Event Operations Team: Reed Business Information – Event Operations Team
Best Venue Customer Service (under 500 delegates): De Vere Cranage Estate
Best Venue Customer Service (over 500 delegates): Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Best UK Conference of the Year:  Terrapinn Group – Aviation Festival
Best Overseas Conference of the Year (under 1,000 delegates): Clarion Events – Phacilitate Leaders Forum
Best Overseas Conference of the Year (over 1,000 delegates): Ascential – World Retail Congress

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