Association of Event Organisers Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2011 Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards were revealed at Excel London’s Capital Hall on Friday 1 July.
 
The awards ceremony was attended by 1,200 individuals from across the exhibition and event industry and hosted by comedian Dominic Holland. Alongside the core ceremony, guests were entertained by Got to Dance stars Chris and Wes, as well as comic dance act Stavros Flatley.
 
The Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award was presented to Quartz Group chairman Keith Harris, who secured a standing ovation from many of his industry peers.
 
The other winners are:

  • Best Consumer Launch Show – The Big Scuba Show, Bluestone Events
  • Best Trade Launch Show – Farm Shop and Deli, William Reed Business Media
  • Supplier Team of the Year – CEVA Showfreight IT
  • Venue Team of the Year – Earls Court and Olympia Marketing
  • Organiser Team of the Year – Fresh RM
  • Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year – Communication by Design
  • Best Tradeshow Exhibition – Under 2,000sqm – Lunch, Diversified Business Communications
  • Unsung Hero – Dave Freeman, goods receiver at Manchester Central Convention Complex
  • Official Contractor of the Year – CEVA Showfreight
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year – Labelexpo America, Tarsus Group
  • Venue Sustainable Initiative of the Year – ‘Plan-It green’, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Best Consumer Live Event – Jameson Cult Film Club, Miss Jones and Co
  • Best Trade Live Event – The Oracle Retail Week Awards, Emap Inform
  • International Venue of the Year – ADNEC
  • Equipment Supplier of the Year  – Penny Banks
  • Best Consumer Exhibition – The Gadget Show Live, Upper Street Events
  • Service Supplier of the Year – Melville Middle East
  • UK Venue of the Year – Excel London
  • Best Tradeshow Exhibition -Over 2,000sqm – Ipex, Informa Exhibitions
  • The Excellence Awards – Media 10 Events

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