BDC and IMEX America win at Exhibition News Awards 2012

London’s Business Design Centre has won the Best Employer Award and IMEX America picked up Best Launch Show at the sixth annual Exhibition News Awards, which were held last night (29 March) at the new-look Olympia West Hall.

The NEC’s Michelle Adderley won Best Venue Event Manager and Best Venue Marketer was awarded to Excel London’s Gemma Parkhouse.

There were 850 of the exhibition community’s finest in attendance at CN’s sister publication’s annual awards ceremony, highlighting the strong position the Exhibition News Awards now holds in the industry calendar. The night kicked off with a
networking drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner and entertainment.

dinner, master of ceremonies and multi-talented comedian Stewart
Francis kicked off the highly-anticipated awards presentation. Winners
were announced in 20 award categories including 10 people awards.
Company Categories

Best Employer
Business Design Centre
Special commendation: Melville Exhibition and Event Services

The Sustainability Award
Melville Exhibition and Event Services

Best Supplier to Exhibitors
CEVA Showfreight

Best Supplier to Organisers
Melville Exhibition and Event Services
Best International Venue
Amsterdam RAI
Best Venue
Earls Court
Best International Launch
IMEX America, Regent Exhibitions
Special commendation: AidEx, Centaur Media

Best Launch Show
Renewables Roadshow, Renewables Roadshow Limited
Best Consumer Show
Taste of London, Brand Events
Special commendation: Ideal Home Show, Media 10
Best Trade Show
DSEi, Clarion Events
Special commendation: The Pharmacy Show, CloserStill Media
People Categories

Best Client Support Provider
Annika Fila, Overseas Trade Show Agencies

Best Designer
Luke Sherrington, ASP Design
Special commendation: Matthew Bentley, Bray Leino

Best Venue Marketer
Gemma Parkhouse, Excel London

Best Venue Event Manager
Michelle Adderley, The NEC
Special commendation: Amelia Tyson, Sandown Park
Rising Star
Daniel Harding, CloserStill Media

Best Salesperson
Stephen Blackie, Media 10

Best Consumer Show Marketing Manager
Stephanie Chan, Media 10
Best Trade Show Marketing Manager
Lucy Pitt, CloserStill Media

Best Operations Manager
Claire Farrugia, Tarsus Group
Special commendations: Julia Danmeri, CloserStill Media; Simon Flanagan, Brand Events
Best Event Director
Paul MacDonald, Centaur Exhibitions

Exhibition News Pioneer Award
Roger Shashoua

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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