Conference Awards & Conference Venue and Supplier Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the Conference Awards and Conference Venue & Supplier (CVS) Awards 2013 has been announced.
 
Organised by the Global Conference Network, the awards acknowledge best practices among organisations involved in creating and producing content rich events which provide the advancement of knowledge and networking.
 
Over 200 applications were received for the awards, which were streamed to commend the contributions made by content marketing providers and their associated suppliers.

  • Conference Awards: marking the achievements of professional conference organisers contributions to their business sectors
  • Conference Venue & Supplier Awards: acknowledging the best solutions providers for the conference industry

The winners of the awards will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held at The Brewery on 7 June 2013 hosted by comedian Jo Brand.
 
“These awards recognise the contribution of companies who monetise content by creating engaging ways of communicating sector specific intelligence,” Claire Wormsley, MD of the Global Conference Network, said. “All of the shortlisted entrants have demonstrated their huge contributions to the industry, and we are looking forward to revealing the winners.”
 
2013 Conference Awards Shortlist

Best New Conference Launch

  • Base Cities – Base Leeds CR (City Region)
  • Elsevier – Planet Under Pressure
  • Green Power Conferences – The Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress
  • Haymarket Events/Windpower Monthly Events – Wind Resource Assessment
  • Incisive Media – Latin American Refining Technology Conference (LARTC)
  • XSEM Ltd – Keychoice Opening New Doors
  • Oliver Kinross – Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2013
  • Streamline Marketing – Group Global Aerospace Summit

Best Development of an Existing Conference in the UK

  • Campden Conferences – The European Family Office Conference
  • Capita Conferences – Pupil Premium Conference
  • Emap – Basements and Underground Structures
  • i2i Events Group – World Retail Congress 2012
  • i2i Events Group – NICE
  • Sigaria – Procurement Leaders London Forum

Best Development of an Existing Conference outside the UK

  • A Working Title Events – Sdn Bhd 10th International Scientific Meeting of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • BrandFuel / HAVAS – One Young World 2012
  • Haymarket Events/Windpower Monthly Events – Future Offshore Foundations 2012
  • i2i Events Group – World Architecture Festival
  • IIR Middle East – HR Summit and Expo
  • Informa – MVNOs World Congress
  • International Herald Tribune – IHT Luxury Conference 2012: Luxury Roma
  • MCI Middle East – UAE Cancer Congress 2012

Best Association Conference

  • European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) / BioScientifica Ltd – 15th International & 14th European Congress of Endocrinology (ICE/ECE2012)
  • Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) & UBM Aviation – Latin America & Caribbean Engineering & MRO Summit
  • Law Society of Northern Ireland – Law Society of Northern Ireland Annual Conference 2012
  • Libraries & Information Services, City of Edinburgh Council – EDGE
  • The British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) – Tax, Legal & Regulatory Conference
  • ukactive (formerly the FIA – Fitness Industry Association) – Flame Conference 2012
  • Institute of Fundraising IoF National Convention 2013

Best Corporate Conference

  • Blueprint (agency) / Volkswagen (client) – Volkswagen One Business Conference
  • Mammoth Events – Lyreco Sales Convention 2013
  • Sigaria – Procurement Leaders London Forum
  • TBA plc, produced for DAC Beachcroft – DAC Beachcroft Annual Partners Conference
  • Unilever – Change Leaders Conference 2012
  • Vivace – Micro Focus SKOFY13

Best Conference alongside an Exhibition

  • i2i Events Group – Bett – Technology in Higher Education
  • XSEM Ltd – Keychoice Opening New Doors
  • Pavilion Publishing and Media – Ltd Learning Disability Today 2012
  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited – SingTel i.luminate 2012
  • IIR Telecoms – WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking co-located with Telco Components World

Best Publication-led Conference

  • Elsevier – The 2nd Water Research Conference
  • Faversham House – Sustainable Water 2012
  • International Herald Tribune – IHT Luxury Conference 2012: Luxury Roma
  • The International Herald Tribune and Energy Intelligence – Oil & Money
  • The King’s Fund – NHS Leadership and Management Summit

Best Managed Event

  • C Squared – Wired 2012
  • i2i Events Group – NICE
  • Elsevier – 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Developmental Neuroscience
  • EMC/Outsourced Events Ltd – EMC Forums 2012
  • Haymarket – The IED Annual Conference 2012
  • XSEM Ltd – Keychoice Opening New Doors
  • MCI Middle East – The 13th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) & The 4th Middle East Transplan Games (METG)

Best Conference Series

  • Base Communications – Base Cities
  • C Squared – The Festival of Media
  • C5 Communications (UK) Limited – Anti-Corruption & Third Party Relationship Risks Series
  • Emap – LGC Investment
  • ICBI – SuperReturn & SuperInvestor
  • Informa Life Sciences – Informa’s Agrochemical Series
  • The Eventful Group – Mastering SAP Conference Series
  • Capacity Media – Capacity Conferences

Best Delegate Experience

  • A Working Title Events – Sdn Bhd 10th Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists International Conference
  • FAB! Event Ltd – European Cross-Border programme, Interreg IVA France (Channel) – England
  • BrandFuel / HAVAS – One Young World 2012
  • Incisive Media – Private Client Forum
  • Blueprint (agency) / Volkswagen (client) – Volkswagen One Business Conference
  • Unilever – Change Leaders Conference 2012
  • i2i Events Group – World Retail Congress 2012

Best Operations Team

  • Elsevier
  • Green Power Conferences
  • Haymarket Conferences
  • Incisive Media
  • Informa Life Sciences
  • Best Marketing Team
  • Capita Conferences
  • Emap
  • ICBI
  • Incisive Media
  • Informa IBC Sweden
  • LSE SU Alternative Investment Society
  • The Economist
  • Terrapinn
  • Best B to B Training Business
  • Central Banking Training
  • Falconbury Ltd
  • Green Power Academy
  • Informa Telecoms Academy

Best Awards Programme

  • C Squared- The Festival of Media Global Awards
  • Emap – Nursing Times Awards 2012
  • Emap – Construction News Awards 2012
  • Emap Publishing Ltd – HSJ Awards 2012
  • Renewables Roadshow Limited – The Renewables Awards
  • UBM Awards and Partnerships – The National Business Awards

Best Publication Led Awards Programme

  • Emap- Nursing Times Awards 2012
  • Emap – Construction News Awards 2012
  • Emap – Oracle Retail Week Awards
  • Insider Publishing – The Insurance Insider Honours 2012
  • Reed Business Information Ltd – Farmers Weekly Awards
  • Informa – The 2012 Health Insurance Awards
  • Best Awards Experience
  • Incisive Media – British Insurance Awards 2012
  • Reed Business Information Ltd – British Hairdressing Awards
  • UBM Awards and Partnerships – TTG Travel Awards
  • UBM Awards and Partnerships – National Sales Awards

Conference Venue and Supplier Awards Shortlist

Best New or Refurbished Conference Venue

  • Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
  • etc.venues, St. Paul’s
  • Hotel La Tour Birmingham
  • The International Centre, Telford
  • Radisson Heathrow
  • The Silverstone Wing
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Wyboston Lakes

Best Purpose Built Conference Venue

  • AVC Conference and Business Centre
  • Cavendish Conference Centre
  • etc.venues, St. Paul’s
  • Excel London
  • The ICC, Birmingham
  • Lane End Conference Centre
  • Whittlebury Hall Conference and Training Centre and Hotel

Best Small Conference Venue (under 300 delegates)

  • Cavendish Conference Centre
  • De Vere Venues, Holborn Bars
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House
  • etc.venues, Prospero House
  • IET Glasgow: Teacher Building
  • London Irish Centre
  • No.11 Cavendish Square

Best Medium Conference Venue (300 to 1,000 delegates)

  • Business Design Centre
  • Center Parcs Sherwood Forest
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • De Vere Venues, Wokefield Park
  • The Mermaid
  • Science Museum
  • Senate House – University of London
  • Twickenham Stadium

Best Large Conference Venue (over 1,000 delegates)

  • Barbican
  • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse
  • ExCeL, London
  • FIVE (Farnborough International Venue & Events)
  • The International Centre, Telford
  • London Hilton on Park Lane
  • The NEC
  • Sheffield City Hall

Best Venue Customer Service (under 300 delegates)

  • America Square Conference Centre
  • Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
  • CCT Venues – Canary Wharf
  • Cranage Hall
  • Highgate House
  • IET Glasgow: Teacher Building
  • Royal College of Physicians

Best Venue Customer Service (over 300 delegates)

  • Assembly Rooms, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Business Design Centre
  • Excel, London
  • The ICC
  • Nottingham Conference Centre
  • Robinson College
  • Science Museum
  • UniSpace Sunderland

Best Training Venue

  • 15Hatfields
  • CCT Venues – Barbican
  • etc.venues, Victoria
  • Lane End Conference Centre
  • London Irish Centre
  • Whittlebury Hall Conference and Training and Hotel
  • Wyboston Lakes Training Centre

Best Awards Venue

  • Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Lancaster London
  • London Hilton on Park Lane
  • Science Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Troxy

Best Hotel Conference Venue

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow
  • Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre
  • De Vere Venues, Wokefield Park
  • Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
  • Whittlebury Hall Conference and Training and Hotel
  • Lancaster London

Best Conference / Awards Production and Audiovisual Company

  • Blitz Communications
  • H2 Business Communication
  • Peachy Productions
  • Saville Audio Visual
  • Sounds Commercial
  • Vantage Global Event Production

Best Marketing Services Supplier

  • Conference Websites by Miramedia
  • Datamatics Financial Services
  • Intuitive design
  • KNP Litho
  • Mexia Communications
  • Procom Connections

Best Conference Support Services

  • Albany Appointments
  • Amadeus at The NEC
  • ConferenceExpo from Nimlok
  • Gallowglass
  • Media Contacts
  • Special EFX
  • Best Technology Company
  • BeThere Global
  • Etherlive
  • Event Phoenix
  • GenieMobile
  • Grass Roots DMS
  • IML Interactive UK
  • Silverstream TV
  • Trinity Events

Best Venue Finding Agency

  • Capita Travel and Events / Venues Events Management
  • Cvent Inc.
  • De Vere Solutions
  • Grass Roots HBI
  • Meetingsbooker.com
  • Venue search UK

Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

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