The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel hosted the biggest night in the UK exhibition industry on 10 April, with the star-studded Exhibition News Awards.
Around 900 guests were at the ninth edition of the event, with 24 awards presented on the night.
The ceremony began with an introduction from Mash Media MD Julian Agostini, followed by tributes to Pioneer Award winner Tim Etchells from industry luminaries.
Former England Rugby Union player-turned-broadcaster Martin Bayfield was compere for the evening.
Notable winners of the night included CloserStill Media who won Best Organiser Salesperson, Best Organiser Marketer, Best Event Director and Best Trade Show with the London Vet Show.
The NEC won EN’s new ECO Award, while MCM Expo Group scooped the gongs for Best Consumer Show and Best Brand Expansion.
Duncan Siegle, Mash Media publishing director said: “We are delighted with the event, it’s our largest EN Awards to date and more importantly the feedback on the night was superb. We would like to thank all attendees, nominating companies and, of course, our sponsors and partners, without whom the event would not have been so fantastic.”
Full list of Exhibition News Award winners for 2015:
Best Organiser Salesperson: Christian Obega – CloserStill Media
Best Venue Sales Team: Olympia London
Best Organiser Marketer: Sarah Bray – CloserStill Media
Best Client Support Provider Award: Jessica Metcalfe – i2i Events Group
Best Newcomer: Keri O’Connor – Centaur Media
Best Event Director: Rob Chapman – CloserStill Media
Best New Organiser Team: The Photography Show – Future Plc
Best Organiser Operations Team: dmg::events
Best Employer: The Business Design Centre
The ECO Award: The NEC
Best Use Of Social Media: Design Shanghai – Media 10
Best Internationall Venue: Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre
Best Venue Under 10,000sqm Award: Kent Event Centre
Best Venue Over 10,000sqm: Excel London
Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign: Ideal Home Show Manchester – Media 10
Best Use of Event Technology: Showplans – 3D Floorplan
Best Feature Area: The RABDF – Livestock Event
Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign: 100% Design – Media 10
Best Supplier to Exhibitors: N200, a GES Global Company
Best Supplier to Organisers: Explori
Best Brand Expansion: MCM Comic Con – MCM Expo Group
Show Rising Star: Floor Defence & Prevention Expo – Prysm Group
Best Consumer Show: MCM Comic Con London – MCM Expo Group
Best Trade Show: London Vet Show – CloserStill Media
Jamie Wallis, EN managing editor said: “It was fantastic to see the passion this industry has. Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees, we look forward to doing it all again in 2016.”
Keep an eye out for the May edition of the newly relaunched Exhibition News, featuring an EN Awards special.
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