2017 Conference Awards at Tobacco Dock

Comedians Jo Caulfield and Marcus Brigstocke hosted the awards ceremony for the 2017 Conference Awards organised by GCN Events at London’s Tobacco Dock on 30 June.

Six hundred event professionals and conference organisers joined the celebration of winners of 20 categories. Winners 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.”

The winners list for 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

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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