AEO celebrates industry's finest

More than 1,200 guests attended this year’s AEO Excellence Awards 2008 held at Earls Court 2 on Wednesday 4 June.

More than 1,200 guests attended this year’s AEO Excellence Awards 2008 held at Earls Court 2 on Wednesday 4 June. The venue was transformed into a stylish bar and dining room with Leith’s providing the catering, while the day’s host was comic Rob Brydon. The event also helped raise £12,000 for the association’s adopted charity, The Lord Taverners. Winners at this year’s awards included CMPi, Clarion Events and Stanco Exhibitions. This year’s winners are as follows: Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, sponsored by Reed Exhibitions Winner: Melville Exhibition and Event Services CEO Nick Marshall Best Consumer Show Over 2,000sqm, sponsored by Leith’s Winner: Collins Stewart London Boat Show, National Boat Shows Best Event – Non Exhibition, sponsored by Portland Spa Winner: 2007 Music Week Awards, CMPi Highly commended: BT Global Services Sales Kick-Off, George P. Johnson Commended: Ocean Odyssey, Comtec Presentations Best Launch Show, sponsored by EC&O Venues Winner: World Future Energy Summit, Turret Middle East Highly Commended: Collections, Clarion Events Commended: Primary Care Live, HCC Best Show Under 2000sqm, sponsored by Clintons Solicitors Winner: Wine+, Fresh RM Highly Commended: The Baby Show in association with Bounty, sponsored by Volvo, Clarion Events Best Trade Show Over 2,000sqm, sponsored by Melville Exhibition and Event Services Winner: Pure, Emap TPS Highly Commended: IFSEC, CMPi Equipment Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Straco International Winner: Stanco Exhibitions, a member of the Opex Group - Floorcovering Division Highly Commended: Arena Structures Commended: Melville Floorcoverings Exhibition Logistics Provider of the Year, sponsored by Messe Frankfurt Winner: International Lifting & Shipping Highly Commended: Melville Logistics Commended: CEVA Showfreight Marketing Campaign of the Year, sponsored by ASP Winner: Labelexpo Europe, Tarsus Group Highly Commended: MPH, Clarion Events Service Supplier of the Year, sponsored by DMG WorldMedia (UK) Winner: Melville Electrical Commended: Select Services International Shell Scheme Provider of the Year, sponsored by Event Magazine Winner: Stanco Exhibitions, a member of the Opex Group Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Woodgates & Partners Winner: BMB Highly Commended: 4D Design & Display Sustainable Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Winner: BS 8901, EC&O Venues Unsung Hero, sponsored by Event Assured Winner: Ron Coverdale, senior site manager, Camden Exhibition Services Highly Commended: Neil Davis, head of events, EC&O Venues

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