AEO Excellence Awards finalists revealed

Exhibition organisers including Media 10, Centaur and UBM have made it into this year's list of AEO Excellence Awards finalists.

AEO Excellence Awards finalists revealed
AEO Excellence Awards finalists revealed

Event editor Jeremy King was a judge on the panel that also put through entries by Regent Exhibitions, i2i Events Group and Fresh Montgomery.

AEO chief executive Karim Halwagi said this year’s submissions confirmed the incredible energy, enthusiasm, creativity and professional drive organisers, venues and suppliers have shown in the past 12 months.

"With over 25% more submissions than last year, coupled with such high quality entries highlighted by the scores, it has been a huge task for our esteemed panel of judges to select this year’s finalists. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to our judges for their invaluable contribution to the process," he said.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Artillery Gardens at the HAC on Friday 6 July.

Event will sponsor the Best Live Event category.

The winners of the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award sponsored by Reed Exhibitions and the Excellence Award sponsored by FaceTime are selected by the AEO board and announced at the ceremony.

The full list of finalists is as follows:

 

BEST TRADE LAUNCH SHOW

Centaur Exhibitions - AidEx 2011

Clarion Events - Home

CloserStill Media - The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Reed Exhibitions - World Travel Catering and Onboard Expo

Regent Exhibitions - IMEX Group - IMEX America

Revo Media Partners - Lux Live 2011

 

BEST CONSUMER LAUNCH SHOW

Media 10 - Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Media 10 - Ideal Home Show Scotland 2011

Ocean Media - The Luxury Wedding Show

QD Events - The London Pet Show

 

BEST TRADESHOW EXHIBITION (>2,000sqm)

Centaur Exhibitions - Marketing Week Live 2011

Clarion Events - DSEI

Fresh Montgomery - Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2011

GSMA - GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012

i2i Events Group - Spring Fair International

Integrated Systems Events - Integrated Systems Europe

Reed Exhibitions - in-cosmetics

Tarsus Group - Labelexpo 2011

 

BEST TRADESHOW EXHIBITION (<2,000sqm)

Closer2 Media - Cloud Expo Europe

CloserStill Media Healthcare - The London VET show

Diversified Business Communications - lunch!

Informa Exhibitions - Intermodal Europe

Quartz Business Media - WT Middle East 2012

Diversified Business Communications - Service Desk & IT Support Show

 

BEST CONSUMER EXHIBITION

BBC Haymarket Exhibitions - BBC Gardeners' World Live and The BBC Good Food Show Summer

BBC Haymarket Exhibitions - BBC Good Food Show Winter

Brand Events - Taste of London 2011

Brand Events - Taste of Christmas 2011

Clarion Events - Spirit of Christmas Fair

Media 10 - Ideal Home Show 2012

 

BEST LIVE EVENT (as sponsored by Event)

Doll - Range Rover Evoque Live UK TOUR

George P. Johnson - Zumba Instructors Conference

GSMA - GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012

ITCH - V Festival

MS Society - MS Life 2012

UBM Awards and Partnerships - National Business Awards 2011

 

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Clarion Events - The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2012

Diversified Business Communications - Lunch! 2011

George P. Johnson - Cisco Live Europe 2012

i2i Events Group - The Energy Event

Media 10 - Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Tarsus Group - Labelexpo Europe 2011 - the greatest label show on Earth!

 

ORGANISER TEAM OF THE YEAR

EasyFairs - The StocExpo Team

Fespa

i2i Events Group - Operations Team

Impact Events - Operations Department

UBM - CPhI Japan 2011

William Reed Business Media

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

AEG Europe - The O2

Arena Coventry Limited - Ricoh Arena

Excel London

SECC - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)

Silverstone Circuits - The Silverstone Wing

The NEC, Birmingham

 

VENUE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Business Design Centre

Earls Court and Olympia - EC&O Commercial

National Exhibition Centre - NEC Temporary Mains Team

National Exhibition Centre - Team NEC

Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) - SECC Team

Searcys at The Hurlingham Club - sales and banqueting department at The Hurlingham Club

Tatton Park - Tatton Park Events Department

 

SERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Agility Fairs and Events Logistics - Logistics

ASP - Online marketing solutions

Etherlive - IT and technology for event sector

International Lifting and Shipping - Lifting

Melville | GES - Events Service Supplier

Overseas Trade Show Agencies (OTSA) - International Sales and Marketing for Exhibition Organisers

Smart AV - Audio Visual and IT Hire

SO Group - Exhibition contractor - floorcovering

 

STAND DESIGN & BUILD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

4D Design & Display

Bray Leino Events

Exhibit3Sixty

Mayridge Limited

Melville | GES

Skyline Whitespace Exhibitions

Solutions2 UK

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN OF THE YEAR

4D Design & Display

Exhibit3Sixty

George P. Johnson

Melville | GES - Word Skills

Solutions2 UK

 

UNSUNG HERO

Andy Williamson - Melville | GES

David Rodgers - Show Management Services

Hayley Constable - venue services manger - Business Design Centre

Michelle Bird - DB Schenker

Richard Hart - Smart AV

 

INNOVATION AWARD

CEVA Showfreight - Exhibition Logistics

Index Group - Service Supplier

Melville | GES - Events Service Supplier

Reed Exhibitions - SmartSpace stand build

SO Group - Exhibition Contractor - registration and data capture

Smart AV - Audiovisual and IT Hire Company

 

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company - Events

EC&O Venues - Venue

Fresh Montgomery - Organiser

RTH Plc - Exhibition and Event design and build agency

Smart AV - Audio Visual and IT Hire

 

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

CloserStill Media - Events Organiser

FESPA - Federation of national associations for print industry + exhibition and event organiser

Reed Exhibitions - World Travel Market - B2B Travel Event

SO Group - Exhibition contractor

UBM - Decorex - Trade Event

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