The museum’s head of events and catering, Rupert Ellwood, said: “I think the Event Awards is one of the most recognised events for the industry. It is a great opportunity for the venue to showcase what it can provide to event agencies that may not normally think of using the museum as a venue.
“It will be fantastic to show such a great audience how the venue produces good quality projects using the best suppliers in lighting, production and catering.”
The night’s production company will be Fisher Productions. Rhubarb will provide the catering.
The event is expected to attract more than 500 guests and the main awards ceremony will be held in the museum’s 500sqm Central Hall.
Ellwood added: “The event is still in the planning stages. We will definitely be working with the industry by showcasing new products from companies such as party suppliers. The event will be very different to any other awards ceremony the Natural History Museum has hosted.”
New categories introduced for 2007 include Event Agency of the Year and Young Exhibition Team of the Year.
The deadline for entries is 1 June and a full rundown of the categories can be found at eventawards.com.