The annual awards were hosted by comedian Mark Dolan. Create Food and Party Design provided a three-course dinner, and guests were entertained by the hilarious ventriloquist Nina Conti.
Karim Halwagi, chief executive of the AEO, said: "Once again the sheer quality of this year’s AEO Excellence Awards entries has been outstanding and offers a clear message – the UK exhibition and events industry is strong and getting stronger still.
"I would like to extend a huge personal congratulations to each of our winners, all of whom deserve this level of recognition."
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - Nick Forster, group commercial director, Reed Exhibitions
Best Trade Show Launch - Fit Events for The Fit Show 2013
Best Consumer Launch Show - Brand Events for Top Gear Festival 2012
Best UK Tradeshow Exhibition (>2,000sqm) - i2i Events Group – Bett 2013
Best Overseas Tradeshow Exhibition (>2,000sqm) - IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2013
Best Tradeshow Exhibition (>2,000sqm) - i2i Events Group – Bett 2013
Best Tradeshow Exhibition (<2,000sqm) - CloserStill Media - Cloud Expo Europe 2013
Best Consumer Exhibition - Media 10 Ltd for Grand Designs Live London 2012
Best Live Event - Clerkenwell Design Week Ltd for Clerkenwell Design Week 2012
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Labelexpo Americas 2012
Organiser Team of the Year - Labelexpo Global Series
Venue of the Year - The O2
Venue Team of the Year - Business Design Centre
Service Supplier of the Year - Global Experience Specialists (GES) Ltd
Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year - Nimlok
Production Design of the Year - Global Experience Specialists (GES) Ltd for LOCOG
Unsung Hero - Tracy Evans, Reed Exhibitions
Innovation Award - Centaur Exhibitions for Marketing Week Live
Sustainability Award -The NEC
Best Use of Social Media - Cisco Live 2013
The Excellence Award - The O2
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