In pictures: AEO Awards 2013 winners revealed

The AEO Excellence Awards 2013 took place on Friday 21 June at Old Billingsgate and Event has all the highlights from the ceremony.

The throngs gathered for the AEO Awards
The throngs gathered for the AEO Awards

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

Did you go to the AEO Awards? What did you think of this year's event? Leave us a comment below.

The next industry celebration is the Event Awards on 4 October at The Roundhouse. To find out who wins make sure you book your place here.

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