Haymarket senior event manager Sam Graham said: "We were thrilled with both the quality and quantity of entries. It's a positive indication of the events market broadening and becoming more creative year on year."
Judges were split into two teams for live events and exhibitions. Moving Venue Management director Richard Beggs and Nigel Nathan, Earl's Court and Olympia's commercial director, chaired each panel respectively.
The Event awards will be held at Grosvenor House, London on 24 September.