The winners of The Conference Awards 2015

The Conference Awards, now in its sixth year, is the largest event for the UK conference industry to come together and recognise and celebrate the very best in the industry. Over 600 conference professionals attended the event this year, 43% of whom where c level or directors.

All of the categories were very strong, with the new category “Best Conference Company to Work For” proving extremely competitive – attracting over 500 entries, indicating the value companies placed on winning such a prestigious award.

Each year, the panel of judges changes – bringing in new companies, organisations and associations but always including the largest and most significant conference organisers. It is an impressive list of the “movers and shakers” in the conference industry. Considerable effort goes into ensuring the judging is a very robust process. All entries are assessed independently online by at least 4 different judges and if it’s still too close to call further opinions are sought. In total, it is estimated that it takes 4 solid working weeks of their collective time to work out the winners

The Awards ceremony was held for the first time at the Hurlingham Club which looked absolutely stunning . Guests enjoyed pre-lunch drinks in the sunshine entertained by jazz, peacock ladies and the retro taxi photo booth. Lunch was absolutely delicious and guests were entertained by the excellent Less Nelson and the hilarious Chris Turner and the “voice of Siri” John Briggs.

20 winners and 7 ‘Marks of Excellence‘ were awarded to huge celebration by the deserved winners.

“What a great event, well organised yet informal, delicious food, superb venue and wonderful company. Would highly recommend.”
Amanda Wrathall, Sales & Marketing Director – EICC

“The food and service staff were great. A very slick event and the choice of compere, voice over and entertainment made for a very enjoyable afternoon indeed.”
Anna Chamberlain-Webber, Operations Manager – Campden Wealth

“This was my favourite awards to date. Not only because we won, the entertainment and venue were both great! Well done Hurlingham Club, brilliant job!”
Alicia Duncan, General Manager – The Mermaid

confawards161THE CONFERENCE AWARDS 2015 WINNERS

Best New Launch – UK 
The Global Crisis of Depression, The Economist Group

Best New Launch – Overseas 
1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care, Elsevier

Best Large Scale Event or Congress
Money20/20 , i2i Events Group

Best Conference Series
LinkedIn Talent Connect 2014, LinkedIn & emc3

Best Development of an Existing Conference – UK
RCM Annual Conference 2014, Redactive

Best European Conference
CEE Automotive Forum, Adam Smith Conferences

Best Middle East & African Conference
1st National Forum on Gabon Oil & Gas, The Energy Exchange

The Conference Awards 2015Best Asian Conference
GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance Conference, GTR Asia

Best American Conference
Solar Power Generation – Central America, Green Power Conferences

Best Association Conference
ACT Annual Conference 2014, Association of Corporate Treasurers

Best Conference by an Events Agency
Google, BrandFuel

Best Awards Event
IWSC Annual Awards Banquet, IWSC Group

Best Awards Team
Computing UK IT Industry Awards Team, Incisive Media

Best Conference Marketing Team
Marketing Team, The Media Briefing

The Conference Awards 2015Best Conference Operations Team
Emap Conference Team

Best Conference Venue – less than 500 delegates
Marriott Kensington

Best Conference Venue – 500 to 1,000 delegates
The Mermaid

Best Conference Venue – over 1,000 delegates (theatre style)
Lancaster London

Best Conference Venue Customer Service
Cavendish Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues

Best Company to Work For
BrandFuel

THE CONFERENCE AWARDS 2015 – MARKS OF EXCELLENCE

The Conference Awards 2015Best Large Scale Event or Congress
The Three Reinvent Conference, Brand & Deliver

Best European Conference
Panasonic Automotive Innovation Summit 2014, Communique

Best Conference by an Events Agency
Canon at photokina 2014, Imagination

Best Awards Event
Construction News Awards 2014, EMA

Best Conference Marketing Team
World Retail Congress Series Marketing Team, i2i Events Group

Best Conference Operations Team
Hospital Management Asia Operations Team, Exedra Conference Management Services Inc.

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