2019 Winners

EN Pioneer Award

Ray Bloom – IMEX Group


Best Newcomer

Marlon Doyley – CloserStill Media

Highly commended: Jasmin Mathans – CloserStill Media


Organiser Salesperson of the Year

Aidan Gibbs – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Liz Taylor  CloserStill Media


Organiser Marketing Team of the Year

Vitafoods Marketing Team – Informa Exhibitions


Operations Team of the Year

Vitafoods Operations Team – Informa Exhibitions

Highly Commended: 20-20 Events Ltd & Maelstrom Event Solutions


Best Event Director

Alex Harden – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Chris Down – CloserStill Media


Event Tech of the Year

CREST Planning Limited & the Halo Event Management System


Best Supplier to Exhibitors



Best Supplier to Organisers



Best International Venue

RAI Amsterdam


Best Venue Under 8,000sqm

Business Design Centre


Best Venue Over 8,000sqm

Manchester Central

Highly Commended: The NEC


The CSR Award

Business Design Centre

Highly Commended: Olympia London


Best Use of Social Media

London Vet Show – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Ski & Snowboard Festival – Telegraph Events


The Indy Award

Broadway Events


Best Organiser Association Partnership

The Dentistry Show and the British Dental Association – CloserStill Media


Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign

Ideal Home Christmas – Media 10

Highly Commended: BOOM ENTS – Grand Designs Live – Media 10


Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign

ADF&PCD 2018 – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: The Dentistry Show – CloserStill Media


Best Feature Area

Plastic Free Aisle – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


Best Brand Expansion

Build Portfolio – Oliver Kinross Events

Highly Commended: The Big 5 Construct Egypt – dmg events


Show Rising Star

This Morning Live – Media 10

Highly Commended: Dogfest West 2018 – Fitz All Media


Best Consumer Show

Festival of Quilts ­– Upper Street Events

Highly Commended: Ski & Snowboard Festival – Telegraph Events


Best Trade Show

Lab Innovations 2018 – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: International Security Expo 2018 – Nineteen Events, Farnborough International Airshow & MACH 2018 – The Manufacturing Technologies Association


Best International Trade Show

EDEX (Egypt Defence Expo) – Clarion Events

Highly Commended: New York Vet – CloserStill Media