We are delighted to showcase the shortlist for the Exhibition News Awards 2021.

Your shortlisted entry will remain in place for the February awards, there is no need to take further action. You can still book tickets with confidence and if you know of someone who has been made redundant, then they can buddy with your pass and get a 50% discount for their booking, as part of Mash Media’s COVID-19 relief support pledge. They can contact Duncan Siegle to claim the discount.

As instructed during the entry process, all shortlisted companies are required to purchase a minimum of one ticket for the event. If you are unable to attend the event, an invoice for one ticket at full price will be raised.

Best Newcomer

Sponsored by:


Antoine Denes, CloserStill Media

Grace Gray, Clarion Events

Ipek Diren, Clarion Events

Lucie Baldock, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

Philip Turner, Nineteen Events

Rebecca McIntosh, beMatrix UK

Steve Blunsten, Boiler Room Exhbitions

Thomas Rubion, CloserStill Media

Best Operations Team

Sponsored by:


Broden Media

CloserStill Media

dmg events (UK) Ltd



IMEX Group

Maelstrom Event Solutions

Reed Exhibitions

Best Organiser Salesperson

Sponsored by:


Caroline Ballu, CloserStill Media

Charlotte Humphreys, Forum Events & Media Group

Jemima Edwards, CloserStill Media

Jillyanne Glen, QD Events

Best Event Director

Sponsored by:

Abigail Jackson-Houlston, Oliver Kinross

Alex Soar, Clarion Events

Christie Day, Hub Exhibitions Ltd

Laura Shapiro, CloserStill Media

Minesh Vohra, Cornucopia Events

Roziani Zulkifli, Reed Exhibitions

Tom Burns, Vlogger Events Limited

Tristan Norman, Nineteen Group

Event Tech of the Year



ASP - Composer

Circdata Fusion

Cvent Event Management Software


InLoop powering Media 10 - Construction Buzz and Optical Insider

Tag Digital - Event PPC

Visit by GES - GES Event Intelligence

Your Stand Builder

Best Supplier to Exhibitors

   Sponsored by:


Europa Showfreight

Exhibition Freighting Global Show Management

Expo Stars Interactive




The Exhibition Guy

Thorns Group

Your Stand Builder

Best Supplier to Organisers

Sponsored by:


CEVA Showfreight

Creative Hire




Jonas Event Technology


Thorns Group

Best International Venue


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center

RAI Amsterdam

Shanghai New International Expo Center

Best Venue Under 8,000sqm

Sponsored by:

Business Design Centre

Cheltenham Racecourse

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Marshall Arena at Stadium MK

Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Best Venue Over 8,000sqm

   Sponsored by:       

East of England Arena and Events Centre

ExCeL London

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

Manchester Central

NAEC Stoneleigh

Olympia London

Scottish Event Campus


Tobacco Dock London

Best Company Culture

   Sponsored By:


Business Design Centre

CloserStill Media

Diversified Communications



ExCeL London

Olympia London

Scottish Event Campus

Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign

Sponsored by:

Country Living Christmas Fair, Upper Street Events

Grand Designs Live London and Birmingham 2019, Media 10

Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Future Plc

London Dessert Festival, London Dessert Festival

MCM Comic Con, Reed Pop

Social in City, April Fools Launch Campaign, Malo Events

The Cake & Bake Show, Media 10

The IRN-BRU Carnival, QD Events

Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign

Sponsored by:

100% Optical, Media 10

ADF&PCD, Easyfairs

Big Data LDN, 3rd Street Group

DSEI, Clarion Events

Fusion Media on behalf of IOG SALTEX

in-cosmetics Global, Reed Exhibitions

INDEX Dubai, dmg events

Labelexpo Europe 2019, Tarsus Group

UC EXPO 2019, Clarion Events

Best Commercial/Association Partnership


CCR and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Easyfairs

Housing Finance Exhibition and National Housing Federation, Foremarke Exhibitions

Saltex and Fusion Media, Institute of Groundsmanship and Events for You

100% Optical and The Association Of Optometrists, Media 10

Best Feature Area


Design Encounter at Decorex International

The Chef's Table by Emirates Culinary Guild at The Hotel Show Dubai

The Formulation Lab by Freeman at in-cosmetics Global

The Immersive Cyber Demonstrator by CrisisCast at International Security Expo 2019

The Operating Theatre of the Future at New Scientist Live

The Outdoor Area by DSEI Operations Team & Paul Robinson

The Retail Lab by GES at Glee

The Sustainable Lab by Green Light Laboratories at Lab Innovations

The Wellbeing Zone at UK Construction Week

Best Brand Expansion

Sponsored by:


Anaesthesia & Critical Care, CloserStill Media

Cake International On Tour, ICHF Events

Dentiste Expo, CloserStill Media

DSEI Japan 2019, Clarion Events

London Concours 2019, Thorough Events Ltd

South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Future Publishing

Stockholm 2019, Clarion Events

The Safety and Security Event Series, Nineteen Group

Show Rising Star

Sponsored by:


Accountex Summit North, Diversified Communications UK

CHEMUK 2020, UK Industry Events

Dairy-Tech, RABDF

HETT 2019, GovNet

MotorsportDays LIVE, BWR Media Ltd

The Security Event, Nineteen Group

White Label World Expo, Prysm Media Group

Women in Business Expo, Hub Exhibitions Ltd

Best Consumer Show

Sponsored by:

Concours of Elegance 2019, Thorough Events Ltd

Ideal Home Show Christmas, Media 10

New Scientist Live, New Scientist

Sewing for Pleasure, ICHF Events

Summer in the City 2019, Malo Events

The Country Living Christmas Fair - Glasgow, Upper Street Events

The IRN-BRU Carnival, QD Events

Women in Business Expo, Hub Exhibitions Ltd

Best International Trade Show

Sponsored by:

PharmagoraPlus, CloserStill Media

BIDEC 2019, Clarion Events

IBTM World 2019, Reed Travel Exhibitions

Labelexpo Europe 2019, Tarsus Group

Paris Tech Shows 2019, CloserStill Media

Gastech 2019, dmg events

ADF&PCD Paris 2019, Easyfairs

ADIPEC, dmg events

MetalMadrid 2019, Easyfairs

Best Trade Show Under 2000m

Sponsored by:


The Annual Hotel Conference, Questex

Big Data LDN 2019, 3rd Street Group


The Media Production Show, Media Business Insight

Boiler Room Exhibitions, Boiler Room Exhibitions

100% Optical, Media 10

FinTech Connect, IQPC

Accountex Summit North, Diversified Communications UK

Best Trade Show Over 2000m

Sponsored by:


Accountex London, Diversified Communications UK

Automechanika Birmingham, Messe Frankfurt UK

DSEI, Clarion Events

International Security Expo, Nineteen Group

Learning Technologies, CloserStill Media

London Build, Oliver Kinross

The Clinical Pharmacy Congress, CloserStill Media

The Toy Fair, The British Toy & Hobby Association

UK Construction Week, Media 10