Presented by impersonator Alistair McGowan, the ceremony celebrated the achievements of organisers, venues, suppliers and contractors over the past 12 months.
AEO chairman Doug Emslie gave a welcome speech, followed by a three course lunch and the presentation of the awards.
Big winners on the day included Emap Awards, Expo-Systems and UBM.
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The full list of winners are as follows:
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Kevin Murphy, chief executive Excel London
Best Consumer Launch Show
Body Power Expo, Pioneer Events
Best Trade Launch Show
London Vet Show, Closer Media
Supplier Team of the Year
CEVA Freight Build
Venue Team of the Year
Organiser Team of the Year
Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year
Best Exhibition Under NET 2,000sqm
Lunch! Diversified Business Communications
Colin Silvers, Melville Middle East
Official Contractor of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Labelexpo Europe, Tarsus Group
Sustainable Initiative of the Year
Winner – NEC, Waste Not Want Not
Highly commended – Business Design Centre
Best Live Event
National Business Awards, UBM
International Venue of the Year
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Equipment Supplier of the Year
Best Consumer Exhibition Over NET 2,000sqm
Winner – Ideal Home Show, Media 10
Highly commended – Gadget Show, Upper Street Events
Service Supplier of the Year
UK Venue of the Year
Best Trade Show Exhibition Over NET 2,000sqm
Pure London, Emap
The Excellence Award
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