Exhibition industry rewarded at AEO Awards: pictures

Exhibition industry rewarded at AEO Awards
Exhibition industry rewarded at AEO Awards

More than 1,000 of the exhibition industry's top players gathered at Wembley Stadium yesterday (22 June) for the annual AEO Excellence Awards and Event has some exclusive pictures.

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.

To see pictures from the event click here.

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
EC&O Venues

Organiser Team of the Year
Emap Awards

Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year
Qdos Exhibitions 

Best Exhibition Under NET 2,000sqm
Lunch! Diversified Business Communications

Unsung Hero
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
DB Systems
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

Manchester Central

Best Trade Show Exhibition Over NET 2,000sqm
Pure London, Emap

The Excellence Award
Ken Priestly

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