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Conference Awards Salutes Champions Of The Conference Industry

GCN Events are delighted to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Conference Awards.

The shortlist saw representation from a diverse range of companies and events held in the UK and overseas and organized by commercial conference companies; agencies; corporates and

Winners were revealed at a ceremony at City Central at the HAC in London with hosting and entertainment provided by Zoe Lyons and Milton Jones, courtesy of headline sponsor Performing

Rory Ross-Russell joint-founder of GCN Events commented:

The Conference Awards once again underline the importance of the vibrant conference sector. It was a fantastic showcase of the innovation; dynamism and creativity evident in all the players in the market and an important day to take stock and celebrate the hard-won achievements of the last year.

The judges said that the Congress looked like an exciting and successful launch. A great example of every aspect of the event being meticulously planned and well-thought through.

The organisers nailed the needs and wants of the market they were serving. The winner in a tough field.

Here are some of the winners from the 9th Annual Conference Awards:

Best Event Re-Vamp or Re-Launch: KNect365, part of Informa – London Tech Week

Best Overseas Conference of the Year (under 400 delegates): Future Technologies Conference 2017

Best New Conference Launch: Oliver Kinross – AI Congress

Best Conference Series: weCONECT Global Leaders – Smart Mobility Series


The full list of finalists and winners and supplementary material can be found here.

About the Conference Awards

The Conference Awards recognise excellence and exceptional achievement by conference companies, event agencies and venues. Whether an in-house team at a company or an association, part of a commercial conference organiser, working for clients as an event management, marketing or PR agency or within the events team at a venue; these awards help achieve recognition and a tangible reward for talents and hard work.

About GCN Events

GCN Events provides quality information and events for the conference, association and venue sectors. We facilitate dialogue, best practice and strategic thinking through a variety of different forums and formats including awards, summits, education and industry wide projects.

Oliver Kinross – AI Congress

The AI Congress was a highly innovative and extremely successful event launch that made use of an iconic venue, top-level content, multiple feature areas, plentiful networking sessions, powerful décor and an abundance of entertainment.

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