The Global Conference Network’s annual Conference Awards took place on Friday the 1st of July at Tobacco Dock in the heart of London’s enterprise zone. The lunch time ceremony was hosted by comedians Stephen K Amos and Pippa Evans who announced the winners.

Now in their 7th year, the awards have become some of the most coveted in the industry and, with over 600 event professionals in attendance the level of competition was extremely high. Only narrowly missing out on the top spot for the Best Conference by an Events Agency, Corporate Events impressed the judges and were awarded a Mark of Excellence for their work on Heineken’s Sales and Marketing Conference.

Tristan Norman, Sales and Marketing Director and Michelle Newnham, Account Director
Tristan Norman, Sales and Marketing Director and Michelle Newnham, Account Director

Tristan Norman, Sales and Marketing Director and Michelle Newnham, Account Director

“We’re over the moon to have been awarded the Mark of Excellence. We were in a tough category up against the likes of Wonder, Crown, BrandFuel and Banks Sadler. It’s fantastic that our work has been recognised and rewarded amongst such tough competition.” Tristan Norman, Sales & Marketing Director.

 “It’s been a great year for us to date delivering over 150 inspiring and innovative events. This award is fantastic! It’s well-deserved recognition for the team, and as we look ahead to another busy few months it shows that all the hard work really does pay off!” Andy Ashley, Managing Director.

The judges’ commented, “I like the way the event was truly immersive and the team considered feedback from previous events using innovative solutions to overcome some challenging obstacles in a highly demanding environment”

“The entry indicated there was a level of creativity and innovation in the delivery of the event with both the pub styled conference and the “Hfest” festival experience. I liked the fact they created a dynamic stage to suit different presenting styles, added interactivity on the website for delegates to ask questions and provide space for each brand to have a unique activation set. Their survey of delegates indicates success with 90% of the audience stating they felt the event put customers at the heart of the conference”