EN Awards 2018 shortlist announced Europe

The finalists for the EN Awards have been announced by organiser Mash Media, which earlier reported a record number of entries for the 2018 event.

The awards will take place on 23 March at Battersea Evolution, and will bring together the very best of the exhibitions industry for an evening of networking and recognising the achievements of individuals, companies and shows in 2017.

“The quality of entries has been extremely high this year,” commented EN editor Nicola Macdonald. “Our panel of expert judges have some very tough decisions ahead of them and I can’t wait to see which of the shortlisted entries win on the day.”

Check out the full shortlist below:

Best Newcomer
Ben Smit – Clarion Events
Breiman Munoz – CloserStill Media
Danielle Ella – Penny Banks
Jemima Edwards – CloserStill Media
Rebekah Marnell – MA Exhibitions
Samantha Fenlon – Freeman
Tasmin Humphries – LiveBuzz
Victoria Fields – Oliver Kinross

Organiser Salesperson of the Year
Aidan Gibbs – CloserStill Media
Christian Obega – CloserStill Media
Connor Lamoureux – UBM EMEA
JillyAnne Glen – QD Events
Lee Davies – CloserStill Media
Patrick Hyslop – Easyfairs
Ross Barker – Centaur Media
Sarah Buckland – UBM

Best Organiser Marketing Team
CloserStill Media – Technology Marketing Team
CloserStill Media – Vet Marketing Team
Informa – Vitafoods
Media 10 – UK Construction Week
QD Events
Shortlist Media – Stylist Live

Operations Team of the Year
CloserStill Media
dmg events
Event Shaper
GovNet Exhibitions
Informa – Vitafoods
Maelstrom Event Solutions
Quartz Business Media

Best Event Director
Alexandra Harden – CloserStill Media
Laura Shapiro – CloserStill Media
Rabinder Auklakh – CloserStill Media
Simon Albert – Forest Exhibitions
Toby Baker – Healthcare Publishing and Events
Mariam Ahmed – Stylist Live
Anna Knight – UBM
Chris Hall – Upper Street Events

Event Tech of the Year
beMatrix – LEDskin
Circdata – Fusion-Visit
Ungerboeck Systems / Exhibitor Service Centre
Visit and Poken by GES

Best Supplier to Exhibitors
Easy Exhibitions
Expo Stars Interactive
Holdsworth Design
Insite Graphics
Priority Exhibitions
Visit and Poken by GES

Best Supplier to Organisers
Aztec Event Services
Penny Banks

Best International Venue
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
IFEMA Fiera de Madrid
International Convention Centre Sydney
RAI Amsterdam
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre

Best Venue Under 8,000sqm
East of England Arena and Events Centre
Kent Event Centre
NAEC Stoneleigh
Ricoh Arena
Sandown Park Racecourse

Best Venue Over 8,000sqm
Alexandra Palace
Business Design Centre
ExCeL London
Manchester Central
NEC Birmingham
Olympia London
Scottish Event Campus

The CSR Award
Business Design Centre
Kent Event Centre
RAI Amsterdam
Scottish Event Campus

Best Use of Social Media
Best of British – Media 10
Design Shanghai – Media 10
Intermodal Europe – Informa Global Exhibitions
New Scientist Live – New Scientist
Olympia London
Stylist Live – Shortlist Media
Summer in the City – Malo Events
This Morning Live – Media 10

The Indy Award (Independent Organiser of the Year)
Completely Events
Forest Exhibitions
Healthcare Publishing and Events
Thorough Events

Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign
Best of British – Media 10
Grand Designs Live Birmingham – Media 10
Ideal Home Show at Christmas London – Media 10
Ideal Home Show China – Media 10
New Scientist Live – New Scientist
Stylist Live – Shortlist Media
The Cake & Bake Show – London – Media 10

Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign
Advanced Engineering – Easyfairs
Acute and General Medicine – CloserStill Media
ADF&PCD Paris – Easyfairs UK and Global
Clerkenwell Design Week – Media 10
CloserStill Media – Cloud Expo Asia
FIT Show – FIT Events
Labelexpo Europe – Tarsus Group
UK Construction Week – Media 10

Best Feature Area
CloserStill Media – AGM – Life-Saving Diagnosis Live
Healthcare Publishing and Events – DPC – Hypo Hub
MA Exhibitions – Dental Showcase – Practice of the Future
Media 10 China – IHS China – Home of the Future
Media 10 China – IHS China – VR Theatre
Oliver Kinross – London Build – Women in Construction
RAI Amsterdam – Amsterdam Security – Scenarios4Summits
Shortlist Media – Stylist Live – The Catwalk

Best Brand Expansion
B2B Expos – Memo Events
Be:FIT London – Telegraph Events
Build Portfolio – Oliver Kinross
Ideal Home Show China – Media 10
INDEX Qatar – dmg events
Speciality and Fine Food Asia – Montgomery Events Asia
Vet Group – CloserStill Media
Vitafoods Asia – Informa Exhibitions

Show Rising Star
This Morning Live – Media 10
Print Week Live – MA Exhibitions
The Digital Healthcare – ShowCloserStill Media
The European Pizza and Pasta Show – IPR Events London
The London Concours – Thorough Events
The National Running Show – Raccoon Events
The Spirit Show – The Spirit Show
UK Security Expo – Nineteen Events

Best Consumer Show
CarFest – Brand Events
DogFest – FitzAllMedia
Grand Designs Live Birmingham – Media 10
Ideal Home Show at Christmas London – Media 10
New Scientist Live – New Scientist
Stylist Live – Shortlist Media
Summer in the City – Malo Events
The Photography Show – Future Plc

Best Trade Show
Automechanika Birmingham – Forest Exhibitions
Black Hat Europe – UBM
Diabetes Professional Care – Healthcare Publishing and Events
DSEI – Clarion Events
Engineering Design Show – MA Exhibitions
The Occupational Therapy Show – CloserStill Media
The Pharmacy Show – CloserStill Media
Toy Fair – The British Toy & Hobby Association
UK Construction Week – Media 10
UK Health Show – GovNet Exhibitions

Find out more about EN Awards, here, and book your ticket, here