Conference Awards 2015, 3rd July London
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If you would like further information or would like to be involved in any of the Global Conference initiatives please contact either:

Claire Wormsley
0208 374 1712


Rory Ross Russell
07957 169114


From The 2014 Conference Awards

“The event was very well organised. There was a good buzz to it. Good entertainment.”
Svetlana Fathers, Senior Conference and Live Content Producer, UBM

“I thought that the event was very well organised with some fantastic entertainment provided.
All in all, a fantastic event, I look forward to next year...”
Rikki Patel, Marketing Database Analyst, National Housing Federation

“What a fantastic event – the room looked amazing! Beautiful weather and enjoyed the champagne outside .. Well done!”
Rachel Holman, Senior Sales Manager – MICE, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

“It was perfect except that (as I am sure you know!) it was very hot!
Food and service was great, entertainment was really well done”
Laila Manji, Operations Director, Last Word Media

“We had a wonderful time and it was great to hear about the best of London’s conference suppliers and event producers.”
Sabrina Kamann, Senior Executive, MEHK

"Thank you Claire and the team for your successful organisation and growing of the Conference Awards! Despite extreme heat inside the venue, it offered a great exposure for us, so many new contacts made as well as reconnected with some old ones too. We are looking forward to being part of it next year!"
Maris Kuklis, Senior Manager, Business Events - UK & Europe, Dubai Convention & Events Bureau

"Thanks for a great afternoon last Friday. It was a superb event, my team and I really enjoyed it (I think we were one of the last to leave!) and of course winning an award was the icing on the cake. "
Ros Irving, Chief Executive Officer, Capacity Media

"it was very well run and everyone here thoroughly enjoyed themselves – the heat made for a good icebreaker whilst networking!"
Stephan Groves, Commercial Director, Green Power Conferences

"Congratulations on a great event. I thought it was very well run and was very enjoyable."
Marco Forgione, CEO, Event &Visual Communication Association

From The 2013 Conference Summit

“Good / informative/ inspirational”. Biba Jovanovic, Managing Director, East Euro Link

“A vibrant exchange of ideas – very senior speakers and wide range of attendees”.
Katherine Kreuter, Procurement Leaders

"The day was well structured and the venue was absolutely top class. It was also nice to meet-up with so many ex-colleagues and associates. Well done on producing such a good event."
Graham Jerome-Ball, Informa

"I really enjoyed the day and found the content incredibly useful... As I’d expected the day was incredibly well organised and there seem to be a good buzz during the break times so hopefully the exhibitors were happy too!".
Nina Harman, Head of Conferences, Events and Exhibitions  

From The 2013 Conference Awards

"I think it's great that the industry has its own event where people can get together to network, share current best practice and discuss what the future holds for conference businesses."
Victoria Rennie, Managing Director - Events, Incisive Media

"This was my first conference awards and didn't know what to expect, but I had a fantastic time and the atmosphere was great."
Olivia Parker, International Herald Tribune

"what Rory and you have created with the Awards on behalf of the industry is to be applauded. Well done. The team thoroughly enjoyed the day and I thought it was your best presentation so far. There was a good buzz and nice ambience throughout."
Dominic Samuelson, Managing Director, Campden Wealth

"Fantastic venue, loved Jo Brand and a great opportunity to network and meet up with industry colleagues."
Julie Howles, AVC Live Ltd

"I must say it was a very good event - brilliantly organised."
Stefan Lechner, De Vere Venues

"well done on producing such a great event last Friday. From someone who arrived early and left late, I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it and the time just flew by. Jo Brand was absolutely brilliant and extremely funny which kept the whole thing light and enjoyable".
Graham Jerome-Ball, Informa

"Fantastically organised, great atmosphere, brilliant day all round!"
Laren Wilson, International Herald Tribune

"It was a real gathering of the great and good."
Tracy Collins, Emap

"One of our favourite events. The Conference awards have grown from strength to strength. The whole thing is rather like a big family network who meet year on year"
Sue Winckler, BrandFuel

"I had a really good time at the event with the rest of my team. Great atmosphere and Jo Brand was hilarious!"
Erika Cevallos, Falconbury Ltd

"Very well organised, lovely venue, and great food."
Andy Soloman, Energy Intelligence

"I thought there was a great atmosphere and from our point of view everything went smoothly.  Jo Brand was very funny and v. professional."
Mandy Helm,  Bioscientifica

"Great fun, thank you"
Georgia Stephanou, ukactive

"It was a really exicting and professionally run event, and the winners really felt like winners....."
Helen Gregson, Bioscientifica

"This was my first attendance and it was a truly spectacular event. It was a privilege to be short listed and able to attend. Thank you"
Grainne Crawford, City of EDINBURGH Council

"Excellent Thank You!"
Sam Smith, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

"Great event!! Very well organised"
Archie Archer, Contraband International Ltd

"A very enjoyable event. Jo Brand as compere was very entertaining and kept the pace of the Awards at a healthy rate so that the audience was kept engaged!"
Joanna McDonough, EuroFinance

"Well organised, great atmosphere."
Clare Dewhirst, WTG Events

"Loved it - had a really great time made so much better by getting an award!"
Louise Ganthony ,Barbican

"Well organised and entertainment was fantastic!"
Claire Delfino, Chelsea Football Club

"Great event - THANK YOU. Your team are seamless and it really shows when true professionals organise an event."
Andrew White, Triggerfish Communications Ltd

From The 2012 Conference Summit...

"I think it's great that the industry has its own event where people can get together to network, share current best practice and discuss what the future holds for conference businesses."
Victoria Rennie, Managing Director, Events, Incisive Media

"I enjoyed the Summit immensely, it exceeded my expectations by 200% - some thought provoking speeches and great networking."
Nadim Chaudhry, CEO, Green Power Conferences

"The IML team found being Technology Partner at the 2012 Conference Summit a great opportunity to showcase the features of the IML Connector Solution and meet up with senior decision makers of existing clients. The exhibition area was well set out to enable lots of conversations with new contacts. A big thank you to the Conference Summit team, chairman and speakers for making it such a worthwhile event to be part of."
Caroline Arnott, Account Manager, IML

"I enjoyed the event - particularly the opportunities to network with peers and hear thoughts and ideas from a different perspective."
Marc Koskela, Head of Marketing Operations, Thought Leadership & Events, The Economist

"Lots of insight, I came away thinking about all of the opportunities for the MS Society."
Christopher Bray, Head of Conferences, the MS Society

From The 2012 Conference Awards...

"Green Power Conferences have entered the awards every year since their inception and the awards we have won have been extremely helpful in our attempts to hire and retain the best staff. Our sales people also find it helpful to be able to refer to our "award winning" events. It is a great to be able to have this independently judged mark of quality on your team or event to differentiate it from the masses."
Nadim Chaudhry, CEO, GPC

"Just wanted to thank you and your team for excellently organised programme! I enjoyed the venue, loved the presentation and think that the whole idea of running awards in the afternoon works much better than in the evening. Most importantly I met some really good clients that we are exploring business opportunities with."
Maris Kuklis, Senior Marketing Executive, MICE, HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD

"Congratulations to you and the team too for putting on such a wonderful event! The whole day was marvellous: the venue; the host; the food...
....I particularly enjoyed the interactivity of the event - being able to watch live created a great buzz for those who weren't fortunate enough to come and had to remain behind in the office - and the social media postings enabled everyone to get involved. "

Emily Brouder, Marketing Manager, BIG

From The 2011 Conference Awards...

“The Conference Awards 2011 was the best networking event I have ever attended in terms of new business contacts, I took eight enquiries and have another 20 – 30 contacts to follow up. Sponsorship of the Conference Awards 2011 will be the best ROI we have so far achieved in 2011.”
Mark Gorgon, Director Global Sales, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

“The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre was delighted to support the 2nd Conference Awards and be the venue for this fabulous event. Quite a challenge to take on, but thanks to the valuable support of the Conference Awards team, the great audience, and our fantastic QEIICC team, the event was a roaring success - it was great to part of it.”
Sue Etherington, Commercial Director, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

“The Conference Awards was a great event and we, at the Lensbury, were very proud to sponsor one of the awards.  It gave us a great profile to our current and prospective customers.  The networking was first rate – I saw people I hadn’t seen in years!  Well done and we look forward to next year.”
Lacy Curtis-Ward, Chief Executive, Lensbury Ltd

"It was a pleasure working with Rory Ross Russell, Claire Wormsely and their team as one of the 5 appointed headline sponsors of their 2nd Conference Awards at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, one of the exceptional 54 Westminster venues in our growing portfolio. The Awards were professionally executed, attained a high attendance of senior and relevant delegates, and gave us excellent exposure into the conference sector that was of real benefit to our membership. We were delighted with the results and look forward to continuing our relationship with this important and now firmly established fixture."
René Dee, CEO, The Westminster Collection

"A very professional and well organised event. As a sponsor, I was particularly impressed with the calibre of attendees, and expect to get some business from it. Already looking forward to next year, and that is rare!"
JJ Jackson, Director, Performing Artistes

From The 2010 Conference Awards...

"The inaugural Conference Awards was a resounding success. To have the cream of the conference industry together for the first time and to reward excellence is absolutely brilliant. The networking opportunity was unbelievable and overall there is now a fantastic platform for the future. It’s great to see the energy, enthusiasm and vitality which is such an integral part of the events business."
Peter Rigby, CEO Informa Group

“...a fantastic meeting place for the events industry to recognise and celebrate the achievements of this dynamic group of people.”
Isobel Peck, Chief Marketing Officer, Informa

“The organisers set themselves a tough task but the event worked on every level: colleagues were reunited, new relationships born, achievements recognised. Bring on 2011!"
Katherine Kreuter, Conference Analyst

“I have attended many events and believe, without doubt, that your Conference Awards was one of the very best. Your venue, staging, food, entertainment and organisation were faultless.”
Howard Winn-Moon, Director of International Relations, Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services

“A massively attended event that exceeded all expectations. Very well done - I suspect that this will be the industry's key event for years to come."
Zahid Tharia, MD, Health Network Communications

"A big congratulations to the Conference Awards team - an inaugural event that I think must have surpassed everyone's expectations. Full marks of course to the audience for getting in the swing and creating a great atmosphere. From management, production to catering, everyone was on their game and it showed."
Jill Fielder, Director, Blue Ant Ltd.

“Well done on not only pulling this off but making it an industry feature in its first year. I thought the whole event worked really well...I can’t imagine anyone going back to their office and not wanting to involve their companies next year.”
Tim Mann, Managing Director, WBR

“We were very impressed with the huge audience, the size, scale and slick professional production of the Conference Awards. It was great to meet up with so many ex-colleagues and make new contacts as well and we very much look forward to next year and I will be insisting all Green Power teams enter for an award!”
Nadim Chaudhry, Managing Director, Green Power Conferences


From The Conference for Conference Professionals 2011

“Great opportunity to see how the industry is developing and facing new opportunities and challenges”
Suzy Mayhew, Head of HR Portfolio, Osney Media.

“Good / informative/ inspirational”.
Biba Jovanovic, Managing Director, East Euro Link

“Ideas on how to engage audiences were good. Meaningful discussions on using new technologies”.
Nora Leggett, Head of member services, BVRLA

“Opening panel discussion was very interesting and well managed”.
Lindsey Beveridge. Managing Director, Interactive Business Events

“Good to see the openness from the likes of informa and euromoney about what is working and what is not”.
Ricardo Molina, Director, Bright Bull

“A vibrant exchange of ideas – very senior speakers and wide range of attendees”.
Katherine Kreuter, Event Consultant, Pound lane Productions

“Good overview of the conference industry and the insight into what everyone’s talking about, social media”.
Marc Koskela, Head of Conference Marketing, Economist Conferences

“Particularly enjoyed meeting up with peer groups across the conference industry and former colleagues”.
Victoria Rennie, Incisive Media