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Expanded AEO Excellence Awards call for nominations
posted on: 11/4/2012 08:59:21
The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is calling on organisers, suppliers and venues to nominate in this year’s Excellence Awards.
This year’s AEO Awards will be held at The Artillery Gardens at the HAC (Honourable Artillery Company) on 6 July 2012. Nominations are now open for 17 categories including three new awards: Innovation Award, Sustainability Award and Best Use of Social Media.
The list of categories for 2012 are:
Best Trade Launch Show
Best Consumer Launch Show
Best Tradeshow Exhibition – Over NET 2,000sqm
Best Tradeshow Exhibition – Under NET 2,000sqm
Best Consumer Exhibition
Best Live Event
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Organiser team of the Year
Venue of the Year
Venue Team of the Year
Service Supplier of the Year
Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year
Production Design of the Year
Best Use of Social Media
Nominations close on 27 April and the qualifying period for entries is 26 April 2011 to 26 April 2012.
“Winning an award or just being shortlisted enhances both personal and corporate reputations and there’s no better way to raise your company’s profile than being acknowledged as an award-winning organisation,” AEO CEO Karim Halwagi said.
“I would like to encourage companies to reflect on their successes and submit their entries.”
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