The winners of the Conference Awards were announced at the Hurlingham Club on Friday 3 July. The ceremony organised by the Global Conference Network, welcomed event professionals and conference organisers to celebrate the successes of a wide range of events and team accomplishments.

The awards were presented by comedian Lee Nelson. Acknowledged for their achievements in the conference industry, both nationally and internationally, winners included: The Economist Group’s ‘The Global Crisis of Depression’ for Best New Launch, BrandFuel for Best Conference by an events agency and The Mermaid for Best Medium Conference Venue.

Claire Wormsley, director of the Global Conference Network, said: “The Conference Awards is now in its sixth year and we’re delighted to see it gain momentum. These awards have become the definitive recognition of the dedication and innovation that drives excellence in our sector, as well as offering the chance to catch up with associates and discuss the industry. Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all our sponsors and partners for making this event possible.”

Following the main ceremony, guests were invited to continue the celebrations at The Boathouse, Putney.


Conference Awards Winners 2015

Best New Launch – UK – The Global Crisis of Depression, The Economist Group

Best New Launch – Overseas – 1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care

Best Large Scale Event or Congress – Money 20/20, i2i Events Group

Best Conference Series – Linkedin Talent Connect 2014, LinkedIn & emc3

Best Development of an Existing Conference – UK – RCM Annual Conference 2014, Redactive

Best European Conference – CEE Automotive Forum, Adam Smith Conferences

Best Middle East & African Conference – 1st National Forum on Gabon Oil & Gas, The Energy Exchange

Best Asian Conference – GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance Conference, GTR Asia

Best American Conference – Solar Power Generation – Central America, Green Power Conferences

Best Association Conference – ACT Annual Conference 2014, Association of Corporate Treasurers

Best Conference by an Events Agency – Google, BrandFuel

Best Awards Event – IWSC Annual Awards Banquet, IWSC Group

Best Awards Team – Computing UK IT Industry Awards Team, Incisive Media

Best Conference Marketing Team – Marketing Team, TheMediaBriefing

Best Conference Operations Team – Emap Conference Team

Best Conference Venue – less than 500 delegates – Marriott Kensington

Best Conference Venue – 500-1,000 delegates – The Mermaid

Best Conference Venue – over 1,000 delegates (theatre style) – Lancaster London

Best Conference Venue Customer Service – Cavendish Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues

Best Company to Work for – BrandFuel