Best International Event Award

Sponsored By


IFS - IFS World Conference 2018

2nd Place

Herbalife - Nutrition Extravaganza - Madrid 2017

3rd Place

BP - The Helios Awards 2017


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Registers of Scotland


Martin Clarke
Marketing Director, NEC
Robert Dunsmore
Live Events Director
Ben Goedegebuure
Global General Manager EMEA, Maritz Global Events
Lex Butler 
Creative Director, Wolf & White

The Judges' Comments

This was a very closely fought sector with arguably the two leading contenders deserving of an award. The judges felt the winner ran a very big, very technical, very well-resourced event but what stood out was the ambition and planning built on a real structure to get more out of every aspect of their delegate experience and add value at every touchpoint.

The ambition and strategic detail of the planning made the process of delivery very inclusive. Everyone understood what the event looked like, where the event was going and what, why and for whom they were doing it. This approach gave them a clear set of objectives with which to metricise and measure the outcomes and analyse and improve every aspect of event experience.

This delivered impressive numbers and even took a weakness, their exhibition and re-formatted and re-imagined it into a strength. They delivered and documented increases in delegate and media attendance, super high attendee satisfaction scores, 2nd highest content score of the last five world conferences and attracted the highest number of sponsors as a testament to their value-added approach.

Case Study

To read more about the winner, their objectives, challenges and results, please click here.