Celebrate some of the stand-out talent of the events industry with our guide to the upcoming awards ceremonies and accreditation available.
Love them or, well maybe not love them as much, award ceremonies are a huge part of our industry. Glamour and pizzazz aplenty, an excuse to don the outfits and meet up with peers and old friends, and nominees can proudly enhance their website or LinkedIn profile with their nomination.
Some would argue there are many venues, suppliers, and individuals who are never nominated, but find out which awards are on the roster, the categories up for grabs, and celebrate those who have demonstrated going above and beyond to create fantastic experiences for delegates.
And if you’re not involved this time, there’s always next year…
The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) awards are soon to be upon us again, taking place on 23rd November 2022. The awards ceremony will be taking place at the Guildhall and Pump Rooms in Bath. The ceremony will comprise of 15 awards total, with top billings being Best Up and Coming Event Organiser, Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, and Unsung Hero/ Heroine.
The ninth ABPCO Excellence Awards will be heading to the ICC Birmingham this year on 9th December. The leading categories are Best Event by an In-house PCO, Best Event by an Agency PCO, and Industry Supplier of the Year. This year, for the first time ever, the ceremony will also feature categories open to non- ABPCO members, such as Guiding Star and Rising Star.
The miaList Awards
Designed to honour teams working in the business meetings and events industry who have collectively made a significant impact on their organisations, the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) miaList awards are set to take place at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 17th November. Top categories include the Individual Award as well as Best Events and Operations Team, and Supplier of the Year.
Event Technology Awards
Taking place at ExCel on 16th November, the Event Technology Awards will form part of Event Tech Live, and will be held after the first day of the exhibition. This edition will be the award’s 10th anniversary and will recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital solutions to the events industry. Awards worth looking out for include Best Event Management Platform, Event Tech’s Rising Star, and Best Use of Technology for Audience Interaction.
Famtastic Rocks #EventProf Awards
Taking over from the annual CHS awards, the Famtastic Rocks #EventProf Awards are set to kick off in June next year with a whole host of categories to be won. Awards categories to look out for include Conference Centre of the Year, Green Initiative of the Year, Independent Venue of the Year, and Refurbishment of the Year.
While most award ceremonies are impartial, any speculation that nominees are based on spending habits with awarding organisations can be easily quashed. The not-for-profit Awards Trust Mark accreditation offers a quantifiable and trackable seal of approval from an independent organisation. The scheme is based around a voluntary code of conduct that awards organisers commit to. All levels of the Trust Mark require a director to sign up to this code of conduct.