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September 25, 2006
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Event Awards 2006: winners and nominees




The Event Awards, run by Event Magazine, was held at Grosvenor House in London on Friday 22 September to celebrate best practice in the live events industry. Here's a summary of the winners and nominees.

PREMIER AWARDS

Best Overall Live Event Activity
British Red Cross Ball (Produced by DNA Productions)

Best Overall Exhibition Activity
Winner: Grand Designs Live 2005 (Organised by Media 10)


MOST EFFECTIVE EVENT ACTIVITY AWARDS (by sector)

BUSINESS/FINANCE/GOVERNMENT
Gold: KPMG Live for KPMG (Created by TRO)
Silver: The Big Sunday for London Borough of Newham (Created by London Borough of Newham)
Finalists: Scottish Executive Renewable Energy Tour for Central Office of Information (Created by Event Marketing Solutions)
Project eGovernment Conference for Central Office of Information (Created by LIVE)

IT/TELECOMS
Live Event –
Gold: The Blue Space at the O2 Wireless Festival for O2 (Created by Sledge)
Silver: Road to V for Virgin Mobile (Created by Itch)
Exhibition –
Gold: Xerox Exhibition Stand at IPEX 2006 for Xerox (Created by MICE International)

FMCG/PHARMACEUTICALS/HEALTH
Live Event –
Gold: Knorr Vie Shot – Are you getting enough? for Unilever (Created by Closer)
Silver: British Red Cross Ball for British Red Cross (Created by DNA Productions)
Finalists: Elton John’s Seventh Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball for Elton John Aids Foundation (Created by DNA Productions)
Pampers’ ‘Sleep like a baby’ retail roadshow for Procter & Gamble (Created by LoewyBe)
Pfizer Multiple Buyers event for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (Created by With)
Exhibition –
Gold: Leading Astellas Prograf exhibition stand for Astellas Pharma Europe by Photosound Communications

MARINE/AEROSPACE
Gold: Portsmouth International Festival of the Sea for Royal Navy/Festival Management (Created by Richmond Event Management/Portsmouth International Festival of the Sea

AUTOMOTIVE
Live Event –
Gold: Jaguar Cars Event Portfolio for Jaguar Cars (Created by MMM)
Silver: FHM/VXR Sports Driver of the Year for Emap and Vauxhall Motors (Created by TRO)
Finalist: Renault UK’s Summer of Safety for Renault (Created by TRO)
Exhibition –
DVLA Personalised Registrations Touch Screen System for DVLA (Created by Wyndham-Leigh)

TRAVEL/TOURISM/LEISURE
Gold: La Fete Noire at the 58th Cannes Film Festival for Chopard (Created by DNA Productions
Silver: London 2012 Singapore presentation for London 2012 (Created by LIVE)
Finalist: National Tourism Awards for Wales 2005 for Wales Tourist Board (Created by Quadrant Media)


OTHER LIVE MARKETING AND EXPERIENCIAL CATEGORIES

BEST CONFERENCE OR MARKETPLACE EVENT
Gold: Philips Summit India for Philips (Created by Jack Morton Worldwide)
Silver: CNN – Coutts Client Network for Coutts & Co (Created by The Bank)
Finalists: London Underground Time to Talk (Created by LIVE)
MS Life for the MS Society (Created by MS Society)

BEST FIELD MARKETING OR BRAND EXPERIENCE CAMPAIGN
Gold: Nobby’s – Are You Man Enough? for PepsiCo (Created by Haygarth)
Silver: Pampers’ ‘Sleep like a baby’ retail roadshow for Procter & Gamble (Created by LoewyBe)
Finalists: Dove Hair Histories for Unilever Home and Personal Care (Created by iD Live Brand Experience)
Live 8 AOL Sponsorship Activation for AOL (Created by Ignition)
Philips Next Simplicity event for Philips (Created by Jack Morton Worldwide)
Smirnoff Uri’s Garden for Diageo (Created by RPM)
Jaffa Cakes Lunchbox Challenge for McVitie’s Cake (Created by RPM)
Bertolli Rustico for Unilever (Created by RPM)
In the Game – Experience Tour Christmas for Electronic Arts (Created by The Circle Agency)

LIVE EVENT VENUE OF THE YEAR
Gold: ExCeL London
Silver: Blenheim Palace
Finalists: Earls Court, Trafalgar Square

BEST LAUNCH EVENT
Gold: Toyota Opening Ceremony for Saud Bahwan Group (Created by LIVE)
Silver: The Da Vinci Code event for Eurostar (Created by Eurostar)
Finalist: La Dolce Vita UK launch party for Miller Brands UK (Created by The Bank)

BEST OUTDOOR/PUBLIC EVENT
Gold: Melbourne Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies for Commonwealth Games Federation (Created by Jack Morton Worldwide)
Silver: Live 8 for Live 8 (Created by Ignition)
Finalists: Ministry of Defence Project Trafalgar 200 – Son et Lumiere (Created by MICE International)
The Blue Space at the O2 Wireless Festival for O2 (Created by Sledge)
Saudi Aradian Days for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia (Created by Jack Morton Worldwide)

BEST CELEBRATION EVENT
Gold: British Red Cross Ball 2005 for British Red Cross (Created by DNA Productions)
Silver: The Big Sunday for London Borough of Newham (Created by London Borough of Newham)
Finalists: Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Care (Created by Breast Cancer Care)
La Fete Noire at the 58th Cannes Film Festival for Chopard (Created by DNA Productions
Elton John’s Seventh Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball for Elton John Aids Foundation (Created by DNA Productions)
Thank you London, Thank you UK for The Mayor of London and London 2012 (Created by GDF Diversivents)
ASPIRE for ASPIRE Academy of Sports Excellence (Created by The Bank)


EXHIBITION/VENUE CATEGORIES

BEST LAUNCH EXHIBITION
Gold: Square Meal’s Venues & Events 2005
Silver: Grand Designs Live 2005 (Organised by Media 10)

BEST CONSUMER EXHIBITION
Gold: Grand Designs Live 2005 (Organised by Media 10)
Silver: Autosport International (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)
Finalists: MPH (Organised by Brand Events)
A Place in the Sun Live (Organised by Brooklands Group)

BEST BUSINESS EXHIBITION
Gold: Cereals Event (Organised By Haymarket Land Events)
Silver: In-cosmetics 2006 (Organised by Reed Exhibitions)
Finalists: Safety & Health Expo and The Facilities Show 2005 (Organised by CMP)
BETT 2006 (Organised by Emap Education)
Autosport International (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)

EXHIBITION VENUE OF THE YEAR
Gold: Olympia
Silver: ExCeL London
Finalists: Alexdandra Palace, Earls Court

BEST OVERSEAS EXHIBITION
Gold: In-cosmetics 2006 (Organised by Reed Exhibitions)

BEST EXHIBITION MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Gold: Clotheshow Live (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)
Silver: Digital Print World (Organised by IIR Exhibitions)
Finalist: A Place in the Sun Live (Organised by Brooklands Group)

MOST IMPROVED ESTABLISHED EXHIBITION
Gold: IFSEC 2005 (Organised by CMP Information)
Silver: In-cosmetics 2006 (Organised by Reed Exhibitions)
Finalists: What Hi-Fi? (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)
Sound and Vision Show featuring the best of Stuff 2005 (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)
Internet World (Organised by Ithaca Media)
Leisure Industry Week (Organised by Ithaca Media)

BEST EXHIBITION FEATURE AREA
Gold: Huf Haus at Grand Designs Live (Organised by Media 10)
Silver: First Corner of Monaco at Autosport International (Organised by Future Events)
Finalist: Main Stage at Clotheshow Live (Organised by Haymarket Exhibitions)

BEST EXHIBITION STAND
Gold: Leading Light modular exhibition system for Astellas Pharma Europe by Photosound Communications
Silver: Caterpillar/Perkins events for Caterpillar/Perkins by Hub Design
Finalist: Fairy – World of Softness for Procter & Gamble by LIME


OTHER CATEGORIES

EVENT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Gold: Stage One
Silver: The Ice Box
Finalists: Gallowglass, Insurex Expo-Sure



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