The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has revealed the finalists for its 2022 Excellence Awards. The annual event, now in its 9th year will take place on 9th December at Birmingham ICC, featuring a range of new categories. Registration is open via this link.
The finalists are:
Best Event by an In-house PCO
Best Event by an Agency PCO
Industry Supplier of the Year
Best Association Events Team
Rising Star – team members from…
Guiding Star – team members from…
Best EDI at a Conference
Best Sustainable Conference
Best Legacy Award
Shortlisted candidates, for all categories, have been selected by an independent panel of judges, and the winners of four of the awards will be decided by delegate judging prior to, and at, the event.
Details for the voting process will be sent to the registered delegates prior to the event.
“This year saw the best entry levels we have seen for the awards, which has been greatly aided by our decision to open several of the categories to non-members,” comments Heather Lishman, ABPCO’s Executive Director. “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone in December, which will include opportunities for both networking and celebration as the leaders in the association PCO business gather in Birmingham.”
Finalist Sammy Connell, Conferences and Events Manager, NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union said: “I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to be shortlisted. The team have really risen to the challenge post-covid and used the opportunity to transform our ways of working and really enhance our attendees’ experience. As a Union, we know how invaluable conferences and events are for providing opportunities for members to shape the policy of the Union, network with peers, increase their own activism and create a sense of collectivism and solidarity. We’re very much looking forward to the awards ceremony.”