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ABPCO Excellence Awards 2023

ABPCO Excellence Awards 2023

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The awards will take place at P&J Live in Aberdeen from 12noon - 3.30pm on Friday 8th December with the pre-lunch reception sponsored by Visit Aberdeenshire.

The awards day will be preceded by a fun informal networking event on the previous night, and local visits on the Thursday afternoon for early arrivals.   We will incorporate an education session on the Friday morning and some well-being activities.  

The ABPCO Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate industry best practice in association and not-for-profit conferences and events.  They are an opportunity to showcase to your peers, and the wider industry the incredible work that is being undertaken in this sector, and the positive impact that it has.

 Our categories for this year are:

•    Best Event by an In-house PCO  - sponsored by Harrogate Convention Centre

•    Best Event by an Agency PCO - sponsored by Full Circle Events & Exhibitions Ltd 

•    Industry Supplier of the Year - sponsored by Soaring Worldwide

•    Best Association Events Team - sponsored by Telford International Centre

•    Rising Star - sponsored by Abstract Events

•    Guiding Star

•    Best EDI at a Conference - sponsored by London ExCeL

•    Best Sustainable Conference - sponsored by Manchester Central

•    Legacy and Impact Award - sponsored by SAGE ICC

•    Best Partnership - sponsored by Memcom

•    Outstanding Contribution - sponsored by ICC Birmingham

The submissions are now in, and being judged by a panel of professionals.  As in previous years some will be voted by ABPCO members prior to, and on, the day of the awards.  

The short-list will be announced on the 18th September.

We are keeping the ticket prices the same as last year - £35 ex VAT for members , £75 ex VAT for non-members.

We have secured special rates at local hotels, and with LoganAir and ScotRail - please see the details on the location page.

Please do consider our sponsorship opportunities. The packages can be seen here.

Our Sponsors

Featured Sponsors

P&J Live

Our venue sponsor

View their website


Visit Aberdeenshire

Our reception sponsor

View their website

Our Award Sponsors


We have one more sponsorship available!


Thanks to our ongoing ABPCO Industry Partners for their support


Organised by: Heather Lishman of ABPCO
Phone Number: 01386858886


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Thursday 7th December

On arrival


Welcome coffee

Hilton TECA



Venue Show-round, or:

P&J Live

Excursion to City Centre




Board Meeting

Hilton TECA


First time attendees

Welcome drinks and introductions

Hilton TECA



Taste of Aberdeen Networking Event

Hilton TECA

Friday 8th December

7.30am – 8.15am


Optional exercise – yoga session


Hilton TECA

Optional exercise –

ABPCO 5k run

TECA Complex



Optional excursion – city centre tour

From the Hilton front door



Optional – P&J live Venue Visit

P&J Live



Education/Panel discussion

How will AI be integrated into the future events industry?

P&J Live



Arrival reception

Conference Suite 2A



The Excellence Awards

Conference Suite 2A



Post event waiting area for transportation

Hilton TECA

Finding our more about travelling to Aberdeen

Travel - by Air

LoganAir have offered ABPCO members a 30% discount on their flights. 

Please go to the LoganAir website, and then enter the PROMO code “ABPCO” where you add in your search (see the blue arrow below).  You can see the airports that they fly from here

Travel - by Train

We have also secured a 30% discount from Scotrail for those travelling to and from Aberdeen. In order to secure this discount attendees need to submit the following information to Please note E-tickets are not available with this discount and it is only available on Scotrail trains.


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We have rates with 2 hotels at the P&J Live campus

Book your accommodation for the ABPCO Awards - Aloft Aberdeen TECA

Book your accommodation for the ABPCO Awards - Hilton Aberdeen TECA


Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Ticket Price
Any non-member £90.00
Member £42.00


The following delegates are already attending this event.

Ms Suzi Barnes

Ms Suzi Barnes

Winter Gardens Conference and Exhibition Centre

Ms Sarah Byrne

Ms Sarah Byrne

Mosaic Events Ltd

Ms Emma Duffy

Ms Emma Duffy

Stroke Association

Mrs Katherine Mansfield

Mrs Katherine Mansfield

Harrogate Convention Centre

Ms Madalina Marincas

Ms Madalina Marincas

Opening Doors and Venues Ltd

Ms Rebecca Towell

Ms Rebecca Towell

Full Circle Events & Exhibitions

Name Organisation
Ms Clare Beach Azura Events
Mrs Sammy Connell NASUWT - The Teachers' Union
Mrs Helena Johnson ICC Wales
Mr Gordon Padmore Opening Doors & Venues Limited
Mrs Rose Padmore Opening Doors and Venues Ltd
Mrs Gemma Savage ICC Wales

Delegate Terms and Conditions

All payments to be made in advance.  Substitutions can be made up until the 1st December.

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