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ABPCO Excellence Awards 2024

ABPCO Excellence Awards 2024

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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.

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It’s important that we come together to support each other and recognise those that embrace innovation and change. We have developed four new categories to showcase the best in the association and not-for-profit industry.

  • Best International Conference (open to all including non-members) - sponsored by Boardroom Magazine
  • Best Digital & Technology Provider (open to all including non-members) - sponsored by Conference News
  • Best Member Engagement (open to ABPCO members only) - sponsored by Memcom
  • Student of the Year (open to all including non-members) - sponsored by ACC Liverpool

And we continue to celebrate all the hard work within our existing eleven categories:

  • Best Event by an In-house PCO (ABPCO members only) - sponsored by Sage ICC
  • Best Event by an Agency PCO (ABPCO members only) - sponsored by Full Circle
  • Industry Supplier of the Year (ABPCO members only) - sponsored by Soaring Worldwide
  • Best Association Events Team (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by Olympia
  • Rising Star (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by Abstract Events
  • Guiding Star (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by ExCeL London
  • Best EDI at a Conference (Open to all, including non-members)
  • Best Sustainable Conference (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by P&J Live, Aberdeen
  • Legacy and Impact Award (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by Manchester Central
  • Best Partnership (Open to all, including non-members) - sponsored by International Confex
  • Outstanding Contribution (ABPCO members only) - sponsored by MICE Concierge Ltd

We are now open for submissions

Please note the submission requirements and criteria.  All events submitted should have taken place between the 01st August 2023 and the 31st of July 2024 (with the exception of the Legacy and Impact award, which could have taken place at any time since the 01st August 2019).   We welcome applications for virtual, live or hybrid events, and you can put the same event into multiple categories.  The awards are open to any conference hosted at a venue or destination in this country or by a British PCO anywhere in the world.

Please submit your responses by noon on Monday 31st July 2024.

The awards will be 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. 

Please note for winners of the Awards we may ask you to take part within future ABPCO round table events or our Festival of Learning to showcase your work.

There is no charge for ABPCO members to submit for these awards.  Non-members will be charged £125 ex VAT for one submission, £200 ex VAT for 2 and £275 ex VAT maximum if you wish to apply for 3 or more categories.  An invoice will be sent to you once you have submitted and needs to be paid by the 31st of July for your submissions to be considered.

The awards will take place at lunchtime on Friday 13th December with a pre-lunch reception sponsored by Harrogate Convention Centre, and will be preceded by an informal networking event on the previous night.  The awards are taking place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.  The short-list will be announced on Wednesday 18th September.  The event tech is being sponsored by MICE Concierge

Still not sure?  Read this piece by David Parker, Commercial and Events Director at the RCP 

Good luck!



Organised by: Heather Lishman of ABPCO
Phone Number: 07947369255

Directions for the Winter Gardens are here

The adress is Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL

We will be promoting hotel deals nearer the time.


Delegate Terms and Conditions

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

ABPCO are committed to and actively encourage diversity and promote inclusion and accessibility at our events. 

We value the participation of each individual and want everybody to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. All communication and behaviour should therefore be appropriate for a professional audience.

By attending an ABPCO event, you’re agreeing to respect and be kind to everybody, regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other aspect of what they look like, where they come from or who they are.

For further information and our full code of conduct please visit our website here.

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