EN Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2022 EN Awards has been announced.

Now in their 15th year, the EN Awards is a must attend event for the industry, delivering a fantastic night of networking, celebration and the chance to recognise the achievements of individuals, teams, shows and companies over the last 12 months.

This year sees some new awards for ESG strategies and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Exhibition News deputy editor Emily Wallin said: “The number and quality of entries this year is testament to the exhibitions industry’s resilience and  sure sign of a return to rude health.  We are delighted to see some exciting new faces amongst the shortlist, as well as the return of some familiar names.

“We cannot wait to celebrate with the very best of the industry at Evolution London on March 18.”

The awards are headline sponsored by  CircData, Hubilo and Olympia London.


EN Awards Shortlist 2022:

Best Newcomer sponsored by  The Hub Jobs

Eamon Curran, CloserStill Media

Elisa Gault, ROAR B2B

Gaby Mendes,  Talk Twenties

Jesse Horner, Fortem International

Kara Neill, Broadway Events

Phoebe Watson, Nineteen Group

Shannon Mooney, Nineteen Group

Tim Schorno, CloserStill Media


Best Operations Team sponsored by FFAIR

Breakbulk Americas Operations Team, Hyve Group

Clarion Gaming Operations Team

CloserStill Media Operations team

dmg events (UK) Ltd – Operations Team

EMEA Event Operations Team, Informa Markets

Imago Techmedia

Nineteen Group

Retail & Fashion Operations Team, Hyve Group



Best Organiser Salesperson sponsored by Farnborough International

Bjorn Sirum, Hyve Group

David Hickey, Schools & Academies Show (part of GovNet)

Derek MacHale, Faversham House

Harry Norman, CloserStill Media

Matthew Barlow, Easyfairs

Neema Sharma, Nineteen Group

Steve Todd, ROAR B2B


Best Event Director sponsored by Olympia London 

Adrien Boulongne, CloserStill Media

Chris Callaghan, Schools & Academies Show (GovNet)

David Holden, Nineteen Group

Jesse Horner, Fortem International

Majen Immink, The Toy Fair 2022

Matthew Mein, Hyve Group

Rachael Shattock, Nineteen Group

Tristan Norman, Nineteen Group


Event Tech of the Year 

ASP Showoff



Grip: AI-Powered Event, Matchmaking and Networking Platform




Tag Digital


Best International Venue sponsored by Translatable

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Bella Center Copenhagen

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

MECC Maastricht

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

RAI Amsterdam


Best Venue Under 10,000m sponsored by Creative Live 

Business Design Centre

Church House Westminster

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The Eastside Rooms


Best Venue Over 10,000m sponsored by City Furniture

Eikon Exhibition Centre

ExCeL London

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Manchester Central

Scottish Event Campus

Telford International Centre



Supplier of the Year sponsored by Evolution Dome 


Aztec Event Services

Creative Live

Flow Design & Build




PSP Exhibitions

Rocket Exhibition Services

Whitespace Group


Diversity & Inclusion Award sponsored by Totem

Africa Oil Week, Hyve Group

Events Industry Alliance

Fashion for Change, Informa Markets

IMX Lite, Informa Markets

Kinderwunsch Tage – Support of LGBTQ Community, F2F Events

London Eid Festival, Algebra Festivals

London Muslim Shopping Festival, Algebra Festivals

Women in Exhibitions UK Chapter

ESG Award sponsored by Hubilo

73 Media

Being the Change, Business Design Centre

ESG Strategy 2021-2023, Flow Design & Build

Olympia London’s Grand Plan, Olympia London


Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign  sponsored by ASP

Cake & Bake Show, Media 10

Grand Designs Live Birmingham, Media 10

Naidex, ROAR B2B

The Allergy & Free From Winter, F2F Events

TokFEST, Malo Events


Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign sponsored by Live Buzz

Advanced Engineering, Easyfairs

Autumn Fair, Hyve Group

Decorex International 2022, Informa Markets

HETT, part of GovNet


The London Vet Show, CloserStill Media

The Pharmacy Show, CloserStill Media

The Safety & Security Event Series, Nineteen Group

UK Construction Week 2021, Media 10


Best Feature Area 

Venice Beach at Arnold Sports Festival UK, Equinox Design

Future Policing Zone at The Emergency Services Show, Nineteen Group

Ski Slope at The National Snow Show, Raccoon Events

Tunnel of Fire at the ESSA Conference 2021, JLLive

Curated Meetings at Autumn Fair 2021, Flow Design & Build

Cyber Immersive Demonstrator at International Cyber Expo, Nineteen Group

Sustainability Activation at Brand Licensing Europe 2021, Flow Design & Build


Best Brand Expansion sponsored by Whitespace Expo

CSI Plus, Elite Exhibitions

DSEI Connect, Clarion Events

eBike Demo Weekend, Immediate Live

GSOF Symposium Europe 2021, Clarion Events

Madrid Tech Show, Closerstill Media

The Annual Hotel Conference, Questex

TokFEST, Malo Events


Show Rising Star sponsored by ExCel London

Plant Based World Europe, JD Events

Future Surgery 2021, CloserStill Media

Digital Accountancy Show, Digital Accountancy Media

AccountingWEB Live! 73 Media/SIFT

Design London, Media 10

The Security Event, Nineteen Group

The National Snow Show, Raccoon Events

Space-Comm Expo , Hub Exhibitions

TokFEST, Malo Events


Best Consumer Show sponsored by ASM Global

BT Consumer Live, DRPG

DogFest, Touchpoint Live Media

Grand Designs Live Birmingham, Media 10

Ideal Home Show Christmas, Media 10

Naidex, ROAR B2B

Social in the City, Malo Events

The Festival of Quilts, Immediate Live

The Game Fair, The Game Fair

The National Running Show, Raccoon Events


Best International Trade Show sponsored by Amsterdam RAI

Advanced Manufacturing Madrid, Easyfairs Iberia

Breakbulk Americas, Hyve Group

Gastech 2021, dmg events

IBTM World, RX Global

iGB Live! Clarion Gaming

INDEX, dmg events

The Battery Show Europe, Informa Markets

The Hotel Show, dmg events

World Vape Show Dubai, Quartz Business Media


Best Trade Show Under 2000m

AccountingWEB Live! 73 Media/SIFT

Africa Oil WeekHyve Group

Best Practice Show, CloserStill Media

Completely Retail Marketplace, Completely Events

Design London, Media 10

Ei Live! All Things Media

London Dentistry Show, CloserStill Media

Space-Comm Expo, Hub Exhibitions


Best Trade Show Over 2000m sponsored by Circdata

CCR, Easyfairs

DSEI, Clarion Events

LetsRecycle Live, ROAR B2B

London Build, Oliver Kinross

London Vet Show 2021, CloserStill Media

The Emergency Services Show, Nineteen Group

The Safety & Security Event Series, Nineteen Group

UK Construction Week 2021, Media 10

WTM London, RX Global

Glee, Hyve Group


Picture by Jonathan ‘JT’ Taylor, Aniseed Photo

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