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Shortlist revealed for ABPCO Excellence Awards 2017

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has revealed the shortlist for their 2017 Excellence Awards.

*Best Conference by an In-House Conference Organiser – Macmillan, NCRI and RCN *Best Conference by an Agency Conference Organiser – Bioscientifica, MCI and Hampton Medical *Best Industry Partnership – AECC, Shocklogic and Visit Belfast

“The Excellence Awards are now well and truly established in the industry’s calendar.  The quality and number of entries continues to grow each year as association professionals recognise the calibre of the awards and prestige of winning or even being shortlisted,” commented Therese Dolan, joint-chair of ABPCO.  “The quality of entries this year is the best to date.  The shortlisting process was incredibly challenging as there were so many examples of best practice, creativity and high-quality events.  I very much look forward to the presentations and seeing the final winners on the day.”

The Excellence Awards, will take place at Harrogate Convention Centre on Friday 8th December.  Once again, an independent panel selected the shortlisted candidates – and during the lunch each entry presents details of their event, demonstrating best practice and expertise.  Winners are then selected through peer voting amongst those in attendance.

Last year’s winners (pictured below) included Royal Society of Medicine (BeyondBORDERS), Conference Partners (EuroScience Open Forum 2016) and SECC (RCN Congress).

Ahead of the Excellence Awards and Chairmen’s Lunch, a dinner has also been arranged which will take place the evening before at Betty’s Café Tea Rooms. Those interested in attending the Excellence Awards should visit

ABPCO is the UK’s leading organisation for professional conference and event organisers, industry associates and those studying for, or seeking a career in the conference and meetings industry. For more information about ABPCO visit


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