Olympia London to Headline Sponsor AEO Excellence Awards

23 Apr 2015

AEO announces Olympia London and Freeman as headline sponsors of the AEO Excellence Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 26 June.

The AEO Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors throughout the industry. 

Marketing teams across the industry are now breathing a sigh of relief that their entries are in. Now it’s a waiting game to see if their campaign, teams and colleagues are in with a chance of scooping the trophy. What we do know is that this year’s awards will be hotly contested and anyone involved in celebrating the industry is in for a treat on 26th June.

Olympia London and Freeman and are both strong advocates of the AEO Excellence Awards.

Nigel Nathan, managing director at Olympia London says: "We at Olympia London are delighted to be headline sponsor of the AEO Excellence Awards. It is an honour for us to support awards which champion and reward the very best of the best. We anticipate an exciting event and evening, celebrating all that's brilliant about our industry."

Anthony Floreano, managing director, Freeman says: “We are very excited to once again be involved in the prestigious AEO Awards as a headline sponsor. This year, we will be working with the AEO team to really bring the experience to life, whether inside or outside the Grosvenor House Hotel, through an innovative partnership which will drive activity pre, during and post show like never before! This is our third year supporting one of the jewels in our industry’s crown and Freeman very much looks forward to helping make this AEO Awards the best yet.”

Chris Skeith, CEO, AEO says: “We’re really excited about this year’s awards. The strong list of entries we’ve had in is testimony to the hard work that’s going on across our industry to make every event count. Our independent panel of judges is now busy with the difficult task of coming up with a shortlist and we guarantee a high calibre of people in the room come June 26th. It’s going to be a fun, high profile and prestigious event for companies, individuals and our partners to be associated with.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:
Jenni Jaques, Marketing Director
Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO)
Tel: 01442 285 814
email: jenni@aeo.org.uk


NOTES TO EDITORS

About Association of Event Organisers (AEO)

Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is the trade body representing companies, which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat. 

Our aim is to be the voice of the event organising industry, to serve the collective needs of event organisers and to promote the interests of our members and the industry at large.  AEO membership enables organisers to work with members of its sister organisations, Association of Event Venues (AEV) and Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA). 
For more information please visit www.aeo.org.uk

About Olympia London

At Olympia heritage and high-tech come together to create flexible spaces. Totalling 43,000 sqm, the seven spaces can be combined in varying ways to create versatile venues for conferences, exhibitions and events. For exhibitions, spaces range from the Apex Room with a capacity of 400, to Olympia Grand with a 10,000 capacity. The Conference Centre has space for 449 delegates. Events such as product launches, award ceremonies, corporate parties and lectures can all be accommodated. Originally opened in 1886, Olympia has been restored and enlarged in recent years. A £40m investment programme has retained its grandeur while adding more space and the latest technology.

About Freeman

Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including exhibitions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the United Kingdom, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide.