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Shortlist revealed for ABPCO Excellence Awards 2017

Shortlist revealed for awards, which take place at Harrogate Convention Centre on Friday 8 December

Pictured: last year’s winners included Royal Society of Medicine, Conference Partners and SECC

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

The shortlist for the awards, which take place at Harrogate Convention Centre on Friday 8 December, is as follows:

•         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

Therese Dolan, joint-chair of ABPCO, said: “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.

“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.”

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 among those in attendance.

Last year’s winners 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

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