It is with great pride that Conference Partners is delighted to announce that it was awarded the ‘Best Conference by an Agency Conference Organiser’ at the ABPCO Excellence Awards 2016. The announcement was made during the ABPCO Chairmen’s Lunch & Excellence Awards in Manchester Central before an audience of 80 association professionals on Friday, 9th December 2016.

Conference Partners was shortlisted to present their submission on the delivery of one of Europe’s leading science conferences, the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 and was awarded based on the event’s lasting impact and attendee votes secured on the day. In partnership with the University of Manchester, Manchester City Council supported by Marketing Manchester, local government, the European Commission and many commercial organisations, Conference Partners successfully delivered ESOF 2016 in Manchester Central between 23 and 27 July. The UK has a world renowned reputation for scientific endeavour, medical discoveries, innovative technologies and an entrepreneurial spirit and this was the first time that ESOF was held in a UK city, attracting 3,542 delegates from 80 countries, 800 international speakers and 64 exhibitors.

For 4 days, this global gathering of Nobel laureates, leading researchers, policy makers, business leaders, international media and general public enjoyed a rich platform for debate and exchange of ideas on a variety of topical issues. The conference featured keynote addresses delivered by renowned Manchester physicist, presenter and author, Professor Brian Cox, UK national treasure, Sir David Attenborough and a live video link with Tim Peake, a UK astronaut.

Conference Partner’s Managing Director, Nicola McGrane said: “The ABPCO Excellence Awards celebrates the demonstration of excellence and leadership in association conference and event organisation, so it is a genuine honour for Conference Partners to receive this accolade. We believe ESOF 2016 topped its forerunners based on exceptional planning, management and implementation but most of all, its impact in terms of delegate satisfaction, cost-effectiveness and legacy to the city of Manchester. The most rewarding element for Conference Partners was the successful collaboration between the city stakeholders, industry, academia and the professional suppliers who helped us to deliver the event and the collective talent that worked together to create ESOF 2016, the most successful conference in the history of the EuroScience Open Forums”.

Jenny Marchmont & Sarah Fitzpatrick at the ABPCO Excellence Awards 2016
Sarah Fitzpatrick, General Manager of Conference Partners UK and Jenny Marchmont, Account Manager attended the ceremony and accepted the Award on behalf of a delighted Conference Partners team. 

About Conference Partners
Conference Partners is a multi award-winning and internationally accredited PCO with offices in Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh and Manchester, and operating globally. With a proven track record demonstrated over 18 years in business, our exceptional portfolio of over 950 national & international conferences has justifiably positioned us as an international leader. Driven by our ‘hands-on’ senior management team with over 100 collective years’ experience, the company boasts a highly skilled, multi-lingual team of 62, split over 7 specialist departments, enabling us to offer our clients; in-house graphic design, website development, sponsorship and exhibition management, financial management, delegate management, marketing and promotion, abstract management, operations as well as a dedicated bid support team. Our approach is in our name, we act as your PARTNER. Conference Partners are not only accredited nationally by AIPCO and ABPCO but are also accredited internationally by IAPCO, ensuring that we are at the cutting edge of International standards and practices. ‘Enhance your reputation by depending on ours’

For further information, please contact: 
Jaime Bennett Sales & Marketing Director Conference Partners
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