04 July 2011
Held at the venue on 1st July, ExCeL London's owner ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) also enjoyed success being named International Venue of the Year.
The prestigious accolade follows on from a string of award wins in recent months and was collected by David Pegler from ExCeL London.
David Pegler, Managing Director at ExCeL London comments: "This is another fantastic achievement for the team at ExCeL and ADNEC. Coinciding with us marking the ICC's first birthday, this is genuine testament to the world class facilities we offer and highlights how the new event space can increase event organisers' meeting and conference event options even further. Our ambition is to be Europe's leading convention centre and with continued investment in our infrastructure we shall continue to boost London's appeal as a leading events and business destination for domestic and international events."
Held in the ICC Capital Hall, the largest banqueting space in London, the AEO Excellence Awards is the flagship ceremony for the live events and exhibition industry. Attended by more than 1,200 professional, the awards, organised by the Association of Event Organisers, are considered to be the industry's own Oscars.
Austen Hawkins, CEO of AEO said: "I couldn't have wished for a better event. The AEO Excellence Awards is the biggest party in the industry and this year's event recognised the achievements in every area, from organisers to venues to suppliers. Congratulations to all the winners."