28 Mar

SEC Sponsors AEO Award Category

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is pleased to announce that it’s sponsoring the Best Consumer Show category at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards.

The Best Consumer Show award is aimed at this events which delivered an exceptional visitor experience and were accompanied by outstanding and creative marketing campaigns. The show must also have proven year-on-year success and a strong, competitive profile in its sector.

The sponsorship is a perfect strategic fit for the SEC, consumer shows has been the fastest growing area in recent years and the venue currently hosts over 40 each year and will welcome four new events in the coming year.  

Director of Exhibition Sales, Dan Thurlow, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this category as the SEC is home to many of Scotland’s best consumer shows. We are proud of the variety of events that run with and collectively attract an audience of over half a million visitors.  We have a great mix of new launches and more established shows, many of which have been with us for over a decade. We encourage all to enter the awards”.

The AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the UK events industry has to offer and aim to showcase the outstanding achievements throughout the year. The event also recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, excellent venue standards and supplier and contractor service quality.

Dan continued: “We believe that Glasgow is the perfect place for shows to launch, expand and reach new audiences. We are constantly improving our offering for current and potential exhibitions, providing exhibitors with unparalleled access to the Scottish audience - 67% of which are within an hour of the campus.”

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by multi-award winning actor, James Nesbitt OBE. Previous hosts of the esteemed event include acclaimed comedians David Mitchell and Lenny Henry.

The sponsorship follows the news of the strategic partnership between SEC and AEO, which sees the SEC positioned as AEO’s official UK Venue Partner for 2017.

For more information or to enter the awards, click here: http://www.aeoawards.org/welcome

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