More than 80 shortlisted event planners gathered for the celebration, ahead of the awards ceremony on 23 September at London Hilton Park Lane.
Guests enjoyed a selection of drinks and canapés, including goats cheese rolls and mini pork and chorizo casseroles.
After a series of welcome speeches, the group headed into the ice bar to cool off. Wearing cosy cloaks and gloves, guests spent the evening drinking cocktails from ice glasses, networking and taking pictures of the unique venue.
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