Rapport steals limelight at biggest ever C&IT Awards

Rapport cleaned up at the C&IT Awards on Friday night (23 September), picking up four awards including the coveted Grand Prix for its ONE Astellas Live event, in front of a 500-strong crowd.

Rapport steals limelight at biggest ever C&IT Awards
Rapport steals limelight at biggest ever C&IT Awards

The winning event, delivered for Astellas Pharma Europe, was also named the Best Event Solution to A Business Challenge, Internal Communications Event of the Year, and Pharma Health & Beauty Event of the Year.

More than 500 event industry professionals – a record attendance – celebrated at the prestigious ceremony at Hilton London on Park Lane, which saw Smyle Group crowned UK Agency of the Year and Avantgarde named Global Agency of the Year.

Zibrant picked up the Incentive Programme of the Year for AstraZeneca - The Academy, while the UK Conference or Congress of the Year gong went to Meet & Potato for Dunelm Film Festival 2015.

This year’s Automotive Event of the Year was the 25th European H.O.G. Rally by Goose Live Events for Harley Davidson, while Excel London was awarded Best UK Conference Venue.

Entries were judged by a panel of expert judges including corporate event professionals from Amadeus, Hyundai, Sanofi Pasteur and L’Oreal alongside agencies and suppliers including BI Worldwide, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, TRO, Eventopedia, Crown, Sledge and In2Events.

For the second year running, C&IT asked readers to vote for their favourite short-haul and mid-to-long haul events destinations live on the night following a period of online voting, with Rotterdam & The Hague unveiled as Best Short-Haul Events Destination and New York the clear winner in the Mid- to-Long Haul category.

Check out the full list of winners below, and stay tuned to citmagazine.com for photos and video from the night.

C&IT Awards 2016 Winners

Grand Prix – ONE Astellas Live by Rapport

UK Agency of the Year – Smyle Group

Global Agency of the Year – Avantgarde

Incentive Programme of the Year – AstraZeneca - The Academy by Zibrant

UK Conference or Congress of the Year – Dunelm Film Festival 2015 by Meet & Potato

International Conference of Congress of the Year - One Young World Bangkok 2015 by George P. Johnson

Internal Communications Event of the Year - ONE Astellas Live by Rapport

Best Event Solution to a Business Challenge – ONE Astellas Live by Rapport

Automotive Event of the Year - Harley Davidson 25th H.O.G. Rally by Goose Live
Events

IT & Telcoms Event of the Year - EE Conference by drp

Business & Finance Event of the Year - Entrepreneurs Exchange by mcm creative group

Pharma/Medical/Health & Beauty Event of the Year - ONE Astellas Live by Rapport

Retail/Consumer goods Event of the Year - Redken European Symposium 2016 by Wolf & White

Teambuilding Experience of the Year – Coca-Cola Rugby Ready by All about the Idea

Best Use of Event Technology/Social Media - Jaguar F-PACE Lenticular and iSender Experience by TBA

Best Use of a Small Budget - Skipton Direct Festival by Simply Better Events

Best UK Conference Venue - ExCeL London

Best Overseas Conference Venue - NH Hotel Group, nhow Berlin

Best Short-haul Events Destination – Rotterdam & The Hague

Best Mid- to Long-haul destination – New York

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