The judging panel for the second edition of the EN Indy Awards has been announced.
The EN Indys were launched in 2018 to celebrate and recognise the outstanding events and teams that make up the independent organiser market.
The 2019 judging panel is:
Janine Smith, NEC, Conference and Exhibition Sales Director
Chris Clipston, Circdata, Managing Director
Ashley Austin, Evolution Dome, Director
Adrian Evans, ACC Liverpool, Assistant Director of Conference and Exhibition Sales
Adam Aston, Creative Hire, Chief Business Officer
Max Bull, BDC, Executive Director of Venue Sales
John Robson, Aztec Event Services, Managing Director
Simon Mills, ExCel London, Executive Director, Exhibitions
Lou Kiwanuka, EventShaper, Managing Director
The EN Indy Awards are open to companies with a turnover of less than £7.5m or to larger organisations with an events division. The 2019 event will take place on the afternoon of 11 October at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.
2018 Best Trade Show winner Paul Clark, organiser of Installer2018, described the value of the awards to the independent organiser market, saying: “We have been proudly shortlisted for numerous EN Awards, but we know we’re up against stiff competition, and haven’t been able to bring one home.
“That’s where the EN Indy awards is great for us. As a small team, it’s difficult to compete with the events powerhouses, so it’s a much better fit for us. Plus it’s great to network and learn from similar-sized event organisers.”
To learn more about the EN Indy Awards and to enter (deadline 16 August) head to enindyawards.co.uk.