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Events professionals celebrated at the PPA Connect Awards 2014

The UK's leading events professionals were celebrated at the inaugural PPA Connect Awards 2014 on 2 December.

Around 300 people from across the events and publishing sector gathered at Banking Hall to hear winners named in 15 categories.

Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, said: “The value and success of face-to-face content is growing at a rapid rate and the PPA Connect Awards reward and recognise the efforts of the talented teams in this sector.

“Congratulations to our winners, thanks to our judges, our event partners and everyone who has been a part of PPA Connect’s first year.”

The winners:

OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT

Sponsored by DHP Studios

Laura Scanlan, EMAP

EVENTS INDUSTRY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Anderson Norton Design

etc Venues

NETWORKING EVENT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Adestra

World Routes 2013, UBM

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by White Space Productions

HTC One Skatepark at Selfridges, Factory Media

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Banking Hall

The Festival of Marketing 2013

Highly Commended: The Photography Show, Future

ONLINE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Abacus e-Media

Marketing Magazine's Big Questions Live, Haymarket Media Group

CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 300 DELEGATES)

Sponsored by Olympia

Operational Leaders In Legal Conference, Legal Support Network

CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR (300 – 800 DELEGATES)

Sponsored by The Brewery

World Procurement Congress 2014 – Procurement Leaders

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Circdata

Gastech – dmg events

EVENT EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Circdata

Event 360, Haymarket Media Group

EVENTS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Thinkers Live

Victoria Hart, EMAP

AWARDS EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS)

Sponsored by Performing Artistes

The Red Rose Awards 2014, Lancashire Business View, Northpoint Publishing

AWARDS EVENT OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER)

Sponsored by Performing Artistes

NME Awards 2014 with Austin Texas, Time Inc. (UK)

BRAND OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by ASP

Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

EVENTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by the Air Business Group

The Protection and Management Team, UBM

Highly Commended: Haymarket Events