July 10, 2012
The AEO Excellence Awards took place on Friday 6th June at the Artillery Gardens in London. The flagship event for the exhibition and live events industry was hosted by comedian Stephen Mangan and attended by over 1,000 events industry professionals. ExCeL London won the much coveted 'Venue of the Year' award for the second year running, beating off tough competition from venues such as the 02, the NEC, Olympia and the SECC. They were also presented with the newest award for 2012 - The Excellence Award. This new award was presented by the AEO Chairman and was for the entry that achieved the highest score across all categories, i.e the 'best of the best.'
David Pegler, Managing Director at ExCeL London commented: "This is a fantastic achievement for the ExCeL London team and we are thrilled to have been recognised by the industry in this way. This is a genuine testament to the world class facilities that we offer and highlights how we are seen by our industry colleagues and peers. In a record breaking year for ExCeL London, including being the most complex venue in modern history of the Olympics, we will continue to help boost London's appeal as a leading events and business destination for domestic and international clients."