Auckland Build organised by Oliver Kinross has been awarded the Best Tradeshow Launch at the Association of Event Organiser’s (AEO) Excellence Awards 2017.

This year’s AEO Excellence Awards took place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 16th June 2017. The AEO Excellence Awards bring together around one thousand leading global event organisers and represent the best that the events industry has to offer. The awards aim to showcase the amazing achievements of event professionals, highlight the best industry launches and promote the leading events companies and also event destinations globally.

The entries were considered by 36 judges in total who were made up of esteemed event organisers from across the world. In total 8 events made it to the finals of the Best Tradeshow Launch category, the judges voted and decided to crown Auckland Build the winner.

On winning the award, Neil McKenzie MD of Oliver Kinross said that, “It is a fantastic achievement not only for Oliver Kinross but also the New Zealand events industry to have won the AEO’s Best Tradeshow Launch category. When Oliver Kinross identified an opportunity to launch a construction exhibition in Auckland we passionately believed in the potential of this event and also in the growth of Auckland. We found it an absolute pleasure launching a new format construction event in New Zealand and thoroughly enjoyed working with our local partners.”

The focus of the event was to ensure that the exhibition was led by education, training, workshops and presentations to help support and develop the local industry. We feel the award judges respected the bold move Oliver Kinross took in launching the new format construction show. Alongside this the judges believed that excellent feedback from attendees as well as the innovative approach we took to delivering such a content-rich and entertaining event were the key drivers in winning the award.”

It is important to note that we could not have launched such a successful event without the wonderful support of our many event partners, local government, the ASB Showgrounds venue and the key industry stakeholders in New Zealand – we are extremely grateful to all the local support we had in making Auckland Build a huge success”

Auckland Build 2016 was organized by the Oliver Kinross team and covered the booming Auckland construction industry from all angles. Featuring a 120+ booth exhibition, 2-day conference and workshops, demo areas, networking parties and live entertainment and prize giveaways.

Auckland Build provides the best opportunity in the New Zealand construction industry for professionals to get together to discuss past, present and future projects” said Chris Macaulay, Head of Sponsorship APAC, Oliver Kinross. “The event enables the industry to educate itself and provides the perfect marketing tool for companies looking to stand out within the competitive construction industry.”

Auckland Build 2017 will be back at the ASB Showgrounds on 2-3 November 2017.

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About Oliver Kinross

Oliver Kinross was founded in 2008 as a business events organiser, with its headquarter in London and regional office in Hong Kong. Oliver Kinross specialises in running innovative and highly successful business-to-business (b2b) events in the construction, healthcare, commodities and technology markets.

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