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11 May 2023

Independent Hotel Show shortlisted for prestigious event industry award

Independent Hotel Show shortlisted for prestigious event industry award


The Independent Hotel Show, in partnership with James Hallam, the UK’s only trade event dedicated to the boutique and independent hotel sector, has been shortlisted in the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards, taking place on 16 June. at Grosvenor House. 

The 2022 edition of the event is a finalist in the ‘Best UK Trade Show between 2,001sqm - 4,000sqm’ category alongside trade events for industries including big data, retail tech, security and design.  

The AEO Excellence Awards were launched to represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry.  

The illustrious event recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors. 

This year the awards saw record entries and four new categories including Best DEI Initiative and Best Company Initiative – both of which Independent Hotel Show’s parent company Montgomery Group was shortlisted for.   

In addition, Independent Hotel Show’s sister event Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam was shortlisted in the highly competitive ‘Best International Show – Europe’ category.  

Chris Skeith, CEO of the AEO, commented: “Huge congratulations to all those shortlisted, thank you to everyone who entered and to our amazing line up of judges who provide independence, insight and an external view. Thank you also to the AEO Team who work so hard to make this all happen. Good luck to the finalists and see you on 16 June.” 

Independent Hotel Show Event Manager Glenn Wallace added: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. It’s a testament to the incredible hard work of the entire team in bringing our 2022 edition to life and to our community of independent hoteliers and quality suppliers for investing their time and efforts into making the show a success.”  

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