‘Fresh’ Success for IFEX
Toby Wand, Managing Director, Fresh Montgomery pictured centre, with event compere, Sir Lenny Henry and the Fresh Montgomery team
IFEX – one of Europe’s longest-established food, hospitality and retail events – has scooped the top prize for ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the recent AEO Excellence Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday past, 17th June.
Organised by Fresh Montgomery, IFEX, which took place from 8-10th March in Belfast, exceeded all expectation with an action-packed three-day event.
Taking place in a new show venue, the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, the event recorded one of its biggest-ever attendance numbers, increasing by an incredible 24% on the previous show – IFEX 2014.
Collecting the award from host Sir Lenny Henry, Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery, commented: “We are thrilled to have won Best Trade Show for IFEX 2016! The IFEX team worked incredibly hard to firmly establish IFEX in its new home, delivering a sold out event, that welcomed thousands of visitors through the doors.
“Winning the award is a huge testament to our team’s commitment in making IFEX the very best it could be, and a massive thank you must go to everyone involved in IFEX’s success, including our exhibitors, visitors and association partners for their ongoing support.”
Running for 23 years, the AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry.
Commenting on why IFEX took home one of the top accolades, the AEO Excellence Awards’ judges said: “Capable and professional as you would expect from Fresh Montgomery; good local publicity and great results.”
Working across the UK, Fresh Montgomery are a specialist exhibition organiser and have built up a reputation for delivering unparalleled business opportunities for the food and hospitality industries. The company is a dominant force in the exhibition industry, organising market-leading events in the food, drink and hospitality sectors.
This AEO Excellence Award is the latest award win for the company, following national acknowledgement for its work, including being included in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in 2015.