, Published by Ultimate Experience

Ultimate Experience hosted the 2018 Conference Awards at the spectacular City Central venue at the HAC.

The annual Conference Awards is an industry event, led by the Global Conference Network. It is designed to recognise, celebrate and encourage achievement in conference and events. The Global Conference Network has been running the annual awards events since 2010; Now, they pride themselves as the largest gathering of conference professionals in the UK. This year, the event was hosted by the renowned comedians Milton Jones and Zoe Lyons, whose light-hearted humor brightened the day for all involved.

Photographer: Antonio 

Ultimate Experience saw over 500 guests through the door, where they were greeted by live entertainment and welcome drinks in the main reception and stunning garden. Create, our award-winning catering partner, served canapes that included charred cured beef, eggs benedict, and Asian style salmon. Guests were served lunch in the main space before the awards ceremony commenced. Create’s three-course menu featured a warm quail salad to start, treacle cured beef as the main, and a passion fruit tart to finish.

Photographer: Gary Summers

It was wonderful to see some long-standing Ultimate Experience clients take home awards for their conference events. These included Haymarket, Euromoney and EMAP.

After the awards ceremony, the guests assembled outside to enjoy the afternoon in the glorious sunshine and take advantage of the Fun Fair activities including a carousel, dodgems and a Ferris wheel. Create designed a bespoke Aperol Spirits cocktail for the event and a bespoke gin and tonic bar, serving gin and tonics with a twist.

Photographer: Antonio 

Ultimate Experience was thrilled to be part of such an exciting industry event!


“Thank you all for such a fantastic day – your team were absolutely brilliant, the food was outstanding and the whole venue looked sensational. The service was excellent, everyone was so welcoming and friendly on the service team and AV team, such a great vibe! So many people commented to me that they didn’t know the venue existed and they were very impressed.”

Client – Global Conference Network