Clarion, the international events company whose gaming brands include ICE Totally Gaming, iGaming Business, EiG, Juegos Miami, iGaming Super Show, Japan Gaming Congress and Brazil Gaming Congress, has been named ‘Most Respected Company of The Year’ at the 2017 edition of the Association of Exhibition Organisers’ Excellence Awards. The title, which was presented in front of 1,000 guests at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, is widely regarded as the blue riband award in the UK events industry.
Lisa Hannant, Group Managing Director at Clarion Events, said: “We are obviously delighted to win this award, which is a recognition of the skill set and philosophy which defines the entire Clarion family of 950 employees responsible for the 180 events we organise, across a number of key industries in 50 countries worldwide. Clarion occupies a unique position in gaming, where we provide a full range of services including exhibitions, conferences, technical training, research and digital information. One of the flagship brands in our business is ICE Totally Gaming, which continues to meet the global business needs of the gaming industry and in 2017 attracted over 30,000 visitors from 151 sovereign states. The qualities enshrined within brands such as ICE are the reasons why Clarion has been recognised in this way.”
ICE 2017 was the most successful edition on record, with attendance independently audited at 30,213, up 6% year-on-year and the sixth consecutive year of growth. ICE is the most international event in the gaming space, with 66% of the attendance travelling from 151 sovereign states, excluding host nation, the United Kingdom.
ICE 2018 takes place across 6 – 8 February, ExCeL London. For more information and to register interest, visit icetotallygaming.com