Finalist Position for AECC at Conference Awards

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has been announced asa finalist at this year’s Conference Awards in the category for Best Conference Venue Customer Service – up to 500 delegates.

The awards recognise and reward excellence for events and teams across the globe and this year marks the second time that AECC has been shortlisted in the category for their customer service. The awards are the flagship event of The Global Conference Network (GCN), which was established to provide quality information and events for the global conference industry.

AECC Interim Chief Executive, Adrian Hunter, said: “The awards set the benchmark for the conference industry so it is superb to be recognised. We pride ourselves on customer relations and making sure the customer is looked after from the enquiry stage throughout the event and onwards is a key drive. Our in-house capabilities are testament to this with the strong catalogue of repeat business that the venue secures each year.”

The successful finalists will be announced at an awards ceremony attracting more than 600 conference professionals at the iconic conference and event venue, Tobacco Dock in London, on 30th June.




For more information please contact Leigh-Ann Kemp, PR & Marketing Manager at AECC on 01224 330430 or email [email protected]


About SMG: AECC is managed and operated by SMG.

SMG turns 40 in 2017!

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centres, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centres, amphitheatres, equestrian facilities, science centres and a variety of other venues.

With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.

As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

In Europe, SMG is the UK’s biggest arena venue manager and operates Manchester Arena, first direct Arena Leeds, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle and AECC as well as a number of theatres and smaller venues. The European group also includes CGC Event Caterers which manages event hospitality and catering for in-house venues and external clients across Europe.

SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit

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