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Best Academic Venue

Best Academic Venue

Open to academic venues that can demonstrate a high level of customer service, excellence in linking ROI from sales to support the academic institution and innovation in its use of academic facilities and spaces?

Submission/Eligibility Information:

  • Venue must be affiliated to or be within an academic institution such as university, college or adult learning facility
  • Venue must have more than 2 conference spaces
  • Venue can be residential or non-residential

Judging Criteria:

  • Venue demonstrates a high level of customer service and positive relationships with event planners, venue finding & MICE agents and delegates   33.3%
  • Hotel/Venue demonstrates excellence in linking ROI (return on investment) from B2B sales to either support the academic institution or improve facilities for its stakeholders   33.3%
  • Venue provides flexibility and innovation in its use of academic facilities and spaces (examples needed)   33.3%

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    1. Only submissions via the correct portal (CHS Awards Website) will be considered for judging.
    2. All entries will be judged on the information and supporting evidence given, no other factors will be taken in to consideration
    3. Please ensure you are submitting your venue for the correct category before submitting
    4. The judges’ decisions are final. No negotiations will be entered into
    5. Coercion of the judges is not permitted and will result in the venue being removed for consideration. No refunds will be given.
    6. CHS Group reserve the right, as the organisers, to refuse entries if they are incomplete and do not meet the guidelines for submission, or are submitted to the wrong category.
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Everything you need to know about attending our events.

All of the judges are from the events industry, from major events companies. All pre-approved to meet our criteria as senior event professionals.

Any venue, hotel or event supplier in the UK. A venue is a hotel, conference centre, sports stadium...basically if you fit into one of the categories you can enter! Just read the eligibility and judging criteria and you can't go far wrong.

The shortlist is announced on the evening of Monday 29th April 2019 at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds – don’t forget to register and attend CHS19!

We announce the shortlist on the evening of Monday 29th April 2019 which is the night before the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds. Exhibitors and visitors to the show will be first to know, and we’ll announce it on our website and through a press release too.

Its FREE to enter the awards, so go on....get entering!

You can apply to be a judge by completing the form on the website. We do have some criteria and will let you know if you are successful as soon as possible.

You can purchase tickets via the website. Individual tickets are £130+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £140+VAT) but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1200+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £1300+VAT). Why not make a night of it and reward your team for all of their hard work? Even if you don’t win it’s a great networking event, with leading industry figures in attendance.

Of course! You can enter as many as you feel suit your company.

The only thing we can say here is make sure you have lots of supporting evidence. The Judges use your submission only to decide on their winner, so you need to make sure they have all the information required to make their choice. Also visit the CHS Awards homepage and download our helpful PDF 'How to write a kick-ass award submission' which gives you all the hints and tips you need.

Its FREE to enter the awards so go on...get entering!

Of Course! Just book your place at the ceremony through the website.

You can purchase tickets via the website. Individual tickets are £130+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £140+VAT) but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1200+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £1300+VAT). Why not make a night of it and reward your team for all of their hard work? Or invite your favourite clients!

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