BizBash Announces The 2016 Event Style Award Winners

The Awards Recognize Innovative Event Concepts, Marketing and Social Media Campaigns, Conferences, Best Wedding Venues, Product Launches, and More

New York, NY—November 15, 2016—Today, BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals, announced the winners of the 2016 Event Style Awards as part of BizBash Live: The Expo, New York. Now in their fourth year, the awards honor the event and meeting industry’s best ideas, strategies, products, and venues in North America and beyond. This year, nearly 1,000 submissions were received from all corners of the world, including Chicago, Honolulu, Toronto, Johannesburg, Mexico City, and Moscow.

“Even though these are called the Event Style Awards, there is much substance behind that style,” said Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash. “The winners represent the best in creative thinking and execution of meetings and events. They are using events to advance business objectives, whether those are launching products, making a splash on social media, or raising money for worthy causes. This is an impressive group.”

The 2016 Event Style Award Winners are:

Best Association Event
Asian Business Association’s 39th Annual Awards Gala
Submitted by Innovate Marketing Group

Best Catering at an Event
The Eventsful Sci-Fi Holiday Party
Submitted by FCI Catering & Events

Best Conference

Google I/O 2016
Submitted by Sparks

Best Corporate Event Concept—Budget Over $250,000

Twitter City
Submitted by NA Collective

Best Corporate Event Concept—Budget Under $250,000

W Hotels: W Amsterdam Pre-Launch
Submitted by The Gathery Inc.

Best Event Decor—Budget Over $250,000
Refinery29: 29 Rooms
Submitted by The Gathery Inc.

Best Event Decor—Budget Under $250,000

Refinery29's School of Self Expression
Submitted by The Gathery Inc.

Best Event Entertainment Act

Celebration of the Americas
Submitted by Bravo! Entertainment and Hello! Florida Destination Management
Best Event Lighting Design
BBVA Bancomer Tower Opening
Submitted by CIE Comercial

Best Experiential Incentive Program

The Avnet Champions Club - The Next Generation
Submitted by Inspiria Global Events

Best Floral Design for an Event or Meeting

Tulip Ceiling
Submitted by Westmount Florist

Best Guerrilla Marketing Initiative/Marketing Campaign

Submitted by NA Collective

Best Interactive Technology for Events

FêteFone/The Audio Guest Book
Submitted by FêteFone

Best New Event Product/Service
LIQS Customized Shots
Submitted by LIQS Cocktail Shots

Best New Venue for Meetings and Events

WTC 860 - Riviera at The World Trade Center

Best Nonprofit Event Concept—Budget Over $250,000
Luminato Festival’s Big Bang Bash
Submitted by Luminato Festival

Best Nonprofit Event Concept—Budget Under $250,000

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Art Auction 2015
Submitted by HMR Designs

Best Product Launch

Nike Heat Rises Launch Event
Submitted by Team Epiphany

Best Social Event

Zachary Factory
Submitted by Mirrorball

Best Sponsor Activation at an Event

TED2016 - The Vision of Infinite Dimensions (The VOID)
Submitted by Procreation Design Works

Best Staging and Set Design

Jack Daniel's Motel No. 7
Submitted by Mirrorball

Best Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Program for an Event or Meeting

Kering Caring Day
Submitted by Eventique

Best Trade or Consumer Show

New York International Auto Show
Submitted by Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

Best Trade Show Booth

Toto at KBIS
Submitted by GES

Best Use of Event Technology

The Art of Bathing
Submitted by Eventique

Best Use of Social Media for an Event or Meeting

Citi and Global Citizen Festival Partner to Accelerate Progress
Submitted by MAC Presents

Best Use of Special Effects at Events

BMW Group - The Next 100 Years
Submitted by Vok Dams Agency for Events & Live-Marketing

Best Use of Video at an Event

Submitted by FoxTales

Best Venue for Weddings and Events
Casa Loma

Best Video Capture of an Event
Pandora SXSW Discovery Den 2016
Submitted by Pandora

For questions regarding the BizBash Event Style Awards, contact Grazia Mohren, vice president of marketing at BizBash, at

About BizBash
BizBash is the largest media source for both event pros and “hidden planners” with nearly 225,000 monthly users. Live gatherings serviced by the BizBash suite of products include: exhibitions, conferences and meetings, training and learning, marketing and PR, fund-raising and galas, celebrations and weddings, incentive and travel, and government and ceremonial. Visit and follow @BizBash on Twitter or

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