The 2012 International Sports Event Management Awards shortlist has now been announced. Many new categories have been included for 2012 and entries have hit a record high. The ISEM Awards are the industry’s flagship Awards and honour sports event management industry leaders through the acknowledgment of outstanding performance.

The prestigious black tie Awards evening will take place on 7th November at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch London, where winners will be announced and the sports event management industry will gather to celebrate and recognise organisations for their work over the last year.

Shortlisted companies are:

Event Marketing Award
• Total Sports Asia – Axiata Cup
• HRSM Ltd – Barbury International Horse Trials
• Dubai Duty Free – Dubai- Duty Free Tennis Championships 2012
• Total Sports Asia – Glory Awards
• Manchester City Council – Manchester
• Havas Sports & Entertainment China – Roland-Garros in Beijing

Event Overlay and Facilities Award
• G4S Global Events – London 2012
• PKL Group – London 2012
• Team London 2012 – London 2012
• De Boer International – Qatar Masters Event

Event Look Award
• The Look Company – Arab Games 2011
• The Look Company – Emir Football Cup 2012
• Sport Event Denmark – Giromania in Denmark
• Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee – Innsbruck 2012
• LOCOG – London 2012
• Designwerk – SBK
• Icon – UEFA Euro 2012
• PS-communication – Volvo Ocean Race
• Volvo Ocean Race – Volvo Ocean Race_Abu Dhabi

Hospitality Award
• SportsMark – ArcelorMittal
• Prestige Ticketing Limited – London 2012
• Visa & Sportsmark – London 2012
• Keith Prowse – Keith Prowse, RBS 6 Nations, Twickenham Stadium
• Rugby Travel & Hospitality Limited – Rugby World Cup
• IMG – Statoil Masters Tennis

Best Use of Sponsorship Award
• Total Sports Asia – Axiata Cup
• Fast Track & BT – BT Paralympic World Cup
• Lloyds Banking Group – London 2012
• Havas Sports & Entertainment China – Roland-Garros in Beijing
• Open Adventure – TERREX Adventure Race
• Sprint Nextel – The Sprint Experience

Best Use of Technology Award
• America’s Cup Event Authority – America’s Cup
• Total Sports Asia – Axiata Cup
• BT Global Services – London 2012
• Creative Technology – London 2012
• Production Resource Group – Pan American Games
• Eurosport – SimulCam
• Open Adventure – TERREX Sting Adventure Race
• ACTIVE Network – U.S. Open Swimming Championships
• Volvo Ocean Race – Volvo Ocean Race

Best Opening/Closing Ceremony Award
• Filmmaster Group – UEFA EURO Closing Ceremony
• mamemo productions – GCC Games
• Filmmaster Group – Juventus Opening Stadium
• Crystal CG International – London 2012
• FiveCurrents – Pan American Games
• Filmmaster Group – UEFA EURO Opening Ceremony

Sport City Award
• Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited – Auckland
• Sport Event Denmark – Copenhagen
• sportAgentur Düsseldorf GmbH – Düsseldorf
• Glasgow City Marketing Bureau – Glasgow Sport City
• London & Partners – London
• Manchester City Council – Manchester City Council Sport City
• Victorian Major Events Company – Melbourne

The Most Innovative Event Award
• Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee – Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games
• Team London 2012 – London 2012
• Fast Track – Sainsbury’s School Games 2012
• ONE Fighting Championship – ONE Fighting Championship
• HiVelocity – Sundown Marathon

Environment & Sustainability Award
• Spotless Group Limited – Presidents Cup, Melbourne
• Volvo Ocean Race – Volvo Ocean Race
• Wembley Stadium – Wembley Stadium
• LOCOG – London 2012

One of the new Awards this year includes Most Innovative Event which will be judged by the sports event management community from the Sports Event Management Linkedin group and the Sportscrowd community.

The Outstanding Contribution Category will be awarded on the evening of the 7th November. This awards an individual who has made the most significant contribution to the development of the international sports event management sector.

The 2012 ISEM Awards take place alongside the International Sports Event Management Conference. Further information on attending the Awards Gala Dinner and Conference can be found on www.eventmanagementawards.com

Media Contacts

Maisam Rattansi
Senior Marketing Manager
Informa Sports Group

General Inquiries
Sally Nastys
Divisional Director
Informa Sports Group

About International Sports Event Management Conference

The International Sports Event Management Conference is known as the Ultimate Meeting for Sports Event Professionals. ISEM is an established event aimed at local organising committees, sports federations, event organisers and suppliers to major sports events. ISEM also includes the renowned Awards ceremony and gala dinner, celebrating excellence in sports events. For more information visit www.sportseventmanagement.co.uk

About International Sports Event Management Awards

The ISEM Awards are the only international Awards to recognise excellence in the global sports event management industry. Conducted annually and now in its sixth year, the Awards honour sports event management industry leaders through the acknowledgment of outstanding performance and service excellence in the organising of major international sports events. The event sector is the life-blood of the business of sport and those who set the standard, innovate and excel, deserve to be recognised and rewarded at the industry’s flagship Awards.

Organised By:
Informa Sports Group

ISG’s mission is to become the world’s leading organiser of B2B sports events, and to provide our customers with a competitive advantage through the latest, must have sports business information and research, and through business networking opportunities designed to create and build productive supplier-end user relationships. We provide the global sports industry with a matchless international marketing platform through a worldwide portfolio of sports industry events. Together with our sister company, the Informa Yacht Group (IYG), we have created a cutting-edge, industry-leading organisation – a purpose-built, dynamic, business team of experienced event professionals who deliver a wide variety of international business development opportunities for the sports and yachting sectors. Further information is available from: www.informasportsgroup.com

Rushmans is a consultancy and international event management company engaged in all aspects of major sport and political events worldwide.

Working for sports governing bodies, local organising committees, bidding committees and sport’s essential commercial and media partners. Rushmans draws on its 30 years of experience to ensure its clients achieve their goals and maximise the value of their projects.

Rushmans are able to fulfil consultancy or complete turnkey major event management solutions over a period of years across all major event disciplines or one Functional Area such as Press Operations, Broadcast Services, Accreditation, Safety and Security, VIP and Protocol to name a few. For further information visit: www.rushmans.com.