2018 Winners & Finalists


Best Association Website



Winner: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) – www.uicc.org


Silver: European Corrugated Packaging Association (FEFCO) – www.fefco.org/circular-by-nature


Bronze: Accountancy Europe – www.accountancyeurope.eu



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Best Association Magazine or Publication



Winner: MedTech Europe – MedTech Week Magazine (vol. 3)


Silver: European Aluminium – Storytime, Beyond Brussels!


Bronze: The Association for Financial Markets in Europe – Bridging to Brexit: Insights from European SMEs, Corporates and Investors


  • CompTIA – CompTIAWorld
  • Federation of European & International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB) – FAIB News
  • Golf Club Managers’ Association – The Golf Club Manager
  • UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office – Brussels Agenda
  • Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) – PTI Magazine


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Best Association Networking Event



Winner: European Aluminium – Driving Mobility to a Low Carbon Future


Silver: WindEurope and SolarPower Europe – Re-source 2017


Bronze: European Association of Communications Agencies – Evolution Lab


  • The American European Community Association (AECA) – Annual Reception 2017
  • European Flavour Association – Brussels FlavourDay
  • Polydea and EU40 – EHP 1st Plenary


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Best Association Conference (More than 225 Delegates)



Winner: EDANA – OUTLOOK 2017


Silver: amfori – Unleash Opportunity


Bronze: The European Public Real Estate Association – EPRA Annual Conference 2017


  • AFME – European Compliance & Legal Conference
  • ACCA – Global Learning Providers Conference
  • BVI – BVI Asset Management Conference


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Best Association Conference (Less than 225 Delegates)



Winner: The Wine and Spirit Trade Association – WSTA Annual Conference 2017


Silver: Cosmetics Europe – Cosmetics Europe Science Conference – Cutting Edge Safety Science: Paving the way to the Future


Bronze: The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) – European Obesity Day Policy Conference 2017


  • EUsalt – “Going beyond a salt shaker”
  • International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – Europlatform
  • K&K Global Consulting – Annual Alpha Trader Forum Global Summit


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Best Use of Social Media



Winner: EENA – Make EU safe


Silver: VDMA – #europeworks


Bronze: Nautilus International – Charter for Jobs


  • EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation – EEF National Manufacturing Conference
  • European Crop Protection Association – With or Without
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – IRP Awards shortlisted selfie prop packs


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 Best Membership Initiative by an Association



Winner: Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) – Villa Wirbelwind


Silver: PostEurop – Membership Survival Kit


Bronze: Petroleum Exploration Society (PESGB) – GEOLiteracy


  • Belfast City Centre Management – Retail Crimewatch
  • European Aluminium – European Aluminium Industry Sustainability Roadmap: building a culture of responsibility


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Best Communications Campaign by an Association with a Secretariat with 10 or less people



Winner: spiritsEUROPE – CETANOW


Silver: CES – Silicones Europe – Si. Smart. Sustainable. Surprising.


Bronze: APEAL – Circulation economy animation campaign


  • BSA | The Software Alliance – Media Relations Campaign
  • European Heat Pump Association and partners – DecarbHeat
  • European Plasticisers – PVC Value-Chain Media Field Trip


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Best Communications Campaign by an Association with a Secretariat with more than 10 people



Winner: AEBIOM – The European Biomass Association – The European Bioenergy Day


Silver: eurelectric – Campaign on Electrification – #itsElectric


Bronze: VDMA – #europeworks


  • Accountancy Europe – Rebranding to Accountancy Europe
  • amfori – It’s Time for Trade with Purpose
  • European Aluminium / Alupro UK (License holder) – Every Can Counts
  • European Crop Protection Association – With or Without


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Best Association Training Initiative



Winner: European Association of Communications Agencies – The EACA International Advertising Summer School


Silver: The Law Society of Ireland – Street Law


Bronze: The Association Leadership Academy – Association specific education and training


  • Erasmus Student Network – Eduk8 – Promoting social inclusion through training and international students


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Best Association Partnership or Collaboration



Winner: Influenza Hub – ZN Consulting, Mylan, Sanofi Pasteur, IFPMA, WMA


Silver: EENA – EENA – Google


Bronze: The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) – a cross-industry joint statement co-signed by 128 EU and national organisations


  • Erasmus Student Network – Ryanair
  • International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – Ducker Worldwide
  • spiritsEUROPE with Acumen and Morris & Chapman – CETANOW


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Best Lobbying or Advocacy Campaign



Winner: European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) – safeguarding the competitiveness of European manufacturing industries


Silver: AmCham EU – EU Single Market


Bronze: European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) – With or Without Campaign


  • eurelectric – Electrification Campaign- #itsElectric
  • European Insulation Manufacturers Association (EURIMA) – “Unleash the Power of Insulation”


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Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence



Winner: SolarPower Europe – Global Market and Policy Data


Silver: EDANA – Market Intelligence Department


Bronze: International Powered Access Federation(IPAF) – IPAF Rental Report 2017


  • Concawe (a division of the European Petroleum Refiners Association) – Water, Soil and Waste Management Group Interactive Communication ToolLiechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) – targeted regulatory monitoring and issue management
  • Radiocentre – persuading decision makers to see radio differently
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – The Scale Up Workbook: How to deliver customer service excellence


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Most Innovative Development by an Association



Winner: European Respiratory Society – Creation of the European Lung Foundation (ELF)


Silver: The Law Society of Scotland – New charity – The Lawscot Foundation


Bronze: European Telecommunication Networks Operator’s Association (ETNO) – Thought-leadership report “Lead or Lose”


  • ENTSO-E – Stakeholder relations; Internal organisation; Strategy and Communication
  • Eurochild – Eurochild Children’s Council
  • EUSalt – Safety Awards
  • Eurovent Association – Eurovent Middle East
  • Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) – Villa Wirbelwind


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Association Leadership Award



Winner: Euroheat & Power –  The Euroheat & Power Team


Silver: EuropeanIssuers – Florence Bindelle and Team


Bronze: EuroACE “The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings” – Adrian Joyce


  • AmCham EU – Susan Danger
  • EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – Carlos Lee
  • European Banking Federation – The Digital Banking Team
  • Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) – Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA)


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Best National Association



Winner: EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation


Silver: Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)


Bronze: Radiocentre


  • Law Society of Scotland
  • The Wine and Spirit Trade Association


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Overall Best European Association



Winner: AmCham EU


Silver: Erasmus Student Network (ESN)


Bronze: Association For Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)


  • Accountancy Europe
  • EuroACE (European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings)
  • SolarPower Europe
  • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)


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