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Shortlist Announced for European Association Awards - Winners to be revealed in March


29 Jan 2019


Over 50 different European associations are represented at the third European Association Awards. The shortlist, spread across 15 different categories, was announced on the 21st of January.  Finalists include the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), Accountancy Europe, Home Appliance Europe (APPLiA) and SolarPower Europe. The full shortlist can be seen at
Claire Wormsley, Managing Director of Global Conference Network (GCN), the Award organisers;
said the professional and trade associations comprising the shortlist were selected by the judges based on the remarkable creativity and impressive, quantifiable results that the entries detailed.
“The response to these awards have been extremely impressive with entries from all types and sizes of European associations entering. The range of initiatives highlighted in the entries demonstrates the extensive range of activities which European Associations are involved in to support their members.  All the associations shortlisted in the European Association Awards should be congratulated.”
The European Association Awards recognise exceptional achievements and campaign excellence taking place throughout Europe, at both in-country and pan-EU levels, honouring those individuals and teams who work to ensure their members’ voices are heard. There are 15 award categories, including Best Lobbying or Advocacy Campaign; Best Association Website; Association Leadership Award; Best Digital Campaign; and Most Innovative Development by an Association. 
In recent weeks, a panel of 29 judges, representing Secretary Generals from leading European Associations, reviewed the dozens of entries received, it has been a difficult task for the judges, evaluating the top-quality entries and determining the shortlist. The winners will be announced at the European Association Awards ceremony will take place in Brussels at the Le Plaza Hotel on 28th March 2019.  
For additional details on attending the ceremony, visit 
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For more information contact:
Aileen Kay
Marketing Executive, Global Conference Network
Michelle Coulsey
Project & Event Manager
+44 (0) 7989 558109
Notes to editors:
About the European Association Awards: 
The European Association Awards 2019 have been developed to recognise excellence and exceptional achievements in European trade and professional associations. By bringing together an outstanding panel of judges, representing associations from every sector, these awards recognise individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how associations operate and serve their members.
About The Global Conference Network:
 The Global Conference Network (GCN) has been established to provide quality information and events for associations and event companies. We aim to facilitate dialogue and strategic thinking amongst associations through a variety of different forums and channels. Through events, education and industry wide projects we are looking to facilitate best practice within associations and provide an industry wide voice to external organisations including educational institutions, suppliers and government bodies. 
Shortlisted companies include:
Accountancy Europe
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmChamEU)
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Association of European Producers fo Steel for Packaging (APEAL)
Beauty and Homecare Association (IKW)
Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)
Cosmetics Europe
European Aluminium
European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (COGEN Europe)
European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)
European Banking Federation
European Ceramic Industry Association (Cerami-Unie)
European chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)
European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO)
European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
European Fruit juice Association (AIJN)
European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)
European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT Health Innostars)
European Respiratory Society
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA)
European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP)
Fertilizers Europe
Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
Great Place to Work Institute
GSM Association (GSMA)
Home Appliance Europe (APPLiA)
Influenza Hub
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)
International Association for Medical Education (AMEE)
International Association for Public Transport (UITP)
International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI)
International Fedreation of Podiatrists (IFP)
International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
Invest Europe
Law Society of Scotland
Liquid Gas Europe
Nautilus International
Petrochemicals Europe (CEFIC)
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
SolarPower Europe
Spanish Carton Makers and Visual Communication Association (ASPACK)
Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA)
The formaldehyde value chain alliance (CEFIC)
UK Gift Card and Voucher Association (UKGCVA)
Union of the Electricity Industry (Eurelectric)
Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies