General criteria for all categories

  • Previous category winners may not compete for 2 years after their win – but are very welcome as judges
  • Please nominate a business for all categories unless otherwise stated. Nominate a person for Ambassador and Entertainer/MC.
  • The person or business you nominate must operate in the Nelson Mandela Bay area (see map for boundaries)
  • They must work in the arena of conferences, tradeshows, seminars or business incentives (eg. not music or weddings)
  • Your nominee will be contacted for agreement to take part in the process – they have the right to refuse
  • Please check the specific criteria below before nominating. Unsuitable nominations will be rejected, or may be moved to a more appropriate category.

Ambassador

  • This is awarded to a person, as opposed to a business.
  • Does more than is expected for our business event industry, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Passionate about Nelson Mandela Bay
  • Member of a association or a project with the aim of improving or promoting our city
  • Has been instrumental in bringing business events to Nelson Mandela Bay

Event Organiser (medium)

  • Organises business events for 50 – 200 people
  • Must have organised 10 or more events over the last 2 years
  • Should be well known in the city for event management
  • Is the main organiser for the event, not a service provider to the organiser

Venue (medium)

  • Venue must be able to host 50 to 200 delegates, in one or more rooms.
  • Must be well known, with a website and social media presence
  • Must be multi-functional, able to host a variety of corporate events, conferences or tradeshows
  • Should have hosted at least 30 events over the last 2 years

Exhibition Services

  • Should provide services to exhibitions and tradeshows in the city
  • Must be able to list at least 10 events services in the last 2 years
  • Should be well known to Exhibition organisers in Nelson Mandela Bay

Decor

  • Must be known in Port Elizabeth and hired for business events
  • Must have assisted over 30 events in the last 2 years
  • Able to cater for large (over 200 pax) and small events

Entertainer/MC/Speaker

  • This is awarded to a person, as opposed to a business.
  • Should have appeared at a variety of business events in the city
  • Must be well known as a speaker, MC or entertainer
  • Should be able to handle small or larger (over 200 pax) events

Food and Beverage

  • At least 2 years in business
  • Must be well known in the Nelson Mandela Bay area
  • Should have a track record of large (over 200 pax) and smaller events

Event Marketing

  • At least 2 years in business
  • Must have 2 or more customers
  • Should be involved in design, social media marketing, or tv/radio/print advertising