An occasion for celebration


The Awards dinner and ceremony followed the SIXTEEN:NINE ISE Mixer and combined Welcome drinks for the Awards ticket holders. It took place from 6.00pm on Thursday February 2, 2023 at the Esferic Events Center, Montjuic, Barcelona, when drinks and canapés were served to stave off any post-exhibition day hunger pangs. The Mixer and Welcome drinks took place on the ground floor level of Esferic and was followed by the Awards dinner for Finalists, sponsors and judges at 8.00pm on the second level.

Even though generous canapés were served with drinks during the Mixer/Welcome, Awards guests enjoyed a three-course dinner of very high calibre. The Awards ceremony started promptly at 9.45pm and lasted for a brisk 45 minutes.

The Esferic Events Center is a beautiful venue but it is not enormous. If you wish to be sure of your places at the Awards dinner and ceremony, including attending the SIXTEEN:NINE Mixer and Welcome drinks, please book as soon as you can once the booking form re-opens for 2024.

For information about the Awards event bookings and logistics for 2024 please email Rose Freeman.

For information about Awards sponsorship and branding opportunities for 2024 please email Matt MacNamara.

For all bookings to attend the Awards event on January 29, 2024 please click on the ATTEND THE AWARDS button – the booking form opens no later than September 1, 2023.

As many of you know, 2022/23 was a troubled time for the Awards team and the organisers apologise for being so profoundly affected by events beyond their control. They are still tidying up a few matters from 2022/23, including final distribution of some trophies and making some refunds. All these matters will be dealt with as speedily as possible over the coming weeks, including sending out the Winner and High Commendation trophies, which are manufactured and will be ready to send shortly.