AOP Awards 2019

When: -


Where: One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Join us for a night of celebrating outstanding talent and contributions in the optical sector at the AOP Awards on Sunday 13 January 2019 at ExCel London.

To see the winners announced live, book now to join us for this unmissable evening!

Voting is now closed.

19:00 - 19:45

  • Drinks reception

19:45 - 21:30

  • Gala Dinner

21:30 - 22:30

  • Awards presentation

22:30 - 00:30

  • Live entertainment

On the night



We are delighted to have CooperVision as the headline sponsor the AOP Awards 2019. For more information on them and all the category sponsors, please visit our Meet the sponsors page.


Discounted accommodation rates are available. For more information click here.

Dress code

Black Tie

Update your booking

If you have already booked and need to update any information for you or any of your guests please email [email protected] 


We are delighted to welcome Jo Caulfield as the host for the AOP Awards 2019.

JOCaulfield272Jo Caulfield is a stand-up comedian, host, and comedy writer. She has worked on some of the biggest shows, and with some of the biggest names, in British comedy.

Not only has Jo been the regular warm-up performer for Have I Got News For You for many years, she has appeared as a guest on the show, as well as on Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Jo has also appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

On Radio 4, Jo has her own acclaimed shows, It’s That Jo Caulfield Again and Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up, as well as regularly appearing on shows including The News Quiz, The Now Show, and The Unbelievable Truth. She has written for Ruby Wax, Joan Rivers, Ant and Dec, and Graham Norton, who said of Jo, ‘I never knew I could like a woman so much’.

Live Entertainment

Following their success at last year’s event, we are delighted to welcome back Under The Covers who will be getting you up on the dance floor after the Awards ceremony!

UTCBand350Under The Covers is a premium, international events party band, suitable for any event where dancing is on the agenda! Their set lists are innovative and finely crafted, with songs dating from the 1950’s through to modern chart classics, entirely unlimited by genre. 



You will be able to capture your memories of the night with a GIF photobooth from Momentus Photobooth offering photos and GIFs that can be shared on social media with the hashtag #AOPAwards19.



More information will be released as we get closer to the event. Check back for more details soon.

  • Tickets

    Shortlisted nominee tickets

    Each shortlisted nominee receives one complimentary ticket and one discounted guest ticket to the awards ceremony.

    Example table format for AOP
    Tickets* Price (including VAT)
    Shortlisted nominee
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest £90.00
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest and 1 standard ticket £240.00
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest and 2 standard tickets £390.00
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest and 4 standard tickets £690.00
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest and 6 standard tickets £990.00
    Shortlisted nominee plus guest and 8 standard tickets £1,290.00

    General tickets

     Tickets*  Price (including VAT)
    1 x ticket £150.00
    2 x tickets £300.00
    4 x tickets £600.00
    6 x tickets £900.00
    8 x tickets £1200.00
    10 x tickets / 1 x table (includes a 10% discount) £1,350.00


    * If your party is not covered in the above pricing breakdown, please contact [email protected]