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Insterstate Rivalry To Become Home of Event Awards


Venues, destinations and hotel chains from all corners of Australia are competing to be crowned the “Home” of Australian Events, with organisers of the Australian Event Awards conducting a nationwide search for a venue to host the Awards for the next three years.

The Australian Event Awards is regarded as the pinnacle awards program for the industry. With less than three weeks until bids close, competition is heating up and venues from Ballarat to Brisbane are encouraged to think creatively about how to maximise this unique profile opportunity in the industry.

“While all states in Australia enjoy an excellent reputation in staging events, we are looking for one venue, destination or hotel chain to shine in the industry spotlight,” said Jeremy Miller, executive producer, Australian Event Awards.

“Being regarded as the home of Australian events will allow the successful venue or destination to benefit from major long-term exposure to the key players across the entire events industry. Many are seeing this as an invaluable opportunity and are taking the time to think of innovative strategies to add value for attendees and Award winners.”

Partnership with the Australian Event Awards provides the widest exposure to event industry professionals across Australia, including professional event managers and conference organisers, venues, charities, cultural and community festivals, federal state and local government bodies.

The Industry Night of Nights on 7 October 2010 will be a glittering occasion with attendees from all facets of the industry, including many potential clients for the successful venue or destination.

“We are looking for a venue or destination that can work with us to make the Industry Night of Nights bigger and better each year. Venues will need to have a capacity for 400 – 600 guests, provide quality catering and outstanding service at the event and have technical capacity for an evening of non-stop entertainment.”

“Venues and destinations from across Australia are keen to showcase their capability to attract and host events. Whichever state becomes the successful bidder, this rivalry illustrates the overall strength of the industry.”

The Home of Australian Events will be announced in March 2010.

The 2010 Australian Event Awards is the national awards program to reward innovation, recognise excellence and unite the entire Australian Events Industry. Entries are open to any event staged between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010.

Want to be the new home of the Australian Event Awards? Download an EOI pack here.