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National MEA Award Winners Announced


Winners of the 2009 Meetings and Events Australia National Awards were recognised at the annual gala dinner event held last night (20 April) at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

National winners were presented with their coveted award in the following categories:


BANQUETING & CATERING
Rosehill Gardens Event Centre – NSW

TECHNICAL & CREATIVE PRODUCTION
Corporate Theatre Productions – WA

TRAVEL SERVICES
Flight Centre Group Travel Victoria – VIC

SUPPORT SERVICES
Adelaide Expo Hire Pty Ltd – SA

OPERATIONS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Rebecca Flynn AFMEA, O2 Speakers – NSW

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR
Leanne Zeid AFMEA, ID Meetings & Events– NSW

SPECIAL EVENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Liz Williamson AFMEA, Department of Education and Training – Corporate Communication and Marketing Unit – QLD

MEETINGS MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Lesley Woods AMM, SAPMEA – SA

Y MEA FUTURE LEADER OF THE YEAR
Michelle Stewart AFMEA, Gold Coast Convention Bureau – QLD

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD – 6-30 Full time employees
CPA Australia – QLD, for their submission in Association or Government Meeting of the Year

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD – More than 30 full time employees
Adelaide Convention Centre – SA, for their submission in Venue without Accommodation category

VENUE WITH ACCOMMODATION
Conrad Jupiters QLD – (now known as Jupiters Gold Coast)

VENUE WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION
Adelaide Convention Centre – SA

SPECIALTY VENUE
Red Scooter – VIC

MEETINGS OR EVENTS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION – 8 OR MORE EMPLOYEES
Event Planners Australia – QLD

MEETINGS or EVENTS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION – LESS THAN 8 EMPLOYEES
Will Organise – NSW

SPECIAL EVENT ORGANISATION
vervecreative – NSW

METROPOLITAN DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANISATION
Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau – VIC

REGIONAL DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANISATION
Business Events Geelong – VIC

ASSOCIATION OR GOVERNMENT MEETING OF THE YEAR
WALDRONSMITH Management – VIC
The 8th World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE)

CORPORATE MEETING OF THE YEAR
Avanti Events – NSW
for The Derni Retail Computers and Communications Franchisees Conference 2009

SPECIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Atlantic Group and Solution RED – VIC
for Atlantic On Site – Launch Event

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Reed Travel Exhibitions and Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) for AIME

PUBLIC EVENT OF THE YEAR
Peter Jones Special Events – VIC
The AFL Grand Final Parade

PLATINUM AWARD
The Platinum Award is awarded to the 2009 National Award winner that earned the highest overall point score. A national winner from any category, other than the individual and education categories, is eligible for the Platinum Award.
Atlantic Group and Solution RED – VIC

MEETINGS OR EVENTS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Meetings and Events Professional of the Year award will be awarded to the 2009 National Award winner that earned the highest overall score in the individual category (excluding
Y MEA).
Leanne Zeid AFMEA, ID Meetings & Events – NSW

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD
The MEA Outstanding Contribution Award is an annual industry award that is presented to a MEA member who has worked for the benefit of the Business Events Industry in a capacity that is beyond their daily duties of their paid employment.

Leigh Harry, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
 

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