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Party time, excellent: EEAA winners announced

Jim Delahunty and Dominic Genua

Jim Delahunty and Dominic Genua

Nearly 300 people converged on Jones Bay Wharf Doltone House for the annual EEAA awards for excellence last night.

Highlights included Jim Delahunty’s receipt of the Trevor Riddell Award for contribution to both the Association and the Exhibition industry.

“Jim Delahunty has been a strong advocate for our industry across his whole career. He has always been one of those trusted, “go-to” people in our industry who gives pragmatic, unbiased, intelligent and strategic advice. He has built a significant organisation that has employed and developed the careers of many people in our industry,” said Dominic Genua, EEAA President.

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Stephanie Bleakley and Daniel Condon

Another highlight was Stephanie Bleakley of Diversified Communications Australia and Daniel Condon of Designteam winning the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award.

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All of the 2015 winners

The Best Australian Show was awarded to PAX Australia, organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia. The Best New Zealand Show was awarded to BuildNZ Designex and The National Safety Show, organised by XPO Exhibitions.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Australian Show
Winner: PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Best New Zealand Show
Winner: BuildNZ and Designex and The National Safety Show – XPO Exhibitions

Trevor Riddell President’s Award
Winner: Jim Delahunty – ExpoNet

Richard Geddes Young Achiever
Stephanie Bleakley – Diversified Communications Australia
Daniel Condon – Designteam

Best Consumer Show over 10,000 m2
PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Best Trade Show over 10,000 m2
Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia

Best Supplier Team – Event
Winner: G20 Leaders’ Summit – ExpoNet

Best Supplier – Services or Products
Winner: Harry the hirer

Best Venue Team
Winner: IUCN World Parks Congress Team – Sydney Showground

Best New Product or Service
Winner: Conrad System – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Best Corporate Citizenship
Winner: Good Friday Appeal 2015 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign
Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia

Best New Initiative – Venue
Winner: Dockside Pavilion – First Year of Operation – Dockside Group

Best Consumer Show under 10,000 m2
Winner: Dog Lovers Show – Sydney – Event Management International

Best Trade Show under 10,000 m2
Winner: DesignBUILD – Diversified Communications Australia

Best Custom Stand
Winner: Cisco Stand at Cisco Live – Exhibit Systems

Best Show Team
Winner: 26th World Gas Conference – Exhibition Team – Exhibitions and Trade Fairs

Best New Show
Winner: The Australian Triathlon, Endurance and Cycling Expo – Informa Australia

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