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MEA 2015 award winners announced

Award winners Tracy Wood and Melbi Langton

Award winners Tracy Wood and Melbi Langton, both from Funktionality

Read on to find out who took home the gongs this year.

The MEA 2015 National Awards gala dinner, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, saw Australia’s event professionals gather to honour the industry’s high achievers.

This year’s awards theme was, ‘Look sharp, be hip, stay cool’, with entertainment provided by the Tarantinos and The Rebelles.

This years’ winners are as follows:

Association or government meeting of the year: Arinex Pty Ltd – The NSW Rural Fire Service Association Conference

Corporate meeting of the year: Cievents – The Subaru MY15 Liberty Outback Dealer Launch

Special event of the year: Belle-Laide Events Pty Ltd – Grow by ANZ – The Keith Urban Hologram Experience

Cause-related event of the year: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – Good Friday Appeal

Public event of the year (including festivals): Associated Advertising amd Promotions – Darwin Italian Festival

Meetings and events management organisation – 8 or more employees: ID Events Australia

Meetings and events management organisation – less than 8 employees: Forum Group Events

Event management organisation: Peter Jones Special Events

In-house meetings management department: ASHM Conference and Events Division

Meeting venue – Under 500 delegates: Aerial UTS Function Centre

Meeting venue – 500 delegates or more: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Specialty meeting venue: The Star Sydney

Corporate social responsibility – Category A: Crunch Events and Catering

Corporate social responsibility – Category B: Forum Group Events

Corporate social responsibility – Category C: Leonda by the Yarra

Corporate social responsibility – Multi sites: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Corporate social responsibility – In-house meeting manager: ASHM Conference and Events Division

MEA education award – Category A: Crunch Events and Catering

MEA education award- Category B: Department of Education and Training

MEA education award – Category C: Leonda by the Yarra

MEA education award – Multi sites: Pan Pacific Perth

MEA education award- In-house meeting manager: ASHM Conference and Events Division

Banquet and catering: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Technical and creative production – Branch Turnover > $5 million: Scene Change

Technical and creative production – In-house AV services (company or department): Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Support services: ADD Value Promotions

Exhibition services: Adelaide Expo Hire Pty Ltd

Regional destination marketing organisation: Business Events Geelong

Business development person of the year: Annmaree Angelico – PBM Safety

Event manager of the year: Tracy Wood

Meetings manager of the year: Julie McGraw

Operations person of the year: Hamish Robertson

Y MEA future leader: Melbi Langton

Event professional of the year: Tracy Wood

Platinum award: Peter Jones

Outstanding contribution award 2015: David Grant

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