All photos courtesy of Oneill Photographics.
PCOs, planners and suppliers donned their very best for the 2017 Meetings and Events (MEA) National Awards night on Tuesday (08 May), which was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Thirty-five awards were presented in total including the Outstanding Contribution Award presented to Alec Gilbert in recognition of his contribution to the events industry both in Australia and overseas.
And the winners are…
Association Event of the Year Winner: MCI Australia for the Intelligent Transport Systems
World Congress Government Event of the Year Winner: Department of Education, Programs and Events Unit for the 2017 Principals Conference
Corporate Event of the Year Winner: Belle Laide Events for Tedx Sydney
Special Event of the Year Winner: Staging Connections NSW for the Asian Paints Privilege
Club Convention Exhibition of the Year Winner: Tourism Portfolio/ World Corporate Travel for Get Global
Public Event of the Year Winner: Lateral Event Management for L’Etape Australia by le Tour de France
Cause Related Event of the Year Winner: Scope Productions for SOS Fractured Fairytale Gala Dinner
Regional Event of the Year Winner: Lateral Event Management for L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France
Professional Conference Organisation Winner: MCI Australia
Audio Visual Services Winner: Novatech Creative Event Technology
Event Technology Winner: Ungerboeck Software International for Exhibitor Service Centre
Specialist Services and Suppliers Winner: PBM Safety
Event Marketing Winner: Milestone Creative Australia for The Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Exhibition Services Winner: ExpoNet
Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year Winner: Alana Hay, Milestone Creative Australia
Innovation Winner: Ungerboeck Software International for the Exhibitor Service Desk
Event Management Team – Government Winner: Department of Education, Programs & Events Unit
Event Management Team – Corporate Winner: The Star Entertainment Centre
Event Agency Winner: International Productions
Meeting, Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity less than 500 Winner: Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Meeting Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity more than 500 Winner: Darwin Convention Centre
Unique Event Venue with Accommodation Winner: Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly
Unique Event Venue without Accommodation Winner: State Library Victoria
Metropolitan Destination Marketing Organisation or Bureau Winner: Sydney Olympic Park
Banqueting and Catering Winner: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Event Manager of the Year – PCO Winner: Cindy-Lee Bakos, MCI Melbourne
Event Manager of the Year – Agency Winner: Megan Peters
Event Manager of the Year – InHouse Winner: Liz Williamson Department of Education, Programs & Events Unit
YMEA Future Leader Winner: Rebecca Nguyen, GEMS Event Management
Australia Education and Training Winner: TAFE NSW Ultimo
Social Legacy Winner: Epicure at the Melbourne Town Hall, The Gingerbread Village
Platinum Award – Company Winners: Crown Plaza Terrigal, Meeting Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity less than 500 And Lateral Event Management Regional Event of the Year
Platinum Award – Individual Winner: Megan Peters, International Productions
Outstanding Contribution Award Winner: Alec Gilbert MEA congratulates this year’s winners and all the finalists of the MEA 2017 Awards Program.
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