Chairman and CEO of ASM Global Asia Pacific Harvey Lister has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Australian Event Awards 2020.
Set to receive the award at tomorrow night’s ceremony, Lister is recognised for his dedicated career within the event industry, which spans more than 45 years.
During that time, Lister has been involved in the presentation and management of major events, including multiple Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Invictus Games, G20 Meetings, World Expos, plus thousands of global and national conferences.
Following the 2019 merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, Lister became CEO of ASM Global Asia Pacific, responsible for overseeing the group’s global portfolio of business activities in Australia, New Zealand, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
Peter Rix, co-chair of the Australian Event Awards judging panel, said he could not think of “anyone more deserving of this acknowledgement”.
“Harvey Lister is an outstanding Australian who has devoted his entire working life to the business of successfully managing venues and presenting events across Australia and now the world,” he said.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will presented alongside more than 20 other award categories at the 2020 Australian Event Awards on 21 October.
Multiple ceremonies will be staged in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, with Victorian finalists able to join via Zoom. Find out more here.