Two awards up for grabs at 2020 EEAA Awards

Just two event profs will be recognised at this year's awards ceremony.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling for nominations to recognise the industry’s unsung heroes and young talent, for the 2020 EEAA Awards for Excellence.

This year the awards will take place in a condensed version, with just two awards to be presented: the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award and Scholarship and the Unsung Hero Award.

EEAA chief executive Claudia Sagripanti said the impact of COVID-19 on the exhibitions and business events industry has been catastrophic, however many organisations have reformulated their businesses and teams in order to survive.

This year’s awards will recognise those people.

“The awards will recognise those EEAA Member individuals who have delivered innovation, shown resilience, remained optimistic and garnered business confidence amongst the industry,” said Sagripanti.

“We all know someone who is a driving force for change, and pivotal in achieving success for their company or for the industry – they can be one of the younger members of the industry and a person who may fly under the radar.

“We are calling on the industry tell us about the individuals who have made a significant contribution and to allow those people to be recognised.”

Felicity Zadro and Malu Barrios at the 2019 EEAAAwards

EEAA has partnered with ICC Sydney to host the Association Annual General Meeting followed by an end of year reception on Tuesday 8 December at the Parkside Ballroom in a hybrid format, when the two awards will be presented.

Entries will be judged by a panel of independent industry experts, including representatives of the international events community and chair of judges John Trevillian AM.

Entries are open now until 30 October 2020, 5pm AEST. The award entry kit is available here.

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