Australian Event Awards search for home nearly over

The bidding to become the home of the Australian Event Awards for the next three years is nearly complete.

The bidding to become the home of the Australian Event Awards for the next three years is nearly complete. Destinations have a unique opportunity to host the Australian Event Awards, and promote themselves to the national industry.

The Australian Event Awards is currently on the search for a home. Destinations from around Australia can bid to host the event for three years, from 2013-2015.

ANZ Stadium was one of three chosen host  venues for the Awards while the event called Sydney Olympic Park ‘home’.

The winning destination will position themselves as the events capital of Australia, attracting the movers and shakers from the events industry for this annual Industry Night of Nights.

The Australian Event Awards aims to celebrate the achievements of Australian’s in the industry who make magnificent events possible both nationally and overseas. Not only do the awards reward the ‘Best Event Manager of the Year’, but categories also include ‘Best Tourism Event’, ‘Best Venue’, and ‘Best Charity Event’, with the coveted golden trophy going to the ‘Australian Event of the Year’.

Having already received nation-wide interest, the search is coming to a close on the 14th of July, with organisers urging people to get their bid in now to be considered.

“We are extremely pleased with the attention we’ve received from destinations across the country, and are looking forward to seeing who else submits a bid before the cut off” said Ian Steigrad, managing director of the awards.

In 2012 The Event Awards finished its 3 year agreement with Sydney Olympic Park, after which organisers noticed a range of interest from around the country to become the next host. After careful consideration, they decided the best and fairest approach would be to launch a Search for a Home – providing a unique chance for destinations to bid for this opportunity.

Since bidding opened on the 13th of May, organisers have received interest from a range of venues and organisations, including government bodies, convention and entertainment centres, and private venues. “It has been exciting to see how organisations have collaborated in order to improve the strength of their bid” said Chris Twyman, project manager.

Bidding closes soon, at 5pm on Friday the 14th of June.

For more information on the Search for a Home and to download the bid documents click here.

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