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EEAA Announces Finalists and Nominees for the 2019 Awards for Excellence and Awards MC Jane Hutcheon
11/7/2019
A panel of 29 judges, including nine international industry experts, have evaluated the entries for the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence to reveal a strong field of finalists and nominees announced today.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) reported that the diversity of the industry was well reflected in the 60 finalists and nominees short-listed by the judges.

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio said that submissions were received across 15 award categories with many of the leading Organisers, Associations, Venues and Suppliers showcasing their best work and the people in their organisations who bring these events to life.

“We congratulate all the finalists and the nominees for the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award, all have presented us with outstanding work, and we thank the judges who have put significant time and effort into the assessment of each entry.”

The judging panel, chaired by Australian events industry leader John Trevillian AM, said that the judges had gone through a rigorous process in order to determine the finalists.

“Each category was separately assessed by three independent judges and it has been an extremely competitive process. The high standard of entries and the submission requirements such as auditing, research and references, enabled the panel to validate the merit of the finalists.” said John Trevillian AM, Chair of the 2019 Judging Panel.

We congratulate the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence finalists and nominees. They are:

BEST CONSUMER SHOW over 10,000m2
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs - 2019 National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo
Melbourne Showgrounds - 2019 Royal Melbourne Show
Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo - Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo
Reed Exhibitions Australia - PAX Australia 2018
Talk2 Media & Events - Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

BEST TRADE SHOW under 10,000m2
Reed Exhibitions Australia - National Manufacturing Week 2019
Reed Exhibitions Australia - Waste Expo Australia 2018
Talk2 Media & Events - Power ± Utilities Australia

BEST TRADE SHOW over 10,000m2
Deutsche Messe - AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs - AUSPACK 2019
National Media - NoVacancy | Hotel + Accommodation Industry Expo
Reed Exhibitions Australia - Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne August
Talk2 Media & Events - Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event

BEST ASSOCIATION EVENT
Deutsche Messe and AFAC - AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ
Gaming Technologies Association - Australasian Gaming Expo

BEST CUSTOM STAND
Crowd Culture – Nintendo at PAX Australia 2018
Designteam - Team Defence Australia (at various events)
Exhibit Systems - Cisco at Cisco Live! 2019
Grand Stand Events - IVECO Trucks Australia at Brisbane Truck Show 2019
Harry the hirer - Melbourne Stand at AIME 2019

MOST OUTSTANDING MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs - 2019 National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo
Reed Exhibitions Australia - Asia Pacific's International Mining Expo
Reed Exhibitions Australia - National Manufacturing Week 2019
Reed Exhibitions Australia - Waste Expo Australia 2018
Talk2 Media & Events - Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE
AFI Branding - Dynamic Lightbox
Decorative Events & Exhibitions - Premium Suites
Expo Direct – Expo Direct app
Metropolis Events – Balance by Metropolis Events

BEST CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
AFI Branding - 'Be Sustainable' Initiative
ICC Sydney - CSR initiatives and Legacy Program

BEST VENUE TEAM
ICC Sydney - SIBOS 2018
HostCo – Creative Cult
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - Reed Gift Fairs and AGHA Gift Fair
Melbourne Showgrounds - Early Launch of the Victoria Pavilion
Museum Spaces - Royal Exhibition Building. Protection & Promotion Project
Sydney Showground - 2019 Dog Lovers Show

BEST SUPPLIER TEAM – EVENT
ExpoNet - 17th SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit
Decorative Events & Exhibitions – AIME 2019
Grand Stand Events - Italian Trade Agency at Fine Food Australia 2019
Moreton Hire – Fine Food Australia 2019

BEST SUPPLIER – SERVICES OR PRODUCTS
Agility Fairs & Events
AV 24/7
Lüp Events
Sprintr by AV1
Vital Protection Group

RICHARD GEDDES YOUNG ACHIEVER
Kay Badakhsh from HostCo
Laura Blagys from Reed Exhibitions Australia
Lakisha Di Valentino from Diversified Communications Australia
Aiden Hippensteel from ICC Sydney
Katie Ray from AV 24/7
Nikki Witman from Talk2 Media & Events
Claudene Yousif from Reed Exhibitions Australia

MOST CREATIVE INNOVATION IN EVENT “EXPERIENCE” DELIVERY
Salesforce – Salesforce World Tour 2019
Honeycomb Agency - Event Monogramming Activation
Metropolis Events - Immersive Experience Showcase

BEST INNOVATION IN EVENT TECH
Harry the hirer - Harrys Concierge
Expo Direct - Expo Direct app
Expo Direct - Expo Holographic 3D Display

UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Winner to be announced on the night – candidates not announced.

SHOW OF THE YEAR
Winner to be announced on the night

EEAA ANNOUNCES AWARDS PRESENTER, JANE HUTCHEON

The EEAA also announced that the Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner would be hosted by Jane Hutcheon, one of Australia's leading television journalists and creator of the ABC TV interview show, One Plus One.

“Jane Hutcheon is one of Australia’s finest interviewers and we are honoured she has agreed to be the EEAA’s 2019 Awards MC.

“She will bring her special journalistic craft to the stage as we reveal the stories of our nominees, finalists and winners. Over a decade, Jane has conducted 500 interviews with celebrities and people from all walks of life. We are looking forward to Jane joining us on stage at this year’s event.” Ms DiMascio said.

SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is a great community that underpins the EEAA and it always comes out to help the Association put on a special night to celebrate the industry's achievements.

“We are immensely grateful for your support. We are still needing more partners, so why not join the great corporate citizens who give so generously to our Association. Opportunities to sponsor Award categories and to present trophies are still available,’’ said Joyce DiMascio.

Major partners include Fab Frame, Info Salons, Myer Mural Hall, ICC Sydney, Sydney Showground, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tourism Australia, Ungerboeck Software International, Quest Apartments Hotels and Agility Fairs and Events as well as a host of supporting partners.

The Awards dinner will take place at Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne on Wednesday 4 December.

Registrations are open to attend the Gala Dinner – individual tickets and tables of 10 can be booked here. The EEAA 2019 partners include:
  • FabFrame
  • Myer Mural Hall
  • Info Salons Group
  • Tourism Australia
  • Ungerboeck Software International
  • Agility Fairs & Events
  • International Convention Centre Sydney
  • Quest Apartment Hotels
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Sydney Showground
  • Harry the Hirer
  • TMC Productions
  • Quality Control Entertainment
  • Event Crew Australia
  • Homepix Photography
  • Cloudprint Group
  • HostCo


ABOUT EEAA
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs. www.eeaa.com.au

The EEAA Awards for Excellence are a highlight of the business event industry calendar. Each year, they celebrate the achievements of EEAA Members and honour the existing and future leaders of our industry – the shows, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals that have excelled in their field and are beacons of innovation, passion, leadership and commitment.


Contact:
ELeung@eeaa.com.au






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