EEAA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED AND MC JANE HUTCHEON

By Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia , 1 November, 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 4×4 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 4×4 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

Source: EEAA