'Recognising and celebrating excellence in our industry." EEAA 2015 Awards for Excellence 2 December 2015Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21Upper Deck, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont PointSydneyCongratulations to the EEAA 2015 Awards for Excellence winners.EEAA presented 18 awards, including several new categories which generated a broader range of entries reflecting the diversity of events, venues and services in our important industry.The 2015 Awards were judged by 29 independent volunteer judges who gave their time to carefully review each submission. We introduced a Chair of Judges, John Trevillian, who shared his outstanding events expertise with us. Our thanks to John and all the judges for supporting the EEAA in rewarding industry excellence.We salute those who entered the 2015 Awards for Excellence. We salute our finalists and winners and we also thank our partners and sponsors for supporting this special night.2015 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERSBest Australian ShowWinner: PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions AustraliaBest New Zealand ShowWinner: buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show – XPO ExhibitionsTrevor Riddell President’s AwardWinner: Jim Delahunty – ExpoNetRichard Geddes Young AchieverThe judges awarded two winners in this category:Stephanie Bleakley – Diversified Communications AustraliaDaniel Condon – Designteam CATEGORY WINNERSBest Consumer Show over 10,000m2PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions AustraliaBest Trade Show over 10,000m2Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications AustraliaHighly Commended: Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference – Diversified Communications AustraliaBest Supplier Team – EventWinner: G20 Leaders’ Summit – ExpoNetBest Supplier – Services or ProductsWinner: Harry the hirerBest Venue TeamWinner: IUCN World Parks Congress – Sydney Showground TeamBest New Product or ServiceWinner: Conrad System – Reed Exhibitions AustraliaBest Corporate CitizenshipWinner: Good Friday Appeal 2015 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition CentreMost Outstanding Marketing CampaignWinner: Integrate – Diversified Communications AustraliaBest New Initiative – VenueWinner: Dockside Pavilion – First Year of Operation – Dockside GroupHighly Commended: Aerial – Food & DesireBest Consumer Show under 10,000m2Winner: Dog Lovers Show – Sydney – Event Management InternationalBest Trade Show under 10,000m2Winner: DesignBUILD – Diversified Communications AustraliaBest Custom StandWinner: Cisco Stand at Cisco Live – Exhibit SystemsBest Show TeamWinner: 26th World Gas Conference – Exhibition Team -Exhibitions & Trade FairsBest New ShowWinner: The Australian Triathlon, Endurance & Cycling Expo – Informa AustraliaA special thanks to our sponsors and supporting partnersAwards Host – Janice Petersen, Presenter for SBS World News; Entertainment- Scott Pullen, The Groove Academy; Host venue – Anna Cesarano, Erin Kelly and the outstanding kitchen and food service teams, Doltone House; those who helped produce the night: Nigel O’Connell, The Monkey’s Cobbler; Mark Magennis and Heather Rogers, Decorative Events & Exhibitions; Nick Townend, Microhire; Mitch Gaal, Harry the hirer; and Alex Carlyle, photographer for the EEAA 2015 Leaders Forum, Conference and Awards for Excellence.