'Recognising and celebrating excellence in our industry." EEAA 2015 Awards for Excellence 2 December 2015 Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21 Upper Deck, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont Point Sydney Congratulations 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 WINNERS Best Australian Show Winner: PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia Best New Zealand Show Winner: buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show – XPO Exhibitions Trevor Riddell President’s Award Winner: Jim Delahunty – ExpoNet Richard Geddes Young Achiever The judges awarded two winners in this category: Stephanie Bleakley – Diversified Communications Australia Daniel Condon – Designteam CATEGORY WINNERS Best Consumer Show over 10,000m2 PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia Best Trade Show over 10,000m2 Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia Highly Commended: Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference – Diversified Communications Australia Best Supplier Team – Event Winner: G20 Leaders’ Summit – ExpoNet Best Supplier – Services or Products Winner: Harry the hirer Best Venue Team Winner: IUCN World Parks Congress – Sydney Showground Team Best New Product or Service Winner: Conrad System – Reed Exhibitions Australia Best Corporate Citizenship Winner: Good Friday Appeal 2015 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia Best New Initiative – Venue Winner: Dockside Pavilion – First Year of Operation – Dockside Group Highly Commended: Aerial – Food & Desire Best Consumer Show under 10,000m2 Winner: Dog Lovers Show – Sydney – Event Management International Best Trade Show under 10,000m2 Winner: DesignBUILD – Diversified Communications Australia Best Custom Stand Winner: Cisco Stand at Cisco Live – Exhibit Systems Best Show Team Winner: 26th World Gas Conference – Exhibition Team -Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Best New Show Winner: The Australian Triathlon, Endurance & Cycling Expo – Informa Australia A special thanks to our sponsors and supporting partners Awards 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.