More than 100 Queensland key industry party-goers glammed up to attend Thursday’s Queensland MEA awards at The Edge, at State Library. With delicious catering by Ab Fab Catering, pre-event drinks were a time of networking with friends and colleagues before moving into the auditorium for the awards ceremony.
MC Glenn Searle from InspHigher offered witty insights as award winners and finalists were thrilled to receive recognition by their peers and celebrate their success with the new style award trophies. There were many dual award winners including Radisson Resort Gold Coast, Absolute Events & Marketing, Department of Education & Training, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Once the awards were presented, guests partied on to the great entertainment supplied by MAS Entertainment, admired the themeing from Solution Red, and had some wonderful photos taken by EventPix. Discovering such an innovative venue as The Edge (which has amazing views of the Brisbane river and city skyline) was an added bonus for those attending.
The following Queensland Award Winners look forward to the National Awards in April.
- Regional Destination Marketing Organisation – Business Events Sunshine Coast
- Association or Government Meeting – CPA Australia Qld
- Banquet & Catering – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
- Technical & Creative Production > $5 million – Staging Connections Qld
- Meetings or Event Management Organisation < 8 employees – Absolute Events & Marketing
- Meeting or Event Management Organisaton > 8 employees – MCI Australia
- Event Management Organisation – Department of Education & Training
- Meetings Manager of the Year – Susan Harris AMM, Absolute Events & Marketing
- Event Manager of the Year – Liz Williamson AFMEA, Department of Education & Training
- Business Development Person of the Year – Michele Marks, Radisson Resort Gold Coast
- Meeting Venue with 500 delegates or more – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
- Meeting Venue with under 500 delegates – Radisson Resort Gold Coast
- Specialty Event Venue – Victoria Park Function Venue
- CSR – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
- USI Young Professional Scholarship – Becci Reid (MCI Australia)
Venue – The Edge at Queensland State Library
Catering – Ab Fab Catering
Themeing – Solution RED
Entertainment – MAS Entertainment
Photography – EventPix
National awards sponsors
- Navarra Venues
- South African Tourism
- Newlight Event Creation
- Micenet Australia
- Exhibition Park in Canberra
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Ultimate performance and recruitment – conferencing and events