The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) 2010 Awards for Excellence were presented last night at an industry gala event, held at Plenary Hall 2 of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
Interpoint Events won the coveted title of Best Australian Show for their event, Splash!, which also received Best Trade Show Under 10,000m2.
Diversified Exhibitions Australia won three categories including Best Trade Show Over 10,000m2 for a second year in a row for their event Australian Oil & Gas (AOG), and Perth’s leading culinary event were presented with the award for Best Consumer Show Over 10,000m2.
“Winning an EEAA Award for Excellence is a distinguished mark of outstanding achievement in Australasia’s event market,” said Margaret Crichton, General Manager, EEAA.
Reed Exhibitions received EEAA’s newest award, Best Safety Initiative, and also saw one of their employees, Veronica Ling, presented with the prestigious Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award.
New Zealand’s North Port Events were also extremely successful, winning two categories for Fine Food New Zealand, and Single Market Events took away the Best Consumer Show Under 10,000m2 for The Baby Show.
“This year the judges were exceptionally impressed by the level of commitment, creativity and quality of work taking place in the industry, so all entrants should be proud of the contributions they’ve made.”
“We’d like to congratulate all entrants and winners on their efforts,” said Ms Crichton.
Best Consumer Show Under 10,000m2 – The Baby Show Melbourne, Single Market Events
Best Consumer Show Over 10,000m2 – Good Food & Wine Show Perth, Diversified Exhibitions Australia
Best Trade Show Under 10,000m2 – Splash!, Interpoint Events
Best Trade Show Over 10,000m2 – Australasian Oil & Gas, Diversified Exhibitions Australia
Best New Show – Fine Food New Zealand, North Port Events
Best Australian Show – Splash!, Interpoint Events
Best New Zealand Show – Fine Food New Zealand, North Port Events
Best Custom Stand – Bacardi Lion, Sensology, Decorative Events & Exhibitions
Most Innovative Promotional Campaign – Franchising Expo, Diversified Exhibitions Australia
Best Green Initiative – Ecowise, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Best Safety Initiative – Reed Gift Fairs Safety Audit, Reed Exhibitions
Best New Product or Service – X-Board Structures, Expo Direct
Best Venue Team – Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Team
Best Show Team – LNG 16 Exhibition Show Team, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs
Best Supplier Team – ExpoNet
Richard Geddes Young Achiever – Veronica Ling, Reed Exhibitions Australia