Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) has pulled off the Best Show Team award at the 2010 Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) awards for their planning and delivery of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas exhibition, LNG16 in Algeria in April 2010.
According to Jodie Richmond, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of ETF, the award recognises the world class ability of ETF including their LNG16 team.
“ETF specialises in developing exhibitions for industry associations, including LNG 16 for the global gas industry. It was great to see the LNG 16 team win such a prestigious award while the depth of ETF’s skill was further recognised with our RSVP Show Team also a finalist in this category.
“Our LNG team’s performance was truly outstanding having sold out the exhibition and exceeded sponsorship targets to deliver a sophisticated trade exhibition in a venue in Algeria, which was still under construction, and with the Icelandic volcano erupting only four days before opening”.
“ETF has now delivered the LNG Exhibition for associations in five continents including currently for the American Gas Association in Houston in 2013. The innovations we create internationally are incorporated into the exhibitions we develop for associations in Australia”, Jodie said.
ETF’s key LNG 16 team members, Exhibition Director, Rodney Cox and Operations Manager, Belinda Maund, and their team, met all of the challenges associated with managing such a complex exhibition in Algeria. In the process ETF fulfilled the EEAA’s award criteria of Accessibility, Responsiveness, Customer Service, Creativity, Innovation and Client/Show Research to win the prestigious Best Show Team award.
“We believe that the reason we continue to be reappointed to manage this major global exhibition is because of our commitment to its ongoing development. Fundamentally the exhibition industry sells commercial opportunity and trust. It was the trust our team had earned with our host association and exhibitors that proved to be the vital element with such a difficult event. Under circumstances such as those we experienced in Algeria you truly discover the calibre of your team, the culture of your company and the difference “Aussie can do” makes.
“One of the most rewarding things for me was the legacy we left behind in Algeria in terms of providing hands-on exhibitions and event management experience to the local university students we employed. Hopefully they will go on to use the skills they learned to help develop the fledgling events industry in Algeria,” Rodney said.