Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) have been named a finalist in three categories of the annual Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) 2013 Awards for Excellence.
ETF have been awarded the prestigious status of finalist in three of the sixteen categories of the award program; including Best Consumer Show over 10,000m2 for the National 4×4 & Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo in Melbourne, Best Trade Show Under 10,000m2 for ENTECH 2013 and Best Show Team for the 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG17).
Speaking of the nominations, Gary Daly, Managing Director, ETF commented on the delight of the teams for being recognised for their dedication and innovation.
“We are so proud to be recognised in these awards which highlight the very best of the exhibition and event industry in Australia. Our teams work tirelessly to deliver innovative, professional and above all else, exciting shows for consumers and trade industries, and we are thrilled to be recognised for these achievements,” said Mr Daly.
Speaking of the nomination for Best Consumer Show over 10,000m2 Mr Daly commented, “The 4×4 Show is much more than just the standard static trade fair; it’s a market leading interactive show. The continued growth of this exhibition, with attendance of over 30,520 visitors at the qualifying event, cements its place as the leading event of its kind in the industry; confirmed by this nomination.”
Nominated for Best Trade Show under 10,000m2, ENTECH 2013 attracted a record number of visitors who flew from as far as Brazil, Qatar, USA, Canada, India, England and France to experience Australia’s Entertainment Technology and Installation Show.
ETF’s finalist nomination in the category of Best Show Team for LNG17, recognised the major success over six years that this Sydney based team achieved in delivering the show in Houston, USA. The ETF team grew the exhibition by 47%, broke the sponsorship record by 68% and received 90%+ approval ratings on-site.
As Mr Daly said, “Each one of these results would have been unattainable without a dedicated, professional and inventive team who were willing to go beyond the call of duty to ensure success.”
The 16 category winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence will be awarded at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) gala dinner on Tuesday 26 November 2013 following the EEAA’s annual conference.