MCI Australia was nominated for two awards and subsequently took home both at the MEA South Australia Gala Awards Dinner.
The MEA Association or Government Meeting of the Year—South Australia was awarded to The Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) 8th Biennial Conference, managed by MCI Australia Project Manager, Brylee McFarlane and Project Coordinator, Emma Wall.
The project team overcame many challenges in organising the conference and the AOS Past President, Dr Davor Hribar, supported the entry, praising Brylee’s efforts as a dedicated professional.
“I consider [Brylee] exceptional…she was able to guide my committee through the organisation of the conference so we felt we were in charge and this boosted our confidence. There were times when things did not work out and as a true professional she accepted the situation and helped us move forward. These aspects are all fine qualities as a leader,” said Dr Hribar.
Dr Hribar also praised MCI Australia’s delivery of another vital KPI—the bottom line—attributing MCI Australia’s management as a major factor in the conference making the largest profit since the founding of the AOS.
Brylee is the first to acknowledge that her client’s praises also echo the strength and support of her colleagues: Project Coordinator, Emma Wall; Project Director, Cindy-Lee Bakos; and Guest Services Coordinator, Caitie Symes.
The second win for MCI Australia was the individual Y MEA Future Leader Award presented to Project Coordinator Emma Wall for her active involvement in Y MEA initiatives and functions.
Emma’s crown as Y MEA SA Future Leader caps her list of corporate and industry achievements including being the current chair of the South Australia Y MEA committee, a former MEA scholarship winner and a regular thought leadership contributor to both TAFE students and the MEA Career Insights Forum.
MCI Australia’s AOS Conference project team will join Cindy-Lee Bakos (who won Meetings Manager of the Year—Victoria last week) as finalists for the national awards, to be announced in May at the MEA Conference in Darwin.