Fast-growing national AV company Scene Change has become the only AV company to join the Meetings and Events Australia Hall of Fame after winning its third consecutive national MEA award.
The award, presented at the National MEA Conference in Kuala Lumpur, was awarded to Scene Change’s Tasmanian office. It also marks the first Tasmanian Hall of Fame winner in any category.
“It’s a massive honour for us,” said Scene Change co-founder Ian Whitworth. “We’re big believers in being an active part of the meetings industry, and it’s wonderful to see our work recognised at this level.”
Scene Change opened its first office in Tasmania in 2007, and has gone on to open offices in five cities, appearing on BRW’s fastest-growing companies list and developing a strong following among professional industry clients such as producers and PCO’s.
Present at the awards were the four winners of the Scene Change FLyMEA Scholarship, which pays for young industry innovators to attend the MEA conference and learn from industry leaders. Winners this year were Daniel Stone of Arinex SA, Katherine Halliday of Wrest Point, Lauren Carlyle of Complete Function Hire and Katie Boone of MCI NSW.
“The conference was invaluable to me, providing knowledge and connections that would have otherwise taken much longer to gather,” said Daniel Stone.
Whitworth said Scene Change is keen to encourage younger voices in the meetings industry.
“We’re a young company that’s trying to shake up the establishment a bit, and we want to give a voice to young meetings professionals who feel the same way. It’s the only way to keep our industry evolving,” he said.