Meetings & Events Australia has launched the 2018 MEA Awards Program with entries open from Monday 3 September 2018.
MEA’s Awards program is the largest and most prestigious national awards program for meetings and events in Australia and it sets the highest benchmarks for the industry.
The MEA awards underwent a significant overhaul in 2017, with every category, award and submission questions updated. This resulted in a record number of submissions.
Robyn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of MEA commented “We are very excited about launching the 2018 MEA Awards Program following the success of the program last year. MEA has implemented a social media campaign to profile all the 2017 Award winners and we have also published ‘Awards Celebration of Excellence’ – a publication that profiles the award winners and our partners and sponsors.
The qualifying year is from 1 January to 31 December 2018 with the closing date 8 January 2019.
The closing date has moved forward to allow more time for judging and for the states and territories to hold their own awards events prior to the national awards ceremony. The state winner of each category goes on to compete against other states. Winners will be announced and presented at the National Awards Dinner on 2 April 2019 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the final night of the MEA Conference.
“We encourage everyone to enter the 2018 MEA Awards Program and to start working on their submissions now so they can be lodged before the Christmas holiday break,” added Johnson.