Australia’s meetings and events community will experience Sydney in full swing with the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) 2012 National Conference to be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22 -24 April 2012.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Chief Executive Officer Jon Hutchison said, “We are thrilled to welcome the conference back to our harbour city.”
“The conference is an annual forum for the meetings events industry to meet to discuss current issues, latest industry trends, engage in professional sharing and business networking.
“Sydney hosting this event in 2012 is timely, with the City embarking on an exciting growth and renewal phase with billions of dollars of infrastructure investment planned for the next few years.
“We look forward to showcasing our City and demonstrating the success of Sydney, and the State, as the nation’s leading business events destination.”
“The outstanding success of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, and other New South Wales (NSW) winners at this year’s MEA national awards is a testament to the high standing of our State’s industry, venues and partners.”
Winners of the 2010 MEA national awards all deserve recognition, and BESydney extends special congratulations to winners representing NSW:
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre for
- Banqueting and Catering
- In-house AV services
- Meeting venue 500 delegates or more
- Corporate social responsibility – category C (over 30 full-time employees)
The Forum Group for
- Event management organisation
Mark Taylor of Belle-Laide Events for
- Event Manager of the year
Yammi Yam of Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Sydney for
- Operations person of the year
University of New South Wales CBD campus, UNSW venues and events for
- Specialty venue
- Platinum award
AV1 Pty Limited for
- Technical and creative production – branch turnover < $5 million
“The success of an industry is not the work of one organisation but the combined efforts of the entire industry working collaboratively together to drive and strive for better results. This has not gone unnoticed, and to be recognised with these prestigious industry accolades is definitely well deserved, “said Mr Hutchison.