The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling for nominations to recognise the industry’s unsung heroes and emerging leaders in the 2019 Awards for Excellence launched today.
EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the EEAA 2019 Awards for Excellence entry process was now open offering the prestigious opportunity for recognition of the many talented people working in the industry. Organisers, Associations, Venues and Suppliers in the EEAA community were all eligible to enter the awards.
“We are calling on the industry tell us about the talented teams and individuals who have shone in 2019. There are now five categories focussing on recognising people – these categories are the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award, the Unsung Hero Award, the Best Show Team, Best Venue Team and the Best Supplier Show Team.” said Joyce DiMascio.
Since it was introduced two years ago, the Unsung Hero Award has become one of the most popular accolades of the year.
“We all know someone who is a force, the driver and the reason why things succeed and they may be people who fly under the radar. This is the time to put them forward.
“It’s very exciting to kick off the Call for Entries and we’ve given entrants an extra week to lodge their nominations. The closing date for entries is 27 September,” Ms DiMascio said.
The EEAA 2019 Awards for Excellence will take place on 4 December at one of The Big Group’s signature venues, Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne.
The Big Group group venues manager Vince Azzopardi welcomed the opportunity to work with the Association for the first time.
“We are pleased to be partnering with the Association as the host venue for the prestigious Awards for Excellence celebration. The Mural Hall team will deliver a special night and ensure that the Association’s Members have a memorable experience.” Mr Azzopardi said.
Entries will be judged by a panel of over 30 independent industry experts, including representatives of the international events community. The Association is very pleased that John Trevillian AM is Chair of Judges again in 2019.
The EEAA Awards for Excellence are a highlight of the business event industry calendar. Each year, they shine a light on the achievements of EEAA members and the shows and events, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals that have delivered outstanding results.
“They also provide a benchmark for excellence, rewarding and celebrating best practice, leadership and outstanding achievements, and challenges others to aspire to high industry standards,” Ms DiMascio said.
“There are 20 categories that will appeal to a wide cross-section of the EEAA Membership including best trade, consumer and association expos, creative and tech innovation, best products and services, and best new venue initiatives,” said Ms DiMascio.
“Many of the Award categories have added criteria around sustainability, as there are many exciting new initiatives that are being adopted by the exhibition and events industry that deserve industry recognition. We also have a specific award for Best Corporate Citizenship.” Ms DiMascio said.
“In 2019, the EEAA has been urging the industry to do more in the area of “Sustainability” so it is only fitting that we include these principles into our judging criteria,” Ms DiMascio said.
Verizon Media’s talent program has come to an end for the third year, closing with a hybrid pitch-off event for Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD). The Verizon Media Academy class of 2021, made up of 44 emerging leaders from across Australia and New Zealand media, advertising and marketing industry, were given just one hour to […]
Social purpose organisation UnLtd’s Big Games competition has raised a combined $85,000 for children and young people at risk. Running over five weeks, the competition involved 32 teams from across the advertising, marketing and media industries battling it out virtually for a chance to qualify for the Rocket League final. The tournament culminated in a […]
Stan has announced that the Stan Original Film Transfusion commenced filming in Sydney earlier this week and will premiere on Stan in 2022. Transfusion is a taut, muscular thriller starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Ryan Logan, a former Special Forces operative, who is battling to cope with life after the loss of his wife and is thrust […]
According to a decade of data collected by iStock, Australian brands turned to imagery depicting outdated gender stereotypes during the pandemic. Tracking the keyword ‘women’, iStock by Getty Images found that in 2020, ANZ brands and businesses reverted to gender stereotypes. Images of mothers home-schooling were used at almost twice the rate of images of […]
Schwartz Media is congratulating Maddison Connaughton on her three years as editor of The Saturday Paper. Connaughton has decided to finish up her editorship this month. “It’s been an honour to edit the paper,” Connaughton said. “The Saturday Paper is one of the brightest voices in Australian media and I have been happy to see […]
Research from EdBbirdie using Spotify data has identified the most popular songs to study to. After analysing thousands of studying and homework playlists on Spotify, American singer Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’ came out as top song to study to. It featured on 48 study playlists, while other top songs included ‘Ophelia’ by The Lumineers, ‘Falling’ […]
Dayna Stewart is the Business Director – Digital Marketing, Media & Creative Services at The Nudge Group. Here, she discusses the challenges that come with building a successful marketing team when working remotely. Before COVID-19 changed the way businesses work, most marketing teams spent their days together in a meeting room collaborating on the next […]
The line-up for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced as the legendary event returns live in Las Vegas in September. This year, the epic two-day lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival main stage will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Maroon 5, Nelly, […]
Shop! ANZ is calling on shopper and retail marketing professionals from all retail related disciplines to participate in the first ANZ Shopper and Retail Marketing Industry Survey in four years. This important research provides a guide of where the retail marketing industry in Australia and New Zealand has come from and what is anticipated to […]