The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) celebrated the industry’s highest achievers at the 2016 Awards for Excellence last night at the new International Convention Centre Sydney. The awards ceremony was an official pre-opening test event.

The event was attended by more than 300 people representing organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers from across Australia and New Zealand who helped test the new venue under event conditions.

Winners are:

 

Best Show

Winner: Hair Expo Australia 2016 – Reed Exhibitions Australia

 

Trevor Riddell President’s Award

Winner: Domenic Genua – Boating Industry Association

 

Richard Geddes Young Achiever
The judges awarded two winners in this category:

*Anne-Marie Mina – Exhibitions and Trade Fairs

*James Kennedy – Exhibit Systems

 

Category Winners:

Best Consumer Show over 10,000M2 
Winner: National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo – Exhibition and Trade Fairs
*Highly commended: PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia

 

Best Trade Show over 10,000M2
Winner: DesignBUILD – Diversified Communications Australia
*Highly commended: Fine Food Australia – Diversified Communications Australia

 

Best Supplier Team – Event
Winner: LNG18 – PERTH EXPO

*Highly commended: Makita 2016 Power Tool & Garden Expo – Expo Direct

 

Best Supplier Team – Services or Products
Winner: Harry the Hirer

 

Best Venue Team
Winner: AWISA 2016 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Best New Product or Service
Winner: O-Tix

*Highly commended: Excelling in Exhibitions Program – Sydney TAFE
Best Corporate Citizenship
Winner: Corporate Citizenship Program – Reed Exhibitions Australia
Best Association Event
Winner: PAX Australia for Interactive Games & Entertainment Association – Reed Exhibitions Australia
*Highly commended: ADX16 – Australian Dental Industry Association

 

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign
Winner: Fine Food Australia – Diversified Communications Australia

 

Best Trade Show under 10,000M2
Winner: Hair Expo Australia 2016 – Reed Exhibitions Australia

 

Best Custom Stand
Winner: Japan National Tourism Organisation at AIME 2016 – Decorative Events & Exhibitions

*Highly commended: Hafele Australia at AWISA 2016 – DisplayWise

 

Best Show Team
Winner: 2016 Irrigation Australia International Conference & Exhibition – Exhibition and Trade Fairs

*Highly commended: National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo – Exhibition and Trade Fairs