The MEA 2018 national awards were held last night at the BCEC, at the conclusion of the MEA 2019 EVOLVE conference.

Here is the full list of winners:

Association event of the year – ICMS Australasia for the IEEE 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Government event of the year – QLD Department of Education- Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage 2018

Corporate event of the year – Forum Group Events & Marketing – South Africa Tourism Event Roadshow

Event of the year (incentives and special event) – AA&P Events – Darwin Amazing Race Experience

Exhibition of the year – Get Global

Public event of the year (including festivals) – Lateral Event Management – L’Etape Australia

Cause-related event of the year – Peter Jones Special Events – 2018 Field Of Women – Stand with me at the G

Regional event of the year – Lateral Events – L’Etape Australia

Professional Conference Organisation – Arinex

Event management team – Government – Department Of Education, Programs and Events, SCE

Event management team – Corporate – The Star Sydney

Event agency – Belle Laide Events

Meeting, exhibition or event venue – less than 500 – Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Meetings, exhibition or event venue – more than 500 – BCEC

Unique event venue with accommodation – Q Station

Unique venue without accommodation – State Library Victoria

Operations person of the year – Isabella Ravenswood – Museum Spaces

Sales, marketing or business development person of the year – Alana Hay, Milestone Creative

Event manager of the year – PCO – Melissa Murphy, Arinex

Event manager of the year – agency – Stephanie Vercoe, Forum Group Events & Marketing

Event manager of the year – in-house – Dewi Gutierrez – ICC Sydney

MEA future leader – Ashleigh Duggan – Arinex

Banqueting & catering – Adelaide Convention Centre

Audio visual services – AV1

Event technology – Sprintr by AV1

Specialist services & suppliers – PBM Safety

Exhibition services – Exponet

Education & training – ICC Sydney

Innovation award – ACTA by The Event Ecosystem

Platinum award – company – Sprintr by AV1

Platinum award – individual – Melissa Murphy, Arinex

Outstanding contribution award – Simon Baggs, Lateral Events

Highly commended – Banqueting & catering – BCEC

Highly commended – Meeting, exhibition or event venue – capacity more than 500 – ICC Sydney

Highly commended – Event of the year (incentive and special event) – Michael Palin event, Lateral Events