The EEAA 2015 Awards for Excellence were announced at a gala dinner in Doltone House in Sydney last night (December 2) with around 300 people attending.

The special Trevor Riddell Award for contribution to the association and the exhibition industry was presented to Jim Delahunty of ExpoNet.

Other winners were:

Best Australian Show Winner: PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Best New Zealand Show Winner: buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show – XPO Exhibitions

Trevor Riddell President’s Award Winner: Jim Delahunty – ExpoNet

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

*Stephanie Bleakley – Diversified Communications Australia

*Daniel Condon – Designteam

Category Winners:

Best Consumer Show over 10,000 m2 PAX Australia – Reed Exhibitions Australia

*Best Trade Show over 10,000 m2 Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia

*Highly Commended: Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference – Diversified Communications Australia

Best Supplier Team – Event Winner: G20 Leaders’ Summit – ExpoNet

Best Supplier – Services or Products Winner: Harry the hirer

Best Venue Team Winner: IUCN World Parks Congress Team – Sydney Showground

Best New Product or Service Winner: Conrad System – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Best Corporate Citizenship Winner: Good Friday Appeal 2015 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign Winner: Integrate – Diversified Communications Australia

*Best New Initiative – Venue Winner: Dockside Pavilion – First Year of Operation – Dockside Group

*Highly Commended: Aerial – Food & Desire

Best Consumer Show under 10,000 m2 Winner: Dog Lovers Show – Sydney – Event Management International

Best Trade Show under 10,000 m2 Winner: DesignBUILD – Diversified Communications Australia

Best Custom Stand Winner: Cisco Stand at Cisco Live – Exhibit Systems

Best Show Team Winner: 26th World Gas Conference – Exhibition Team – Exhibitions & Trade Fairs

Best New Show Winner: The Australian Triathlon, Endurance & Cycling Expo – Informa Australia