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A look at all the state winners in MEA’s awards program

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A look at all the state winners in MEA’s awards program
Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has wrapped up its series of state awards ceremonies ahead of the national awards to be announced in June.

micenet attended and covered the lively New South Wales awards ceremony last week.

Ceremonies were also held in Melbourne at SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium for Victoria and in Brisbane at Pink Flamingo Brisbane for Queensland.

In Victoria, VEE Agency, Melbourne Royal and Harry the hirer were the big winners, with VEE Agency taking out two event of the year awards, Melbourne Royal Experiences taking home the corporate in-house management team category and the MEA Future Leader category for its account manager Meghann Lambert, and Harry the hirer winning the exhibition services category while its productions arm won the AV category.

WALDRONSMITH Management, The Bite Project, Wise Connections and Saxton Group also took home state awards in Victoria.

In Queensland, there were a variety of winners in the event of the year categories, including the Heavy Vehicle Association for the Brisbane Truck Show, the University of Queensland, SoldOut Events and ICMS Australasia, which took home two awards.

SoldOut and the Queensland Department of Education’s programs and events team won event management awards in Queensland, while Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre won two awards across the products and services and venues categories. EventsAir was also triumphant in the products and services categories.

In the individual awards, Nicola Taylor and Lucy Nielson from the Queensland Department of Education brought the department’s total number of state wins this year up to three, while Suellen Holland from ICMS Australasia also added another win to their tally.

The national awards – for which all state winners are in the running – will be announced at the end of MEA’s national conference EVOLVE in the Hunter Valley at a gala event on June 13.

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