EEAA announces 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists

Last year's EEAA Awards for Excellence winners.

A panel of 29 judges, including nine international industry experts, have evaluated the entries for the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence to reveal a strong field of finalists and nominees.

The submissions were received across 15 award categories, with the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) saying the diversity of the industry was well reflected in the 60 finalists and nominees short-listed by the judges.

“We congratulate all the finalists and the nominees for the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award, all have presented us with outstanding work, and we thank the judges who have put significant time and effort into the assessment of each entry,” said EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio.

The judging panel, chaired by Australian events industry leader John Trevillian, said that the judges had gone through a rigorous process in order to determine the finalists.

“Each category was separately assessed by three independent judges and it has been an extremely competitive process,” he said. “The high standard of entries and the submission requirements such as auditing, research and references, enabled the panel to validate the merit of the finalists.”

The 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence finalists and nominees are:

BEST CONSUMER SHOW over 10,000m2

Exhibitions and Trade Fairs – 2019 National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Melbourne Showgrounds – 2019 Royal Melbourne Show

Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo – Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo

Reed Exhibitions Australia – PAX Australia 2018

Talk2 Media & Events – Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

 

BEST TRADE SHOW under 10,000m2

Reed Exhibitions Australia – National Manufacturing Week 2019

Reed Exhibitions Australia – Waste Expo Australia 2018

Talk2 Media & Events – Power ± Utilities Australia

 

BEST TRADE SHOW over 10,000m2

Deutsche Messe – AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ

Exhibitions and Trade Fairs – AUSPACK 2019

National Media – NoVacancy | Hotel + Accommodation Industry Expo

Reed Exhibitions Australia – Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne August

Talk2 Media & Events – Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event

 

BEST ASSOCIATION EVENT

Deutsche Messe and AFAC – AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ

Gaming Technologies Association – Australasian Gaming Expo

 

BEST CUSTOM STAND

Crowd Culture – Nintendo at PAX Australia 2018

Designteam – Team Defence Australia (at various events)

Exhibit Systems – Cisco at Cisco Live! 2019

Grand Stand Events – IVECO Trucks Australia at Brisbane Truck Show 2019

Harry the hirer – Melbourne Stand at AIME 2019

 

MOST OUTSTANDING MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Exhibitions and Trade Fairs – 2019 National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Reed Exhibitions Australia – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Expo

Reed Exhibitions Australia – National Manufacturing Week 2019

Reed Exhibitions Australia – Waste Expo Australia 2018

Talk2 Media & Events – Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

 

BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE

AFI Branding – Dynamic Lightbox

Decorative Events & Exhibitions – Premium Suites

Expo Direct – Expo Direct app

Metropolis Events – Balance by Metropolis Events

 

BEST CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

AFI Branding – ‘Be Sustainable’ Initiative

ICC Sydney – CSR initiatives and Legacy Program

 

BEST VENUE TEAM

ICC Sydney – SIBOS 2018

HostCo – Creative Cult

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Reed Gift Fairs and AGHA Gift Fair

Melbourne Showgrounds – Early Launch of the Victoria Pavilion

Museum Spaces – Royal Exhibition Building. Protection & Promotion Project

Sydney Showground – 2019 Dog Lovers Show

 

BEST SUPPLIER TEAM – EVENT

ExpoNet – 17th SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit

Decorative Events & Exhibitions – AIME 2019

Grand Stand Events – Italian Trade Agency at Fine Food Australia 2019

Moreton Hire – Fine Food Australia 2019

 

BEST SUPPLIER – SERVICES OR PRODUCTS

Agility Fairs & Events

AV 24/7

Lüp Events

Sprintr by AV1

Vital Protection Group

 

RICHARD GEDDES YOUNG ACHIEVER

Kay Badakhsh from HostCo

Laura Blagys from Reed Exhibitions Australia

Lakisha Di Valentino from Diversified Communications Australia

Aiden Hippensteel from ICC Sydney

Katie Ray from AV 24/7

Nikki Witman from Talk2 Media & Events

Claudene Yousif from Reed Exhibitions Australia

 

MOST CREATIVE INNOVATION IN EVENT “EXPERIENCE” DELIVERY

Salesforce – Salesforce World Tour 2019

Honeycomb Agency – Event Monogramming Activation

Metropolis Events – Immersive Experience Showcase

 

BEST INNOVATION IN EVENT TECH

Harry the hirer – Harrys Concierge

Expo Direct – Expo Direct app

Expo Direct – Expo Holographic 3D Display