EEAA announces award finalists for 2020

Last year's EEAA Awards for Excellence winners.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced the finalists for its Unsung Hero and Richard Geddes Young Achievers awards.

“The category eligibility and criteria have been designed to showcase the exceptional work of our young members via the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award and the Unsung Hero of our industry,” EEAA chief executive Claudia Sagripanti said.

“The Awards will recognise those EEAA Member individuals who have delivered innovation, shown resilience, remained optimistic and engendered business confidence amongst the industry.”

The six finalists for the Unsung Hero Award are Jenna Cali (Operations Manager – Informa Australia); Kym De Britt (CEO Australian Dental Industry Association); Helen Mantellato, Business Development Manager: International and Exhibition – ICC Sydney); Libbie Ray and Justin Prisuda (directors – Connected Event Group); and Nicole Walker (CEO – Arinex).

Finalists for the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award are Sian Caton (marketing assistant – Diversified Communications Australia); Alysia McAuliffe (marketing executive – Reed Exhibitions Australia); Amy Saleh (program and speaker care manager – Hannover Fairs); and Jack Weatherby-Fell (senior event manager – ICC Sydney).

The winners will be announced at the EEAA 2020 Awards for Excellence on December 8.