Evolve 2024 heading to the Hunter Valley


Evolve 2024 and the MEA National Awards Dinner will be held at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley on June 12-13.

The Hunter Valley was to have been the destination of Evolve 2020, but the pandemic necessitated the event’s cancellation.

It will be delivered under the theme of ‘Lead with Impact. Empower to Grow. Connect for Success’.

“It will be fantastic to bring the national events community together in the surrounds of the picturesque NSW Hunter Valley for the first time since 2003,” said Peter McDonald, CEO of MEA.

“There are people in the industry workforce who weren’t even born the last time we were there. It’s a long overdue return.

“We’re very grateful to Rydges Resort Hunter Valley for being our Evolve 2024 venue partner, and to Destination NSW for being a strategic partner that enabled us to support a regional events community with our major annual event.”

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley director of sales & marketing Anita McInnes said they were looking forward to welcoming MEA and the national events industry in June.

“The ability to showcase the resort’s purpose-built Conference & Events Centre, unique outdoor spaces, dedicated culinary and event teams, in our tranquil setting is a dream to us, especially to this calibre of professional industry leaders,” she said.

“We have worked tirelessly to be known as one of the great domestic venues for business events, with the ability for a bit of fun along the way. It is with great pleasure we get to show attendees exactly why events in the Hunter Valley and with EVT are unmissable.”

Registration will open in early February.