Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has received a record number of submissions for the 2019 MEA Awards.
Award nominations closed with an 18 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of entries.
MEA CEO Robyn Johnson said it was “an outstanding response”.
“We are delighted with the high number of submissions from across the country,” she said.
“This demonstrates the depth of talent and professionalism in the Australian industry and is a great endorsement of the value the industry has in the Awards program.
“Judging of the submissions will now get underway with more than 70 national and international judges who have the task of reviewing and commenting on the outstanding work that the Australian event industry delivered in 2019.”
The Outstanding Contribution Award remains open until March 31.
The 2019 MEA National Awards will be presented at Evolve 2020 on May 5 at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.