Reed Exhibitions scoops Show of the Year at EEAA Awards

Sixty finalists were presented across 15 categories with winners named for outstanding shows, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) annual Awards for Excellence.

Held at Myer Mural Hall Melbourne, special tributes were also paid to EEAA’s rising stars and unsung heroes with one winner inducted to the Hall of Fame.

Felicity Zadro, managing director at Zadro Agency, was named the Unsung Hero for her contribution to the events industry over the last two decades.

Aiden Hippensteel, event operations floor manager at ICC Sydney, was awarded the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award for his outstanding organisation and leadership skills. His volunteer work with the Rural Fire Service was also commended.

Leighton Wood, CEO at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, received the Trevor Riddell President’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the EEAA Board and the Association’s sustainability project.

“Leighton joined the Board this year and has taken a leadership role in setting the agenda to build a more environmentally sustainable industry,” said EEAA president Spiro Anemogiannis.

“He has brought the leadership work of his own organisation and personal passion to drive the EEAA’s sustainability framework.”

Exhibit Systems – Cisco at Cisco Live! 2019 entered the Hall of Fame with their third consecutive win for Best Custom Stand.

Reed Exhibitions Australia won this year’s Best Show Award for PAX Australia 2018, a three-day festival, curated and delivered by ‘gamers’ for the global interactive gaming community.

The Best Corporate Citizenship Award was won by the ICC Sydney for their CSR initiatives and Legacy Program. Adopting several United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals”.

The Most Creative Innovation in Event “Experience” Delivery was awarded to Salesforce for the Salesforce World Tour 2019.

The 2019 EEAA Awards for excellence winners are:

BEST CONSUMER SHOW over 10,000m2

Reed Exhibitions Australia – PAX Australia 2018

BEST TRADE SHOW over 10,000m2

Talk2 Media & Events – Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event

Highly Commended: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs – AUSPACK 2019

BEST ASSOCIATION EVENT

Deutsche Messe and AFAC – AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ

MOST OUTSTANDING MARKETING CAMPAIGN

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

BEST SUPPLIER – SERVICES OR PRODUCTS

Sprintr by AV1

Highly Commended: Agility Fairs & Events

BEST INNOVATION IN EVENT TECH

Harry the hirer – Harrys Concierge

BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Decorative Events & Exhibitions – Premium Suites

Highly Commended: AFI Branding – Dynamic Lightbox

BEST CUSTOM STAND

Exhibit Systems – Cisco at Cisco Live! 2019 – (Hall of Fame)

MOST CREATIVE INNOVATION IN EVENT “EXPERIENCE” DELIVERY

Salesforce – Salesforce World Tour 2019

RICHARD GEDDES YOUNG ACHIEVER

Aiden Hippensteel from ICC Sydney

Highly Commended: Lakisha Di Valentino from Diversified Communications Australia

Highly Commended: Nikki Witman from Talk2 Media & Events

BEST TRADE SHOW under 10,000m2

Reed Exhibitions Australia – National Manufacturing Week 2019

BEST CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

ICC Sydney – CSR initiatives and Legacy Program

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

Felicity Zadro

BEST VENUE TEAM

ICC Sydney – SIBOS 2018

BEST SUPPLIER TEAM – EVENT

ExpoNet – 17th SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit

SHOW OF THE YEAR

Reed Exhibitions Australia – PAX Australia 2018

TREVOR RIDDELL PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Leighton Wood – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Vice President of the EEAA Board