The 2019 Awards for Excellence calls for entries

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has opened its 2019 Awards for Excellence, with organisers, associations, venues and suppliers all eligible to enter.

“We are calling on the industry tell us about the talented teams and individuals who have shone in 2019,” said EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio.

There are now five categories focusing on recognising people – the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award, the Unsung Hero Award, the Best Show Team, Best Venue Team and the Best Supplier Show Team.

“We all know someone who is a force, the driver and the reason why things succeed and they may be people who fly under the radar,” said DiMascio. “This is the time to put them forward.

“There are 20 categories that will appeal to a wide cross-section of the EEAA Membership including best trade, consumer and association expos, creative and tech innovation, best products and services, and best new venue initiatives.

“Many of the Award categories have added criteria around sustainability, as there are many exciting new initiatives that are being adopted by the exhibition and events industry that deserve industry recognition.”

Entries will be judged by a panel of over 30 independent industry experts headed by Chair of Judges John Trevillian.

The closing date for entries is 27 September.