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Mice Net : June 2009
news 2008 MEEtings & EvEnts industry nAtionAl AwArd winnErs The National Awards for Excellence were presented at the gala dinner held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at the conclusion of the 2009 Meetings & Events Australia National Conference. Winners were selected following a rigorous judging process based on detailed submissions. The following awards were presented: T Outstanding Contribution Award Geoff Donaghy Managing Director, Cairns Convention Centre Group Director Convention Centres for AEG OGDEN Chairman, Business Events Council of Australia Platinum Award - Incentive of the Year Tour Hosts Pty Limited Event: The CEPSA Incentive Australia 2008 Meeting of the Year - More than 500 delegates Tour Hosts Pty Limited Event: The 54th Asian Patent Attorneys Association Council Meeting Meeting of the Year – Less than 500 delegates Event Planners Australia Event: 10th International Paediatric and Child Health Nursing Conference Special Event of the Year Limelight Events Event: The ANZ Breakout festival Grand finale Event Exhibition of the Year Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau and Reed Travel Exhibitions Event: AIME With thaNks to MEa aWard spoNsors: he MEA 2008 Meetings & Events Industry Awards recognise and reward excellent business practices. Geoff Donaghy Tour Hosts Pty Limited Incentive of the Year Tour Hosts Pty Limited Event: The CEPSA Incentive Australia 2008 Public Event of the Year Peter Jones Special Events Pty Ltd Event: Victorian Australia Day Celebrations Meetings Management – 8 or more employees Tour Hosts Pty Limited Meetings Management – Less than 8 employees The Forum Group Special Event Organiser Great Southern E-vents Banqueting & Catering Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Technical & Creative Production Solution RED Transportation and/or Travel Services Murrays Coaches, Buses & Limousines Meetings & Events Support Services Adelaide Expo Hire Meeting Venue – More than 500 delegates Adelaide Convention Centre Meeting Venue – 150 to 500 Delegates Radisson Resort Gold Coast Meeting Venue – Less than 150 delegates University of New South Wales, CBD Campus Specialty Venue The Mint Operations Person of the Year Chris Connelly Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Donna Kessler Tourism Portfolio Meetings Manager of the Year Jan Shaw Event Planners Australia Y MEA Future Leader Brylee McFarlane Event Planners Australia Metropolitan Convention Bureau/ Tourist Organisation Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau Regional Convention Bureau/Tourist Organisation Newcastle Visitor & Convention Bureau Corporate Social Responsibility Award 1-5 full time employees Great Southern E-vents Corporate Social Responsibility Award 6-30 full time employees WALDRONSMITH Management Corporate Social Responsibility Award More than 30 full time employees Adelaide Convention Centre Hall of Fame - New Members 2008 - 2011 Meetings Management – 8 or more employees Tour Hosts Pty Limited 2008 - 2011 Special Event Organiser Great Southern E-vents 12 mice.net