Bayer Australia: Journey Of Life Experience 2017, Sussex Australasia - 2017 National Finalist: Haycom Best Corporate Event

Key Changes

1. Destination Western Australia

Following a competitive Search for a Home, the Australian Event Awards and excited to be partnering with Tourism WA, VenuesLive (Optus Stadium) and Events Industry Association WA and heading to Perth in September 2019!

2. Increase in Quantity of Finalists

Finalists will increase from four to five per category – with an increase in quality and diversity of events, we want to recognise these great achievements, highlighting the best of the best in the country.

3. Focussed Recognition on Events and Achievements

Events and achievements are no mean feat so we want to recognise your achievements for what you are best at and demonstrate the diversity of the Australian Events Industry. Entrants are able to enter as many categories as they choose. An event will be eligible to receive Finalist Status in up to two Best Event Categories; Organisations will be eligible to receive Finalist Status in up to two achievements. There is no limit on quantity of headline awards entrants can enter. Eligible entries must meet the Finalist Threshold Score and be scored in the top 5 of their category.
For example, an entrant has entered the same event in 4 categories; each entry has been scored in the top 5 for each category. The top two scoring entries will receive Finalist Status and be promoted as a National Finalist. The remaining 2 entries will not be publicly announced, unless they are also a State/Territory Finalist.

4. Demonstrated Diversity and Detailed Focus on Events for Event Management Categories

The judges would like to see a demonstrated diversity in events delivered by the entrants, as well as a detailed focus on how these events were delivered. Therefore, Entrants will be required to focus on 3-5 key events delivered during the eligibility period that demonstrate their skills, diversity and adaptability when responding to the criteria and questions.

In addition, entrants into the Event Management Company of the Year category will be required to focus on their policies and processes in place and how these were implemented / used in the planning and staging of the events.

5. Awards and Symposium Travel Packages

We want you to be at the Event Awards and Symposium as the industry come together in Perth to celebrate the achievements of the industry and learn from industry leaders at the Symposium, so we’ve negotiated some great rates and put together travel packages which include flights, accommodation, ground transfers and registrations. Don’t worry – if you’re local, we’ve got some great registration and accommodation rates for you too so you can get more bang for your buck. We’ve got you covered!

Check out the packages on the Bookings page.

6. Key Dates

See the full list of Key Dates here and make sure you put them in your diary to maximise your schedule and budget.

  • Industry legends Ignatius Jones, Lena Malouf, Peter Rix and Sandy Hollway explore how to succeed in events at the Australian Event Symposium in 2017.

  • Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2015, Tania de Jong AM and Creative Universe
    2015 National Winner - Doltone House Best Corporate Event

  • Paul Baker Head Chef at the Australian Event Award winning Botanic Gardens Restaurant Adelaide presented a taste buds teasing food and wine matching session at Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.

  • Penny Lion from Tourism Australia presents the closing keynote Vision Australia at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.

  • Singers perform at the Queensland Air Museum as part of Sunshine Coast Destination Experience during the social program at the Event Awards and Symposium 2017.

  • General Manager of Forum Group Events (and 2013 Young Achiever of the Year) talks good delegate journeys at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.