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Jul 17, 2013

Important Announcement - Sydney's bid wins the Event Awards for another Three Years

In May of this year the Australian Event Awards launched a Nation-wide campaign inviting destinations to bid to host the Industry Night of Nights from 2013-2015.

The 'Search For a Home' was announced, attracting wide-spread attention from organisations and venues across Australia, interested in this truly unique opportunity. Organisers were extremely impressed with not only the quantity, but excellent quality of the bids, and received applications from outstanding destinations from around the country.

After a painstaking decision process, the Australian Event Awards is proud to announce Doltone House Sydney as the venue for the next three years. Business Events Sydney in collaboration with the NSW Government put forward a bid to secure the Event Awards ceremony, to enable the growth of the Awards and to promote Sydney as a premier Australian events destination.

NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said the awards were further proof that Sydney is well and truly open for business during the 2014-2016 development period of the International Convention Centre Sydney ( ICC Sydney).

 “The awards are a wonderful opportunity for leaders within the Australian events industry to network and share ideas, as well as a chance to showcase Sydney’s world-class venues and incredible industry talent,” Mr Stoner said.

Awards organisers were very impressed by all the bids put forward from private venues, government bodies, consortia & caterers from nearly every state and territory in the country. "We’ve been offered everything from ballrooms to theatres, theme parks, museums and galleries, quarries, piers and outdoor spaces. This presented quite a task for us to select the winner." said Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Awards.

“but in the end, Sydney's powerful bid was a stand-out due to its collaborative strength and significant government support – both vital in ensuring the prosperity of the broader events industry in Australia” said Mr Steigrad.

The Awards can now also reveal that the 2013 Industry 'Night of Nights' will be held on Tuesday November 19. The evening has gained a reputation as a dazzling celebration of the events industry, recognising the achievements of the best of the best Australian individuals and organisations.

In 2013, Doltone House will showcase its spectacular new Hyde Park venue, which boasts uninterrupted views of the iconic Hyde Park.

In 2014 and 2015, Doltone House’s Darling Island Wharf and Jones Bay Wharf venues will host the evening.

Entries are now open for the 2013 Australian Event Awards.

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