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The 2020 Australian Event Awards Winners have been announced! Find a full list of Finalists and Winners below.

“Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners. The quality of the entries has meant a very high-scoring year, significantly higher than previous years and the judges have definitely had their work cut out for them.” Peter Rix AM, Co-Chair of the judging panel.

2020

Best Sporting Event

  • WINNER: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, National Event
  • Bledisloe Cup Perth 2019, Rugby Australia, Western Australia
  • Manchester United in Perth 2019, VenuesLive, Western Australia
  • Santos Tour Down Under 2020, South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne 2019, Victoria

 

Best Tourism Event

  • WINNER: Splendour in the Grass 2019, New South Wales
  • Christmas Lights Trail 2019, City of Perth, Western Australia
  • Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival 2020, Queensland
  • Christmas Festival 2019, City of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Santos Tour Down Under 2020, South Australian Tourism Commission

 

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide Best Charity or Cause-Related Event

  • WINNER: Paralympics Australia Infinite Possibilities Gala 2019, This Space, New South Wales
  • Grace Gala ‘A Night In To Remember’ 2020, Vanilla Bean Events, New South Wales
  • Fearless National Conversation on PTSD 2019, Nectar Creative Communications, Queensland
  • RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run 2020, Mater Foundation, Queensland
  • Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2020, Youth Focus, Western Australia
  • The Bloody Long Walk National Series 2019, The Shift Corp, National Event

 

State or Territory Winners
SA: Nature Play Festival 2019, Nature Play, South Australia

 

Best Congress or Conference

  • WINNER: Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors Forum 2019, Carillon Conference Management Pty Limited, Queensland
  • 145th IATA Slot Conference 2019, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Queensland
  • MD Student Conference 2020, ICMS Australasia, Victoria
  • ServiceNow Australia and New Zealand Morning Show 2020, The Company We Keep, New South Wales
  • McDonald’s Australia and New Zealand System Meeting and Owner Operator Convention 2019, DG global, Western Australia

 

Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

  • WINNER: Highway to Hell: Perth Festival 2020 Closing Event, Western Australia
  • 1Dance Africa 2019, APE Events Pty Ltd, New South Wales & Victoria
  • Splendour in the Grass 2019, New South Wales
  • Christmas Festival 2019, City of Melbourne, Victoria
  • North Australian Festival of Arts 2019, Townsville City Council, Queensland

 

State and Territory Winners
SA: Adelaide Fringe 2020

 

Best Corporate Event

  • WINNER: Salesforce World Tour Reimagined 2020, The Company We Keep, New South Wales
  • Xerocon Brisbane 2019, INVNT, Queensland
  • WOWTOPIA 2019, This Space, New South Wales
  • AMP Amplify Digital Program 2020, National Event
  • World Routes Networking and Awards Gala Event 2019, Lumino Events, South Australia

 

State and Territory Winners
WA: Phestival of Phenomenon 2019, Phenomenon Creative Events

Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show

  • WINNER: PAX Australia 2019, Reed Exhibitions, Victoria
  • World Routes 2019 – The 25th World Route Development Forum 2019, Adelaide Showground, South Australia
  • Cellar Door Fest 2020, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
  • Get Global Where The World Meets 2019, New South Wales

 

Coates Hire Best Community Event

  • WINNER: North Australian Festival of Arts 2019, Townsville City Council, Queensland
  • Regional Flavours 2019, City Parklands Services Pty Ltd, Queensland
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Sydney 2019, Michael Cassel Group, New South Wales
  • Christmas Festival 2019, City of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival at Home 2020, Northern Territory
  • Springvale Snow Fest 2019, City of Greater Dandenong, Victoria

State or Territory Winners
SA: Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2019, City of Adelaide
WA: City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks 2020

 

Best Small Event

  • WINNER: Island Whale Festival 2019, Destination Phillip Island Inc, Victoria
  • Gold Coast Music Awards 2020, Queensland
  • Turning the Tables Virtual Event 2020, Phoenix Creative Management, Victoria
  • Buskers by the Creek 2019, Queensland
  • Tulip Festival Wynyard 2019, Waratah-Wynyard Council, Tasmania

 

State or Territory Winners
WA: Summer X Salt Markets 2019/2020

 

Best New Event

  • WINNER: Outback Queensland Masters 2019, Golf Australia, Cre8ion, Weatherall Golf and Krista Hauritz Tourism and Events, Queensland
  • SAP e’ffect, INVNT, New South Wales
  • Greater Springfield Festival of Learning 2019, LOUD events, Queensland
  • ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Opening Celebration 2020, Michael Cassel Group, New South Wales
  • North Australian Festival of Arts 2019, Townsville City Council, Queensland

 

State or Territory Winners
ACT: Shop Small Parliamentary Showcase 2019, Sarah Cullens
SA, NT, TAS, WA: Unite2020, Hancock Creative
VIC: NO/BS Conference 2020, Phoenix Creative Management

 

Best Regional Event

  • WINNER: Travelling Light 2019, illuminart Australia, South Australia
  • LÉtape Australia by Tour de France 2019, Lateral Event Management, New South Wales
  • Splendour in the Grass 2019, New South Wales
  • Mount Isa Mines Rodeo 2019, Queensland
  • Groundwater Country Music Festival 2019, Major Events Gold Coast, Queensland

 

State and Territory Winners
NT: Indigenous Rangers Forum 2019, AA&P Events
TAS, WA: Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod 2020
VIC: Tastes of Central Geelong 2019

 

Best Achievement in Design, Look or Theming

  • WINNER: Public Art Australia for their work on Océan en Voie D’illumination 2019/2020
  • City Parklands Services for their work on Regional Flavours 2019
  • The Electric Canvas for their work on National Reconciliation Week 2020
  • Solution Entertainment for their work on ATC Pony Palms 2019
  • Michael Cassel Group for their work on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Sydney 2019

 

Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship

  • WINNER: Krista Hauritz Tourism & Events for their work on Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival 2020
  • City of Melbourne for their work on City of Melbourne Christmas Festival 2019
  • City Parklands Services for their work on Regional Flavours 2019
  • Deni Play on the Plains Festival for their work on Deni Ute Muster 2019
  • Milestone Creative Australia for their work on Sydney SailGP 2020

 

Best Technical Achievement or Innovation

  • WINNER: EvenstAIR for their work on 2019/2020 Congresses and Events

 

Adelaide Venue Management Best Achievement in Venue Management

  • WINNER: Melbourne Cricket Club for their work at the MCG
  • Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd for their work on Luna Park Venues

 

Best New Product

  • WINNER: Fourth Wall for EventCast
  • EventsAIR for OnAIR

Best Event Service

  • WINNER: Event & Sports Projects Australia Pty Ltd for their work in Group Ticketing & Transport Operations and Communications Service
  • Saxton Speakers Bureau for their work in Speakers, Entertainers, and MC’s Booking Management
  • This Space for their work in Pick ‘N’ Mix Event Styling
  • CrowdComms for their work in Self-Printing Badge Kiosks and Event App
  • EVENTelec for their work in Electrical Infrastructure Supply

 

Best Achievement in Event Education or Training

  • WINNER: Australian Marketing Institute for their Virtual Event Best Practice & Ideas Course
  • Australian Festival Consulting Pty Ltd for their Australian Festival Industry Conference
  • Kenvale College for Winefest 2019

 

Best Achievement in Entertainment

  • WINNER: Michael Cassel Group for their work on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Sydney 2019
  • Michael Cassel Group for their work on I.C.C Women’s T20 World Cup Opening Celebration 2020

 

Young Achiever of the Year

  • WINNER: Hannah Milligan nominated by The Company We Keep
  • Emily Roberts nominated by eventX

 

Event Producer of the Year

  • WINNER: Jessica Ducrou nominated by Secret Sounds Group
  • Nigel Ruffell nominated by The Company We Keep
  • Michael Cassel nominated by Michael Cassel Group
  • Hailey Mason nominated by The Shift Corp

 

Small Event Management Company of the Year

  • WINNER: Phoenix Creative Management
  • OzParty Events
  • Nectar Creative Communications
  • AA&P Events
  • The Shift Corp

 

Event Management Company of the Year

  • WINNER: Great Big Events
  • The Company We Keep
  • This Space
  • Michael Cassel Group
  • The Shift Corp

 

State or Territory Award

  • WINNER: South Australia

Waking away with nine Best Event National Finalists as well as a win in the Best Regional Event Category, South Australia delivered exceptional events in 2019/2020. Putting forward an amazing standard of entries, South Australia is the highly deserving winner of Australia’s best event region.

 

Australian Event of the Year

  • WINNER: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, National Event
  • Travelling Light 2019, illuminart Australia, South Australia
  • Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors Forum 2019, Carillon Conference Management Pty Limited, Queensland
  • PAX Australia 2019, Reed Exhibitions, Victoria
  • Outback Queensland Masters 2019, Golf Australia, Cre8ion, Weatherall Golf and Krista Hauritz Tourism and Events, Queensland
  • North Australian Festival of Arts 2019, Townsville City Council, Queensland
  • Paralympics Australia Infinite Possibilities Gala 2019, This Space, New South Wales
  • Island Whale Festival 2019, Destination Phillip Island Inc, Victoria
  • Salesforce World Tour Reimagined 2020, The Company We Keep, New South Wales
  • Highway to Hell: Perth Festival 2020 Closing Event, Western Australia
  • Splendour in the Grass 2019, New South Wales

Click here to download all results from previous years.