2023 Australian Event Awards Ceremony
“This years awards was really is an occasion to celebrate the year in which the Events Industry sprang back from the depths of the Covid-19 crisis. Every event, individual and company nominated is an inspiration of creativity, flair and steely determination to succeed – congratulations! On this 15th year of the awards, I also want to thank the Industry in the form of our great many judges, partners and thousands of entrants for their contributions to ensure that the Events Industry continues to celebrate and promote itself through the Awards.” said Ian Steigrad, Managing Director, Australian Event Awards.
The industry has bounced back in 2023 and this year’s Event Awards ceremony proved it! With more categories and winners announced than ever before, the industry gathered together at the Highline Venue in Bankstown NSW on Wednesday 13th September 2023 to celebrate the best events, achievements and organisations of the industry in the last 12 months.
Among the winners in the best event categories were Orbital 2023, Optus who took home Best Corporate Event, Sydney WorldPride 2023 took home not one but two trophies, Best Charity or Cause-Related Event and another in Best Congress or Conference (500+) for their Human Rights Conference 2023. Likewise, Best Exhibition or Trade Show was awarded to Asia Pacific Incentives & Exhibition Event 2023, Talk2 Media & Events.
Artists In Motion took home two trophies in the achievement sphere, winning both Best Achievement in Design for their work on Dubai World Cup – Closing Ceremony 2023 and Best Export for their 2022/2023 International Achievements. Stagekings won both Production Company of the Year and New Event Product of the Year, while Intelligent Risks won Advisory Company of the Year. ICMS Australasia took home PCO of the Year and were crowned the Event Management Company of the Year. A full list of the 2023 Winnners can be found here.
Despite the increased number of trophies to give away, we did not jeopardise the entertainment factor at this year’s awards with five incredible musical acts performing throughout the night. The evening started off with pianist Jade Steg who serenaded guests upon arrival, followed vocalist Abi Morgan who kicked off the show and MiSa Jazz, a versatile guitar duo that livened up the room during dinner. Towards the end of the night Grace Fuller jumped on the guitar and vocals just prior to dessert and 3 Way Split, a cover band on the electric guitar and drums, got everyone on their feet at the end of the night! The Awards also saw a familiar face return to the stage in 2023, MC Nathan Cassar, who’s engaging and witty demeanor transformed the Awards into an unforgettable experience for the second year in a row.