“2020 has been a horror year for Aussie Events” says Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Awards, “so we are determined to do anything we can to get everyone together to celebrate the great things that we have achieved prior-to and in some cases in-spite-of the effects of Covid-19.”
To make this happen, we decided to proceed with an Awards Ceremony in a Covid-Safe manner by holding simultaneous events in most capital cities on October 21.
Ceremonies were staged in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, with Victorian Finalists able to join via zoom. Each event included a 3-course dinner, live entertainment, and a face-to-face gathering alongside the Awards Ceremony itself. Video link-up technology was used to tie the individual ceremonies together so that Winners can be anywhere and still participate.
“We will have to operate in a new way with restrictions on total numbers at each event, social distancing requirements and the possibility of last-minute changes to restrictions but we’re excited to meet the challenges of the new reality and work with the great people in our industry to pull together something that we can all be proud of.” Steigrad continued.
It comes with great disappointment that we will not be going ahead with the Australian Events Symposium in 2020. After extensive planning and discussion, we have decided to postpone the Symposium for when events start back up.
“The aim of the events symposium is to teach and innovate new ideas for the industry. As we don’t know how long we will be living without Australian events we would rather plan a bigger and better Events Symposium for when the industry starts making a comeback. Even though we don’t know when that will be, the Symposium will return when the industry does.” said Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Australian Event Awards.
The Australian Event Awards Ceremony 2017 at The Events Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Nicole Jervis from Tourism NT talks unexpected destination experiences at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.
The Imagination team look pretty pleased with their four wins at the Australian Event Awards 2017.
Let us entertain you! The Australian Event Awards Ceremony 2013