Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference 2017, Australian Cyber Security Centre - 2017 National Finalist: CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference

Key Changes

Simplified Entry Form

In 2024, we have taken the knife to the entry form for the Best Event categories making it even easier and simpler than ever to enter, while still ensuring the quality of the content gathered meets the criteria to gain recognition as a National Nominee or Winner.

Redefined Regional Areas

The Awards have taken a look at the varying definitions of ‘Regional’. To be eligible to enter Best Regional Event and Best Small Regional Event, your event must have been staged in an LGA outside of a Metropolitan Capital City Region (or District for ACT). The list of excluded LGA’s can be found at: Regional Event Categories – Excluded LGA’s

Budget for Small Event Categories Increased

Taking on board feedback from the industry, and the rising costs, the budget for Best Small Event and Best Small Regional Event has been increased to $500,000 ex GST.

Australian Event Symposium

Making a return in 2024, the Australian Event Symposium will provide delegates with keynote presenters and smaller breakout sessions aimed to deliver the latest updates in the industry and further professional development.
Stay tuned for updates as the program develops.
If you’d like to present at the Symposium, get in touch with us at [email protected]

Event Symposium Registrations will open May 2024.

  • Built by event planners for event planners, EventsAIR is a secure, cloud-based solution that can manage everything in a single online platform, National Winner 2020

  • 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.

  • Gold Coast International Marine Expo
    2016 National Finalist - Best Exhibition

  • 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.

  • Good times on tap at the Feral Bigger Bar with Bronte O'Donohue. Perth Craft Beer Festival, National Finalist 2021

  • TEDxSydney 2017, Belle Laide Events
    2017 National Winner - CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference