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Awards night recap! – Event Awards
Venues Canberra for their work at Exhibition Park in Canberra - 2017 National Finalist: Best Achievement in Venue Management

Awards night recap!

This year’s Event Awards ceremony was a full to the brim with excitement, celebration and intrigue as the industry gathered in support of one another’s achievements. The calibre of nominees in 2023 truly highlighted how the industry has bounced back from the effects of the pandemic in the last 12 months to produced some outstanding new events, innovations, and accomplishments.

Let’s look back on the night of nights…

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  1. Winners Recap
  2. Entertainment Recap
  3. Partners Recap

Winners Recap

There were so many incredible events, achievements, and organisations in the running for an Event Award in 2023, especially with the introduction of brand-new categories. Some of these include Table Art who were crowned Hire Company of the Year, The Enchanted Forest 2023, The Laservision who won Best Small Regional Event, and RAC Arena, Perth who took home Venue of the Year.

The headline categories also saw the Australian Capital Territory take home the State Or Territory Award, Clean Vibes win Event Supplier of the Year and ICMS Australasia named Event Management Company of the Year. In the final Award of the night the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023, VIC was awarded Australian Event of the Year after already having won the OnePlan Best Sporting Event earlier in the evening.

These are just a few of the incredible nominees and winners for 2023, head to our website to see the full list...

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Entertainment Recap

Even with 34 trophies to give away, there was still ample time to showcase local Australian entertainers!

The night opened with Sydney based singer-songwriter Jade Steg serenading guests upon arrival with classical melodies on the grand piano. As guests took their seats, Abi Morgan took to the stage to kick of the show with her cover of Katy Perry's hit song 'Firework'. As the waitstaff were serving up dinner, MiSa Jazz were serving up an exquisite showcase of jazz soundscapes on the guitar. While guests devoured dessert, local artist Grace Fuller took to the stage, showcasing her talent on the guitar and vocals. To close the show, 3 Way Split, a three-piece cover band, got guests up out of their chairs with renditions of both new chart-topping hits and classic well-known favourites.

Back for a second year in a row, Master of Ceremonies Nathan Cassar made a triumphant return to the Event Awards stage, re-connecting with the audience for a personalised MC experience that made the 2023 Awards truly memorable.

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Partners Recap

The 2023 Australian Event Awards ceremony would not have been as extravagant without our incredible Partners. Chameleon, Coda, TDC, The P.A. People and Event Pix each provided us with unique major products and services, from audio to photography, required to stage the awards.

Similarly, we would not have been able to get the word out about the awards without our media partners CIM Business Events, Australasian Special Events and micenet. With their help we were able to drum up excitement and keep you all in the loop with important Event Awards updates.

Finally, our new category partner OnePlan not only helped sponsor the awards this year but were also able to present the category they had naming rights to, OnePlan Best Sporting Event!

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