In 2002 the MEA National Council introduced MEA Hall of Fame to recognise those entrants that have been successful over a number of years. The Hall of Fame Award applies to members who win an award in the same category in three consecutive years. Members are able to reapply for the same award after the third year of being in the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame excludes the following categories:
Event & Meeting of the Year categories
Corporate Social Responsibility category
Members of the Hall of Fame are encouraged to enter in other relevant categories.
The Platinum Award
The Platinum Award winner will be awarded to the 2012 National Award winner that earned the highest overall point score. A national winner from any category, other than the individual, CSR and Educational question, is eligible for the Platinum Award.
Apart from the recognition on the night as the winner of this prestigious award, MEA will provide ongoing promotion of this success through media releases, website, newsletters and all social media channels. The member will receive a special logo and the right to promote their business as the winner of the industry's highest award.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame winners are celebrated for excellence in their field. The following companies received a National Award in the same category for 3 consecutive years:
In-House AV Services 2013 – 2016
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Banquet and Catering 2013 – 2016
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Regional Destination Marketing Organisation
2011 - 2014
Business Events Geelong
Meetings and Events Management Organisation - 8 or more employees 2011 - 2014
2011 - 2014
Flight Centre Group Travel
Public Event of the Year (Including Festivals) 2010 - 2013
Peter Jones Special Events (VIC)
Field of Women
Field of Women - 14,000 women and men united on the MCG to create the Pink Lady silhouette recognising all those Australians who every year are affected by breast cancer. Supporters, friends and survivors showed their support by standing together in this moving and inspiring event.
Exhibition of the Year 2010 - 2013
Reed Travel Exhibitions and Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau
Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME)
AIME, now in its 19th year, is the premier event in the Asia-Pacific region for the meetings, incentive, convention and exhibition industries.
Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau designs and delivers bid strategies to win national and international Business Events for Melbourne. MCVB has demonstrated leadership in “green meetings” and is Australia’s only full service accredited bureau. MCVB has staff and representatives in Melbourne, NSW, New York, London, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.
Support Services 2010 - 2013
Adelaide Expo Hire Pty Ltd
Adelaide Expo Hire services include shell scheme booths, furniture, signage, carpet, display equipment, custom built displays, plants and audio visual.
Adelaide Expo Hire is Australia's first MEA Exhibition Support Products & Services Hall of Fame winner 2004-2007 and won the National Award in 2008 and 2009 for Meetings & Events Support Services.
Meetings Management - 8 or more employees 2008 - 2011
Tour Hosts Pty Limited NSW
Tour Hosts Pty Limited now known as arinex pty limited is a dynamic Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) and Destination Management Company (DMC) providing a complete meetings and event management consultancy service for academic, scientific and medical organisations, associations, government and corporations all over the world.
In-house services include conference and exhibition management, sponsorship, special events, language services, incentives, tours, accommodation, conference technology and registrations.
Special Event Organiser 2008 - 2011
Great Southern E-vents NSW
Great Southern E-vents (GSE) is a dynamic event
production company made up of passionate and
creative professionals with a keen eye for detail.
For over 10 years their sophisticated style
of marketing and technical expertise has delivered
brand-driven creative concepts to a diverse
range of clients and markets. From an elegant
intimate gathering, through to large scale gala
dinners, awards nights and outdoor festivals,
Great Southern E-vents produces memorable results
that motivate and inspire any style of audience.
Meeting Venue - More than 500 delegates 2007 - 2010
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre QLD
Australia's favourite holiday destination has now become the country's favourite place to do business. Less than one kilometre from the alluring white sands of Queensland's Broadbeach, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is Australia's largest and most attended regional convention centre.
Meeting Venue - less than 150 delegates 2007 - 2010 The Westin Melbourne VIC
The Westin Melbourne's sophisticated function facilities combined with a commanding CBD location, intuitive service and innovative meetings packages has established the hotel as the premier CBD venue for small to medium corporate events, conferences and meetings for up to 130 delegates.