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2016 MEA Industry Awards

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Awards Categories and Criteria

For more detailed information on each category, to download specific category criteria, and to download submission templates for each category, please click on one of the relevant groups below.

All Award submissions MUST be submitted on official award submission templates. Those submissions not completed on the official template will not be included in the judging process. Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of your submission must be completed in separate templates (except individual awards which only have section 1).


Events of the Year Awards

  • Association Meeting of the Year
  • Government Meeting of the Year
  • Corporate Meeting of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Exhibition of the Year
  • Public Event of the Year (Including Festivals)
  • Cause Related Event of the Year
  • Regional Event of the Year


Event Management Awards

  • Professional Conference Organisation
  • Event Management Team – Association
  • Event Management Team – Government
  • Event Management Team – Corporate
  • Event Agency



Venues Awards

  • Meeting Exhibition or Event Venue – Capacity less than 500
  • Meeting Exhibition or Event Venue – Capacity more than 500
  • Unique Event Venue with accommodation
  • Unique Event Venue without accommodation


Event Products & Services Awards

  • Banqueting & Catering
  • Audio Visual Services
  • Event Technology
  • Specialist Services and Suppliers
  • Creativity
  • Event Marketing
  • Exhibition Services



Destination Marketing Awards

  • Metropolitan Destination Marketing Organisation or Bureau
  • Regional Destination Marketing Organisation or Bureau



Event Professional Awards

  • Operations Person of the Year
  • Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year
  • Event Manager of the Year – PCO
  • Event Manager of the Year – Agency
  • Event Manager of the Year – In-House
  • YMEA Future Leader


Social Legacy Award



Social Innovation Award



Outstanding Industry Contribution Award



Platinum Awards

  • Event Company of the Year
  • Event Professional of the Year

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