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Submissions (along with attachments and payment) must be completed by
Monday 10 February 12 MIDNIGHT 2020

The MEA 2019 Awards Applications will be opened in September. For more information please contact the MEA Office on 02 9929 5400 or email


MEA's National Awards program is the longest running, pre-eminent Awards program in Australia. For more than 25 years Meetings & Events Australia has recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements and expertise of individuals and organisations in the events sector - rewarding excellence, creativity and professionalism in the design, management, delivery, servicing and advancement of the events industry in Australia.

The award categories encompass the entire breadth of the events sector and have been designed to encourage and recognise exceptional achievements, creativity and outcomes for events held within Australia over a 12 month period. When you enter the MEA National Awards, you are competing against other professionals in the events industry - both members and non-members.

The purpose of the National Awards Program is to:
  • Recognise those who demonstrate excellence in the organisation, programming and delivery of business events, major events and festivals, special events, cause-related events, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Reward individuals who excel in the planning, operation, marketing and delivery of events; and suppliers, destinations and agencies who attract events, push the boundaries, create and innovate.
  • Identify excellence in venues and national events that demonstrate leadership and exceptional delegate or visitor experience; and
  • Reinforce the value of the meetings and events industry and promote greater recognition for the sector within the wider business community.
Important Dates
  • Qualification period: 1 January 2019 31 December 2019
  • Entries close: 12:00 Midnight (AEST) Monday 10 February 2020
  • MEA checking and verification: 11-13 February 2020
  • Judging: 14 - 24 February 2020
  • State/Territory Awards Presentations: 23 March 2020 3 April 2020
  • National Award Ceremony: Tuesday 5 May 2020, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Reasons why you should enter the MEA Awards

  1. The Awards are all about recognising success. Enter the Awards to acknowledge your team and their work.
  2. Use the submission process to profile your business practices and understand what ‘worked’ to create the success that will form the basis of your submission
  3. Benchmark your performance against the industry best with constructive feedback provided by the judges
  4. Benefit from the media coverage generated by the Awards to boost your company profile . All Award winners will be published in industry media.
  5. Use the prestige of winning an award (state or national) in your marketing and collateral to further promote your organisation’s credibility
  6. A rewarding experience for your staff to know that they are part of a winning team.
  7. Incentivise your staff by nominating them for individual awards to recognise their personal success and achievements.


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