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. MEA's Awards Program is open to both members and non-members.

The categories of MEA's Awards Program are outlined below.



Event of the Year Awards 

  Association Event of the Year
  Cause Related Event of the Year
  Corporate Event of the Year
  Exhibition of the Year
  Government Event of the Year
  Incentive of the Year
  Major Event or Festival of the Year
  Regional Event of the Year
  Special Event of the Year


Event Legacy Award




Event Management

  Event Agency
  In-House Event Management Team - Association
  In-House Event Management Team - Corporate
  In-House Event Management Team - Government
  Professional Conference Organisation


Event Products & Services

  Audio Visual Services
  Banqueting & Catering
  Event Marketing
  Event Technology
  Exhibition Services
  Speaker, Entertainers and Team Builders
  Specialist Services & Suppliers



  Event Hotel of the Year
  Event Venue - Capacity less than 500
  Event Venue - Capacity more than 1,500
  Event Venue - Capacity more than 500 less than 1,500


Excellence in Industry

  Destination Marketing Organisation or Bureau
  Education & Training Award
  Innovation Award



Event Professional Awards

  Event Freelancer of the Year
  Event Manager of the Year - Agency
  Event Manager of the Year - PCO
  In-House Event Manager of the Year (Association, Corporate or Government)
  MEA Future Leader
  Operations Person of the Year
  Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year


Outstanding Contribution Award




The Platinum Awards (Event Professional of the Year, Event Company of the Year and Event of the Year) are presented to the three entrants who have achieved the highest point score. National winners from any category are eligible.

Apart from the recognition at the Awards presentation as the winners of these prestigious awards, MEA will provide ongoing promotion of this success through media releases, articles, website, newsletters and all social media channels. Members will receive a special logo and the right to promote themselves or their business as the recipient of a Platinum Award.