MEA’s National Awards program is the most prestigious and highly regarded event industry Awards program in Australia.

THE 2020 MEA AWARDS CEREMONY 

Reflecting on an extraordinarily challenging year, this year's Awards recognise the innovation and exceptional work done by organisations and individuals within the events sector throughout 2020. MEA looks forward to welcoming attendees both in-person and online for the combined State & Territory and National Awards Ceremony. 

Further information
Date: Wednesday 8 September 2021
Location: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Dress Code: Cocktail 
Timing: For those joining us virtually, the Awards will kick off at 7pm sharp.

 

Tickets
Melbourne Awards - Member: $250 
Melbourne Awards - Non Member: $300 
Virtual Awards Only - Member: $45
Virtual Awards Only - Non Member: $55

Tickets are available to book on the Evolve 2021 website. Click here to book your tickets today!

 


 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The MEA Awards program is the pre-eminent event awards program in the country, now entering its 37th year. It is the only awards program that is run for the entire meetings and events industry sector, covering all types of events from all over 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 Awards, you are competing against other professionals in the events industry - both members and non-members. 

 


 

PURPOSE OF THE AWARDS

  • Recognise those who demonstrate excellence in the organisation, planning 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 events industry and promote greater recognition for the sector within the wider business community.

  • In 2020 due to COVID-19, Hall of Fame inductees will include winners of the national award in the same category for the periods 2018 and 2019 then will make a special allowance where the winner has won in 2020 or 2021.

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2020 PROGRAM

Qualification period: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

Entries close: 1 March 2021

MEA checking and verification: 2 March 2021 - 5 March 2021

Judging: 8 March 2021 - 21 March 2021

State/Territory & National Awards Ceremony: 8 September 2021 

 


 

ENTRY FEES FOR 2020 PROGRAM

Individual Categories (Incl GST):

     Member: $200
     Non-Member: $375

Company Categories (Incl GST):

     Member: $300
     Non-Member: $565