Each year Meetings & Events Australia honours the achievement of an outstanding contributor to the meetings and events industry. 

The MEA Outstanding Contribution Award was introduced for the first time in 2006. The aim of this award is to recognise the value of an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the events industry in Australia. MEA now has 16 people on its honour roll who have inspired us through their achievements who have made their own contribution to creating a dynamic and professional industry.

This Award recognises an exceptional individual who is highly-respected and who leads discussion, supports change and who nurtures the industry leaders of tomorrow. In the 2020 MEA Awards, nominations were encorgaged from the industry to put forward someone who they feel has contributed substantially to growing and steering the sector. 

 


2020 OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION RECIPIENT

Kate Smith 
WALDRONSMITH Management 

Kate Smith of WALDRONSMITH Management was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award for her contribution and dedication to the sector. Kate has been an enormous support and mentor for the industry, including as immediate past Chair of MEA, all while dealing with the same challenges COVID presented her own business. MEA heartily congratulates Kate on her recognition.

 


 

PAST OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD RECIPIENTS