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Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress 2016 attracts record delegates

Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress 2016 attracts record delegates
May 19, 2016

The Venue Management Association (VMA) has announced that its 2016 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress was attended by in excess of 350 delegates – a record number for the Asia Pacific’s single largest event for venue professionals.

The event, which ran from Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th May at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, offered three days of conferencing, social programs and networking and concluded with a spectacular Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

The night ended with a revamped Award & Recognition Ceremony which saw 21 individuals recognised for their contribution, participation and leadership in Venue Management.

  

On behalf of the Association, the VMA Board would like to congratulate the following award recipients:

Venue Professional of the Year (VPOTY) 
WINNER: Ross Cunningham, QPAC 
(pictured)


Other VPOTY Nominees were: 
• Sally Arch, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
• Jamie Hurst, SICO South Pacific
• Daryl Kerry, ANZ Stadium
• Paul Sergeant, formally of Etihad Stadium

Young Achiever of the Year (YAOTY)
WINNER: Casey Price, Etihad Stadium 
(pictured)

 
Other YAOTY Nominees were: 
• Kate Alexander, AAMI Park
• Josh Eltringham, MCG
• Grace Hodges, Suncorp Stadium
• Kel Schmidt, Ticketek

Honorary Life Membership
• Harvey Lister, AEG Ogden
• Rod Pilbeam, AEG Ogden
 
CERTIFIED FACILITIES EXECUTIVE (CFE) recipients: 
• Glen Rainsbury, Etihad Stadium
• Gary Mears, Events Centre Caloundra
• March Swan, WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres
• Steve Mitsos, Qudos Bank Arena

Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) recipients: 
• Adam Lynch, Positively Wellington Venues
• Coryn Huddy, Forsyth Barr Stadium
• Lorraine Rice, Perth Concert Hall
• Stuart Lyon, Nib Stadium
• Tara Fidler, Secure Events & Assets

The 2017 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney from 21st to 24th May next year.

Click here for details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

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