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EVANZ announces 2015 industry awards finalists

EVANZ announces 2015 industry awards finalists
November 17, 2015

The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) has announced the finalists in its third annual industry awards.

Introduced in 2013, the awards recognise and reward the success of venues while also acknowledging the contribution of individuals in great leadership, operational management success and identifying the stars of the future.

Ticketmaster Large Venue of the Year Award
Eden Park Auckland
Seddon Park Hamilton
Trusts Arena Auckland

Prestige Loos Medium Venue of the Year Award
Bruce Mason Centre Auckland
Isaac Theatre Royal Christchurch
Te Rauparaha Arena Porirua

Eventfinda Small Venue of the Year Award
Air Force Museum Christchurch
Q Theatre Auckland
TSB Showplace New Plymouth

Ticketek Venue Executive of the Year Award 
James Wilson Q Theatre Auckland
Nelita Byrne New Plymouth Venues
Nigel Skelt Stadium Southland

EVANZ Operations Manager of the Year Award
David Liggett TSB Showplace New Plymouth
Karl Johnson Seddon Park Hamilton
Paul Marquardt Eden Park Auckland

Priava Rising Star of the Year Award
Chynna Phelan Eden Park Auckland
Freya Alexander Isaac Theatre Royal Christchurch
Kylie Young Vbase Christchurch

Tompkins Wake Excellence in Customer Service Award
Auckland Art Gallery
Q Theatre Auckland
Vbase Christchurch

iTICKET Excellence in Innovation Award
H3 Group Hamilton
Q Theatre Auckland

HPA Excellence in Host Responsibility Award
Eden Park Auckland
Vector Arena Auckland

An overall award, the Ticket Direct Supreme Venue of the Year is awarded to the highest scoring venue out of the three venue award winners (small, medium and large).

In addition, the EVANZ Venue Person of the Year Award is awarded to the highest scoring person out of the three person award winners (Ticketek Venue Executive of the Year Award, EVANZ Operations Manager of the Year Award and the Priava Rising Star of the Year Award).

The awards will be presented on Tuesday 1st December during the 2015 EVANZ Annual Conference, being held in Christchurch from Monday 30th November to Wednesday 2nd December.

EVANZ is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of 88 venues nationally. This includes 40 theatres, 30 event centres, 10 outdoor stadia and eight convention centres.

For more information on the 2015 EVANZ Annual Conference or to register go to www.evanz.co.nz

Image: Hamilton venue Claudelands, the recipient of two awards at the 2014 EVANZ Venue Awards.

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