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Harvey Lister to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Australian Event Awards
The Australian Event Awards 2020 is to acknowledge Harvey Lister, APAC Chairman and Chief Executive of ASM Global (Asia Pacific), with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Among 25 best events, achievements and headline awards categories the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises great Australian events industry figures that have made significant contributions to the events industry.
In advance of the presentation of the Australian Event Awards tomorrow the announcement of Lister’s award acknowledges how, over the past 45 years, Lister and his business partners have been involved in the presentation and management of events spanning all forms of sport, the arts, conventions and exhibitions, concerts and general entertainment and has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the design and operation of major public assembly facilities, the events they host, and of the tourism and leisure industries generally.
Following the 2019 merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, two of the world’s leading venue management and services companies, Lister became Chief Executive of ASM Global (Asia Pacific), responsible for overseeing ASM Global’s portfolio of business activities in Australia, New Zealand, India, Southe ast Asia and the Middle East.
To date, Lister (pictured) has been involved in the presentation of over 40,000 major events including multiple Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Invictus Games, Goodwill Games, South East Asia Games, World Title boxing matches, Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, G20 meetings, World Expos, World Cup Rugby League, World Cup Rugby, rugby league and rugby union international Tests, Asian Cup Football, Test Cricket, One Day and 20/20 Cricket, AFL, football, basketball and netball internationals, major tennis tournaments, and literally thousands of global and national conferences, major indoor and outdoor concerts, family events, exhibitions, and touring spectaculars.
Commenting on the award, Peter Rix, Co-Chair of the Event Awards Judging Panel, advised “Harvey Lister is an outstanding Australian who has devoted his entire working life to the business of successfully managing venues and presenting events across Australia and now the world! I could not think of anyone more deserving of this acknowledgement.”
Other Category Winners of the awards will be presented at the 2020 Australian Event Awards, to be held across the nation in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
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2nd October 2020 - ASM Global to develop US$60 million multi-purpose technology arena
26th August 2020 - Australian Event Awards announce finalists for 2020
9th June 2020 - Industry stakeholders unite to restart sport and entertainment
30th April 2020 - ASM Global to launch environmental hygiene program
23rd April 2020 - Organisers announce details for 2020 Australian Event Awards
28th October 2019 - Billboard reports strong performance by ASM Global’s Australian arenas
26th October 2019 - ASM Global unveils international leadership team
3rd October 2019 - New ASM Global expands operations in Australia
1st October 2019 - AEG Facilities and SMG complete merger to become ASM Global
23rd September 2019 - AEG Ogden’s Harvey Lister expresses frustrations at delays with Brisbane Live precinct
16th September 2019 - Facility manager AEG Ogden transitions to ASM Global (Asia Pacific) brand
16th September 2019 - Harvey Lister open to partnership to build new Gold Coast entertainment arena
22nd April 2019 - Perth to host Australian Event Awards and Symposium in September
11th April 2019 - AEG Ogden welcomes Gudinski and Chugg to its global family
23rd November 2018 - Australian Event Awards Winners revealed
29th February 2016 - AEG Ogden linked consortium planning new $400 million Brisbane entertainment venue
5th November 2014 - Harvey Lister backs mentoring of young event and exhibition professionals
10th November 2012 - Harvey Lister honoured at Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
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