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Ungerboeck a double winner at Meetings and Events Australia annual awards

Ungerboeck a double winner at Meetings and Events Australia annual awards
May 9, 2018

Ungerboeck Software International has enjoyed significant recognition for its work in the events sector, taking out two awards at the Meetings and Events Australia national awards.

Presented last night (8th May 2018) at the conclusion of the MEA National Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre, among 35 awards presented Ungerboeck was named a winner in the Event Technology and Innovation categories.

Among other awards presented, Alec Gilbert received the Outstanding Contribution Award wapresented in recognition of his contribution to the events industry both in Australia and overseas while the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Business Events was recognised for outstanding performance taking out the Metropolitan Destination Marketing Organisation.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority Senior Manager Business Events, Danielle Hoare, said the win is humbling and a testament of the unique facilities and programs offered at Sydney Olympic Park.

Hoare stated “with more than 100 function spaces across 11 venues in one destination, Sydney Olympic Park is well-equipped to cater to virtually any type of corporate event.

“The Business Events team works closely with all 11 venues to collectively market the Sydney Olympic Park precinct as a world-class destination and the strength of collaboration with partners is key to our success.

“During the past 12-months, the team’s marketing initiatives have included the launch of the Sydney Olympic Park brand refresh, launch of a new website and a new innovative strategy that has seen a shift towards more digital campaigns.

"These significant efforts have led us to secure some incredible events including the upcoming Invictus Games that will be held at almost all of the venues at Sydney Olympic Park.”

Sydney Olympic Park facilitates almost 6,000 events annually, nearly half of which are business events.

The MEA Industry Awards are renowned for recognising best management practice and outstanding performance in the Australian meetings and events industry.

MEA 2017 Award winners:

Association Event of the Year 
Winner: MCI Australia for the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress Government Event of the Year Winner: Department of Education, Programs & Events Unit for the 2017 Principals Conference 
 
Corporate Event of the Year 
Winner: Belle Laide Events for Tedx Sydney 
 
Special Event of the Year 
Winner: Staging Connections NSW for the Asian Paints Privilege Club Convention 
 
Exhibition of the Year 
Winner: Tourism Portfolio/ World Corporate Travel for Get Global 
 
Public Event of the Year 
Winner: Lateral Event Management for L’Etape Australia by le Tour de France 
 
Cause Related Event of the Year 
Winner: Scope Productions for SOS Fractured Fairytale Gala Dinner 
 
Regional Event of the Year 
Winner: Lateral Event Management for L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France 
 
Professional Conference Organisation 
Winner: MCI Australia 

Audio Visual Services 
Winner: Novatech Creative Event Technology 
 
Event Technology 
Winner: Ungerboeck Software International 
 
Specialist Services and Suppliers 
Winner: PBM Safety 
 
Event Marketing 
Winner: Milestone Creative Australia for The Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 
 
Exhibition Services 
Winner: ExpoNet 
 
Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year 

Winner: Alana Hay, Milestone Creative Australia 
 
Innovation 
Winner: Ungerboeck Software International for the Exhibitor Service Desk 
 
Event Management Team - Government 
Winner: Department of Education, Programs & Events Unit 
 
Event Management Team – Corporate 
Winner: The Star Entertainment Centre 
 
Event Agency 
Winner: International Productions 
 
Meeting, Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity less than 500 
Winner: Crowne Plaza Terrigal 
 
Meeting, Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity more than 500 
Winner: Darwin Convention Centre 
 
Unique Event Venue with Accommodation 
Winner: Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly 
 
Unique Event Venue without Accommodation 
Winner: State Library Victoria 
 
Metropolitan Destination Marketing Organisation or Bureau 
Winner: Sydney Olympic Park 
 
Banqueting & Catering
Winner: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 
 
Event Manager of the Year – PCO 
Winner Cindy-Lee Bakos, MCI Melbourne 
 
Event Manager of the Year – Agency 
Winner: Megan Peters 
 
Event Manager of the Year – InHouse 
Winner: Liz Williamson Department of Education, Programs & Events Unit 
 
YMEA Future Leader 
Winner: Rebecca Nguyen, GEMS Event Management Australia 
 
Education & Training 
Winner: TAFE NSW Ultimo 
 
Social Legacy 
Winner: Epicure at the Melbourne Town Hall, The Gingerbread Village 
 
Platinum Award – Company 
Winners: Crown Plaza Terrigal, Meeting Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity less than 500 And Lateral Event Management, Regional Event of the Year 
 
Platinum Award – Individual 
Winner: Megan Peters, International Productions 
 
Outstanding Contribution Award 
Winner: Alec Gilbert 
 
Images: Ungerboeck had a significant presence at the MEA National Conference this week (top) and SOPA winners - Danielle Hoare, Executive Manager Business Events and Linda Ngheim, Business Events Sales Executive (below).

7th May 2018 - MEETINGS AND EVENTS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE OPENS AT ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE

14th November 2017 - UNGERBOECK PARTNERS WITH AUCKLAND’S NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

31st July 2017 - REGISTRATIONS ROLL IN FOR 2017 VENUE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL AND GRADUATE INSTITUTE

18th July 2017 - UNGERBOECK CONTINUES BACKING OF VENUE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD 

3rd May 2017 - MCEC SECURES TWO MAJOR ACCOLADES AT MEA AWARDS 

30th April 2017 - MEETINGS AND EVENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS CONVERGE ON SYDNEY EVER CONGRESS

13th February 2017 - UNGERBOECK BACKS EVENT INDUSTRY’S RISING TALENT 


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