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Ungerboeck a double winner at Meetings and Events Australia annual awards
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
Winner: Ungerboeck Software International
Specialist Services and Suppliers
Winner: PBM Safety
Winner: Milestone Creative Australia for The Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year
Winner: Alana Hay, Milestone Creative Australia
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
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
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).
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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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