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VMA recognises professional excellence at 2017 industry awards

VMA recognises professional excellence at 2017 industry awards
May 24, 2017

Respected venue industry professionals Jamie Hurst and Greg Pullen have been recognised for their longstanding industry contributions by the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) [VMA] at its 2017 member awards.

Presented during the 2017 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Gala Dinner and Awards Night being held this evening, Pullen was named Venue Professional of the Year while Hurst received the Allied Professional of the Year Award.

Brittany Monaghan, Exhibitor Services Coordinator, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, was also named Young Achiever of the Year Award.

In a 30 year industry career, Greg Pullen was Client Services Manager at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for 12 years until 1999, and, since then, has been Business Development Manager at Playbill Venues, the operator of Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.

After a lengthy career of nearly 30 years with SICO Incorporated throughout Australasia, Japan, and Southern Africa, Jamie Hurst recently established a new business, Novox Australia Pty Ltd.

During his many years with SICO time, Hurst outfitted most of Australia and New Zealand’s major entertainment and sporting venues, as well as multiple hotels.  

The 2018 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress will be held in Auckland from 20th to 23rd May next year.

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

Image: Jamie Hurst (left) and Greg Pullen (right) after receiving their awards at the 2017 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Gala Dinner and Awards Night.

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