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The Australian Event Awards: An event for the industry, by the industry

Vicky Karantzavelou - 13 September 2017, 00:10

The Australian Event Awards will be held at The Events Centre in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland on Wednesday 13 September.

Each year, partners of the Australian Event Awardscontribute to varying aspects of the awards program from publicity and media to staging, backdrops, sound, streaming and lighting on the night of the Awards Ceremony to ensure the Event Awards remains an event for the industry, by the industry.

Event Awards partners' work culminates in a night to remember for the industry nationwide and demonstrates why Australia's events industry is amongst the best in the world. Alongside members of the Independent Industry Judging Panel who all volunteer their time and expertise to make the tough decisions and mentor the industry, the support of the Partners is invaluable to the existence of the Australian Event Awards. In 2017, these are the companies which make Wednesday night's Event Awards possible:

Destination Partner and supporter of Best Tourism Event – Visit Sunshine Coast
Visit Sunshine Coast's business events arm, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) is the convention bureau for the Sunshine Coast. BESC promotes the Sunshine Coast as a world-class destination for conferences, meetings and incentive programs. BESC's knowledgeable staff save event organisers hours of work by providing independent expert advice and support on every aspect of holding a business event on the Sunshine Coast. They are passionate about ensuring your event is memorable, for all the right reasons.

Major Partner, exclusive Equipment Hire Partner and supporter of Best Community Event – Coates Hire
Coates Hire is Australia's largest equipment hire company supplying hire equipment to a wide variety of markets including Government, engineering, building construction and maintenance, mining and resources, manufacturing and events. With over 130 years in market, Coates Hire has extensive experience in providing equipment service solutions for a wide range of events. From traffic management to temporary buildings, Coates Hire has the expertise to help deliver your event.

Major Partner, exclusive CAD Design Partner and supporter of Event Management Company of the Year – eps Australia
At eps Australia, their clients count on them to deliver customised solutions for planning intensive ventures, such as large-scale events and construction projects. While eps Australia's core business is equipment rental, they also offer a variety of other services, from CAD planning to guidance on meeting health and safety regulations. Find out what eps can do to help make your project a success.

Major Partner, exclusive Temporary Electrical Distribution Partner and supporter of Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event – EVENTelec
EVENTelec has grown to become Australia's largest provider of specialised temporary electrical equipment and are a primary choice for event organisers nationwide. Their customised plug and play solution powers up over 80 major events and festivals across sporting, music and lifestyle sectors each year. EVENTelec is proud to partner with the 2017 Australian Event Awards and wish to congratulate all the Awards Finalists and soon-to-be-announced Winners.

Major Partner, exclusive Logistics Partner and support of Best Charity or Cause-Related Event – Sold Out National Event Management
Sold Out National Event Management is a second-generation, family-owned, full-service and award- winning event company with 25 years of unparalleled experience in delivering some of Australia's and the world's most significant events and working with the most high-profile brands and organisations, including the Sydney 2000 Games and other major international multi-sport events. Sold Out successfully delivers over 500+ events each year and most recently partnered with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as Official Event Management Company.

Major Media Partner and supporter of Best Meeting or Conference – CIM Magazine
CIM is Australasia's longest running news magazine for the business events industry, covering off on everything from the latest meetings venues and hotels through to destination reports and technology. Across print, online and video, CIM covers all aspects of the industry, keeping its readers up-to-date on everything that matters to them.

Exclusive Staging, Drapes and Set Construction Partner – Staging Rentals and Construction
For over 25 years, Staging Rentals & Construction (SRC) has specialised in product launches, brand activations, fashion shows, corporate events, exhibition stands as well as TV, film and theatre productions.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, SRC is Australia's leading event supplier of drapes, AllySTAGE and an array of event-specific rental items including bars, bollards and lecterns.

Exclusive Lighting Partner – Chameleon Touring Systems
Established in 1988, Chameleon Touring Systems is a specialised lighting company supplying equipment and expert staff to special events, live entertainment, theatre, film and television in Australia and around the world.

From providing gear and production crew for large-scale concert tours and festivals to supporting community groups with dry hire products and lighting up corporate events, Chameleon's expertise is evident across all areas of Australia's events industry.

Exclusive Sound Partner – Coda Audio Services
A commitment to assessment and acquisition of the latest audio technology and equipment coupled with highly skilled staff and an extensive equipment inventory, Coda Audio Services provides a range of services including sound system and audio equipment hire, installation, complete sound design, sales, equipment repair and technical expertise.

Coda focusses heavily on the heartland of the events industry, working with festivals, corporate events, theatrical productions, concerts and venues.

Exclusive Vision Partner – AVPartners
AVPartners is a leading provider of audiovisual services to major venues, offering technical production, audio, visual, lighting, exhibition rigging, event design and event styling. Combining state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, unrivalled expertise, and a highly-tailored approach, AVPartners delivers truly unique and integrated event experiences.

Exclusive Rigging Partner – Tri-Point Rigging Rigging Services
Tri-Point have been suspending imaginations since 1998, providing expert technical crew matched with superior-quality equipment to feature films, television shoots, theatre productions, concerts, festivals and events of all sizes. Tri-Point designs and delivers complex rigging solutions and temporary structures for the entertainment industry, including scaffolding, rigging, staging and grandstand seating nationwide and abroad. With warehouse locations in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, Tri-Point Rigging Services are well-positioned as the Australian rigging and staging specialists.

Exclusive Backdrops Partner – Backdrops Fantastic Australia
Alongside themed backdrops covering everything from the 1920s to outer space, Backdrops Fantastic Australia also produces modular backdrops which can be built to any size and installed quickly and easily. Once assembled, these modular backdrops can be used as a projection platform to give attendees at any event an extraordinary visual experience and take event scenery to a whole new level.

Exclusive Fireworks and Effects Partner – Foti International Fireworks
Foti International Fireworks is Australia's most awarded fireworks, pyrotechnics and special effects company with a production portfolio that spans the globe, including Sydney New Year's Eve, Shanghai World Expo, Turkey National Day in Istanbul and Brisbane Riverfire. With offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Hong Kong and a state-of-the-art manufacturing and operations facility in Marulan, NSW, Foti is a proud family operation that is equipped to deliver the most comprehensive fireworks, pyrotechnics and special effects service available.

Exclusive Broadcast Partner – Creo Media
In the age of video, Creo Media works with some of Australia's best-known brands and events, including Optus, Qantas, Vivid Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festival, providing video streaming, webcasting and video production services to projects of all sizes and budgets. Their flexible, innovative approach has generated a long list of satisfied customers.

Exclusive Event Communications Partner - The P.A. People
The P.A. People is a specialist contractor in event communications, sound reinforcement and audiovisual systems. The world's major independent supplier of large-scale event communications systems and equipment, The P.A. People understands delivery in a partnership context; it delivers systems which are critical for major event clients, providing superior clarity and performance in an evolving, dynamic, live environment. The P.A. People is independent, Australian owned and operates locally, nationally and globally.

Exclusive Photography Partner – EventPix and Media Partner - Australasian Special Events
Owned by BAPCO Media, EventPix is Australia's leading national and event photography service and Australasian Special Events is an online news source for Australia's events industry. At Wendesday's Awards Ceremony, EventPix photographers will be documenting the night and sharing it as it happens on both the EventPix and Australasian Special Events Facebook pages and via Twitter. The two organisations will also be running a competition for those at the event as well as those following along online, offering prizes from EventPix as well as other BAPCO Media products, The Ultimate Selfie and Your Red Carpet Experience.

Exclusive Master of Ceremonies Partner – Saxton Speakers Bureau
As Australia's foremost speakers bureau and the largest in the southern hemisphere, Saxton has more than 50 years' experience representing Australia's best and broadest array of speakers and entertainers for a diverse range of fields. From conferences to awards celebrations, charity events, teambuilding and everything in between, Saxton offer a quality team of over 30 consultants and support professionals who are passionate about matching your event with the right presenter.

Exclusive Trophy Model Partner – Wink Models
For over 10 years, WINK Models has provided leading model and promotional talent for some of Australia's largest companies. Whether you're looking for talent for a television campaign, print, outdoor, or an event, WINK is dedicated to sourcing and providing the best talent for your needs.

WINK Models talent is diverse, ranging from 13 – 72 years of age, across numerous specialties such as commercial, fashion, sports and fitness, promotional, event, and influencer. The agency works in partnership with you from start to finish to understand your brief, any specific requirements and put forward the best suited talent for your project.

Exclusive Table Centrepieces Partner – Event Effects
Event Effects is extremely proud to be providing the Table Centrepieces for this year's Event Awards Ceremony. Specialising in unique and customised table centrepieces for all events, large or small, Event Effects is the perfect partner for table décor, be it a themed table centrepiece, a corporate branded centrepiece, lighted tables or lighted dry bars. Event Effects has the largest inventory of products that can be brought together to reflect your vision.

Exclusive Judging Venue Partner – Australian Centre for Event Management
The award-winning Centre at the University of Technology Sydney was established in 1999 to further develop and support the work of the University in promoting best practices in event management.

The Centre works closely with industry to provide innovative, high quality, practically orientated and locally relevant education programs which are suited to the needs of both the public and private sector. The Centre also conducts in-house training programs for the Australian and overseas events industry.

Exclusive Public Relations Partner – Nicola Archer Communications
Nicola Archer Communications is a successful and creative boutique agency with a stable of high-profile clients and events.

This agency is in touch with what's hot and what's not. Cutting through the media clutter, passing on the right message and doing it on time and with impact.

Thriving on spreading the good news in Australia and overseas about a new product, person, concept or event for the past 20 years, above all, Nicola is strategic and media savvy.

Category Partner: Supporter of Best Regional Event – Local Tickets
Local Tickets is an Australian owned ticketing company with a national network of regionally branded event ticketing websites.

Their websites are a marketplace for what's on and a back-end ticketing service.

Local Tickets offers online tickets, printed tickets, door tickets and venue tickets.

Their ethos is to empower event organisers with simple, low-cost technology designed to save time and provide real-time information on the go.

Category Partner: Supporter of Best New Event – Aggreko
Aggreko is the world leader in rental power, heating and cooling systems in the film and entertainment industry, and has been for over 25 years.

From major motion pictures to sporting events and festivals, customers partner with Aggreko for their temporary power, heating and cooling requirements because they know that the Aggreko team will do whatever it takes to ensure the successful and smooth running of their event.

Aggreko supports film and television in Australia Pacific and New Zealand.

Category Partner: Supporter of Best Exhibition – TFH Hire Services
TFH Hire Services have become synonymous with the Australian temporary fencing and hire industry. They service event projects of any size with quality stock and extensive industry knowledge Australia-wide. As the largest family owned and operated supplier of temporary fencing and associated products, TFH Hire Services have more than 20 years' industry experience and a distribution network of over 30 branches nationally.

Category Partner: Supporter of Best Corporate Event – Haycom
One of the most trusted names in events, Haycom has a history of over 40 years of delivering the highest quality technical production to Australia's most successful organisations and premier events. Haycom's staff have a proven record in providing reliable production services including audio, lighting, staging, visual, holographic, 3D imaging and more. Haycom's customer centric approach and experienced staff ensure events are run with seamless efficiency to guarantee their clients' events are a highly memorable experience.

Category Partner: Supporter of Best Sporting Event – Norwest Productions
Established in 1993, Norwest Productions has built a stellar reputation across Australasia for providing premium and cost-effective technical production solutions across the full range of events and ceremonies. From large-scale functions to concerts and sporting events, Norwest has provided Australia's biggest and best events with superior audiovisual production services via its world-class equipment inventory and highly experienced staff to establish its recognised status as a market leader in the events industry.

The Australian Event Awards will be held at The Events Centre in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland on Wednesday 13 September. For those who haven't secured a ticket to the event for the events industry, they can catch the live stream via the Event Awards website.

The Awards will be followed by the Australian Event Symposium on 14 and 15 September at the same venue, a learning and networking experience for the whole Australian events industry.




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