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Perth to host national awards for event industry excellence

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Following competitive bids from capital cities and regions across Australia, Perth has successfully won the right to host the Australian Event Awards and Symposium in September 2019.

The Australian Event Awards and Symposium, to be held at Optus Stadium from September 16 to 18 2019, is the national awards program and conference for the Australian events industry.

This will be the first time the event has been hosted in Western Australia, following a proposal put forward by the State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, in partnership with Optus Stadium operators VenuesLive, the Perth Convention Bureau and the Events Industry Association of Western Australia.

The awards program is an opportunity for Australian event professionals to compete directly across the nation, and across all facets of the industry, to establish Australia’s best events and event-related goods, services and innovations.

The event offers a two-day program featuring keynote speakers, interactive workshops and sessions and concludes with the Australian Event Awards Ceremony gala dinner, which will recognise the national winners from a variety of categories.

It is expected the event will attract about 400 attendees.

The Australian Event Awards has been held annually since 2009. Previous winners have included Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Australian Open, Vivid Sydney, WOMADelaide, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Entries to the awards are now open and will close on July 15, 2019.

Source: WA Government

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