MEA’S NEW HONOUR
MEETING & Events Australia has changed the way the winner of its annual ‘Outstanding Industry Contribution Award’ will be selected moving forward.
Forming part of an ongoing restructure of the awards schedule, the new award process is designed to further empower the industry in the quest to find a standout performer in the events industry.
“Nominations will be confidential and must be made by a member of MEA, however, the nominee does not need to be a member,” said Robyn Johnson, ceo of MEA.
The new selection model has been influenced by the way the Australian of the Year is chosen.
“All nominations will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges, consisting of a panel of previous Outstanding Contribution Award recipients plus non-industry adjudicators,” Chair of Judges, Ian Stuart said.
Nominations are now open and there is no cost associated with nominating a candidate.
The recipient of the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award will be announced at the MEA National Awards Dinner as part of the MEA National Conference, to be held in Adelaide in May 2018.
A full list of selection criteria and directions about how to nominate can be found by
The prestigious MEA award has been secured by 12 recipients since its inception, with a full list of winners available on the MEA website. Previous winners include Elizabeth Rich, Geoff Donaghy and Roslyn McLeod OAM.