Melbourne Royal's dedication to delivering outstanding events was acknowledged on a national stage on Thursday 8th June, after taking out the Corporate Event of the Year at the National Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Awards ceremony held at The Star on the Gold Coast.
The 2022 Australian International Beer Awards, organised, cultivated and delivered by Melbourne Royal and held in the iconic Victoria Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds, was proudly recognised as the National Winner of the Corporate Event of the Year. The event, which won the Victorian Corporate Event of the Year Award at the Victorian MEA Awards in May, was up against strong opposition nationally and was a fitting result for the Melbourne Royal team in attendance.
Melbourne Royal and the Australian International Beer Awards event were highlighted for their innovation and highly successful delivery, with the event showcasing the best beers from around the world and bringing together brewers, industry leaders, and beer enthusiasts to celebrate the art and science of brewing. The Australian International Beer Awards is the largest draught and packaged beer awards program in the world and has been celebrating excellence in brewing in Australia and around the globe for 30 years.
Melbourne Royal Senior Events Manager, Olivia Belvedere, was also recognised and nominated on the night for the prestigious National In-House Event Manager of the Year Award after taking out the Victorian award at the Victorian MEA Awards. Despite not taking home the national award, Olivia's passion for event management and her tireless efforts in ensuring the success of Melbourne Royal's events is one that makes the organisation very proud.
For over 30 years, MEA has been recognising excellence in the events industry through its awards program. It is the only awards program that encompasses the entire breadth of the Australian events sector. The Award categories in this year's program encompassed the entire breadth of the events sector and were designed to encourage and recognise exceptional achievements, creativity and outcomes for events held within Australia over a 24-month period.
"What an incredible achievement for the Melbourne Royal team to have won the national Corporate Event of the Year," said Melbourne Royal CEO, Brad Jenkins.
"To be recognised on the national stage is a testament to our commitment to excellence in event management and the hard work that goes into ensuring the Australian International Beer Awards event delivers on its reputation as the biggest and best beer awards program in the world.
"I congratulate all the winners and nominees and thank the Meetings & Events Australia team for putting on such a great night for the industry.
"Melbourne Royal will continue to innovate and deliver exceptional events that showcase the best of Australia and the world, and we welcome all those looking to host their next event in Melbourne to keep the Melbourne Showgrounds front of mind," Mr Jenkins said.
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