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Mumbrella360 named conference of the year at Australian Event Awards

Mumbrella360 has been named Australia’s best conference at the annual Australian Event Awards.

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The ceremony on The Sunshine Coast last night saw Mumbrella360 pitted against finalists including the Queensland Government’s innovation and investment summit, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia annual conference, in the best meeting or conference category.

Mumbrella360, which is now in its sixth year, saw total audited attendance jump by 60% in 2016 – from 1,206 to 1,920.

This year’s Mumbrella360 featured a series of international speakers, including an agenda-setting opening keynote from diversity campaigner Cindy Gallop, along with an exclusive first look for delegates at PwC’s annual Entertainment & Media Outlook report.

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Along with four stages of conference content, a networking afternoon and a full program of masterclasses, this year’s Mumbrella360 also introduced a new program of industry round tables.

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The Australian Event Awards jury praised Mumbrella360’s consistency and continued growth.

Mumbrella360 will return from June 6-8, 2017 at the Hilton in Sydney.

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Winners and shortlist:

Best Sporting Event

Winner: Santos Tour Down Under 2016

The Adelaide Commonwealth Bank Day-Night Test, Cricket Australia

International Champions Cup Australia 2015 at the MCG, Melbourne Cricket Club, TLA Worldwide and TEG Live

Nutri-Grain IronMan / IronWoman Series 2015/2016, Sold Out National Event Management

Best Tourism Event

Winner: Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015, IMG Culinary

Santos Tour Down Under 2016

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Best Charity or Cause-Related Event

Winner: Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2016

Melbourne Reclink Community Cup

Wharf4Ward 2015, Sony Foundation

The Gibb Challenge, Karunjie Event Management

Best Meeting or Conference

Winner: Mumbrella360

Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2015, Carillon Conference Management

Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit and Startup Festival, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Cre8ion

ASFA Conference 2015

Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

Winner: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – Turandot, Opera Australia

Barangaroo Welcome Celebration

WOMADelaide 2016

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Best Corporate Event

Winner: Dreamtime 2015 Business Session and Dinner, Belle Laide Events

Qatar Airways Sydney Launch Event, DG Global

The Emirates Marquee – Melbourne Cup 2015 – Hello Tomorrow, Kat & Co

Salesforce World Tour 2016

Best Exhibition

Winner: Hair Expo Australia 2016, Reed Exhibitions

Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Imagination

Be The Light for the Wild, Centenary Light Walk at Taronga Zoo, Vivid Sydney 2016, Ample Projects and Taronga Zoo

Gold Coast International Marine Expo

Best Community Event

Winner: Parramatta Lanes 2015, City of Parramatta

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival

Clubs & Community Awards, This Space Events & ClubsNSW

Summerset Arts Festival 2016, City of Stirling

Best New Event

Winner: Water Polo by the Sea, Sold Out National Event Management

The Adelaide Commonwealth Bank Day-Night Test, Cricket Australia

Barangaroo Welcome Celebration

NSW Regional Events Conference, King Events

Best Regional Event

Winner: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Deni Ute Muster

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Birdsville Big Red Bash, Big Run Events

Best Achievement in Design, Look or Theming

Winner: Ample Projects for their work on Be The Light For The Wild, Centenary Light

Walk at Taronga Zoo, Vivid Sydney 2016

Imagination for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience

 

The Electric Canvas for their work on Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2016

Kat & Co for their work on The Emirates Marquee – Melbourne Cup 2015 – Hello Tomorrow

Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship

Winner: Zadro for their work on Hotel Career Expo 2016

The Star Sydney for their work on Holden State of Origin, Game One

Daniel Morcombe Foundation for their work on Day for Daniel 2015

Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast for their work on the World is Coming Campaign

Best Technical Achievement or Innovation

Winner: Imagination for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience

Artists in Motion for their work on Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show – Winterfest 2015

Backdrops Fantastic Australia for their work on Connect Conference 2015

Staging Rentals & Construction for their work on Turandot, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Best Achievement in Venue Management

Winner: Sydney Showground

Etihad Stadium

SCG Events

Luna Park Sydney Venues

Best Product or Service

Winner: Botanic Gardens Restaurant Adelaide

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Best Education or Training Program

Winner: Holmesglen Institute

William Angliss Institute

Best Achievement in Entertainment

Winner: Shane International Events & Entertainment for their work on The Magical

Gift of Mother Earth at the 2015 Royal Adelaide Show

A.P.E for their work on The A&P Superband

Red Thread Solutions for their work on LEGO Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows

Young Achiever of the Year

Winner: Tara Whitfield, nominated by HUMM

Emma Brown nominated by Gold Coast International Marine Expo

Thomas Staunton, nominated by Sold Out National Event Management

Ashley Hayes, nominated by Merlin Entertainments

Event Producer of the Year

Winner: Abbie McCrisken, nominated by DG Global

Vanessa Baranovsky, nominated by Event Mafia

Hailey Mason, nominated by SORTED. Projects, Events & Sponsorship

 

Event Management Company of the Year

Winner: DG Global

King Performance Events

Sold Out National Event Management

Kat & Co

Event Planet

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Jones

State or Territory Award

South Australia

Australia’s Favourite Event

Winner: Birdsville Big Red Bash

Be The Light for the Wild, Centenary Light Walk at Taronga Zoo, Vivid Sydney 2016

Deni Ute Muster

The Gibb Challenge

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