We are pleased to announce the 2022 Venue Industry Awards Finalists.
The Venue Industry Awards is the leading Awards program within the venue management industry for the Asia Pacific region. For over a decade, the Awards have been showcasing the finest talent across several categories:
- Venue Professional of the Year
- Allied Professional of the Year, and
- Young Achiever of the Year
The venue industry is one of a kind in that it attracts incredible people who are passionate about what they do. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of professionals who have created memorable moments and events that shape the culture and history of our nation.
The purpose of the Awards program is to recognise and validate the leaders, innovators, and go-getters within our industry. The Awards are based on nominees’ achievements within the last 12 months – the 2021 calendar year.
The Finalists for 2022 are:
Venue Professional of the Year Award
- Maxine McIntyre – Events Planner, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
- Jay Mejica – Senior Events Planner, Darwin Convention Centre
- Lisa Price – General Manager, THE LUME Melbourne
Allied Professional of the Year Award
- Chris Hatcher – Operations Director, Securecy
- Wayne Middleton CVE – Managing Director, Reliance Risk
- Ashley Quensell – General Manager, Platform 4 Group
Young Achiever of the Year Award
- Renee Hordern – Events Coordinator, The GABBA
- Chanelle Kildea – Sales & Events Coordinator, Optus Stadium
- Caitlin Tilbee – Senior Events Coordinator, Queensland Country Bank Stadium
VMA President Leighton Wood noted “The Venue Industry Awards continue to recognise the best that our industry has to offer. This year, in particular, the calibre of the award nominees is outstanding. Their incredible accomplishments are unparalleled, and they should all be extremely proud of themselves. Best wishes to all of the Award finalists. I hope to see you continue to shine in our wonderful industry. “
The Venue Industry Award winners will be announced at the 2022 VMA Gala Dinner held on 1 June 2022 at the ICC, Sydney.
The 2022 Venue Industry Awards is proudly sponsored by the following industry-leading organisations: