From the CEO’s Desk – Put Your Hand Up!

Mar 21, 2019Blog

Put Your Hand Up….

Nominate for the 2019 Venue Industry Awards to recognise and celebrate our venue industry stars

The VMA’s Venue Industry Awards are the premier Awards program in our industry for the Asia Pacific region. Since 2010 the Awards have been showcasing the best of the venue industry’s talent across a number of categories:

  • Venue Professional of the Year
  • Allied Professional of the Year, and
  • Young Achiever of the Year for our under 30’s

Our industry is unique and draws to it some incredible individuals who are passionate about what they do. From memorable moments for their patrons to iconic events that form part of our nation’s culture and history, these are a rare breed and we love to celebrate them.

The Awards are bestowed based on the achievements of the nominees over the last 12 months only – being the 2018 calendar year. You can nominate a peer or even yourself, with the online nomination process taking less than 60 seconds. So I encourage you to help us celebrate the unsung heroes of our industry and nominate someone for the 2019 Venue Industry Awards.

The Venue Industry Awards have a rich history of recognising leaders, game changers and innovators in our business, and our full honour roll of past winners can be found here.

I would also like to acknowledge the leading industry organisations that sponsor our Awards and allow us to offer each year’s winners free registration to the following years Venue Industry Congress. This year our Venue Professional of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by AEG Odgen and our Young Professional of the Year Award by Ungerboeck, both of whom we thank for their ongoing support.

Nominations close 31st March and we will have the pleasure of announcing the winners at this year’s Gala Dinner to be held in Melbourne on 28th May 2019 as part of Congress.

Nominate for Board

Talking of nominations – the VMA Board will be looking to fill 4 vacancies at this year’s Board Election.

This year’s vacancies are open to all “Active” members of the VMA and through their strategic planning process the Board have identified, and are encouraging, any members that have experience in accounting, finance and audit, membership engagement, and strategy and planning to consider putting their hand up to help guide our great Association.

The Call for Nominations will be open from the 25th March, so please keep a lookout in your inbox for that advice and should you have any questions about the role feel free to contact a current Board member or myself at VMA HQ – +61 (0)7 5501 6000 or

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