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Forum Group Makes a Big Impact Taking Home Two MEA Awards

Forum Group Events & Marketing has taken out top honours at the prestigious Meetings and Events Australia’s (MEA) national awards with the agency winning two accolades including ‘Corporate Event of the Year’ and ‘Event Manager of the Year – Agency’.

Forum Group, an Australian integrated events and marketing agency, has delivered engaging events and business results for their clients for over 20 years. Their team and network create end-to-end marketing experiences for a diverse client base including South African Tourism’s 5-city roadshow which was selected by an independent panel of judges as the MEA Corporate Event of the Year. The award was accepted by Director, Lauren Hayward at the awards gala held on 2nd April at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Stephanie Vercoe, one of Forum Group’s most experienced event professionals was announced as MEA’s Event Manager of the Year – Agency. Stephanie is renowned for her dedication and creativity when delivering integrated event campaigns such as the Department of Industry’s NSW Training Awards, Citrix 8-City Roadshow and Dell EMC Tech Summit.

Lauren Hayward, Director, said, ‘To win two national awards is a wonderful recognition of our team’s efforts and the immense passion and energy that they have poured into showcasing our client’s brands via their chosen event platforms.  The last 12 months have seen the Forum Group team extend ourselves professionally as we maximised local and global partnerships further refining our ‘hub of connection’ approach to delivering events. Our clients benefit from our hub which includes exceptional partners, suppliers, our processes, technological resources as well as our experienced in-house team of event professionals.”

Forum Group was presented with the top awards in addition to being selected as a national finalist for ‘Government Event of the Year’ for the Department of Industry’s NSW Training Awards. The awards come off the back of a year of innovative, stand-out event work for clients as well as new business wins, including securing Infomedia Tech Day, RegTech Conference and In the Black Gala Ball.

 

     

 

 

 

Forum Group Recognised as a Finalist in Two Categories in Australian Event Awards

Forum Group has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to events as a State Finalist in the category of Best Small Event and National Finalist for Clare Dawson’s entry as Event Producer of the Year in the awards program for Australia’s events industry.

Forum Group’s delivery of Buzzfeed’s customer appreciation event has been confirmed as amongst the Best Small Events in NSW. The Buzzfeed Prom was the ‘must attend’ event for their customers and partners. Forum Group was tasked with developing the concept and creatively producing the elements all within a strict budget.  Entries for Best Small Event are judged on all aspects of event management including best practice, innovation, marketing, stakeholder engagement and management, sustainability and event legacy.

Clare Dawson is one of Forum Group’s most experienced event professionals who brings professionalism to every end-to-end integrated event campaign she manages. Taking an agile approach to managing events, she tackles projects holistically from the initial concept to completion. Clare is an integral member of our Forum Group team and highly sought after by their clients. Entries into individual achievement categories are judged on all aspects of personal contribution including innovation, best practice and role in the growth of the industry as well as the difficulties encountered along the way.

Forum Group’s Director Lauren Hayward said, ‘This announcement is welcome acknowledgement of the hard work, creativity and professionalism of the Forum Group team. We’re thrilled that our delivery of Buzzfeed’s end of year customer appreciation prom has been selected by industry experts as a finalist. To also have one of our key team members, Clare Dawson, selected as a national finalist is a wonderful testament of her dedication and flair for delivering events.”

Co-chair of the Event Awards Judging Panel Sandy Hollway AO said:

“The diversity of Australia’s events industry continues to amaze me, as does the ability of the Awards to put a spotlight on not just the incredible events and achievements which take place each year, but to draw out the challenges event organisers manage to overcome through determination, innovation, collaboration and resourcefulness.”

Winners will be announced at the lavish Australian Event Awards Ceremony on 21 November at Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.