Star Event Centre wins best specialty event venue for second year

The event centre at The Star Sydney has won a national accolade at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards for Best Specialty Event Venue, for the second consecutive year.

The win cements the event centre as Sydney’s premier events and entertainment destination, proving the venue’s world-class team and technology combine to create thrilling experiences for guests.

Greg Hawkins, managing director at the Star Sydney commented on the remarkable achievement.

“We are so proud to have achieved this incredible result. Since the Star Event Centre opened in 2013 our team has worked diligently to build and maintain its position as Australia’s premier business events venue. We are delighted to now hold the title as Best Specialty Event Venue for the second year.

“The event centre is home to high profile and influential special events including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, the World Business Forum and charity events for the Starlight Foundation and the Sony Foundation, to mention just a few.

“This award recognises the tireless work of our in-house Events team led by Scott Bayne, director of events, in producing unforgettable events that continue to exceed clients’ expectations, while also recognising our contribution as an active member of the business events community and propelling Sydney’s reputation for hosting exceptional events,” said Mr Hawkins.

The state-of-the art event centre, produced over 147 events from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, including 67 banquet dinners, 15 conferences, seven red carpet and/or special events, 12 concerts, 17 cocktail events and more.

Recognising the most prestigious meetings and events accomplishments, the MEA awards honour the achievement of excellence in a range of categories. The event centre won both Best Specialty Venue and Technical and Creative Production – Best In-House AV Services at the NSW MEA Awards on March 3, 2016 before proceeding to the national MEA Awards.

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