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MCEC events team win

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was awarded Best Venue Team at the recent 2016 EEAA Awards for Excellence, for the team’s execution of the bi­-annual Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA), held at the venue in July.

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MCEC win EEAA award for their events team work on AWSIA 2016

Photo: MCEC events team celebrate their EEAA win

Photo: MCEC events team celebrate their EEAA win

The complex event, which welcomed a record attendance of 8692 people in 2016, is the largest exhibition of its type and hosted over 140 exhibitors across 19,500sqm of exhibition space.

MCEC chief executive Peter King said the award was great recognition of the dynamic and versatile team at MCEC, who pushed the venue’s capabilities and worked together to grow the exhibition and attendance numbers.

“Our objective right from the outset was to go above and beyond simply providing a functional space for the event,” he said.

“The team spent two years meticulously planning each component of the event with the AWISA planning team, to ensure the intricate event ran seamlessly in its first return to Melbourne in 26 years.

“This terrific collaboration not only successfully delivered an operationally challenging event, but helped to drive show revenue and delivered an outstanding customer and exhibitor experience.”

AWSIA 2016 recorded a 50 per cent increase in visitation compared to 2014, with more than 2000 visitors attending multiple days of the exhibition.

“This award is also a real testament to the customer-centric approach we have taken as a business over the last few years,” said King. “Our team has truly embraced this approach and I could not be prouder – they are incredibly deserving of this win.”

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