National Award Winner – State Library Victoria

National Award Winner – State Library Victoria

The National Meetings & Events Australia Awards took place on  the evening of Monday the 2nd April at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, as a part of the 2019 Evolve Conference, arguably the biggest awards evening for the business and events industry. Bringing together the biggest and the best suppliers, caterers, venues and organizers from the growing Australian market.

The State Library Russel Street Entrance – Image: Architectus

The awards themselves are undertaken by MEA as a non-profit body aiming to provide education and professionalism within the industry. Finalists are assessed by two judges, independent from one another, for four to six hours, in order to form a careful and concise decision as to who will receive one of the respected MEA National Awards for 2019.

The State Library Victoria made it into the finalist category for Unique Event Venue – without accommodation by proudly taking out the MEA Victorian Awards on the 6th March.

As the Library’s Exclusive Events Partner, Showtime Event Group was proud to say that the State Library indeed won the National Award for Unique Event Venue – without accommodation. Unable to attend the evening in Brisbane, friend and industry professional Michael Firman from Harry The Hirer gladly accepted the award on behalf of the Library and Showtime Event Group teams, sharing;

Michael Firman – Accepting MEA Award

“They’re a great team, it’s a very unique venue, and it’s close to my heart because many years ago, before computers and before the internet, we all of my generation went to the State Library and studied for our HSC, with books”

A national award win has meant a lot for the team at Showtime Event Group and the relationship with the State Library, looking to continue to push forward with new and exciting opportunities coming later this year when the Vision 2020 redevelopment works come to completion and the State Library Victoria can share some of its new and improved exciting event spaces.

For more information on the State Library for events, contact our Library office on (03) 8664 7327