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National Winners!


State Library Victoria Venues wins the National Award!

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

A dinner event is set at the illustrious Cowen Gallery.

The awards undertaken by MEA, a non-profit body aiming to provide education and professionalism within the industry, deliver state and national ceremony events. 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. The State Library  won the National Award for Unique Event Venue – without accommodation on Tuesday evening, celebrating with the Library’s Exclusive Events Partner, Showtime Events Group from a far.

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 the award on behalf of State Library of Victoria.

“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 and commercial partner Showtime Events Group,  looking to continue the push forward with new and exciting opportunities coming later this year when the Vision 2020 redevelopment works come to completion, revealing new and improved event spaces.

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