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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Readers Vote for Their Favourites in Business Event Sector

Award-winning Australian-based business events magazine micenet AUSTRALIA this week announced the winners of the micenet AUSTRALIA Readers' Choice Awards for 2011 in 11 categories.

micenet AUSTRALIA magazine's 54,925* readers were asked to vote for their favourite venue, convention centre, unique destination, incentive destination, meetings/convention destination, PCO/event company, destination marketing/management company, caterer, convention bureau, AV/production company, and product/service provider - companies and destinations that they had used during the past 12 months.

Winners were determined by the number of votes received, with winners in each category as follows:

Best Hotel: Crown Towers Melbourne
Best Convention Centre: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Best Unique Venue: Doltone House
Best Incentive Destination: Queenstown New Zealand
Best Meetings/Convention Destination: Sydney
Best PCO/Event Company: arinex
Best Destination Marketing/Management Company: Destination Marketing Services
Best Catering Company: fresh catering
Best Convention Bureau: Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best A/V Production/Staging/Exhibition Company: Staging Connections
Best Product/Service Company: Execugifts

Winners were presented where possible with trophies at the AIME exhibition in Melbourne, held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre between February 15 and 16, 2011.

Publisher of micenet AUSTRALIA magazine, Helen Batt-Rawden, said the response to the awards, now in their second year, had exceeded expectations, and she was positive that the successful organisations would benefit from the additional publicity and marketing opportunities the awards would bring.

"It is great to see that some venues, companies and service providers remain at the top of their game 12 months after they were awarded the top prize in 2010. These include Crown Towers, Doltone House, Sydney, Destination Marketing Services, fresh catering, and Staging Connections," Ms Batt-Rawden said.

"And it is wonderful to see some new winners in 2011. A big thank you to our readers who took the time to vote."

*Micromex Research has determined micenet AUSTRALIA magazine has an average readership of 54,925 people per edition (May 2009). micenet AUSTRALIA magazine's CAB audited circulation is 15,693 (period ending September 2010).

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