Sydney Showground best in the business for Banqueting & Catering at MEA National Industry Awards

Sydney Showground accepting award
               Image: Sydney Showground

04 May 2017

Image: Sydney Showground

Sydney Showground’s winning streak continued this week, when they took out top honours at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Industry Awards in the in the Banqueting & Catering category,  adding to the Sydney Olympic Park venue’s string of victories over the last 12 months across a number of major industry awards.

Peter Thorpe, General Manager Sydney Showground, said the award highlights the ongoing success and diversity of the venue which delivered some 294 events in 2016 through a vast array of gala dinners, conferences, exhibitions, sporting events inside Spotless Stadium.

"Our Chefs, Catering, Event and Operations teams are exceptionally passionate about the produce they select, highly skilled with the menus they design, and unbelievably talented at ensuring results, time after time, at every event we host,” Thorpe said.

"We have the greatest team of people, delivering the finest catering using the ‘best of the best’ from our Sydney Royal Award winners, to deliver unsurpassed event experiences for our customers,” he said.

Sydney Showground hosts 1.7 million visitors actually, with 930,000 of those visitors recently visiting the Park for the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The MEA Industry Awards recognise best business practice and excellence in the Meetings & Events Industry, with applicants judged on their ability to plan and manage resources, activities, ability to deal with extraordinary challenges, financial performance and their impact on the Meetings & Events Industry.

The major event venue was also named national winner of the stand-alone MEA Corporate Social Responsibility Award acknowledging its contribution to Australian agriculture.

"Sydney Showground supports the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s mission by helping to contribute almost $7 million annually in programs designed to assist rural communities and promote agricultural excellence,” Thorpe said.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority congratulates the Showground on their triumphant win as they showcase the Park’s venues’ valuable contribution and expertise to the Australian events industry.