Hair Expo’s daring move to Melbourne this year has seemingly paid dividends, with the event winning some major awards at the recent Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. Hair Expo took out Best Show and Best Show under 10,000M², as presented at a gala evening at Sydney’s new International Convention Centre (ICC) last night.
“We are elated and so proud of this recognition from the events industry,” said Julia Erben, Hair Expo Australia Event Director. “Winning Best Show proves our dedication to ensuring that we bring the hair industry’s heart and soul to Hair Expo, highlighting the passion and excitement for all things hair. We think it’s this deep connection that we have with our audience that gives us the best show in Australia and is the way of the future for events.”
Entries were submitted across 20 industry categories, including pop culture, IT, energy and resources, and health, and assessed by a panel of 32 independent judges. The awards have been held in high regard as the pinnacle of the exhibition and event industry for the past ten years, and as such, the wins for Hair Expo validate a number of bold changes that have only seen the event soar to new heights. Hair Expo also won Best Exhibition 2016 at the Australian Event Awards in September.
“The quality of submissions continues to improve,” said Chair of Judges, John Trevillian. “This year there was an almost 20% increase in award entries and this meant the competition in some categories was very tough.”
Hair Expo continues to innovate with new location changes (alternating between Melbourne and Sydney destinations each year), a return to the newly refurbished International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour next year and the all-new Hair Expo Pop Up providing even more sales and networking opportunities for the hairdressing industry. View all dates and changes here.
For more information visit hairexpoaustralia.com
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