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The first Australian Event Awards Ceremony to take place on the Sunshine Coast kicked off with a bang this week, recognising and celebrating the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry around the world between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.

Among this year’s winners was a balance of Event Awards veterans and first time finalists. Byron Bay Bluesfest won Best Regional Event, Ample Projects won Best Achievement in Design for their work on Be The Light For The Wild, Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sydney 2016, and Imagination took home the gong for Best Technical Achievement for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.

It was an honour to see Opera Australia take out the award for the Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: A Production of Turandot. We are proud to be a part of this landmark event, delivering the main stage steel & scaffold infrastructure on the waters of Sydney Harbour at Farm Cove annually since 2013.

After a classy VIP cocktail reception on the lawns, with a firework demonstration from Foti Fireworks, we headed into the beautifully decorated marquee for dinner and the awards ceremony.

Awards Partner, Apples and Pears Entertainment, provided two brilliant acts to entertain attendees. With Sarah Rowan-Dahl creating a stunning artwork through the evening as the show rolled on around her, and Kimberley Heberley’s beautiful voice providing a sweet prelude to the main course. Meanwhile, drumming outfit Junkyard Beats contributed the show-starting bang.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

Tri-Point are Proud Sponsors of the Australian Event Awards.