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Sydney Showground wins 'Banqueting & Catering' at the 2018 MEA NSW State Finals

28 Feb 2019

Sydney Showground (SS) has claimed a State Final win at the 2018 Meeting and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Award Night, making it a State representative for the National MEA program and topping off a huge summer for its team. Known for ‘Big Experiences’, Sydney Showground has demonstrated an ability to overcome challenges and promote innovation with the event industry, being awarded the State ‘Banqueting & Catering' Award. Read more

Spotless Stadium reverts to Sydney Showground Stadium

25 Feb 2019

Spotless Stadium will provide a nostalgic flashback today as it reverts back to the name it carried during the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Sydney Showground Stadium. The 24,000 seat capacity multi-purpose venue has been the heart of Western Sydney entertainment for many years and is known for hosting a variety of world-class sporting and music events year-round at the Sydney Olympic Park location. Read more

Sydney Showground a NSW State Finalist for the MEA 2018 Award Program

20 Feb 2019

Sydney Showground has been announced a NSW State Finalist for the MEA 2018 Award program across two categories, ‘Banqueting and Catering’ and ‘Meeting, Exhibition or Event Venue – Capacity more than 500’. Read more

Sydney Showground welcomes fans to connect with Wi-Fi upgrade

13 Feb 2019

Topping off a huge 2018, Sydney Showground is stepping into the New Year and offering an even bigger experience by encouraging fans to connect with the introduction of an integrated Wi-Fi system. Following a successful trial, the Wi-Fi upgrade will be implemented across the venue providing free access to all fans ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. Read more

‘Harry the Hirer Productions’ wins tender for Sydney Showground and RAS in-house audio visual

11 Feb 2019

Sydney Showground and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) have announced Harry the Hirer Productions (HTH) has been appointed a preferred partner for all in-house audio visual requirements. After a robust four month review and tender process, Australia’s largest production rental house HTH has showcased its ability to help lead and shape the companies AV vision for years to come. Read more

Nitro Circus set to defy gravity at Sydney Showground

11 Feb 2019

Are you ready for some jaw-dropping entertainment? Well, strap on those helmets because Nitro Circus is back in town and its ‘YOU GOT THIS’ tour is about to take on the biggest ramps and craziest death-defying tricks yet at Sydney Showground’s Spotless Stadium to be held 16 February 2019. Read more

Announced today - Sydney Showground to host ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Opening Ceremony& five matches

11 Feb 2019

Sydney Showground is set to host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup opening celebration on 21 February 2020 and five matches at Sydney Showground Stadium. From February 21 to March 8, Sydneysiders will have the privilege of watching ten of the world’s best women’s cricket teams go head to head with 5 of the 23 matches happening right here at Sydney Olympic Park. Read more

Sydney Showground wins ‘Best Venue Management’ for another Big Experience at this year’s Australian Event Awards

22 Nov 2018

Sydney Showground has claimed yet another trophy to add to its impressive collection, named overnight winner of the ‘Best Achievement in Venue Management’ at the prestigious Australian Event Awards held on the Sunshine Coast. The award ends a big year for the Sydney Showground team which has managed over 150 major events in the qualifying period, including incentive dinners for over 6,500 guests, Invictus Games House or the recent X Games. Experience in managing numerous exhibitions, various sporting events and of course the famed annual Sydney Royal Easter Show truly showcase the incredible skills of Sydney Showground team. Priding itself on offering innovative experiences for clients, this award is a well-deserved reflection of Sydney Showground’s hard work in the past year.   Sydney Showground General Manager, Peter Thorpe, says his team is thrilled to be recognised again for its efforts;   “Sydney Showground is honoured to have received this award,” he said “It caps off a huge year for our team and to be recognised by the industry and our peers is truly icing on the cake. “Our team continues to push boundaries, delivering innovative and big experiences to our clients. Events such as the Jeunesse Global dinners in May and more recently Invictus Games House are testaments to that. “We are grateful to accept this award and look forward to continuing to deliver the very best standard of unique events to our Australian and international clients,” Peter Thorpe said. Sydney Showground Honour Roll   2017 Winner ‘Best Banqueting & Catering’ MEA National Award 2016 Winner ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ MEA National Award    2016 Winner ‘Banqueting & Catering’ MEA National Award   2016 Winner ‘Banqueting & Catering’ MEA State Final   2016 Winner ‘Best Achievement in Venue Management’ Australian Event Awards 2015 & 2016 Voted by fans as ‘Best AFL Venue for Fan Experience’ 2015 Winner ‘Best Venue Team’ EEAA Awards  For further information, please contact: Roger White Manager, Public Relations E:   T: 02 9704 1453 OR Nicola Dalby Communications Coordinator P: (02) 9704 1041 E: Read more
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