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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

Sydney Showground nominated a finalist in the EEAA Awards for its Jeunesse Global extravaganza

12 Nov 2018

Sydney Showground has done it again – nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Exhibition and Event Association Awards (EEAA) for a gala event it staged across two nights earlier this year. Sydney Showground has been declared a finalist in the Best Venue Team category for its handling of the Jeunesse Global account. Read more

Irish Hurling set to intrigue Sydney in an out-of-Ireland debut at Sydney Showground

8 Nov 2018

For the first time outside Ireland, a full format Hurling match will be played at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park this weekend. The Magners Sydney Irish Festival is a not-to-be-missed fusion of art, culture, music, dance, food and drink to be held on Sunday 11th of November at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more

X Games Sydney about to land at Sydney Showground

17 Oct 2018

From this Friday, October 19 until Sunday, October 21, adrenalin-charged athletes from around the world will compete in the high energy disciplines of Moto X, BMX and Skateboarding and for specially-struck X Games Sydney Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as cash prizes. Read more

Sydney Showground set to roll out amazing service to some amazing people for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

16 Oct 2018

With the start of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 just days away, the award-winning catering team at Sydney Showground is preparing to roll out five-star treatment to the competitors and their family and friends. From 18 October, The Dome will be transformed into Invictus Games House, a home away from home for 500 competitors and more than 1,000 of their family and friends. Read more

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park named as a Finalist in the Australian Event Awards

18 Sep 2018

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park has been recognised for its outstanding work in events with the announcement it is a National Finalist in the 2018 Australian Event Awards. “Sydney Showground is thrilled to again be a finalist at the 2018 Australian Event Awards for the category ‘Best Achievement in Venue Management’,” said Sydney Showground Head of Sales Andrew Roberts. Read more

Sydney Showground’s dynamic calendar continues - Here comes Supanova

13 Jun 2018

Of all the events that pack the Sydney Showground exhibition halls across the calendar year (sometimes three at any given time) there are few more colourful and quirky than the Supanova Comic Con and Gaming Expo.   The exit gates of Sydney Olympic Park train station are a sight to behold as Comic, Superhero and Gaming devotees swarm into Sydney Showground in any manner of   costumes for the annual three day event.   Supanova 2018 will be held from this Friday, June 15 until Sunday June 17 in The Dome and neighbouring exhibition halls.   Supanova always attracts a star-studded line-up of guests and this year is no exception..   They will include Stephen Amell of “Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow” fame, ageless action movie legend Chuck Norris and Summer Glau (Arrow, Serenity, Firefly, Terminator and the Sarah Connor Chronicles) as well as many more international and Australian entertainment names.   Supanova’s list of 2018 guests can be found here;   Supanova has a long association with Sydney Showground and this year is the 14 th at the Sydney Olympic park site. Sydney Showground General Manager Peter Thorpe says it’s a good fit for both parties; “Sydney Showground has proven itself to be easily accessible and the facilities we have here are second to none when it comes to exhibition space and catering”. “Supanova has been a longtime and welcome client of Sydney Showground and the fact the promoters and clients keep coming back each year is proof they like what we can provide for them.” “We welcome Supanova back in 2018,” Peter Thorpe said.   Supanova is the biggest event of its type in Australia and Sydney is the biggest expo of them all. Hosting such a large event demonstrates the dynamic capabilities Sydney Showground has to offer with an expected crowd of 50,000 across the three days of the event.     You can find out more about Supanova and other upcoming Sydney Showground events via:     For further information, please contact:   Roger White   Manager, Public Relations P: 9704 1453 E: Read more

Sydney Showground hits it out of Sydney Olympic Park with not one, but two Jeunesse Global gala nights

1 Jun 2018

It’s moniker is “Big Experiences” and it lived up to that in spades in recent days when Sydney Showground hosted across two nights gala dinners for Jeunesse Global as part of the multi-national company’s incentive awards trip to Sydney for its Chinese high achievers. Read more
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