Monday, August 13, 2012

Unconventional Evening Award

Last November I had great fun MC ing the “Unconventional Evening” held at the Sydney Convention Centre. This fantastic event highlighted the Centre’s innovation and creativity.

Great news last week to learn that this spectacular event has been recognised internationally  with the highly prestigious International Special Events Society (ISES)  Esprit Award. The award, announced in Dallas in the United States at the beginning of August, is an outstanding achievement.
The team took inspiration for the event from a painting from the Centre’s Australian art collection by renowned artist Tim Storrier titled, Point to Point (pictured). The centre’s team did a wonderful job in transforming the stunning Bayside Terrace, looking out over the glittering harbour, into an astounding interpretation of the artwork with a massive projection of Storrier’s artworks surrounded by hundreds of tiered candles.

The event succeeded in demonstrating the Centre’s passion for excellence and talents. A succession of amazing dishes, delivered by Executive Chef Uwe Habermehl, highlighted the finest of local produce and was, of course, accompanied by fine local wine from all over New South Wales. During the evening I interviewed various leaders in the food and wine industry including Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s wines and Sam Hayes of Mirrool Creek Lamb. Several renowned artists were in attendance including Colin Lanceley, Michael Johnson and of course, the inimitable Tim Storrier himself.

The award is well-deserved recognition of the Centre’s contribution to the industry through continuous world class delivery of events and service.

An excellent way to celebrate the Sydney Convention Centre’s 25th birthday in outstanding events for the year 2013!

See highlights of the evening here  and photos here.

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