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The Star Sydney wins best In-House Events Management Team at the Meetings & Events Australia Industry Awards


The Star Sydney has been crowned the winner of the ‘In-House Events Management Team: In-House Corporate’ category in the annual Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Industry Awards, held last night in Sydney.

The award recognises the hard work The Star’s internal team puts into managing high profile events at The Star Event Centre, including AACTA Awards, ARIA Awards, the GQ Man of The Year Awards, World Business Forum, The Greatest Showman red carpet premiere, and sell-out concerts for international pop acts including Lionel Richie and Tom Jones. In addition, The Star Event Centre regularly hosts events on behalf of Government tourism bodies and trade agencies, playing an active role in promoting Australia as a premier destination for international visitors. 

Celebrating the win, Dino Mezzatesta, Chief Operating Officer of Hotels, Food & Beverage and Retail at The Star Sydney commented on the performance of the close-knit events management team.

“We are honoured to be recognised for the hard work and expertise our team puts into making every event at The Star Event Centre a seamless success.

“This award is an acknowledgement of a high-performing group who work in an inclusive, creative and consultative way. They ensure everyone in the team, from security to wait staff, has a holistic view of each event and an understanding of how their role contributes to the success of each event. The hard work and passion of the team are evident in delivering memorable and thrilling event experiences that exceed our clients’ expectations. The professional development of its individuals has seen The Star Event Centre continue from strength to strength,” said Mr Mezzatesta. 

The Star’s Director of Events, Samantha Valente accepted the awards on behalf of the team at The Star Events Centre. 

The Star Sydney will compete for the national title at the MEA National Awards Dinner, which will take place on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 in Adelaide.
The Star has won numerous MEA awards including MEA NSW Award for Best In-House AV Team 2015 and 2016, and the National Award for Best Specialty Venue 2017, 2016 and 2015, resulting in entry to the Hall of Fame in 2017.

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About The Star Sydney:
The Star Sydney is Australia’s premier place to play. A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and red carpet. Diamonds and spades. Gucci and gastronomy. Your day begins with luxury – where it ends is up to you. At The Star, we have just one mission – to thrill. That’s why we have all-star chefs and restaurants, luxurious accommodation and high-end fashion, a sumptuous day spa, an amazing nightclub, and, of course, the world-class casino. It’s all yours for the taking, so will you? Come and play at The Star.