The Star Event Centre Wins Best Specialty Event Venue for Second Year

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The Star Event Centre Wins Best Specialty Event Venue for Second Year

Published on 20 April 2016.

The Event Centre at The Star Sydney has won a national accolade at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) national awards, including Best Specialty Event Venue for the second consecutive year.  

The win cements the Event Centre as Sydney’s premier events and entertainment destination, proving the venue’s world-class team and technology combined create thrilling experiences for our guests.

Greg Hawkins, Managing Director at The Star Sydney commented on the remarkable achievement.

“We are so proud to have achieved this incredible result. Since The Star Event Centre opened in 2013 our team has worked diligently to build and maintain its position as Australia’s premier business events venue. We are delighted to now hold the title as Best Specialty Event Venue for the second year.

“The Event Centre, is home to high profile and influential special events including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, the World Business Forum and charity events for the Starlight Foundation and The Sony Foundation, to mention just a few. This award recognises the tireless work of our in-house Events team, led by Events Director Scott Bayne, in producing unforgettable events that continue to exceed clients’ expectations, whilst also recognising our contribution as an active member of the business events community and propelling Sydney’s reputation for hosting exceptional events,” said Mr Hawkins.

The state-of-the art Event Centre, produced over 147 events from 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2015, including 67 banquet dinners, 15 conferences, 7 red carpet and/or special events, 12 concerts, 17 cocktail events and more.

Recognising the most prestigious meetings and events accomplishments, the MEA awards honour the achievement of excellence in a range of categories. The Event Centre won both Best Specialty Venue and Technical and Creative Production - Best In-House AV Services at the NSW MEA Awards on Thursday, 3 March 2016 before proceeding to the national MEA Awards.

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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. The 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.


Clockwise: The Star Event Centre; MEA National Award – Specialty Event Venue; and The Star Sydney Event Centre Team.