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The Sydney event management company, The Forum Group, has been announced as the winner of the Meetings & Events Association (MEA) 2010 Award for Best Event Management Organisation.
The Meetings and Events Association (MEA) 2010 Awards Ceremony held recently saw Leanne Constantinoʼs The Forum Group named the Best Event Management Organisation. In the ﬁercely competitive world of event management, to be formally recognized by a key industry body in this way is acknowledgement of the companyʼs commitment to quality.
Small Team, Big Results
The Forum Group comprises a dedicated and tightlyknit group of six, and is testament to the fact that a well run small businesses can make a real impact. This is particularly the case in challenging economic times, when The Forum Groupʼs attention to detail has seen it make inroads into the corporate events market. “Winning this award is recognition of our commitment to creating ﬂawless events” said Ms Constantino at the Awards Ceremony. “It is because we are a small team that we are able to take our clientsʼ vision and bring it to life - whether it is a multi-state roadshow, a breakfast seminar, or a conference for hundreds.”
Sydney Event Management
For decades Australia has been the country of choice for major corporate events, boasting a great climate and a high level of safety by international standards. In establishing their reputation as a high level Sydney event management specialist, The Forum Group, acknowledges this, and the team has made it their mission to ensure each event they create continues to exceed the expectations of their clients. “Winning this award is humbling indeed, and it inspires our team to continue to deliver the personalized service and attention to detail that, I believe, made it possible.” said Ms Constantino.
About The Forum Group
The Forum Group is an event management company facilitating all areas of event management for corporate events, roadshows, conferences, meetings, exhibitions, product launches Australia-wide and internationally. The company started in 1996 and Leanne Constantino took over its management in 2007. The Forum Groupʼs high-proﬁle clients include Gloria Jeanʼs Coffees and AVCAL, an Australian peak body for the Private Equity & Venture Capital Industry.
The most recent award reinforces The Forum Groupʼs past recognition by both the Events and Publishing industries, including: • • • • • • • National Winner, Meeting Management Company (less than 8 employees) 2008 National Winner, Meeting Management Company (less than 8 employees) 2007 National Winner, Meeting Management Company (more than 8 employees) 2005 BT Publishing e-awards, Winner, Sporting Event of the Year, 2009 BT Publishing e-awards 2007, Runner Up Awards Night of the Year Short listed for the MYOB Business Awards at the 2005 Telstra Small Business Awards Finalist, NSW Tourism Awards for Business Excellence, 2002, Tourism New South Wales
About Leanne Constantino
Leanne Constantino been involved in the event management industry for over 15 years now. During this time she has provided counsel to private industry, association, government and corporate global organizations. She has had the privilege and opportunity to work in a number of great event management roles including: - In-house Event Manager for a major Australian ﬁnancial association - Event Manager within the Marketing team of one of Australiaʼs most successful global franchise organizations.
About MEA Awards
The MEA Awards recognize excellent business practice in the Meetings & Events Industry. They encourage industry professionals to excel in the achievement of their business and personal goals, and reward those who achieve outstanding results. Winners enjoy considerable proﬁle within the meetings industry and with the general buying public. In all but Individual Awards, members self-nominate for an Award by addressing a range of criteria that are relevant to the particular category or categories they are entering. The submissions are then judged by a panel of industry and independent judges. Candidates for Individual Awards are nominated by a third party such as an employer, client, supplier or colleague who is responsible for completing the written application. Short-listed candidates are interviewed by telephone to determine the category winner. For more information on this award to, visit The Forum Group