Three unsung heroes announced as finalists for 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced three finalists for the Unsung Hero Award at the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence.

Outgoing EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the award recognises the unsung heroes for their service and contribution to the exhibition and events industry and the EEAA community.

“They may be someone who flies below the radar – whatever their role, they are above all passionate and devoted to always going beyond what’s expected to deliver outstanding service,” she said.

“They contribute to achieving overall results, they make things happen and contribute to the success of the industry.

“This has become one of our most popular awards, as it singles out individuals who have been nominated by their organisation and their peers. Their work impacts the whole industry.”

This year, the three finalists for this category are Elissa Duke (senior planning manager, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre), Dwane Goodman (head of catering and customer service, Sydney Showground) and Felicity Zadro (managing director, Zadro Communications).

DiMascio said nominations for this category were reviewed by the judging panel, with each entry separately assessed by three independent judges.

The winner will be announced at the EEAA Awards for Excellence Gala dinner taking place at Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne on Wednesday 4 December.