MEA Outstanding Achievement Award

Kelly Harvey
Kelly Harvey
MEA 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Trevor Gardiner
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (May 29, 2020) – The MEALIVE 2019 Awards were held at the ICC Sydney Studios and broadcasted live via a live web stream across Australia and the globe. The awards spanned four broad categories – Events of the Year, Company, Individual, and Outstanding Contribution Award, including three industry awards – Education & Training, Event Legacy, and Innovation.

    The Individual Outstanding Contribution award recognizes significant contribution to the meetings and events industry in Australia, is an inspiring leader, and has demonstrated excellence in their field. The recipient of this year’s award was Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Centium Software (EventsAir).

    Kelly Maynard, Head of Distribution Development and Partnerships, Business Events at Tourism Australia, announced the award. She highlighted Trevor’s many achievements over a 30-year plus career. As a pioneer in the event technology industry, Trevor has been at the forefront of innovation; delivering successful events around the world and putting Australia on the map as leader in the event technology industry.

    A recent example of this innovation has been the production of the OnAIR solution that allows event organizers to run virtual and hybrid events and meetings during the current restrictions on mass gatherings.

    Trevor’s involvement in event technology goes beyond national, having worked on global events like CHOGM, APEC, G20, The Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup, to name a few.

    Giving back and supporting the events industry has been Trevor’s passion. Programs like Rising Star enables tens and thousands of inspiring event undergraduates to access the EventsAir event management platform, helping them be job ready.

    Recently winning the internationally acclaimed Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for best Event Technology Solution on May 18, 2020, EventsAir by Centium Software is as a true global leader.

    Trevor is very humbled and thankful for what the events industry has given to him over the years. He is very appreciative of his family and work team members, some of whom have been with his company for over 25 years. Trevor also thanked the customers who have helped develop EventsAir into what it has become, especially for their support and friendship over the span of his career.

    About MEA
    Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) is the peak body representing all sectors of the events industry in Australia. MEA is the only association that represents all the companies and individuals that stage, produce, manage, support and supply the thousands of events across Australia each year. These events are conferences, meetings, exhibitions, product launches, seminars, special events and much more. MEA exists to support its members to achieve growth, sustainability, and excellence in Australian events and to engage and influence industry and government. For further information, visit

    About Trevor Gardiner
    Trevor Gardiner has been involved with technology in the global meetings industry since 1987. He developed EventsPro® software, which was the backbone of major events worldwide for over 20 years and pioneered many innovative technologies. Trevor has also been the chief software architect for the event management systems for major world events including the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 ASEAN Australia Special Summit, 2018 APEC, G20 2014, 2012 London Olympics, plus many more. In 2013, Trevor re-imagined event management software and after a significant development effort, in 2014, released EventsAir®, one of the most modern and comprehensive event management systems ever built. As CEO of EventsAir, Trevor leads a dynamic team of over 80 event technology specialists and has unique skills and experience gained over many years in the MICE Industry. Trevor is passionate about driving productivity gains through technology for meeting planners.

    About EventsAir
    EventsAIR has been at the forefront of Event Technology and Innovation for over 30 years, continually pushing the boundaries of what an event management platform can do. Built by event planners for event planners, EventsAir is a secure, scalable, cloud-based solution that can manage everything from in-person, virtual to hybrid conferences, meetings and events in a single online platform – anywhere, anytime and on any device. In use in over 50 countries by multi-national corporations, professional conference organizers, government departments and tertiary education institutions, EventsAir is also used in global congresses such as G20, APEC, CHOGM and ASEAN, as well as sporting events like The Olympic Games, World Rugby, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games. EventsAir is trusted by event professionals around the globe. For further information, visit

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