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Our Double Shot Coffee Fiesta has just been named Best New Event in South Australia at the Australian Event Awards.

Anyone who visited the Double Shot event held earlier this year in the Unley Memorial Gardens, next to the Unley Shopping Centre would be well aware that ti was a first class event. And readers of this blog site would remember that Chris and Carnevale was there as a prominent contributor.

The Australian Event Awards are considered the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The program is guided by ongoing industry consultation to answer the need for cohesiveness across the entire Australian industry, to develop industry identity and to assist Australian operators in cross-development of opportunities between events and event disciplines.

The Best New Event category recognises the innovation associated with the staging of a new event and included the following judging criteria:

·         The degree of novelty or innovation demonstrated in the event concept
·         The degree to which the event accurately identified customer/stakeholder groups and met their needs
·         Overall quality of the event delivered
·         The degree to which the event has utilised “best practice” techniques in all aspects of planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation
·         Effective event communication and promotion
·         The degree to which the event engagement in environmentally sustainable practices
·         The degree to which the event reflects corporate social responsibility
·         The degree to which the event has achieved innovation in relation to techniques, knowledge or practices
·         Longer term benefit to the industry, sector or the community

Although we have missed out on a National award, we are thrilled with the State acknowledgment, and we will be presented with a certificate in November.