Northern Territory Major Events Company take out prestigious international awards

Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) is in the spotlight after receiving international accolades at the most coveted and recognised competition in the world of events, the Eventex Awards 2024.

NTMEC received five awards in the 14th edition of the Global Eventex Awards, which saw a record 1207 entries from 62 countries. Parrtjima 2023 was the most successful with four awards, while The NTMEC team won a Gold award for using events as a tool for good for the region.

The awards NTMEC received were: Gold – Best Australian/Oceania Event Parrtjima, Gold – Cross-channel storytelling Parrtjima, Gold – Event Team NTMEC, Silver – Cultural Event Parrtjima and Silver – Community Engagement Event Parrtjima.

The awards follow several years where NTMEC has been recognised by Eventex.

NTMEC CEO Suzana Bishop said the Eventex Awards shone a spotlight on the leading events around the world.

“To be recognised indicates that Northern Territory Major Events Company is making an impact on the global stage. The accolade for the NTMEC team is testament to the staff, and the business which strives to innovate and work towards creating memorable events,” she said.

“Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is a unique event that draws people in from around the world to be immersed in stunning light installations that celebrate the world’s oldest living culture. To have this event recognised with four awards shows the impact this much-loved event has on the community of Alice Springs.”

Eventex Awards 2024 judges said about Parrtjima 2023: “Your team’s professionalism and preparedness were exemplary, reflecting positively on your organization.” – Judge Yetunde Oso

“I liked how the projections on the outdoor location itself were used. The lighting and projected content have been excellent and truly immersive. . The entire experience based on local culture and the design of the event creates a totally innovative environment without forgetting the promotional objective of the area and its cultural and economic activity. . Congratulations to the entire creative and production team.” – Judge Victor Cid Branger

NTMEC’s portfolio of events includes Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, Million Dollar Fish, BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival, the Territory’s annual NRL game, Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round, Territory Day, Red CentreNATS and the Alice Springs Masters Games. The events not only improve the liveability of the Northern Territory but also draw people from around the world to experience incredible events and immerse themselves in the unique culture and landscapes of the Northern Territory.

Parrtjima 2023 drew an attendance of 20,271, while generating a total expenditure stimulus in the NT of $14.9 million, of which $11.9 million, 80 per cent, was new money to the NT. Parrtjima 2023 resulted in 29,644 direct visitor nights across the NT with the visitor expenditure impact being $10.9 million.