Northern Territory places sixth in global Top 100 for major events

The Northern Territory’s events industry continues to grow its presence on the world stage, with the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) placing sixth in the prestigious Eventex Awards Top 100 Event Organisers and Agencies for 2023.

NTMEC has climbed the ladder from ninth place in last year’s Top 100 and is the only Australian company to make the Top 10. Only three Australian companies made the Top 100. The highly anticipated list of global event organisations recognises consistent excellence in the global international events industry.

Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Suzana Bishop said to see the Northern Territory cementing its spot in not just the global Top 100, but the global Top 10, was incredible.

“We are a small jurisdiction with an events industry that punches well above its weight, and this accolade is testament to the hard work of all those involved,” Mrs Bishop said.

“To be recognised on an international playing field alongside some of the world’s leading events companies and agencies is fantastic. Global recognition like this puts us in front of new audiences and opens doors to new partnerships and collaborations.”

The accolade comes after NTMEC events took out 10 awards at the 2023 Eventex Awards. Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2022 received six awards, while BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival 2022 and the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round 2022 both received two each.

Parrtjima was recognised as best overall Australian/Oceanian Event (Platinum), best Outdoor Event (Gold), best Public Event (Gold), best Local Solution Event (Gold), best Positive Change Event (Gold) and best Cultural Event (Silver). BASSINTHEGRASS was awarded best Festival (Bronze) and best Australian/Oceanian Event (Bronze). Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round received best Cultural Event (Bronze) and best Positive Change Event (Bronze).

The awards highlight the important roles events play, ranging from boosting the economy and supporting (the three events generated a total expenditure stimulus of $58.9 million, $44.3 million of which was new money to the Territory), to providing incredible experiences for attendees and knock-on social benefits, as recognised with the Positive Change Event and Local Solution Event awards.

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