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MEA Awards ‘NSW Exhibition of Year’ Winner

Creative Hire wins ‘NSW Exhibition of the Year’ for Techx 2022

Creative Hire has won the coveted ‘NSW Exhibition of the Year’ Award at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards for Excellence for their exceptional delivery of the Dicker Data TechX 2022 roadshow. The awards ceremony was held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf this week, attended by MEA members and industry professionals.

MEA’s National Awards program is the most prestigious and highly regarded event industry Awards program in Australia. The Awards recognise outstanding achievements in creativity and impact for events held within Australia over a 24-month period.

Organised by Dicker Data, the premier biennial roadshow travelled to four cities during August and September 2022 commencing in Perth then travelling to Brisbane and Sydney before concluding the event series in Melbourne. Creative Hire was the official partner to deliver the Australian TechX roadshow events with an additional event held in New Zealand.

To read more about our work with Dicker Data, read the case study here.

Speaking of the win, Dylan Retif, CEO of Creative Hire commented,

“We’re honoured to be recognised by MEA, a distinguished leader in our industry, for this esteemed award in partnership with our long-standing client Dicker Data. MEA has been a steadfast supporter of our industry, particularly during the recent challenging times as we return to in-person meetings and events. We’re grateful for their unwavering commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the events and exhibitions sector.”

“At Creative Hire, we thrive on pushing the limits of what is possible in the events and exhibitions industry. Our passionate team live and breathe events and this recognition highlights our determination and commitment to delivering show stopping experiences for our clients.”

“We extend our gratitude to Dicker Data for their invaluable support throughout this incredible journey and their partnership has played a pivotal role in our success. We’re extremely proud to share this achievement with them and look forward to the National MEA Awards in June.”

The TechX Roadshow is the largest ICT event in the region that brings together Australia’s top reseller and vendor partners. Creative Hire managed the entire event delivery process from initial brief and floor plans, through to stand design and graphics, furniture and audio-visual product hire, event signage, venue liaison, freight, local subcontractors and installation.

This year’s theme explored ‘Innovation Accelerated’ which covered pivotal themes and industry challenges such as global supply shortages, new technologies, and the emerging global cyber security risks. Attendees were provided with the opportunity to network with industry experts, gain insights into new technologies, and learn about industry trends and best practices.

Ben Johnson, Dicker Data’s General Manager for Marketing and Strategy, commented,

“Our team are honoured to see TechX named the NSW Exhibition of the Year by Meetings and Events Australia. The TechX event series is a significant undertaking for our business and it is made possible by our industry-leading team and our key partners, namely Creative Hire.”


“The Creative Hire team have been by our side since 2015 and have played a strategic role in helping us innovate and deliver a world-class experience for our sponsors and partner attendees year after year.”

“This award is well-deserved recognition of the hard work, passion and energy that each and every member of the Dicker Data and Creative Hire teams pour into making TechX one of our industry’s flagship events.”

For all the action and highlights from the evening, take a look at the event gallery below.

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