Asga & Fespa HP Awards set for Brisbane on 1 Oct
The Asga & Fespa HP Awards for Excellence, due to take place at PacPrint, will now be held in Brisbane on 1 October, and features live streamed virtual coverage for those unable to attend due to Queensland's strict border policies.
The catageory winners are being chosen by popular vote on social media, with one week remaining to cast your vote. To Like your favourites in a host of categories, or to vote for the Young Star or best Small Business. Click here for all the categories - voting closes 24 September.
The thrice cancelled event, which was scheduled to take place on the opening night of the expo in Melbourne, will take place at the Alabaster Room at Victoria Park Bar and Bistro in Herston from 6pm - 11pm. Former short track speed skater and four-time Olympian Steven John Bradbury will be compere on the night.
Bradbury, the first athlete from Australia and the Southern Hemisphere to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, will kick off the event at 6:00pm. The Asga & Fespa HP Awards for Excellence presentation ceremony will then run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and be live streamed via zoom to all other states.
Dinner will be served from 7:30pm to 11:00pm, for those attending the live event.
Attendees of the live event can purchase tickets, priced at $150 here.
Tickets to the virtual event, for those unable to attend, are priced at $100, which includes a home delivered gourmet platter and bottle of wine to enjoy while watching the zoom live stream. They can be purchased here.
Last month Fespa Australia president, Nigel Davies, had expressed his disappointment at the postponed events.
"Our winners deserve recognition for their excellence, along with our sponsors for their continued support, and I am confident that we will find a way to suitably celebrate their achievements," he said.
And so at last, it seems that the path is now clear for the Awards presentation to happen.