The MEA Meetings and Events awards for 2011 have kicked off with spectacular state presentation dinners in Melbourne (at MCEC) and Sydney (at the Sofitel Wentworth).

The most moving acceptance speech in Sydney came from Anna Cesarano as she accepted the award for Cause Related Event of The Year for the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation.

The Foundation was set up by Doltone House directors Anna Cesarano, Nina Milazzo and Paul Signorelli, honouring their late father who passed away of Mesothelioma, a terminal asbestos related cancer.  They have committed to almost $1million dollars in just under 4 years; funded three medical scholarships; funded the national guidelines for treatment and cure of Mesothelioma, received two NSW Government grants as well as most recently funding an International Registry Scholarship.

EventPix sponsor the photography services for most of the state awards (along with national awards in April).  Photos from those events are now available here.

Stunning decor at the Sofitel Wentworth for the NSW state MEA Awards

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