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The 2023 Industry Gala Dinner — “Epic and entertaining!”

On Wednesday 18 October, almost 500 guests attended the 2023 Industry Gala Dinner in Melbourne, making it one of the largest held to date. The dinner saw a large turnout from across Australia, as well as New Zealand, the USA and Europe. Feedback suggests all enjoyed the evening, with entertainment from Australian comedian and TV personality Paul McDermott and the presentation of the 2023 annual Industry Excellence Awards. 

The Industry Excellence Awards were a highlight as we celebrated all who were nominated and the winners on the night:

  • Small Business Award: Spectrum Engineering
  • Outstanding Individual of the Year Award: Daniel Chivell
  • Local Manufacturing Award: Omnitronics with the DRG100 Digital Radio Gateway
  • Major Project Award: NSW Telco Authority and the Queensland Government Wireless Network Contract Directorate
  • Industry Innovation Award: Simoco Wireless Solutions with the VR-950
  • Peter Wallace Industry Advancement Award: Wayne Turnbull
  • Jonathan Livingstone award: Andrew Wyborn
  • Life Member Awards: Steve Jaques and David Cox

Both Hamish Duff, ARCIA President, and Paul Davis, Chief Executive Officer ARCIA, spoke during the evening. Paul highlighted the high level of engagement seen by the Association throughout the year. “It’s exciting to see that the critical communications community is keen to learn, share ideas and collaborate when and where possible,” said Paul. Networking events, such as the ARCIA Gala Dinner, give us all the opportunity to do exactly that.

Feedback both on the night and subsequently has been overwhelmingly positive:

“The Gala was epic, entertaining and hugely successful. ARCIA representatives are the backbone of the radio industry, and their support and contributions make a significant difference.”

Industry Gala Dinner photos

As always, the evening’s proceedings were captured by our photographer, with a selection of memories from the night available in our temporary online Flickr album: 2023 ARCIA Industry Gala Dinner & Excellence Awards.

If you wish to download and share any photographs, please use the attribution text, “Photo from ARCIA — 2023 ARCIA Industry Gala Dinner and Awards”. The album will be available until 12 January 2024, so please have a look and select any photographs you’d like prior to the album expiry date.