22 January, 2020

The 2017 Australian drinks Awards is a sell-out!

The 2017 Australian drinks Awards is a sell-out!

The 2017 Australian drinks Awards has sold out more than two months prior to the event.

the drinks association is gearing up to make the fifth annual Australian drinks Awards the most exciting yet. Together with Veritas Events, the drinks team has been busy planning the new-look ceremony, to be held on Thursday, September 7.

"We're expecting more than 500 guests at the Awards," said the drinks association CEO Sandra Przibilla. “We would like to thank our members for their continued support and participation in making our awards the most spectacular and respected event in the industry.”

The event will have a black, red and gold theme this year and will kick off with a theatre-style presentation of the awards at the International Convention Centre (ICC), in Darling Harbour, hosted by MC Michael Walton.

The presentation will be followed by cocktails and a sit-down dinner at the ICC, where Brand of the Year and Supplier of the Year will be awarded.

When the formalities of the evening conclude, the fun will continue with an after-party featuring a big band, hosted by our Award Partner StayinFront.

Bringing a modern twist back into the classy, sophisticated jazz band, 48 West will re-imagine forever-favourite radio hits into swinging jazz anthems. 

Thank you to our sponsors

the drinks association would like to thank all the corporate sponsors who help make the evening such a success. This year, Brand of the Year is sponsored by Nielsen, while Supplier of the Year is sponsored by The Advantage Group. 

"We look forward to the big awards night in September and celebrating the achievements of the Australian liquor industry," said Nielsen Pacific CEO Justin Sargent.
Best Innovation is sponsored by NCI/AMA, Best Social Media is sponsored by Hip Media, Most Loved Brand is sponsored by Liebherr and Best Advertising/Marketing Campaign is sponsored by Skuvantage.

"Each year, NCI and AMA look forward to sponsoring an award and attending the gala dinner," said Kirk Cheeseman, Managing Director at NCI. "We are proud to sponsor the category of Best Innovation and look forward to presenting the award to a worthy winner on September 7."

We can't wait to celebrate with you all!