23 January, 2020

Big changes for the 2017 Australian drinks Awards

Big changes for the 2017 Australian drinks Awards

the drinks association is thrilled to announce the theme, host and venue for the 2017 Australian drinks Awards. 

Now in their 5th year, the Awards have become the drinks industry's premier event.

This year, the Awards ceremony moves to the ICC Sydney. The ICC is located in the heart of Darling Harbour and is the Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition, and entertainment precinct.

The night will kick off with a theatre-style, seated presentation for all awards excluding Brand of the Year and Supplier of the Year. After the presentation, everyone will move to a pre-dinner cocktail party before being seated for dinner and the presentation of the two major awards.

“Using the fantastic resources provided to us by the ICC Sydney, the new format for the Australian drinks Awards will really help maximize the experience of everyone in attendance,” explains the drinks association CEO Sandra Przibilla. “Separating the awards presentations and dinner will put the spotlight firmly on the award winners and allow dinner to be enjoyed in a more social setting."

Michael Walton will return as host of the Awards. “the drinks association is excited to have Michael back as MC of the Australian drinks Awards,” says Przibilla. “He will bring a sense of cheer and warmth that will really bring the industry together to celebrate all we have accomplished over the last year.”

This year’s after-party will once again be hosted by StayinFront and will feature a live big band performance.

Entries for this year’s Awards open on April 10, 2017.

Don’t miss out on the Australian drinks industry’s biggest event of the year. Tickets are selling out fast. Join us for an unforgettable night.

Date: September 7, 2017

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: ICC Sydney

Click here to buy tickets.