2015 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Tourism Supershow has won Silver in the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
The Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow was presented with a Silver Victorian Tourism Award in the category of Major Festivals and Events at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards gala event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Supershow was up against other major event nominations including the Australian Open, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Royal Melbourne Show and the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, which took out Gold.
The Silver winner is awarded to the second highest scoring entrant in their selected category.
We had two objectives when we started the submission process for the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Firstly we wanted our systems reviewed by an outside source to create best practise and secondly to be seen as a legitimate partner in the tourism industry, Rob Lucas, CEO of the Caravan Industry Association Victoria said.
The Caravan Industry Association Victoria, (CIA VIC) has staged annual shows since 1954 and supports a multi-billion dollar industry, with the vast majority of the country's manufacturers based here within Victoria.
Today, the Victorian Caravan, Camping Touring Supershow is the largest travel and lifestyle show in the state.
The show costs more than $1 million to stage, but generates an incredible approximately $50 million in sales of recreational vehicles, camping equipment and accessories over its six days.
Winning the award has been a wonderful reward for a fantastic team effort from everyone involved including the participating exhibitors and our own team who were responsible for the long-term planning and roll-out of this event, Rob Lucas said.
Preparations for the 2016 Victorian Caravan Camping Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds from 24-29th February are underway and the association is hard at work to ensure the biggest and best show yet.
The team behind the Supershow from L to R:
Liz Morris, Jenny Schiavello, Ashley Manson, Adriana Manson, Tara Nestor, Shamim Ahmed, Grant Manson, Rob Lucas, Nat Schiavello, Daniel Sahlberg, Courtney Adams, Scott Leahy and Kelly Roberts.
Editor's note: pictures in this story are from the Supershow debut.
Nigel Lammiman of Nova has Ministers attention
Lily D'Ambrosio Min.for Industry Energy and Resources.
CIAVic President Peter May (centre) is so excited.
Norman and Kerry Orr (centre) receive their Nova Metrolink caravan.