7th September 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RELATING TO THE 2020 AHIA GALA EVENT
The 2020 Australian Hair Industry Awards gala event, which was due to be held on the Gold Coast on 1st November, will sadly, not be going ahead as planned and all tickets purchased will of course be fully refunded.
When the government gave events the go ahead a few months ago, we were very excited and have worked hard behind the scenes to create an environment that was safe, and would allow us to provide the celebration, entertainment and extravagant gala that the AHIA is known and loved for.
Unfortunately, our commitment has not been matched with a practicality that will allow us to deliver a premium event to the industry; meaning that we have been forced to cancel the AHIA gala night. We are not prepared to put our guests through unnecessary cost and inconvenience, offer a less than stellar event and have the genuine prospect of last-minute cancellation,
This difficult decision has been made bearing in mind the following:-
Most importantly, we believe that by taking everything into consideration, we are unable to deliver an event worthy of our respected name and ticket cost, not to mention keeping everyone safe and have guests from all over Australia attend.
So, instead, now for the good news…
WE ARE GOING LIVE!
SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2020 – 7PM
We don’t want you to have to wait any longer to find out the winners of the 2020 AHIA and the 2020/21 HOT SHOTS Team. So, we will be hosting the AHIA’s Online, which will be Streamed Live across all of our Social Media Platforms simultaneously.
Our most valued sponsors will still announce the winners at this Online event, and we encourage finalists to plan their own parties to watch together, dress up, have a few cocktails and enjoy the night as best they can!
After the event, we will be sending all winners their trophies, social tiles, press releases etc. and ask that they all film their own acceptance speech and send to us, so that we can post their thank-you messages as we always do for everyone to see and share on our you tube channel and social media platforms.
All winners will also receive coverage in upcoming editions of HAIRBIZ Magazine.
Additionally, as an added extra this year and moving forward, we have contracted the services of well know Branding and Communication experts, Lily Blue Communications, and under the guidance of owner Jo Coles, we bring a new prize to all winners to help them come out of these challenging times, which will include:-
The HOT SHOTS Team for 2020 will be announced during the Online event, will receive prizes in both 2020 and 2021 and we will be in contact with them regarding their tenure.
We have taken this decision very seriously, investigated all options and have looked at how we can best deliver our events where all those involved including entrants, sponsors, judges and supporters all have the best results and outcomes possible both in 2020 and moving forward into the future.
We can’t wait to finally announce our 2020 winners, offer them a new and valuable PR prize, and then look ahead to an incredible 2021 with the AHIA Business Awards in October 2021 and the new AHIA Creative awards due to be held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in Sydney.
Thank you and best regards to you all, in safety and in health
Publisher and owner, mocha Publishing