Find out more about the 2020 C&IT A-Listers

Read the interviews in our digital supplement, produced in partnership with Business Events Australia.

Picking C&IT’s A-List class of 2020 was the most challenging yet.

The record number of entries made this year’s competition tight, but the 35 successfully awarded the Class of 2020 status were a notch above the rest. 

Penny Lion, Tourism Australia’s executive general manager of events, sends congratulations from Australia to this year’s A-Listers.

“Being recognised amongst the best young talent in the UK industry is a significant achievement requiring much skill and dedication. Congratulations – you should be proud of all you've put in to make the list,” says Lion.    

“This is a tough time for the global industry and our thoughts are with you as we move towards better times ahead. And once those times are upon us, we look forward to welcoming the 2020 A-Listers to our sunny shores to immerse you in all Australia has to offer as a business events destination.”

Interested in learning more about our winners?

Scan through our digital supplement for a brief glimpse into the lives of our winners. The A-Listers reveal their journey through career highlights, lessons learned, aspirations and more. 

Read the A-List supplement now (Due to circumstances caused by coronavirus, such as furloughing, the supplement currently contains 21 out of the 35 A-Listers. We are hoping to produce a complete guide to the full 35 at a later date) 

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