By KARRYON @karryontravel21 Sep 2016Luxperience hosted Gala Dinner and Awards event with 580 luminaries from the global luxury travel arena gathering last night in Sydney, to recognise excellence in the industry… And to party! The glittering event, presided over by the Master of Ceremonies, the effervescent style guru Henry Weinreich Roth, marked the culmination of Australasia’s leading luxury and experiential travel trade exhibition, Luxperience (18-21 September 2016) celebrating its fifth anniversary. Lifestyle partner and evening sponsor, Sydney City Lexus impressed guests with its display of a rose gold limited edition Lexus LFA valued at over one million dollars. This year saw two new awards added this year to acknowledge the best Events By Luxperience buyer and supplier of the year. The Luxperience 2016 Awards recipients are: MC Henry Weinreich Roth with Michelle Papas, Luxperience Buyer Awards Inspiring: Zanadu, China Meaningful: Down Under Endeavours, USA Connections: FBI Travel, Australia Exhibitor Awards Inspiring: Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, Australia Meaningful: Aqua Expeditions Connections: Orange County Hotels & Resorts, India Destination Award: Tourism New Zealand Inaugural Events by Luxperience Awards Buyer Award: Signature by Anne Candy, France Exhibitor Award: UNO Loco, New Zealand Best Stand Award Winners: Prize winner Anne Candy and Helen Logas, Luxperience Exhibitor Award Best Custom Space above 19SQM: Tourism New Zealand Exhibitor Award Best Custom Space under 18SQM: Aqua Expeditions Exhibitor Award Best Group Suite: Luxury Lodges of Australia Exhibitor Best individual/Large Suite: Scenic What do you think about Luxperience Awards? Other stories you may like ARCHITECTURAL ACCOLADE: Chimu’s Casa Republica scoops major award BUST A MOVE: Ferry ‘Dancing Man’ up for tourism superstar award Luxperience SOLD! How will this affect future events?