EEAA ANNOUNCES PANEL FOR 2019 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY #BalanceForBetter

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 7 February, 2019


Women in Leadership, Women Defying Stereotypes and Women’s Heart Health and Wellbeing are the key themes to be tackled at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) 2019 International Women’s Day Breakfast.

EEAA Chief Executive Joyce DiMascio today announced an impressive range of speakers for its important annual event that honours the contribution of women to business events.

Ms DiMascio said the business events sector was a major employer of women and it was important to shine the light on their achievements and retain the talent in our sector.

The EEAA 2019 International Women’s Day Breakfast will be held on Thursday, 7 March 2019 at Doltone House – Hyde Park.

“It has been five years since we first introduced this event at Doltone House – it is one of our most popular events and I am honoured to announce the illustrious panel for 2019.

“Each person chosen for this important event will show us through their achievements how “balance” leads to better outcomes – at home, the workplace and in the community. #BalanceForBetter is the campaign message set by UN Women for International Women’s Day 2019 and we are very pleased to support this global initiative and message.” She said.

“Each person on the panel has achieved so much – their stories are inspirational. I know the audience will be uplifted and inspired by what they have to say, especially on International Women’s Day. We invite the business events industry to join us.”

The 2019 panel will comprise:

  • Professor Clara Chow is a pioneering researcher, acclaimed internationally for her work on heart disease and will discuss the importance of well-being and heart health – the invisible killer that each day causes the death of 3 times more women than breast cancer.
  • The Hon Bruce Baird AM, Chairman of Business Events Sydney and former State and Federal Minister will discuss women in leadership and the importance of giving a voice to women in all spheres of business and political life.
  • Supriya Shakya, Head of Digital at Reed Exhibitions Australia trained as an engineer in Nepal and is now leading some of the most innovative tech projects in the exhibition industry. She will discuss being a woman in a male dominated sector and what is possible for women in tech.
  • Lynell Peck, Director of Culinary at ICC Sydney heads a massive operation in a role traditionally held by a man. She has headed the design and delivery of ICC Sydney’s impressive culinary experience employing large numbers of young men and women.
  • Georgie Chapman-Burgess, Operations Manager at Exhibitions and Trade Fairs and winner of the 2018 Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award and Tourism Australia scholarship, is one of our industry’s emerging leaders and bright stars who is the recipient of the inaugural Tourism Australia scholarship to attend the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry’s (UFI) Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo in March.

The Association will also be supporting the Heart Foundation and Fitted for Work and invites attendees to bring along donations of good quality corporate clothing, shoes and accessories to help disadvantaged women return to the workforce.

We thank our Venue Partner, Doltone House and our other supporters Eventbrite, Sprintr by AV1, Homepix Photography, Fabframe and the Heart Foundation.

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Source: EEAA