EEAA ENews December 2017: Start 2018 with a new trainee – School is out! | Adelaide members take part in EEAA and TAFE’s “Excelling in Exhibitions” training | EEAA receives special mention in UFI’s year in review

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 19 December, 2017

Where did 2017 go? It has been a busy and successful year from the Association and such an honour to serve you.

Throughout the year we have caught up with many Members and we have delivered an excellent program of events which concluded with our annual conference held in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. Many said it was our “best ever” – and that makes me very proud. The Awards for Excellence night was another reminder of the outstanding contribution our industry makes to this country.

In the new year, you’ll be receiving our 2017 Report Card which will cover all that we have delivered this year. There were many highlights – our stronger relationship with The Global Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI) and the new MOU, our work to ensure appropriate training for our sector, our continued advocacy work at all levels of Government and industry and of course our important partnership with Mumbrella – to get our industry in front of those who influence marketing spend.

Our fabulous new website and new online awards platform have helped us better service Members – and of course our team are always at the ready to help our Members with inquiries and assistance with leveraging our services.

The Young Star Program celebrated its 5th birthday and the Association celebrated its 25th. Both great milestones at a time when the Association is valued and respected by its Members and also the wider business and political community both in Australia and internationally.

Our Board is strong and proactive – they support the Association with their time and advice keeping us focussed on what matters most to Members. And because of this, we continue to be in a strong financial position as resources on not wasted.

This is the last E-News for the year. We thank you for your active involvement in your Association – and for helping us to ensure our industry grows prosperously. In January, Membership renewal notices will be issued and we ask that you renew your subscriptions so that we can continue to represent our industry.

On behalf of the team – we hope you have a good break over Christmas and are surrounded by those you love – whether you are at home or away from home on holidays in a favourite destination. The office will close on Thursday 21 December and will reopen on Monday 15 January.

Finally, thanks also to my team – Rebecca and Claudia – and our interns and contractors for their contribution to 2017.

And finally something from the genius, Tim Minchin about his Christmas – drinking white wine in the sun with his rellies. View it here.

Joyce DiMascio
Chief Executive


  • Start 2018 with a new trainee now – School is out!
  • Adelaide members take part in EEAA and TAFE’s “Excelling in Exhibitions” training
  • ICC Sydney showcases art collection and new gallery at final EEAA Board for 2017
  • EEAA receives special mention in UFI’s year in review
  • Australia set to have its own Exhibition Barometer
  • Advocacy: EEAA meets Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Federal Minister for Defence
  • EEAA Board charts the course for the next 5 years
  • EEAA contributes to BECA Policy Paper
  • “The best conference yet” – EEAA 2017 event wrap
  • Action needed: Marketing opportunity for Members – EEAA Trade and Consumer Event Calendar
  • EEAA Housekeeping: Is your membership in order? Make the most of EEAA’S marketing reach
  • Call for entries: 2018 UFI Sustainable Development Award
  • Call for entries: 2018 UFI Digital Innovation Award
  • Resources
  • Job Portal: Vacancies in the exhibition and event sector
  • We welcome our newest Members
  • Member News

Read the full ENews here

Source: EEAA