EEAA ENews: Optimistic outlook for Australian exhibitions | Registrations open: EEAA 2018 International Women’s Day | EEAA and TAFE NSW at AIME – Stand 1840

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 6 February, 2018

2018 is well underway and we are looking forward to another big year serving our Members.

Last week, we saw the launch of the first Australia “country report” in The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry’s Global Barometer. This “first” was a practical result of the MOU exchanged with UFI. Inclusion in the UFI’s barometer will focus more attention on the Australian industry and position us more visibly among the big expo countries and regions around the world. The outlook is optimistic – and this was also confirmed in EEAA’s end-of-year survey of organiser and association Members.

Our own survey showed that 14 Member companies will be launching new shows in 2018 in new sectors such as Drones, Satellite and Space industries.

Mergers & Acquisitions have been in the expo news around the world and also in Australia. This was foreshadowed at the EEAA 2017 Conference by Denzil Rankine, AMR’s Founder and Executive Chairman who advises companies all around the world.

In Australia, Diversified’s acquisition of Mumbrella in late December was big news. It now brings Mumbrella into our community through Membership as well as through our strategic partnership. Informa’s acquisition of UBM has been given the green light by shareholders in recent days, which will make it the biggest exhibition company in the world. Details of other M&A’s have been shared with Members through our ENews and website.

EEAA has played a key role in assisting the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) prepare its policy framework and pre-budget submission to the Federal Government. We thank Brickfielder for its assistance with this – we hope this work will be a game-changer for the Business Events sector in Australia.

I’m looking forward to seeing our Members at the kick-off events for the year: Association and Organiser Forum on 9 February at Merivale, AIME in Melbourne on 20 and 21 February, our Young Stars Forum on 21 February at the MCEC and International Women’s Day Breakfast on 8 March at Doltone House Hyde Park.

Over the coming days, all Members will receive the 2017 Report Card and Membership renewal invoices. We rely on these funds to deliver our services – so we thank you in advance for paying your annual subscriptions.

If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to call. We hope you enjoy our first E-News for 2018.

Joyce DiMascio
Chief Executive


• Membership renewal notices and bumper edition 2017 Report Card are coming your way
• NEW TRAINEESHIPS: Are you looking for new talent in 2018?
• SKILLS AND TRAINING: EEAA gets Advanced Diploma of Event Management on NSW Smart & Skilled List
• Tourism Australia’s continued commitment to the EEAA Young Stars
• BOOK NOW: Brainstorm and Brekky for our young members
• 2018 International Women’s Day Breakfast Registrations open: Join us for this special industry event
• AIME 2018: EEAA and TAFE NSW join forces to promote industry training on stand 1840
• JOBS: EEAA is recruiting – join our talented team
• JOBS: Positions available with our Members
• PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Apply for “Next Generation Leader” grant with UFI: Closes 27 February
• EEAA Board charting the next 3-5 year strategy
• STAFFING: EEAA continues intern program welcoming Gretel Ambrose
• NEW RESEARCH: the results of the first Australian Exhibition Barometer
• Members invited to join EEAA at the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 1-2 March 2018
• NSW ADVOCACY: EEAA calls for more focus on our sector in NSW visitor economy review
• QLD ADVOCACY: EEAA inputs to Peer-to-Peer Economy and Short-term Letting
Industry Reference Group
• ADVOCACY: EEAA meets CEO leaders and the Hon. Kelly O’Dywer MP at Mastercard event
• HOUSEKEEPING: Make the most of your membership
• INTERNATIONAL GRANTS: IAEE accepting applications for 2018 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund grants
• Member and Industry News

Read the full ENews here