EEAA 2018 LEADERS FORUM AND CONFERENCE

6-7 June 2018
Sydney

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is pleased to announce that our flagship events- the Leaders Forum, Conference and Annual General Meeting- will be held at the spectacular Pier One Sydney Harbour on 6-7 June.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT THIS YEAR?

  • Outstanding peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing
  • Keynotes and panels with outstanding presenters
  • A day of deep-dive practical “clinics” in marketing, operations, sales and business development, crisis management and event tech and maximising ROI
  • An excellent location at one of Sydney’s most prestigious landmark hotels and venues on Sydney harbour

WHAT’S NEW:

We have brought forward the EEAA Conference and aligned it with our other key events – the EEAA 2018 Leaders Forum and Annual General Meeting. These will now all coincide with Global Exhibitions Day  (#GED18). We will be holding a special GED dinner which will be attended by the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Assistant Minister for Skills, the Hon. Adam Marshall, MP.

Our June 2018 events will all be held in the one location- Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW.

The venue also has accommodation available with a delegate discount. Visit their website and use the code K6Y to book.

The EEAA Awards for Excellence will still be held at the end of the year but there will no longer be a Conference preceding it. So this is your opportunity to join your colleagues for two days of learning, sharing and networking.


DAY 1: EEAA 2018 LEADERS FORUM & GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY DINNER

Each year, the EEAA brings together the CEOs and decision makers in the exhibition and event industry for a day of high-level professional development and networking. The EEAA Leaders Forum engages the leaders from our Organiser, Association Organiser, Venue and Supplier community in discussions that will shape the direction of the industry and provide essential business insights at the highest levels of management.

The Leaders Forum dinner will celebrate Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18), the worldwide movement that promotes the importance of the exhibition and events industry. #GED18 is an opportunity for our industry to celebrate the Power of Exhibitions and our sector’s contribution to economic development, trade and export, careers and employment, visitation and knowledge sharing.

Please note that the Leaders Forum registration includes one place at the Dinner. To purchase additional tickets to the dinner, or ONLY a dinner ticket, please select the Additional Global Exhibitions Day and Leaders Forum Dinner ticket option.

DETAILS
Date:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Time:
8.30am – 5.00pm (Leaders Forum)
6.30pm – 10.00pm (Global Exhibitions Day Dinner)
Location: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW

COST
LEADERS FORUM
Members $1,200pp (includes dinner) | Non- Members $1,440 pp (includes dinner)
Please note that these costs are not inclusive of GST & Booking Fees.

COST
ADDITIONAL GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY & LEADERS FORUM DINNER TICKET
Members $250 | Non- Members $300 pp
Please note that these costs are not inclusive of GST & Booking Fees.

MEET OUR “ROCK STAR” PRESENTERS:

Professor Toby Walsh

Professor Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of AI at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales.

Professor Toby Walsh is forecasting how society will change over the next few decades – his predictions go to the heart of how we live. He is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and was named one of the Knowledge Nation 100 “rock stars” of Australia’s new knowledge economy.

Professor Walsh will be our keynote presenter at the Leaders Forum on the topic of Artificial intelligence, jobs and the industrial revolution.

Matthias Baur

Matthias Baur, Founder and Senior Consultant at MBB-Media and Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry (UFI).

Matthias is a commentator and researcher and will discuss the reality of AI in business events. He will be closing our Leaders Forum by exploring global tech trends and how they are transforming the sector.

This theme will then be unpacked further at the EEAA Conference the following day, giving you a deeper look at AI: risk or opportunity for the exhibition industry.

OUR OTHER OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS:

Meet all our speakers.

 


DAY 2: EEAA 2018 CONFERENCE

The EEAA Conference will follow the Leaders Forum. The content will include keynote sessions as well as specialist clinics for Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers in the exhibition and events industry. EEAA Members from all sectors, States and New Zealand will gather for this full day event packed with learning and networking opportunities.

The Conference will comprise six specialist clinics covering practical learning opportunities for participants. These will be delivered by specialists in each of the key areas of marketing, operations, sales and business development, crisis management and event tech and maximising ROI.

Topics covered will include:

  • AI: Risk or opportunity for the exhibition sector
  • Staying on top of the digital communications landscape
  • Latest research and insights on the Australian and global exhibition industry
  • Is it worth investing in Facebook and LinkedIn?
  • Proving exhibitor ROI
  • Unpacking tech for business events
  • Case study: Reed Gift Fairs Sydney – winner of EEAA Best Show 2017
  • Top 10 websites to help you be a better marketer
  • Practical steps to manage risk and reputation
  • Practical steps to maximise sales and improve your personal results
  • Sustainability for all – creating a responsible industry

See Preliminary Program and meet all the speakers.

DETAILS
Date:
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time:
8.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW

COST
Members $480pp | Non- Members $950 pp
Please note that these costs are not inclusive of GST & Booking Fees.


DAY 2: THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This event is the official Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association. It will also include the presentation of certificates to Gold and Platinum Partners and be followed by networking drinks. Members must register for both the AGM and the Networking Drinks.

DETAILS
Date:
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time: 
4.30pm-5.00pm Registration
5.00pm-6.00pm AGM
6.00pm-7.30pm Networking Drinks
Location: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW

COST
AGM Networking Drinks $110pp
Please note that these costs are not inclusive of GST & Booking Fees.


WHO CAN ATTEND:

The EEAA 2018 Leaders Forum and Conference is open to EEAA Members and Non-Members. We encourage participation by a broad cross-section of business events industry professionals, stakeholders and partners to help inspire lively and thought-provoking discussion, learning and networking.


HIGHLIGHTS AND GALLERIES FROM EEAA 2017 LEADERS FORUM & CONFERENCE

 

View the EEAA 2017 Leaders Forum photo gallery

View the EEAA 2017 Conference photo gallery

Contact EEAA for more information:
P: 02 9413 9520 | E: memberservices@eeaa.com.au