ENEWS – New scholarship for Young Achiever and other news

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 7 September, 2018

There are still two weeks until the closing date for entries to the EEAA Awards for Excellence – I hope all our Members are preparing submissions to showcase their best work for 2018. Mark the 5th of December in your diaries as this will be the presentation dinner celebration at ICC Sydney.

Have you heard our big news? Tourism Australia has extended its Platinum Partnership of the EEAA Young Stars Program by adding a scholarship for the winner of the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award to travel to Tokyo to attend the Asia-Pacific meeting of The Global Association for the Exhibitions Industry (UFI).

What a great incentive and reward for an emerging leader. A big thank you to Penny Lion and John O’Sullivan at Tourism Australia for her continued commitment to our work nurturing the careers of our younger Members.

It’s been a great privilege to catch up with lots of Members over the past month at events – it’s a busy time of year and we’ve seen some great work being undertaken across the industry. Check out the huge list of Member events on throughout September. This week I visited the ETF team at their expansive facilities in Rydalmere and we welcomed Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane and Luna Park to our Chatswood office. It’s always great to meet up with our Members.

Australia is on the radar of the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau and COEX, the Korean Exhibition Centre – representatives of both organisations visited the EEAA in recent days looking for ways to strengthen their presence in Australia.

I won’t have a rant about recent events in Canberra – as I’ve done enough of that since the circus that surrounded the dumping of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. But I do want our Members to know that we have reached out to the new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison with whom I have worked with in my past roles. We have sent a strong message that ongoing instability and constant leadership changes are unhelpful to business and Australia’s international reputation. We have urged the Morrison Government to get on with the job of providing strong and stable leadership with a focus on policy, fiscal responsibility and creating an environment that enables both business and community to flourish.

Before I sign off, I wanted to let you know that we look forward to welcoming to Australia, Chris Skeith who heads up the Association of Event Organisers in the UK. Chris will be our special guest at the 2018 Global Exchange being held on 3 October in Sydney. This is part of our program of keeping Members in touch with global leaders. Registrations for this event will open next week.

And finally, a big welcome to our latest new Member, The Visual Storytellers – and in particular, Paul Telling who can capture the vibe and content of your events with live illustration.

If we can be of any help please contact me, Claudia or Gretel at the EEAA office.

Joyce DiMascio
Chief Executive


  • Major Announcement: New Tourism Australia scholarship for young achiever
  • Diary Dates: 2018 Global Exchange, Political Insiders Update and Young Stars event
  • Invitation to TAFE students to join our industry
  • Board News: Ross Ferrar steps down from EEAA Board and retires from GTA
  • EEAA meets with key international organisations
  • Networking: Learn from the industry’s best at UFI’s Global Congress
  • Resources: Updated Ministerial List
  • Warning to Members: Increase in spam emails targeting exhibition industry
  • Member News
  • Another spectacular show for Event Inception 2018
  • New Member: The EEAA welcomes the Visual Storytellers
  • Out and about at your exhibitions and events
  • Sustainability News: First venues in the world to achieve EarthCheck Platinum Certification are EEAA Members
  • Member Meet-up: Royal International Convention Centre
  • New show: EEAA Members offered complimentary tickets to inaugural Cat Lovers Show
  • Member Events
  • Jobs Portal
  • Resources

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Source: EEAA