EEAA Update Launch of sustainability mission and more news

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 13 August, 2018

Around the country, many of our Members are in the busiest period of the year for exhibitions and events. Check out the calendar below – and if your events are missing, please make sure you enter them via the Members portal on

Each day our office receives enquiries about events from prospective exhibitors and attendees – or from people looking for venues and suppliers. We redirect these enquiries using Member information on our website.

So please make sure your information is up-to-date. Contact our office if you’ve lost your Member login details. This is a valuable member service so I urge you to make full use of our platform.

The 2018 EEAA Awards for Excellence will be held at ICC Sydney on Wednesday 5 December – so pop this date in your diary. This is always a very special night when we celebrate Member achievements. In just a few weeks, we’ll be launching the Awards and calling for entries. So make sure you make it a priority to enter. There are categories for all Members. Over 30 judges will be reviewing submissions – and there is no greater reward than to be recognised by your peers.

This year, I was honoured to judge the UK Awards delivered by the Association of Exhibitions Organisers (AEO). These were presented in London recently. I reviewed about 48 entries in 2 categories – Best UK show under 8,000sq metres and Best International Show. It was a privilege to be on the judging panel and to see what is considered best-practice in Europe and the UK.

In June, we delivered an excellent program for Global Exhibitions Day and once again EEAA was recognised by Exhibition World Magazine and the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry (UFI). We were honoured to receive the Industry Impact Award for #GED18 for the second year running. Thanks to all our Members who supported #GED18.

Representing the industry to Government and their agencies is critical to our work – this advocacy helps us to deliver tangible benefits to the industry and our Members. In this edition of the E-News, you’ll see some of our most recent work on behalf of the industry. It’s ongoing and consistent work as more and more Government agencies recognise the importance of our industry. We have come a long way – and I’m very proud of what we have achieved to position our sector as an economic driver in business events.

You’ve heard about the “War on Waste” series led by Craig Reucassel on the ABC – well the EEAA is also reigniting our focus on environmental matters. Newly elected Board Member, Leighton Wood is steering the important work to explore developing an “Environmental Sustainability” Charter for the Association. We have a collective responsibility to ensure our industry adopts practices that reduce waste, recycle and re-use materials. So let’s put the focus on cutting down the waste in our sector and in our businesses. Well done ICC Sydney for their recent announcement about ditching plastic straws and their partnership with Sydney Water to serve tap water. Next month, a group of Members will work with Leighton and the EEAA to put sustainability on centre-stage for our industry. I’m excited about this. It’s time to step-up.

We’re heading to Melbourne on 7 and 8 August to catch up with Members. We have a networking event for our younger Members at the MCEC. The Young Stars Program celebrates its sixth birthday next month – so join us for the birthday networking event and also to discuss our contribution to #waronwaste.

And finally, while we’re in Melbourne, we’re available to catch-up with Members. If you’d like to meet, one-on-one with us, we’re scheduling meetings meet-ups. So contact me or Claudia Hunter to schedule a time. We have 10 spots available over 7 and 8 August.

As always – the EEAA team is always pleased to hear from Members. If we can help you in any way – please reach out.

Joyce DiMascio
Chief Executive


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Source: EEAA