ENews: Awards update, PM’s message, EEAA Board visits Adelaide and more

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 27 November, 2018

We’re heading into the last EEAA events for the year with the 2018 Awards for Excellence dinner next Wednesday at ICC Sydney and our South Australian Member Roundtable in Adelaide on December 12 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

So, there is a lot going on in our little office as we finalise arrangements for these two important events. We’re looking forward to seeing many of our Members at the Awards Dinner – if you haven’t booked please do so asap. And we have a couple of awards that are still available for sponsorship – so if you’d like to present one of our prestigious awards and help us put on this industry night, please call me.

A special thanks to all those who have committed to partnering with us – it’s going to be a great night. We thank Prime Minister, Scott Morrison for sending us a special message for the night – we’ll share this with Members at the event and in our follow-up communications. This may well be the first time ever that an Australian Prime Minister has acknowledged the fine work of the members of the EEAA.

This week is an important one for the whole business events industry as we’ll all be heading to Canberra for the final sitting week of the Parliament as part of our pre-Federal election campaigning.

Along with our colleagues from the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), EEAA will be calling on all sides of politics to commit to supporting Australia’s business events industry and funding the work of Tourism Australia. Stay tuned for more details. This whole-of-industry collaboration is very important and we are pleased that the EEAA has played a key role advising on strategy and policy.

In recent weeks, the EEAA has met with MPs and government officials in the Australian and NSW Parliament. It’s a critical time in the advocacy cycle as we work on policy matters ahead of state and federal elections in 2019.

On the weekend, the Andrews Government in Victoria secured a landslide win. We look forward to continuing to work with Minister John Eren or the designated Minister especially regarding investment on State infrastructure and in education and training for our sector.

Next week, the Technical Advisory Committee of Skills IQ will consider the “case for change” for updating training packages for the events sector. EEAA has been playing a key role over the past four years to try to get an overhaul of course content so that what is taught is fit for purpose – and will give students better skill and competency preparation.

We’re pleased to announce details of the new Excelling in Exhibitions Training Program delivered for EEAA Members by TAFE NSW. The new series includes Project Management, Social Media Management and Sustainability Management. These courses are available free of charge to eligible EEAA Members. See the details below. The new sustainability course is a direct result of EEAA’s work to prioritise the issue for our industry.

We look forward to seeing many of you next Wednesday night in Sydney at the awards celebration. I encourage you to join us for this special night as we salute the nominees, finalists and winners.

Joyce DiMascio
Chief Executive


  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison sends his congratulations to EEAA Members for awards night
  • South Australian Industry Roundtable and final Board Meeting on 12 December in Adelaide
  • Advocacy: EEAA joins BECA on pre-election campaign mission to Canberra this week.
  • Save the Date: International Women’s Day Breakfast 2019
  • Training: Excelling in Exhibitions 2019 program announced with a series on sustainability
  • Survey: Tell us what you think about the Marsh Risk & Safety Management System
  • Working Holiday Maker visa changes address labour shortage
  • Member News
  • New Directors of MCEC welcomed to EEAA Community
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Source: EEAA