ENEWS – EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference Keynote Speaker and Venue announced and more

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 5 April, 2019

Next week all our Members will receive an email from Explori, our research partner, asking you to let us know what you think about the services we offer our Members.

This is a very important piece of work and will help guide the Board in some important decisions about the future of the Association.

So please help us by responding to the survey. This is your Association – we work very hard for you and want to ensure that we invest our resources into what you value most.

My team and I spend a lot of time talking to Members through the normal course of our work – we always welcome your positive and constructive feedback

This survey will be the most comprehensive we have done for some time – so please share your views openly.

While on Membership matters, if you haven’t renewed your Membership we urge you to pay your renewal invoice as soon as possible. Our Association relies on these fees to fund our work on behalf of the whole industry.

We’re currently constructing the program for our Leaders Forum, Conference and Global Exhibitions Day events on 5 and 6 June in Melbourne. I’m very honoured that Margaret Ma Connolly, one of the world’s most competent leaders in our industry, will be joining us.

And we’re very pleased to be holding our events at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) – a most fitting venue given the big focus in the program on sustainability.

Stay tuned for more details – we’ll announce more speakers over the coming weeks. Rest assured, that the EEAA will deliver you events that include an outstanding line-up of presenters and that will also give you excellent networking and interaction.

It’s been a big week in Canberra with the handing down of the Federal Budget by the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and the reply delivered last night by the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten. Both speeches delivered strong messages designed to maximise electoral appeal. The election will be held in May. The EEAA is poised to work with our BECA colleagues to make sure whoever wins Government is aware of the importance of the business events sector. Our voice will continue to be loud, strong and united.

And finally, a big thank you to Karen Bolinger for her many years of dedicated service to the business events sector. Karen departs the Melbourne Convention Bureau this week and we wish her the very best.

Joyce DiMascio

Chief Executive


  • Keynote speaker announced: Leading International Organiser, Margaret Ma Connolly to speak at Leaders Forum and Conference
  • MCEC’s commitment to sustainability help it secure 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference
  • Dates for your diary
  • Western Australia: EEAA to meet with key politicians and stakeholders
  • Queensland: Invitation to a special briefing on the Queens Wharf infrastructure project
  • May 9: Emerging leaders meet in new-style “Evenire Thursday” Meet-up Event
  • Key event dates for 2019
  • Member Survey coming your way on Monday
  • Sustainability update: Sustainability Framework momentum continues
  • Ten new ambassadors in careers for life campaign
  • EEAA welcomes opportunity to give feedback on the Bid Fund
  • Research: New global economic impact data from UFI and SISO
  • NSW Cabinet announced
  • NSW Venues to be affected by mandatory liquor licensee training
  • Young Stars: Be recognised for your sustainable contribution to industry
  • International: EEAA to judge AEO Awards as part of international partnership
  • Member News
  • Jobs Portal

Read more here

Source: EEAA