EEAA Skills and Operational Rebuilding Strategies Exchange

When29 - 29 March 2021
Venue Other
Event Type Consumer

With exhibitions and business events returning, and the rebuilding underway, our industry is facing a potential skills gap, particularly as events are being compressed into a tight calendar.


The Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney


  • Malu Barrios, Director of Event Services, International Convention Centre Sydney
  • Belinda Clarke, COO, Restaurant & Catering Association
  • Nigel Collin, Chairman, Meetings & Events Association (MEA)
  • Jim Delahunty, Chairman, ExpoNet
  • Janet Hanlan, Industry Lead – Tourism and Experience Services, TAFE NSW
  • Jenny Lambert, Acting CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

The topics covered include:

  • Priority skills, i.e. chefs, electricians which are in short supply
  • Re-skilling, cross-skilling and upskilling - capacity for micro-credentials
  • Short term to medium term - sharing resources and skills sets
  • Operational efficiencies - bump-in/bump out procedures

You may like to prepare an informal submission, a case study or any reference examples to discuss or to provide post the event.

The objective of this session will be to hear from our Members and other key industry players to clearly define the problems, to discuss possible solutions, and then to develop a set of prioritised recommendations to be included in a white paper.

Join the discussion in person or online on Monday 29 March. Be sure to register early as spaces are limited.

We thank our Platinum Partner, International Convention Centre Sydney, for hosting the information exchange.


Dates: Monday 29th March
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm AEDT Sydney Time
Location: In-person and online viewing tickets available
Price: Free. Numbers are limited, we request only one person per company in attendance.