EVENTS “MEGA STAR” PETER RIX KICKS OFF 2015 EEAA YOUNG STARS & LEADERS TABLE

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 13 February, 2015


MEDIA RELEASE

 

EVENTS “MEGA STAR” PETER RIX KICKS OFF

2015 EEAA YOUNG STARS & LEADERS TABLE

 

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced that Managing Director of George P. Johnson (Australia), Peter Rix, will kick-off the 2015 Young Stars & Leaders Table series.

 

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, said Peter is one of the most influential and compelling leaders in the live events world and George P. Johnson (Australia) delivers hundreds of events and consumer campaigns that inspire millions.

 

“Peter has been renowned as a "future thinker" and master storyteller with vast experience in outdoor events, theatrical production, music management, marketing, video production, exhibition design, script writing and television production,” she said.

 

“The leaders who are invited to speak to our Young Stars have great minds and are inspirational and motivating and Peter is no exception. We are honoured to provide this dinner opportunity to our younger Members.

 

“He is an expert in creating face-to-face experiences and EEAA is honoured to have Peter as our guest leader for our first Young Stars & Leaders Table in 2015.”

 

George P. Johnson is part of Project: WorldWide, a global network of 10 complementary agencies, with 49 offices under one management structure. It is the biggest experience marketing network on the planet.

 

The EEAA Young Stars have kicked off 2015 with a new strategic plan to guide the development of the program over the next two years.

 

EEAA Chairperson, Ashleigh Taylor, said this Leaders Table aligns with a new strategy for the EEAA Young Stars Program which focuses on building a strong community of young professionals in the exhibition and event industry, and providing them with a platform to grow, learn and develop.

 

“Feedback from EEAA Young Stars tells us they were itching for a deeper dive into experiential marketing to learn more about what drives success,” said Ms Taylor.

 

“It is fantastic that we offer the EEAA Young Stars this opportunity and can kick off the year with such a big name in marketing and events.”

 

Past EEAA Young Stars & Leaders Table guest speakers include Peter King, CEO, MCEC; Debbie Evans, President, Reed Exhibitions, South East Asia/Australia; Matt Pearce, Managing Director, Diversified Communications Australia; Helen Mantellato, Business Development Manager: International and Exhibitions, ICC Sydney; Liz Wynn, Executive Manager PCO, Arinex; Christopher Barlow, Chairman, Melbourne Convention Bureau; Penny Lion, General Manager, Business Events Australia; David Elia, CEO, Hostplus; Kate Smith, Managing Director, Waldronsmith Management; and Harvey Lister, Chairman and CEO, AEG Ogden.

 

EEAA YOUNG STARS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Ashleigh Taylor (Chairperson) – The Star

Lauren Milledge (Deputy Chairperson) – Sydney Showground

Rachel Prior (Marketing Officer) – Adelaide Convention Centre

Samantha Leigh – Diversified Communications Australia

Andrew Orr – Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

Christine Kotsis – ExpoNet

Camilla Lorraine – Gaffneys Exhibition Support Services

Brad Booth – Moreton Hire

Emma Blanch – Reed Exhibitions Australia

Samara Wilson – Ungerboeck Software International

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Monday, 23 February 2015

Time: 6:15pm – 9:30pm

Venue: Henry and the Fox, 525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $110 per person (Members) | $120 per person (Non-Members)

A discount to $90 per person is available if your company sends 3 or more people to this event.

RSVP: By Thursday, 19 February 2015

Click here to book now.

 

EEAA thanks Henry and the Fox for supporting this event.

 

For more information on the EEAA Young Stars Program visit http://www.eeaa.com.au/young_stars.php

 

ENDS/

Source: Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia