By Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia, 24 November, 2020

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) today announced a strong line-up of nominations for the 2020-2021 EEAA Executive Committee.

The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 December at the ICC Sydney from 12.45pm to 2pm. Members can attend in-person or tune-in virtually Australia-wide.

The AGM will be followed by the EEAA’s invitation only CEO Forum and the 2020 Awards for Excellence and end of year celebration.

EEAA Chief Executive, Claudia Sagripanti, said nominations were called for five Executive Committee positions from the Organiser, Venue and Supplier categories. Nine nominations were received and a ballot will be held for all three categories. EEAA Members will be invited to vote by proxy or they can attend in-person on 8 December to vote.

“We have had strong interest this year from our Member companies who are very keen to have a role on the EEAA Board. The EEAA Executive Committee will be heavily involved in implementing the Rebuild Strategy for the exhibitions and business events industry in 2021 and beyond as well as the continued roll out of our marketing activity and programs including the EEAA Sustainability Program and our Young Stars Program,” said Claudia Sagripanti.

Nominations were called for across three categories as follows:

Venue category: there are four nominations to fill two positions. The nominees are: Simon Burgess, Adelaide Convention Centre; Elissa Duke, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre; James Granter, Luna Park Sydney; and Helen Mantellato, ICC Sydney.

Supplier category: there are two nominations to fill one position. The nominees are: Shaun Rae, ExpoNet; and Libbie Ray, Connected Event Group.

Organiser category: there are three nominations to fill two positions. The nominees are: David Longman, Diversified Communications Australia; Matt Pearce, Talk2 Media and Events and Steven Yee, Supanova Pop Culture Industries Pty Ltd.

“Immediately following the AGM, we are hosting our first EEAA CEO Forum bringing together senior executives and key decision makers from the business events industry. The agenda includes a high-level panel discussion around the potential structural changes for the industry in 2021 and beyond and the resources and skill sets required for the new operating environment,” said Claudia Sagripanti.

The panel of speakers will include influential global leaders including Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director/CEO, UFI; Richard Ireland, Managing Director Asia, Clarion Events and Denzil Rankine, Executive Chairman, AMR along with senior executives from many of Australia’s leading business event companies and Government.

Claudia Sagripanti thanked all candidates who took part in the nomination process and encourages all EEAA Members to attend the Annual General Meeting, in-person or virtually to cast their vote.

The EEAA Annual General Meeting is open to all EEAA Members, registration is via the Members section of the EEAA website. The CEO Forum is an invitation-only event. Registrations to attend the 2020 EEAA Awards for Excellence are available here.


Source: Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia