By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 2 May, 2019

Quest Apartment Hotels has joined the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) as the Principal Partner and the official accommodation provider for the EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference, taking place on 5 – 6 June at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, said the Association is pleased to announce Melbourne’s brand-new apartment hotel accommodation, Quest NewQuay, is the host hotel for visiting delegates.

“We are pleased to offer our interstate delegates the best rates in brand new apartment hotel accommodation via our Principal Partner, Quest Apartment Hotels.” Ms DiMascio said.

“Quest Apartment Hotels is proud to join the EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference as the Principal Partner. The business events industry plays a key role in the economy, and we are delighted to continue to support its growth through our sponsorship of this year’s EEAA signature event,” said Paul Constantinou AM, Executive Chairman of Quest Apartment Hotels.

Special rates at Quest NewQuay are being offered to EEAA Leaders Forum and Conference attendees from 1 June to 10 June. Quest NewQuay is located a short distance from MCEC. Attendees can access the special rates at, using the promo code EEAA2019.

“We are delighted to partner with Paul Constantinou and his team at Quest for this year’s Leaders Forum and Conference, which is shaping up to be an intensive two days of expert knowledge sharing and global trend forecasting.” Ms DiMascio said.

“Sponsoring EEAA events allows organisations to position their company as a leading operator in the

business events sector as well as show their support and commitment to the growth of Australasian business events.”

The EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference includes an outstanding line-up of presenters from within and outside the industry as well as international keynotes. Addressing this year’s key themes, Sustainability and Careers and Talent Acquisition and Retention, the program will combine a mix of presentations, panel discussions and deep-dive clinics addressing practical and important learning opportunities for attendees.

Some of the highlight speakers include:

  • Margaret Ma Connolly, International Organiser, CEO of Informa Global Exhibitions Asia
  • Stephanie Selesnick, Las Vegas based international tradeshow professional, blogger and trainer
  • John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
  • Paul Constantinou, Constantinou AM, Executive Chairman of Quest Apartment Hotels
  • Allan Briggs, Managing Director, Crisis Shield
  • Jenny Lambert, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • A sustainability panel featuring leading industry representatives:
    • Stephen Steenson, Reed Exhibitions
    • Adrian Slingsby, ICC Sydney
    • Michael Firman, Harry the Hirer
    • Leighton Wood, MCEC

Find out more about presenter topics here

Register now.

Attendees can access the special rates at using the promo code EEAA2019

The program will be held over two days in Melbourne, 5-6 June 2019 and consists of five major events:

  • Wednesday, June 5 – EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum
  • Wednesday, June 5 – EEAA 2019 Global Exhibitions Day Dinner
  • Thursday, June 6 – EEAA 2019 Conference
  • Thursday, June 6 – EEAA Annual General Meeting
  • Thursday, June 6 – EEAA Annual General Meeting Networking Reception

The program’s themes are aligned with the key messages of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for Global Exhibitions Day (#GED19). #GED19 will be celebrated on 5 June this year, it is an opportunity for our industry to celebrate the Power of Exhibitions and our sector’s contribution to economic development, trade and export, careers and employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. #GED19 key messages are:

  • Exhibitions are a large global industry
  • Exhibitions are an effective and sustainable way of doing business
  • Exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world
  • The exhibition industry offers a variety of job opportunities

We thank our partners and sponsors for their support:

  • Quest Apartment Hotels
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • FabFrame
  • O-Tix
  • The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry (UFI)
  • Homepix Photography