"We support industry growth by encouraging high standards and professionalism."

Professional standards

Code of ethics

All members of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have agreed to abide by a code of ethics.

  1. Members of EEAA shall abide by all relevant state and federal laws.
  2. No member shall offer or promote any exhibition or service by means of explicit or implicit representation which is likely to have a tendency to deceive or mislead prospective clients.
  3. No member shall use an exhibition title which is so similar to the title of another event that it is likely to deceive or mislead.
  4. No claims, statistical or otherwise which cannot be substantiated, shall be made in relation to any exhibition.
  5. Areas of major expenditure over and above those not included in exhibition space/stand costs shall be clearly indicated to exhibitors.
  6. Members shall not accept contracts from companies whose legal or ethical status is known to be in doubt.
  7. Fairness shall characterise dealings between members, their clients and visitors.
  8. Members will not by innuendo or rumour damage the reputation of another member or disadvantage other members by unfair trading practices.
  9. Members shall, at all times, be accessible to their clients and visitors.
  10. Members shall make every effort to resolve complaints and grievances in good faith through reasonable direct communication and negotiation.
  11. Undertakings or promises made by members in all literature shall be adhered to. In the event of necessary changes, notification will where possible be given to actual or potential clients.
  12. Adequate insurance in respect to public liability shall be carried.
  13. Wherever possible members shall use the services provided by other Association members.
  14. In the event of any member’s non-compliance with EEAA Code of Ethics, Clause 7 of the Constitution will apply.

Workplace health and safety matters

Workplace health and safety is important. We all have a responsibility to ensure we are doing everything we can to maintain safe work practices and minimise risk in the workplace. This includes understanding and complying with state and national legislation.

You can find out more about your legal obligations by visiting Safe Work Australia and linking through to the WHS authority in your state or territory. Here’s a snapshot of their website.


You can also visit the National Safety Council of Australia for a full range of training options to help you meet best practice WHS standards. As the industry’s peak body, we also offer ongoing training, discussion and information through our annual event program to help you with your WHS obligations.