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Notice of EEAA 2019 Executive Committee Elections and 2019 Annual General Meeting
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) today announced a strong line-up of nominations for the 2019-2020 EEAA Executive Committee.
The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 6 June in Melbourne as the last component of the two-day EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference being held to coincide with Global Exhibitions Day.
EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, said nominations were called for eight Executive Committee positions from the Organiser, Association, Venue and Supplier categories. 10 nominations were received and a ballot would be held in the Association and Venue categories.
Peter Thorpe, Sydney Showground and Jo-Anne Kelleway, Info Salons did not renominate for another term.
“Both Peter and Jo-Anne have made an extraordinary contribution to the Association over many years – with their departure we have the opportunity to introduce fresh faces to the Board.”
Nominations for the EEAA Board positions create healthy competition amongst our Members who are keen for a role on the board. To have such strong interest is very positive for the Association.” said Joyce DiMascio.
Nominations were called for across four categories as follows:
Association Organiser category: there are two nominations to fill one position and a ballot will be held. Nominees are: Chris Muir, Gaming Technologies Association and Jan Van Dyk, Australian Dental Industry Association.
Venue category: there are three nominations to fill two positions. Candidates are Nigel Keen, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Robert O'Keeffe, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Kathy Saville, Merivale.
Supplier category: there were three nominations to fill three positions, the nominees will be declared elected at the AGM. The nominees are: Paul Elliott, Harry the hirer; Chris Schlueter, Sprintr by AV1; Felicity Zadro, Zadro.
Organiser category: Spiro Anemogiannis, Informa Australia and Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions Australia were nominated to fill two positions and both will be declared as elected at the AGM.
Joyce DiMascio said the two days would also be filled with outstanding networking and learning.
“The EEAA Leaders Forum and Conference feature a strong speaker line-up including influential international leaders in Margaret Ma Connolly from Informa Markets in Asia, Stephanie Selesnick from International Trade Information, Inc., along with John O’Sullivan from Tourism Australia, Christian Von Reventlow from Telstra and Paul Bloxham from HSBC.”
Registrations for the Leaders Forum, Conference and AGM are open through to Friday 31 May. Register now at https://eeaa.com.au/event/eeaa-2019-leaders-forum-and-conference.
Joyce DiMascio thanked all candidates who took part in the nomination process and encouraged all EEAA Members to attend the Annual General Meeting to cast their vote.
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. EEAA has been recognised internationally for its industry advocacy by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Exhibition World Magazine who awarded the EEAA the Global Exhibitions Day #GED Industry Impact Award in both 2018 and 2017.
The work of the Association and its Members is a testament to the Power of Exhibitions as a driver of the economy and in particular economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows there are 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs.
A not-for-profit organisation, EEAA works to ensure industry growth by encouraging high industry standards, promoting the professionalism of EEAA Members and highlighting the unique business opportunities that exist through exhibitions. Read more about EEAA at eeaa.com.au.
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