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EEAA Invites Australian Exhibition Industry Talent to Step Forward
4/21/2016
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling on Australians to nominate to be part of an international team exploring innovation for the global expo sector.

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI, is inviting the exhibition industry talent to step forward and apply for their Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL Grant).

The grant is designed to create a highly talented team to collaborate on a project to analyse the changes in our industry and investigate new opportunities opened by different influences including, globalisation and digitalisation.

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio said, “Australia’s innovation and bright ideas in the events sector, our innovation in advocacy and our hunger for success would make our candidates good contenders.”

The grant will cover travel and accommodation costs to attend two UFI events where the team will work on the project.

UFI Research Manager, Christian Druart said the program was designed to deliver more opportunities for senior management to talk with the people who will drive our industry forward in the not too distant future, and vice versa.

“Grant recipients will be able to share ideas, explore the latest trends and be part of an exciting initiative valued by exhibition colleagues worldwide.

The NGL Grant allows global recognition among exhibition professionals before and during the UFI assembly,” he said.

The NGL Grant is a chance for recipients to enhance their network with peers and leaders of the exhibition industry. Recipients are required to drive the project in addition to their daily responsibilities at work. Applicants must complete the entry requirements by 30 April 2016.

This initiative aligns with EEAA’s Young Stars Program, which provides a platform for young Members to share their views, ideas and experiences and to develop as leaders.

Since its launch in 2012, the EEAA Young Stars Program has continued to gain support from industry. The Program has shed light on the perspectives of young professionals and has built a strong community that encourages development and fosters pride in working in exhibitions and events.

The EEAA Young Stars will gather next week for the first Sydney Young Stars & Leaders Table in 2016 with Director of Business Development at ICC Sydney, Beverley Parker. The event will be held at EEAA Member Venue, Wolfies. Contact events@eeaa.com.au for more information.


About EEAA
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. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 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.

The work of our Association and our 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. 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 which exist through exhibitions. Read more about EEAA or view the Power of Exhibitions video.

For more information, go to www.eeaa.com.au.


Contact:
rius@eeaa.com.au


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