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EEAA Welcomes Phillipa Harrison as Tourism Australia's Managing Director
The Exhibition and Event Association (EEAA) has welcomed the appointment of Phillipa Harrison to the role of Managing Director.
Joyce DiMascio, EEAA Chief Executive said the appointment of Phillipa Harrison ensures the opportunities to grow Australia’s tourism industry and the business events sector are in very good hands.
“We are delighted to see that the selection panel saw fit to give this important opportunity to Phillipa. She has demonstrated her skills and expertise over previous years as part of the senior leadership team at Tourism Australia and it makes great sense to have promoted her into this role.” Ms DiMascio said.
“We look forward to working with Phillipa and her team especially in promoting the growth opportunities for the business events sector globally. We already have a strong partnership with Tourism Australia and we are very confident that we can continue to build upon this relationship with Phillipa at the helm.” Joyce DiMascio said.
Tourism Australia has a tradition of providing an environment that allows both men and women to flourish and the EEAA is pleased to see that Tourism Australia has promoted Phillipa to be the first female to lead the organisation. She is an outstanding role model for men and women in all parts of the visitor economy.
“On behalf of the EEAA Board and the Association we extend our congratulations to Phillipa and the selection panel on the wise choice that they have made in appointing her as the new leader of Tourism Australia.” Joyce DiMascio said.
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 at https://eeaa.com.au/who-we-are/our-association/.
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