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EEAA Chief Executive Joyce Dimascio to Step Down
Joyce DiMascio, Chief Executive for The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) will step down from her role at the end of December 2019 to take up another position in the events and hospitality industry.
EEAA President, Spiro Anemogiannis said since joining the Association in 2011, Joyce had built the EEAA into a stronger, more recognised and valued Association widely respected both in Australia and internationally.
“Joyce has been a stand-out leader focussed entirely on delivering the best possible outcomes no matter what the brief. She has taken our Association forward in every way and we are immensely grateful to her for her service to our Members and the wider industry,” Mr Anemogiannis said.
“She has been an effective and creative leader who has delivered outstanding results in all areas. She is a passionate advocate for our industry including those who work in it especially the next generation leaders.” He said.
Her last day is December 27.
Commenting on her decision, Joyce said that working at the EEAA had been a career highlight and she was pleased to be leaving the organisation stronger and more respected.
“With my team, I have done my “personal best” and it’s time to pass the baton to the next CEO to continue to build on the current momentum,” Ms DiMascio said.
“I have had the best job in the world. There have been many highlights, but I am most proud of introducing the EEAA Young Stars Program, kicking off the sustainability initiative, attracting global recognition for our advocacy work, securing support for the temporary exhibition centre at Glebe Island and finally, building a community of staff and Members focussed on collaboration in the best interests of our industry.
“I thank my current and past staff, the Board and of course our Members and Partners who have helped me to flourish and do my personal best.” Ms DiMascio said.
Recruitment for the new CEO will commence immediately.
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 EEAA Awards for Excellence are a highlight of the business event industry calendar. Each year, they celebrate the achievements of EEAA Members and honour the existing and future leaders of our industry – the shows, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals that have excelled in their field and are beacons of innovation, passion, leadership and commitment.
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