MEA announces winners of 2021 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship

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MEA announces winners of 2021 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship


Industry association Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced the winners of the 2021 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship.

The Scholarship has supported and nurtured the development of future leaders in the events industry since 2005 and it provides an opportunity for the successful applicants to attend Evolve 2021, MEA’s major annual conference, held in Melbourne on 8 September this year.

The recipients of this year’s Scholarship are:

  • Australian Capital Territory – Olivia Hannan, Air Force Events
  • Northern Territory – Emily Smigowski, AA&P Events
  • New South Wales – Keisha Pickin, Merlin Events
  • Queensland – Erin Glackin, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
  • Victoria – Luci Awad, Saxton Speakers Bureau

“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship,” said Fred Lazzerini, managing director APAC at Ungerboeck.

“They have all shown incredible achievements and their participation in Evolve will provide them with valuable insights that will help shape the future of our industry. Thank you to MEA for providing such a great opportunity. I wish all the winners every success throughout their careers and look forward to witnessing more of their achievements in the coming years.”

Nigel Collin, MEA chair commented: “It is wonderful to see the calibre of future leaders in our industry and congratulations to this year’s young professional scholarship recipients. MEA is proud to once again partner with Ungerboeck in supporting the future leaders of our industry”.

MEA looks forward to welcoming this year’s winners of the Scholarship at Evolve 2021 on 8 September either in-person in Melbourne, at a Satellite Hub in Sydney or Brisbane, or virtually.

Further information about the conference is available on the Evolve 2021 website:

Photo credit – Oneill Photographics: 2019 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship Recipients attend Evolve 2019 in Brisbane.

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