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MEA announces deferral of Evolve to 2022

Industry association Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), announced, 16 August, it would be deferring its annual Evolve conference to 2022. MEA claims the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated decisive leadership and action on its part and said the primary factor in the decision had been the uncertainty around border restrictions across the country and the limitations that pos...

MEA announces Tim Campbell as MEA Awards Night host

Industry association Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced that Tim Campbell will host the upcoming 2020 MEA Awards Night, 8 September, at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins in Melbourne. A star Down Under both on-screen and off, Campbell is best known for his leading role in Home and Away TV soap and as host of national prime time shows Celebrity Singing Bee, Wheel of Fortune and Nati...

MEA announces host for Evolve 2021

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced that Holly Ransom, founder and CEO of Emergent, a strategic advisory firm, will host the upcoming national event industry conference Evolve 2021 on 8 September at the Sofitel on Collins in Melbourne.  Ransom has worked with and interviewed diverse thinkers and leaders such as Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, Sir Richard Branson and Nobel Prize Win...

MEA opens its events scholarship for applications

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has opened applications for its 2021 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship. The scholarship helps support and nurture future leaders in the Australian events industry, and is sponsored by Ungerboeck Software International. It is now in its 17th year. There are eight scholarships available, representing one for each state and territory across Australia. Eac...

500 eventprofs expected in person, in Melbourne, for July’s MEA’s Evolve 2021

Australia’s conference for event professionals, Evolve, will take place in Melbourne, 1 July,  Melbourne supported by major partners, Melbourne Convention Bureau, Accor and EventsAIR. The conference theme this year is ‘Building Confidence through Best Practice’ and content has been developed, organisers said, from feedback taken from an industry survey conducted by MEA in December 2020. Now in its...

Meetings & Events Australia announces Board of Directors

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) held its Annual General Meeting today, 24 November 2020, where the nine Directors of the Board were announced. At the AGM, the Board acknowledged the contribution of outgoing Directors Kate Smith and Alana Hay who completed their term on the Board; and Robyn Johnson for her tenure as CEO. MEA is the association representing the events industry in Australia, co...