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Victoria, Australia’s tourism minister meets industry leaders to discuss getting back to business

With restrictions lifted and people encouraged to return to their workplaces, the Australian state of Victoria is getting back to business, including the resumption of Victoria’s business events sector. On 2 March the Hon Martin Pakula, minister for tourism, sport and major events, met with senior representatives of the industry associations, Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA...

Broadcast journalist Mimi Kwa to host AIME 2022 Knowledge Programme

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced the speaker line-up and the official themes behind its 2022 Knowledge Programme, 21-23 March 2021. Delivered in partnership with Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), the AIME Knowledge Programme is a curated mix of keynote and breakout sessions. The three core themes behind t...

MEA’s Evolve 2022 set for June date

Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has announced that its 2022 annual conference, Evolve, will be held at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 29-30 June. Peter McDonald, CEO of MEA, said: “We hope that our early public commitment to lead by example and proceed with our conference will give rise and reassurance to the market and sector at a time when it’s most needed. McDonald added: “Despite having...

MEA elects new directors and office bearers Down Under

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), 23 November, at which the results of the association’s annual Board director election ballot was announced. Three positions were contested following resignations by incumbent directors Nigel Collin, Kirsty Forbes and Paula Nolan. The ballot saw the three names below receive the highest vote counts: Megan Peters, general m...

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...