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THE MEA NATIONAL
Sydney has been announced as the destination
for the 2017 MEA National Conference.
The last time the conference was held in
Sydney was just prior to the closure of the
convention centre and was the largest
conference MEA has had to date.
With the opening of the new convention centre it
will be a fabulous opportunity for our members
to experience being a delegate in the newly
opened centre. The dates of the conference are:
Sunday, April 30 to Tuesday May 2, 2017.
The annual MEA Career Insights program has
kicked off around the country and we are
delighted to announce that this year we have
added Queensland to the program – the inaugural
event due to be held at Seaworld on June 23.
WA was first cab off the rank with a record
attendance, with the bulk of students coming
from West Coast Institute and Central Institute.
This was followed by South Australia who had
90 attendees, and in the second half of the year
it will be the turn of Victoria and NSW.
These annual programs are now a fixture on
many TAFE and college curriculums. The
generation coming through value hearing from
those with industry expertise.
MEA is proud of its involvement in this initiative.
The MEA National Conference 2016
hat a fabulous time we had at MEA 2016 in Melbourne. To everyone involved
please accept my sincere thanks for what was a fabulous event. Rather than
hear from me let’s here what some of the delegates had to say:
“The 2016 MEA Conference delivered! Thank you for providing a platform
for industry peers to come together and share their experiences via the Special Interest Groups
and the ample networking opportunities throughout the conference. The social functions were
fantastic, and we particularly enjoyed the Welcome Reception at Cargo Hall. The venue was
unique, and the quality of food, beverage and service was brilliant! A great way to kick off the
conference. The keynote speakers were engaging, and the breakout sessions provided a cross
section of topics to cover all aspects of the meetings and events industry. This was my first
MEA conference, and I certainly hope to attend another in the near future.” - Bridee Maillard,
RACV City Club
“For a conference put together by experts in the industry, it was an event that lived up to
expectations. Our staff returned with fresh insights, new ideas and inspiration to bring success
to our clients’ next events.” - Keith Wooten, AV1
“Well done, all good and you can be very proud.” - Bill Wright, ID Events
“Just wanted to drop a line to thank the MEA team for an excellent conference. Both Michael
Judges and I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the sessions educational and informative. Our
fingers are crossed we can come again next year!” - Katy Keddie, Luxe Events
“It was a great conference!” - Brooke Kidd, Amgen
“Congratulations on yet another successful conference. The speakers, content delivered and
venue selections were on point.” - Ashleigh Taylor, Crown Group
“Congratulations on the great conference.” - Kristie McQuillan, RACV Qld Resorts
“Thanks a lot for putting together such a great conference, it was a pleasure being part of it.”
- Fred Lazzerini, Ungerboeck Systems International
“Congratulations on an excellent conference and awards. I have come home with a spring in
my step and lots of new connections.” - Alana Hay, Miilestone Creative
“It was a great conference and I hope that it was a success for you and MEA.” - Annmaree
Angelico, PBM Safety
“Thank you for a great event.” - Mikaela Strickland, Priava
“Amazing conference! You and your team did an outstanding job. Can’t wait to showcase our
Sydney in 2017.” - Tracey Wood, Functionality
“Congratulations on delivering another successful national conference! The ICC Sydney team
had a fabulous time.” - Tina Eggers, ICC Sydney. m
FROM THE CEO
The Australian Events Academy –
|National Diploma of Events Program
The AEA has successfully launched its new Masterclass program in which our
experienced industry professionals can complete a Diploma qualification.
To view the program outline and the associated costs for our courses in Melbourne,
Brisbane and Sydney, visit the website http://secure.meetingsevents.com.au/
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