New partnership set to see next generation of business events professionals flourish
The EEAA Young Stars Program was launched four years ago and provides a forum for mentoring and developing young leaders in the exhibition and events industry.
“We are pleased to welcome Tourism Australia, and in particular, Business Events Australia into our community,” said EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio.
“We value their investment in supporting the EEAA in our work to encourage the development of young talent in our sector.
“The future of our industry is in the hands of the young people who have chosen to join the business events sector and we must continue to support and encourage them if our industry is to grow and prosper.”
Penny Lion, Tourism Australia executive general manager of events, said that Tourism Australia was committed to supporting EEAA after seeing first-hand the value of the work done by the Association.
“The business events sector in Australia is an important driver of the economy and visitation,” she said.
“We need the industry to be in good hands both now and in the future and for this reason we decided to make this contribution.
“EEAA’s work in developing the careers of young people working in Business Events is most commendable and we are very pleased to support the Association through this partnership.”