Tourism Australia continues as a Platinum Partner of the EEAA Young Stars Program
Tourism Australia became a Platinum Partner of the EEAA Young Stars Program in 2016 and has confirmed that it will remain the program’s primary champion for another year.
“The Young Stars Program plays an important role in our work to safeguard the future of our sector by ensuring our talented young people are supported in their career development,” said EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio.
“Over the past year, Tourism Australia has been an active and valuable champion of the program and we are pleased to have them on board for another year.”
Tourism Australia executive general manager of events Penny Lion said the partnership was important.
“The future of our industry is all to do with the people who work within it, they are going to be the future leaders,” Lion said. “It’s not just identifying young stars within this industry, but actually giving them time with the ‘old stars’ of the industry. There are people who have been a part of the industry for a long time that want to give back.
“Through the fabulous mentoring opportunities and the whole event program, the Association is providing a valuable opportunity for the two sides to connect, and for young people in our industry to realise the benefits of a fulfilling career within it. I congratulate the Association for its work in helping to nurture and support young talent in our industry and look forward working alongside them to continue developing our future leaders.”
The EEAA Young Stars Program gives the Association’s youngest members a platform to share their views, ideas and experiences, as well as to have a bigger voice in the work of the Association. Launched in 2012, the program offers a tier of activities tailored specifically to engage under 35-year-olds within the Association’s membership with the aim of building a strong community, ensuring the sustainability of the Association, as well as for nurturing young talent in the world of exhibitions and events.