Joyce DiMascio, Chief Executive for The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) will depart the organisation at the end of December, after holding the top spot since 2011.
Ms DiMascio will be moving to another position in the hospitality and events industry and EEAA will begin recruiting for a new CEO immediately.
Ms DiMascio said that working at the EEAA had been a career highlight and she was pleased to be leaving the organisation stronger and more respected.
“I have had the best job in the world,” said Ms DiMascio. “The EEAA is a great community. Its members are the lifeblood of the industry and I encourage you to keep supporting the Association, be active in it so that it can continue to advocate for the greater good.”
EEAA President, Spiro Anemogiannis said Ms DiMascio has built the association into a stronger, more recognised Association in Australia and internationally.
“Joyce has been a stand-out leader focussed entirely on delivering the best possible outcomes no matter what the brief. She has taken our Association forward in every way and we are immensely grateful to her for her service to our Members and the wider industry,” Mr Anemogiannis said.