The Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) announced the appointment of its seven board members at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 25 May 2022.
Matthew Pearce, CEO, Talk2Media, David Longman, Managing Director, Diversified Communications Australian, Helen Mantellato, Senior Manager and Business Development Manager, International Convention Centre Sydney, Elissa Duke, Head of Lean Agile Centre of Excellence, Melbourne Conventions and Exhibition Centre, Nigel Keen, General Manager, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darryl Jeffrey, General Manager, Sydney Showground, return as board members for a new term.
Dan Londero, Co-Founder, Turnkey Event Solutions was welcomed as a new board member.
The new and re-elected board members represent two from the organiser sector, one from the supplier sector and four from the venue sector.
These Board members will serve with EEAA President Nicole Walker, CEO of Arinex; Treasurer Paul Elliott, State Manager NSW at Harry the hirer, Spiro Anemogiannis, CEO of Informa; Rod Peter, CEO of Coleman Group and Rodney Cox, Director at Delaro.
Libby Ray, CEO of Connected Event Group has stepped down from the board to focus on her business.
Nigel Keen has taken the role of Vice President and Helen Mantellato has stepped down but will remain on the board.
“It is an exciting time for our industry with a multitude of opportunities ahead of us.” Said EEAA President Nicole Walker We will continue to be challenged with unexpected circumstances; however, we have adapted, and I believe we will continue to do so. The world is re-connecting and people are remembering the joy and business benefits of meeting face-to-face.
Domenic Genua, CEO, EEAA thanked the organisation’s partners and members for their contribution and commitment to the industry.
“We have a great network of organisations who share our passion for the events industry and have been working tirelessly to get us back on track.
“We look forward to continuing to work with them over the next year where we will no doubt face challenges, but we will get through them together.”
As part of the AGM, the new EEAA website was revealed, highlighting the beginning of a new chapter for the organisation.