EEAA’S New Board Combines a Core of Directors and Two New Appointments
- Posted by Jo-Anne Kelleway
- On June 15, 2017
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The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) new Board has been announced following the Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on 7 June to coincide with Global Exhibitions Day.
A stable core of reappointed Directors and two new Directors representing Association Organisers and Suppliers have formed the new EEAA Board.
The office bearers are Spiro Anemogiannis, President for a second term; Brian Thomas (Vice President); Robert O’Keefe (Treasurer); and Jo-Anne Kelleway (Secretary). Paul Elliott was also reappointed in the Supplier position.
EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, said the Association was in sound shape and the 2017 Board would provide great stability to an already robust Association plus an infusion of new competencies with its two new Directors.
“We welcome the election of Felicity Zadro, Founder and Managing Director of Zadro and Ross Ferrar, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Technologies Association,” she said.
“Each year, some Board positions come up for re-election. This enables the Members to consider the credentials and contribution of each of the candidates. It is always a very healthy sign when a peak industry body like ours has strong interest from its Members in standing for the Executive Committee.
“We welcome the new Board and thank them for their commitment to the Association and the wider exhibition and event industry.
“We thank Richard Hogan of Australian Gift and Homewares Association for his service over the past two years and Bob Moore of Agility Fairs and Events, who retired in March, for his many years of service to the EEAA.”
EEAA Executive Board
EEAA congratulates the following on their appointment to the Board:
- President – Spiro Anemogiannis, Informa Australia (Organiser)
- Vice President – Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions Australia (Organiser)
- Treasurer – Robert O’Keefe, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Venue)
- Secretary – Jo-Anne Kelleway, Info Salons Australia (Supplier)
- Paul Elliott, Harry the Hirer (Supplier)
- Ross Ferrar, Gaming Technologies Association (Association Organiser) (New)
- Felicity Zadro, Zadro (Supplier) (New)
The elected Board Members join mid-term Members:
- Jim Delahunty, ExpoNet (Supplier)
- Peter King, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Venue)
- David Longman, Diversified Communications Australia (Organiser)
- Helen Mantellato, International Convention Centre Sydney (Venue)
- Matt Pearce, Talk2 Media and Events (Organiser)
- Peter Thorpe, Sydney Showground (Venue)
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs.
The work of our Association and our Members is a testament to the Power of Exhibitions as a driver of the economy and in particular economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. A not-for-profit organisation, EEAA works to ensure industry growth by encouraging high industry standards, promoting the professionalism of EEAA Members and highlighting the unique business opportunities which exist through exhibitions.
Read more about EEAA, our advocacy work or view the Power of Exhibitions video.
For more information contact
Joyce DiMascio, EEAA Chief Executive: 02 9413 9520 or 0412 869 229
Rebecca Ius, Events and Marketing Executive: 02 9413 9520