EEAA showcases 10 industry pathways in ‘career for life’ campaign

(L to R) George Chapman-Burgess, Operations Manager, Exhibition and Trade Fairs; Nathan Murray, Operations Manager, AV1; Nikki Witman, Operations Manager, Talk2 Media and Events; Stephanie Hopton, Senior Manager – Sales, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has launched the second phase of its campaign, A career for life, inviting young people to consider a career in the business events industry.

EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the campaign is targeted at teachers, career advisors, parents and students and aims to inspire more young people to consider a career for life in the industry.

“It takes all types of people, with all kinds of skills to create an event,” she said. “There are a range of roles from front-of-house to behind the scenes. Each requires different skills. Each requires passion and commitment. You could have A career for life if you choose to work in our industry.”

The campaign showcases the diverse stories of 10 successful professionals:

Digital Engineer – Supriya Shakya (Reed Exhibitions Australia)

Motion Graphic Designer – Kien Tan (The Monkey’s Cobbler)

Financial Director – Erica Blythe (ICC Sydney)

Head of New Business – Laura Huddle (Eventbrite)

Event Operations – Georgie Chapman-Burgess (Exhibition and Trade Fairs)

Event Operations – Jamal Gittens (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Marketing Communications -Jessica McLean (Zadro Agency)

Event Management – Luke Edginton (Adelaide Convention Centre)

General Management – Lara Burnes (Melbourne and Olympic Parks)

Event Operations and Sponsorship – Jenna Cali, Operations Manager, Exhibitions and Sponsorship, Informa Australia