Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced the appointment of seven board members with Dan Londero, co-founder of Turnkey Event Solutions, joining the board for the first time.
Re-elected board members included Matthew Pearce (Talk2Media); David Longman (Diversified Communications Australia); Helen Mantellato (International Convention Centre Sydney); Elissa Duke (Melbourne Conventions and Exhibition Centre); Nigel Keen (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre); and Darryl Jeffrey (Sydney Showground).
These Board members will serve with Nicole Walker (Arinex); Paul Elliott (Harry the hirer), Spiro Anemogiannis (Informa); Rod Peter (Coleman Group) and Rodney Cox (Delaro).
Libby Ray, CEO of Connected Event Group, has stepped down from the board to focus on her business.
The new board elected Keen as Vice President of EEAA, with Mantellato stepping down but remaining on the board. Walker will remain as President and Elliott will remain as Treasurer of EEAA.
“It is an exciting time for our industry with a multitude of opportunities ahead of us,” said 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 reconnecting and people are remembering the joy and business benefits of meeting face-to-face.”
Domenic Genua, EEAA’s CEO, 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,” he said.
“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.”