Exhibitions role in economic recovery key focus for Global Exhibitions Day

How exhibitions drive economic recovery by enabling growth and recovery is the key theme for this year’s Global Exhibitions Day, which will be marked by the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) with a hybrid seminar featuring high-profiled speakers and networking drinks.

“Exhibitions and business events are key to rebuilding economies, and we will be aiming to highlight the sector’s capability to propel the economy forward particularly at this time,” said Claudia Sagripanti, EEAA’s chief executive.

“We will be showcasing the power of exhibitions and why a focus the work of the sector should be a top priority for business and governments in the current climate.

“Just before COVID, the business events sector contributes more than $35 billion to GDP, ran over 430,000 events annually and employed more than 229,000 people.”

After the success of #GED2020 in which an online webinar attracted over 800 people from Australian and internationally, this year’s event will be hybrid, with a welcomed return to in-person element for those who can attend the International Convention Centre Sydney.

The seminar will feature speakers including Harvey Lister (ASM Global); Chris Skeith (Association of Event Organisers UK); Chris Kilbee, (ASEAN at Informa Markets); Simon Burgess (Adelaide Convention Centre) and Geoff Donaghy (ICC Sydney) among others.

Register for the June 2 summit here.