Informa’s Margaret Ma Connolly to headline EEAA conference

Informa Global Exhibitions Asia CEO Margaret Ma Connolly will be the keynote speaker for the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference.

Connolly will share her expertise on the key issues that are impacting the industry globally; talent acquisition and environmental sustainability.

“I had the privilege of hearing Margaret speak at the UFI Asia Pacific Conference in Tokyo recently, she was the highlight of the two-day program and I have no doubt our audience will value the opportunity to learn about her approach to building and empowering strong teams – and sustainable organisations,” said EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio.

“Connolly will address the challenges associated with attracting and retaining the right workforce for the future – and also will speak about her work in merging the workforces of UBM and Informa following the historic acquisition announced in January 2018.”

The Informa Group employs more than 11,000 people and owns and operates a portfolio of more than 500 leading exhibition brands serving 15 core industry verticals including Health & Nutrition, Life Sciences & Pharma, and Real Estate & Construction. In addition, it owns a portfolio of confex/conference brands, a range of specialist information and intelligence brands and B2B consulting and marketing services. Informa services businesses in growth markets including the US and China, India, Brazil, the Middle East, Europe and the UK and, of course, Australia.

Following the acquisition of UBM by Informa PLC, Connolly oversees Informa Exhibitions in Asia, covering businesses in Mainland China, Japan, India, Korea and Taiwan. In the last 10 years, she has spearheaded development in key market sectors and successfully grown the business in China via organic development and partnerships.

The EEAA 2019 Leaders Forum and Conference will be held over two days in Melbourne, 5-6 June.