Maeve Thomas takes on new role at ABEA

Maeve Thomas has taken on a new role at ABEA.

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has appointed Maeve Thomas as its new membership and sponsorship manager.

Thomas brings 35 years’ experience in the hotel, conference, business and events sector to the role including a decade in the US in hotel operation roles.

“As membership and sponsorship manager, Maeve Thomas is entrusted with the crucial responsibility of fostering deeper member engagement and relevant partnerships within the ABEA community,” said ABEA CEO Melissa Brown.

“She will hone ABEA’s Membership Strategy, using the new member acquisition and retention programs highlighted in ABEA’s recently formulated 2026 business strategy.

“With her acknowledged expertise, commitment, and adept partnership-building skills, we look forward to seeing more results in the areas of member participation, community building and identifying collaborative opportunities for our members.”