Meetings & Events Australia launches 2023 mentor program

MEA CEO Peter McDonald.

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has launched its Mentor Program for 2023 with the support of long-time MEA sponsor EventsAir.

Successful applicant mentees will be purposely matched based on their unique objectives with an industry expert who’ll provide valuable counsel and growth guidance in a mentor capacity over the three-month period of April through June.

“MEA’s Mentor Program is a multi-faceted investment in the future,” said MEA CEO Peter McDonald.

“Our availing this service to those of our members looking to improve their self-worth, career trajectory, and employer value enables them to accomplish those goals.

“They end the program a better version of themselves than the one who that started it, more empowered to achieve both professionally and personally.”

EventsAir’s CEO Chris Ridd said they looked forward to supporting the next generation of the events industry.

“We’re looking forward to supporting both the mentees and mentors during the program,” he said.

“EventsAir has a long history of supporting the development of skills for this industry’s entrants, providing graduates globally with comprehensive event management education and certification via our own Rising Star program.

“We have supported more than 7,000 event planners’ journeys to learn their craft and sharpen their skills. We see a strong correlation between our history of industry support and our new alignment with MEA’s Mentor Program.”

Applications will close by Monday 20 March 2023.