Meetings & Events Australia launches Mentor Program

MEA CEO Peter McDonald has launched the MEA Mentor Program 2022.

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has launched the 2022 MEA Mentor Program following the continued support of Tourism Australia.

The 2022 program will connect mentees with industry stalwart mentors who’ll provide counsel and learning opportunities over a three-month period.

An online hosted platform will again be used this year to ensure a premium level of interaction, tracking and valuable resources is provided for participants.

“Since its inception, the program has supported the progress of many members’ career journeys,” said Peter McDonald, MEA CEO.

“Participation has been an experience equally highly valued by both mentees and mentors. In a time when our industry finds itself facing unprecedented challenge, the true value of this program will come to the fore through its provision of a continuum via which experience and knowledge is shared with the industry’s next generation leaders by its current champions.”

Robin Mack, Tourism Australia’s head of Business Events, says they are proud to once again be the major partner of the MEA Mentor Program for 2022.

“With Australia reopening its borders to quarantine-free travel, it is critical to continue to support the future development of our industry, to ensure Australia continues to deliver high calibre business events and remains a competitive business events destination internationally,” he said.

The program will run from April to June 2022.

Events sector professionals interested in being either a mentee or mentor should email an expression of interest to MEA before March 21.