NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres will join a special event by the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) to address skills-related and operational issues affecting the business events industry.
The Skills and Operational Rebuilding Strategies Exchange will be held on March 29 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
“We are pleased that Minister Stuart Ayres will join this important opportunity to discuss the skills shortage and the current state-of-play in business events given the events of the past 12 months,” said Claudia Sagripanti, EEAA’s chief executive.
“Apart from the Minister, we will hear from a panel of key industry leaders from our community as well the Restaurant and Catering Association and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Our panel will address issues associated with staffing and skills. We’ll address which skills are in short supply and the industry’s appetite for micro-credentialling. We’ll also consider whether there is a need to reskill, cross-skill and upskill.
“These are all important areas that require leadership and focus if the industry is going to fully recover and get back on its feet and flourish again in the future.”
Spiro Anemogiannis, EEAA’s president, said there are strong signs the exhibition industry is rebounding.
“The timing for this exchange is excellent and having access to a most senior Minister in the NSW Government is very positive,” he said.
“I invite the business events industry to join us to discuss short to medium-term measures to help rebuild and the business events industry in New South Wales.”
Registrations are available here.