The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has won the Industry Impact Award for the second year running.
The award is hosted by Exhibition World and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and was given to EEAA for their efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day 2018, and for their support of the industry as a whole.
The EEAA is the peak industry association representing organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. Global Exhibitions Day is an initiative by UFI intended to raise awareness of the exhibitions industry, highlighting the economic benefits that an event can bring to businesses. GED18 was held on 6 June, and had a focus on career paths and job opportunities within the sector.
EEAA participated in GED18 by aligning their flagship events with it: the EEAA Leaders Forum and EEAA Conference. They also held a GED18 dinner that achieved the highest level of attendance from senior government, industry and business leaders.
EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio (pictured centre) said: “We are so pleased to have our efforts for the industry recognised through this award, and more importantly are pleased with the high level of engagement and support we received from government and business leaders during our GED18 activities. We are also pleased with the recognition of the contributions made by the exhibitions industry to the economy, jobs and trade.”
“I thank all those federal and state ministers, the government agencies and other organisations that are supporting our industry with their presence at our events. This is a win for our members and industry in Australasia.”
- Scale Activities won by IEIA (India)
- Talent Promotion won by AEFI (Italy)
- Online Activities won by Comexposium (France)
- Creative won by Reed Expo Mexico
- Special mentions for MFTA (Macau, SAR China) and Corferias (Columbia)
The date for GED19 has been announced as 5 June 2019.