EEAA Leaders Forum 2016

Leaders Forum 2016

EEAA Annual General Meeting and 2016 Leaders Forum - Global Exhibitions Day

8-9 June 2016

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) will be holding its annual Leaders Forum and Annual General Meeting to coincide with the first ever Global Exhibitions Day.

On 8 and 9 June, industry leaders will meet in Melbourne to tackle the issues and opportunities facing the trade and consumer expo sector. There is no better way to amplify the voice of our sector than to have two of EEAA's most important annual gatherings coinciding with Global Exhibitions Day.

We will be coming together for the Annual General Meeting of our Member community and also holding our popular summit with the most senior industry leaders and stakeholders - we will be part of the global effort to spread the message about our impact on trade, investment and the economy.

We invite our Members to join us to discuss the issues that will help drive the future success of our industry.

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The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in collaboration with the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia will host a Global Exhibitions Day Oration.

This free public event will help support the objectives of Global Exhibitions Day by putting the spotlight on innovation and the opportunities it creates for the exhibition sector.

The first ever Global Exhibitions Day on 8 June 2016 will unite exhibition organisers, venues, associations and service providers from across the world in a celebration to highlight the exhibition industry's benefits for the economy igniting innovation, trade and economic development.

The Global Exhibitions Day Oration will be delivered by innovationist and futurist, Justin Baird and is designed to celebrate the exhibitions sector and provide you with a different perspective on the Australian exhibition industry.

The oration will explore how the changing pace in technology, coupled with the global nature of business, means the growth of the economy requires the power of exhibitions.

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The inaugural Global Exhibitions Day (#GED16) has been launched by UFI, the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

Global Exhibitions Day is an important event to promote the Power of Exhibitions as a marketplace for doing business and a driver of economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing.

It brings together the global exhibition industry to raise awareness about the value of exhibitions to various stakeholders and to promote key messages including:
Exhibitions are the most effective marketing channel, especially for small and medium enterprises.
Exhibitions stimulate innovation and competition.
Exhibitions support the development of trade and internationalisation of business.
Exhibitions support economic growth and generate significant social and economic benefits.
Exhibitions provide a face-to-face medium to build relationships and do business.

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View the full report and images from the EEAA 2015 Leaders Forum.
Click here to view the full report.
Click here to view images from the event.