The Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week.
The signing of the MOU followed the delivery of the 2018 Global Exchange Oration by the AEO’s chief executive, Chris Skeith.
EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the establishment of a formal partnership between Australasia and the United Kingdom would open up many areas for collaboration between the two associations and their members.
“It’s an honour to welcome Chris Skeith to Australia for the first time and for him to deliver the 2018 Oration at ICC Sydney," she commented. “Throughout his visit we have been able to build on our existing relationship and establish some parameters for greater collaboration and knowledge sharing in the future. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to work closely with another successful association whose Members represent the world’s biggest event organisers.”
Skeith addressed industry leaders at a reception at ICC Sydney, joined the Political Insiders panel at event venue L’Aqua and addressed the EEAA Board during his visit.
He said his Australian visit and the signing of the MOU is a great opportunity to build on the positive relationship between the two national peak bodies, adding: “The world is getting smaller and yet our challenges are very similar.”
“Through the MOU, we will identify some common areas and save a lot of time, energy and resources to come up with resolutions.”