Meetings and Events Australia has replaced Young MEA (YMEA) with an updated Future Leaders program.
Future Leaders is designed to nurture the event industry leaders of tomorrow and create clear career paths for MEA’s members.
MEA CEO Robyn Johnson says, “YMEA has delivered great results over the years and has provided a stepping stone for many of our most accomplished members. It is an excellent example of how we’ve engaged with up and coming professionals in our industry, which is something other associations often struggled to achieve. The change to Future Leaders is being driven by our YMEA members who are keen to develop new strategies around fresh ideas.
“The Future Leaders program will help our emerging industry professionals build on their expertise and ensure we continue to have a sustainable and strong events industry.”
The newly formed Future Leaders will meet for this first time at the MEA2018 Conference to set objectives and strategies. A Future Leaders Forum will become a regular part of the program at the annual MEA Conference.
Each state and territory will look to establish a MEA Future Leaders group and set up online groups to foster communication across the country.