Free EEAA event to address concerns affecting young talent

Young event profs are invited to take part in the virtual event and hear from industry experts.

Young event professionals are invited to join a discussion around wellbeing, career prospects and up-skilling at the EEAA Young Stars meet-up next week.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) chief executive Claudia Sagripanti said, due to COVID-19, young talent in the industry are at very high risk of losing sight of their career pathway, their livelihood, their emotional wellbeing and in many cases their commitment to stay in the industry.

The free-of-charge EEAA Young Stars virtual meet-up on 29 July will address these concerns with a panel of industry experts set to take part.

“The EEAA Young Stars program has established a number of initiatives over the last eight years to upskill, develop and provide a platform for up and coming talent,” said Sagripanti.

“We have been working closely with our Young Stars community since the onset of COVID-19 to ensure this sector of the business events workforce is supported and that their knowledge and skills are retained into the future.”

Young Stars committee co-chairs Kay Badakhsh from The Venues Collection and Roslyn DuPloy from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the event, which will kick off with a keynote by Linda Sheahan, workplace engagement manager at Beyond Blue.

EEAA young stars event
Linda Sheahan from Beyond Blue
will speak at the event

Natalie Britt, human resources director at ICC Sydney, Alan Ivory, VP and general manager APAC at Aventri and Paula Meyer, BDM at TAFE NSW will take part in a panel discussion around upskilling and cross-skilling, plus real-life case studies on how the industry is adapting.

The co-chairs will also launch a new initiative, the EEAA Young Stars Pathways Program, that will provide a range of tools to assist young talent in developing skills that facilitate career progression.

“The Pathways Program will also include a group coaching program featuring senior managers from a number of the Association’s most valued members,” said Sagripanti.


EEAA Young Stars virtual meet-up
Date: Wednesday 29 July, 10.30am to 12pm
Cost: Free of charge to EEAA Young Stars members and non-members
Register here

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