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EEAA announces new Board of Management

EEAA announces new Board of Management
June 16, 2017

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) new Board has been announced following the Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on 7th June to coincide with Global Exhibitions Day.

A stable core of reappointed Directors, and two new ones representing association organisers and suppliers have formed the new EEAA Board.

The office bearers are Spiro Anemogiannis, President for a second term; Brian Thomas (Vice President); Robert O’Keefe (Treasurer); and Jo-Anne Kelleway (Secretary).

Paul Elliott was also reappointed in the Supplier position.

EEAA Chief Executive Joyce DiMascio said the EEAA was in sound shape and the 2017 Board would provide great stability to an already robust Association plus an infusion of new competencies with its two new Directors.

DiMascio stated “we welcome the election of Felicity Zadro, Founder and Managing Director of Zadro and Ross Ferrar, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Technologies Association.

“Each year, some Board positions come up for re-election. This enables the Members to consider the credentials and contribution of each of the candidates. It is always a very healthy sign when a peak industry body like ours has strong interest from its Members in standing for the Executive Committee.

“We welcome the new Board and thank them for their commitment to the Association and the wider exhibition and event industry.

“We thank Richard Hogan of Australian Gift and Homewares Association for his service over the past two years and Bob Moore of Agility Fairs and Events, who retired in March, for his many years of service to the EEAA.”

EEAA Executive Board

EEAA congratulates the following on their appointment to the Board:

• President - Spiro Anemogiannis, Informa Australia (Organiser)
• Vice President - Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions Australia (Organiser)
• Treasurer - Robert O’Keefe, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Venue)
• Secretary - Jo-Anne Kelleway, Info Salons Australia (Supplier)
• Paul Elliott, Harry the Hirer (Supplier)
• Ross Ferrar, Gaming Technologies Association (Association Organiser) - new
• Felicity Zadro, Zadro (Supplier) - new

The elected Board Members join mid-term Members:

• Jim Delahunty, ExpoNet (Supplier)
• Peter King, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Venue)
• David Longman, Diversified Communications Australia (Organiser)
• Helen Mantellato, International Convention Centre Sydney (Venue)
• Matt Pearce, Talk2 Media and Events (Organiser)
• Peter Thorpe, Sydney Showground (Venue)

Image: The EEAA Executive Board 2017/2018, from left: Matt Pearce, Talk2Media and Events; Peter Thorpe, Sydney Showground; Paul Elliott, Harry the Hirer; Jim Delahunty, ExpoNet; Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions (Vice-President); Spiro Anemogiannis, Informa Australia (President); Jo-Anne Kelleway, Info Salons Group (Secretary); Helen Mantellato International Convention Centre Sydney; Joyce DiMascio, EEAA (Chief Executive); Ross Ferrar, Gaming Technologies Association; David Longman, Diversified Communications Australia; and Robert O’Keeffe (Treasurer). Not pictured: Peter King, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre; and Felicity Zadro, Zadro.

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