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New industry association launches with 90 Day Plan

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has officially launched releasing its first 90-Day Plan detailing a short-term roadmap to quickly bring to life its five core pillars of industry development, community, research, professional development, and advocacy.

“We’ve had plenty of time to gain clarity over what will benefit our members and the industry most,” said ABEA Chair Peter King.

“We understand that a new Association needs to prove its worth to its people, and we are confident not only in what we are offering, but in our ability to deliver it.

“Our longer-term plans are also in play, however the way we start this new entity is key for its future success.”

The plan outlines the appointment of CEO, expected by the end of July, the establishment of the State and Territory Chapters, its chairs and committee members, and fulfilling the Board of Director positions.

ABEA has already run member events in Sydney and Melbourne and will continue the roadshow with events in Adelaide (July 13), Perth (July 20), Darwin (July 27) and Brisbane (July 31). Over the ensuing months ABEA will host events in other cities and regional areas.

In addition, Special Interest Groups will be held covering the areas of Sustainability, Emerging Leaders, WH&S and Education.

An Advocacy Framework is also being established to identify key stakeholders within government and industry, reinforcing existing relationships, and creating new partnerships.

Research goals will be addressed through engagement with the $2-billion-dollar business events research project achieved and further consultation.

Taken from CIM Business Events Media Release on 3 July 2023. 

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