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Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) was established in 1975 and is the peak body representing the events industry in Australia.

MEA represents companies and individuals that stage, produce, manages, supports and supplies to the thousands of events across Australia each year. These events are conferences, meetings, exhibitions, product launches, seminars, special events and much more.

Meetings and Events Australia offers professional development and educational programs, accreditation and recognition. It provides a forum for members to discuss current issues to improve the delivery of events.


Excellence in Meetings, Conventions and Business Events.

MEA's mission is to:

  • Promote the growth and excellence in the meetings and events sector
  • Create business opportunities and facilitate business to business relationships
  • Encourage better business practices
  • Offer professional development and education to build a skilled and informed industry workforce
  • Develop and manage an accreditation program to enhance the reputation of the industry and increase consumer confidence when dealing with industry professionals
  • To expand the meetings and events market by promoting its value
  • Advocate on behalf of the industry to raise its profile with government.

If you are interested in joining MEA, visit the member benefits page to find out more about the services we offer.

The Value of Business Events


The business events industry comprises three market segments; meetings and conventions, exhibitions and incentives. The meetings and conventions form the largest component of the industry in terms of events, delegate numbers, expenditure and value add. 


Recent industry research carried out on events that took place in Australia in 2014 and published in 2015 estimated there were 412,004 association, corporate, government meetings/conventions, exhibitions and incentive events held annually.  These events were attended by approximately 37.2 million delegates. Based on this research the study estimates that in the 2015/16  business events delivered $30.2 billion in direct expenditure and supported Australia's GDP with a total economic contribution of $24.9 billion. The research also estimated 193,203 jobs were attributed to the sector across the country. This data highlights the importance of the business events industry to the Australian economy. For a copy of the report on this research visit the Research & Report page on this website

Australia is recognised worldwide for its expertise and professionalism in the delivery of events.

This website is owned and operated by The Meetings Industry Association of Australia Limited 
(ABN 31 002 967 366) ("MEA")


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