Member Benefits

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  • Share ideas and experiences
  • Build relationships with venues/suppliers
  • Create business opportunities
  • Learn more about other sectors of the industry

Training and Education

  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – MEA is the training provider of choice for industry personnel
  • Professional development sessions ranging from entry level to business owner topics, conference and event management, personal development, new technology and industry issues
  • Essentials Online 
  • Annual National Conference – 3-day business program – the biggest gathering of event management professionals in Australia
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGS) – forums for member sectors
  • Scholarships for Young Industry professionals to attend the MEA National Conference

Meetings & Events Industry Awards

The Meetings & Events Industry Awards recognises excellence in business practice and customer service. They encourage industry professionals to excel in the achievement of their business and personal goals, and reward those who achieve outstanding results.


MEA provides information and advice to all members which leads to improved business performance

  • Who's Who Directory of business events professionals - promoting your business online
  • Extensive MEA website with member only resources
  • Regular email and EDM updates
  • National quarterly newsletters
  • Member only reference tools

Industry Accreditation Programs

  • Specialist accreditation for meetings managers (AMM)
  • Specialist accreditation for meetings managers working within corporations, associations and government departments (AIMM)

Recognition Program

  • Recognition of members' commitment to ongoing professional development and the meetings and events industry (AFMEA)


Young MEA (30 years of age and under) – annual forum at the National Conference plus state based networking events.

Government Lobbying

MEA represents the industry to government through its membership of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA)

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