Demonstrated dedication to the industry and its
future, the Association and its members and continuing
About AFMEA Recognition
MEA members across Australia, as well as industry related
organisations, contribute to the development and administration
of the AFMEA process.
Associate-Fellow recognition indicates the member has proven dedication to the industry and its Association and to ensuring their skills and knowledge remain current through on-going professional development.
What are the benefits for me as
a MEA Associate–Fellow?
Recognition assists industry professionals to identify
those who have shown commitment to the industry. The
recognised member is required to re-apply every three
years to prove their skills and knowledge are current
and remain at a high standard.
Recognition by industry and the general public of
dedication to the Industry and its future; to MEA
and its members
Reinforcement to clients of the member's dedication
to knowledge and skills advancement
Certificate recognising Associate-Fellow status and
Exclusive MEA functions for AFMEA members
Promotion of status to MEA members and the general
public via MEA publications. Examples of promotional
opportunities are Who's Who; mice.net magazine; MEA
website (with specific search facilities on Associate-Fellow
What are the benefits of recognition to the Industry?
Recognition highlights dedicated members as industry practitioners and identifies those who are committed to ongoing professional development.
To ensure that the industry remains focused on raising the standards of its practice
To enhance the reputation of the industry and increase consumer confidence when dealing with industry professionals
To better inform the marketplace by differentiating individuals on the basis of a pre-determined criteria which has been agreed by the sector
To reinforce the value of the industry as one that is professional with sufficient maturity to self-regulate
To reinforce and reward those willing to commit to continuous professional development
What do I need to be Recognised?
Applicants for AFMEA must:
Be a current financial member of MEA
Provide evidence of continual Professional Development
which includes undertaking, developing or delivering
education relevant to the meetings industry. An accumulation
of 100 PD 'points', obtained from a range of PD categories,
during the three year period immediately prior to
application. PD points can also be earned for relevant
Nominate one client and one supplier who are willing
to provide a confidential reference
Continuous employment in the meetings industry
for at least three years immediately prior to the
At least 12 months during that time in a position
of responsibility such as; (i) the management of Meetings,
Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and/or Events,
or (ii) the management and/or operation of venues,
sales, audio-visual production, travel, and/or any
other aspect of the meetings industry
What do I need for renewal?
Associate-Fellows of the Meetings & Events Australia
need to re-apply every three years. Providing they continue
to be employed in the Industry, maintain a minimum amount
(100 points) of Professional Development during the
three year period, and do not breach the MEA Code of
Ethics, they will be able to retain their AFMEA recognition.
Requirements for AFMEA renewal
continue to be employed in the Industry
be a financial member of MEA
maintain a minimum amount of Professional Development (100 points) during the three year period
provide two referees
abide by the MEA Code of Ethics
Associate-Fellows will be able to retain their AFMEA Recognition if all of the above requirements are adequately met.