Associate Fellowship (AFMEA)

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Demonstrated dedication to the industry and its future, the Association and its members and continuing professional development

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 lapel pin
  • 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; magazine; MEA website (with specific search facilities on Associate-Fellow members)

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 tertiary qualifications
  • 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 application
  • 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.


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