Dedicated to fostering skills, sharing knowledge and enhancing the career progression prospects of the future leaders of our industry. 


MEA's Mentor Program is a three-month-long mentoring relationship that fosters the skills and confidence of budding future leaders of the sector. With 25 mentee positions up for grabs each intake, successful applicants are purposely partnered with an event industry veteran whom they will be able to learn from, gaining both knowledge and insights into unique areas of the sector.

Since 2008, the Mentor Program has seen hundreds of event up-and-comers benefit from their mentoring relationship and go on to hold senior positions in the industry. MEA’s mentor program aims to connect event professionals each year across the country in its tried and proven capacity for fostering skill and expertise sharing and enhancing career progression prospects.

The MEA Mentor Program returns this year to continue MEA’s facilitation of connection, growth, and support of event professionals nationwide, as it has reliably done in the past. This year, the program is proudly sponsored by Lateral Event Management, a longstanding friend of MEA. Read more: Lateral Event Management Sponsors MEA Mentor Program 2024


The program provides a fantastic opportunity for future leaders of the sector to take advantage of the knowledge and insights that current event industry veterans are eager to impart to them, irrespective of where they’re based around Australia.

Mentees and mentors are highly encouraged to meet fortnightly during this time, which can either be done face-to-face or online, depending on their location. The program aims to match participants based on their state/territory and relevant skill backgrounds to ensure an ideal mentoring experience.


Who can apply? Mentees must be current financial members of MEA (either as part of a corporate membership or as an individual member). Mentors are not required to hold a MEA membership and can be from all sub-sectors of the industry.

What kind of time commitment does this program need? The program runs for three months per intake and requires a commitment of up to 6 hours a month, plus time between meetings to work on tasks and objectives. The program has been designed to be as flexible as possible for participants who have full-time jobs and other work commitments.

What does mentoring involve? It’s recommended that participants catch up regularly to establish a supportive mentorship where the mentee can seek advice on upcoming projects and challenges in their role or introductions and general career guidance from those who know the nuances of the industry well.

How much does the Program cost? The program is FREE, as a valuable member benefit offered by MEA.


Contact Program Coordinator Gabby Boshier at for more information.

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