In the last #MEAExpress of 2021, MEA CEO Peter McDonald puts his final card on the table for the year, including many thanks to our team, Board of Directors and sponsors.
"The MEA office will close for the Christmas & New Year break at COB this coming Friday 17 December, so this is the final edition of MEA Express for 2021. But before we do there’s a final few cards (subtle seasonal pun) I’d like to put on the table. The year has been largely challenging. Everyone knows that. I’m going to acknowledge it, accept that this can’t be changed and move straight on. I think there’s a saying ‘Yeah, no s__t, Sherlock’. Enough said."
This week, #HumansofMEA are profiling MEA's NT Future Leader Chair, and Public Relations & Event Manager at AA&P Events, Rosie Peace. Rosie was asked about her drink of choice (a rhubarb and ginger G&T - yum), her top tip for newbies networking (relax and stand near the food - everyone loves to comment on the catering), and what makes a great event stand out from all the rest, "A seamless experience that showcases the organisation, event history and significance. An event that leaves a positive legacy or lasting impact for the organisation and/or event destination."
In this week's #MEAExpress, Chair of the MEA Board Michael Firman spoke about the impacts of COVID on the Association and the industry itself, and the purpose of MEA as our sector moves towards rebuilding.
"Members look to their associations to connect them to a network of people and opportunities that help them advance their discipline, move forward their industries, expand their reach, support their community and create lasting impact. For the MEA Board, the pandemic re-energized and re-focused this sense of purpose."