This week, #HumansofMEA are profiling Natalia Andreou, Business Events Officer at NT Business Events. Natalia was asked about a place that's number one on her bucket list, what makes a good event 'great', and her top tip for networking as a first timers, "Scout around the room and introduce yourself to people as you are moving around."
In this week's #MEAExpress, MEA Chair Nigel Collin spoke about the reopening of the business events industry, and how professional development and advocacy will play a vital part.
"A while back MEA asked our members, when you expected to see the industry start opening. Most said around March. Although six months out it is heartening to see the wheels of momentum starting to turn. Now is not the time to get complacent because the next six months will be vital in knuckling down, preparing, and setting ourselves up for when the industry starts to reopen. There are two key areas MEA will focus on to help our members. Professional development and advocacy."
In this week's #MEAExpress, MEA CEO Peter McDonald reflected on Paul Kelly's "all the dumb things", and offered a recommendation for businesses to consider the price that comes from NOT sponsoring events.
"We’re about to emerge from a time when nature stacked odds against many of us. My advice is to not unnecessarily stack odds against yourself. Invest in events conducted for your target markets, or alternatively do the right thing by those that do. But always be nice to people."