In this week's #MEAExpress, MEA CEO Peter McDonald talks about the recently concluded Mentor Program, supported by Tourism Australia, which saw almost 90% of participants eager to continue their mentorship post-program. "First launched in 2008, the program hast not lost its relevance for our sector. The uncertainty created in one of the industry’s toughest times meant that demand and need for professional support was probably stronger than it’s been since inception."
Something that caught my attention in the news this week was the report that Qantas has asked its executives to work as baggage handlers for three months in an effort to tackle a shortage of staff. Labour shortages have been blamed for contributing to luggage piling up in terminals and passengers complaining of delays and missing luggage
In this week's #MEAExpress, MEA Chairman Michael Firman passes on four little tips to help navigate any obstacle that has blocked your path - something that in the business events industry, is unavoidable.
"An obstacle in normal circumstances prevents us from going further, it paralyses. But now, I see obstacles as opportunities, and without them, I wouldn't be where I am today. So how can you turn obstacles into opportunities?"