The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has officially kicked-off and to mark the occasion has released its first 90-Day Plan to ensure a strong and successful launch.
The release of the 90-Day Plan provides a detailed short-term roadmap for the Association to quickly bring to life its five core pillars of industry development, community, research, professional development, and advocacy.
Chair of the Board, Peter King, said the decision to make ABEA’s plan public is driven by the new Association’s commitment to providing tangible benefits to members.
“We’ve had plenty of time to gain clarity over what will benefit our members and the industry most. We understand that a new Association needs to prove its worth to its people, and we are confident not only in what we are offering, but in our ability to deliver it.
“Our longer-term plans are also in play, however the way we start this new entity is key for its future success,” said King.
The plan outlines the appointment of CEO, expected by the end of July, the establishment of the State and Territory Chapters, its chairs and committee members, and fulfilling the Board of Director positions.
ABEA has already run member events in Sydney and Melbourne and will continue the roadshow with events in Adelaide, Darwin, and Brisbane. Over the ensuing months ABEA will host events in other cities and regional areas.
In addition, Special Interest Groups will be held, covering the areas of Sustainability, Emerging Leaders, WH&S and Education.
Addressing the Association’s advocacy targets, an Advocacy Framework is being established to identify key stakeholders within government and industry, reinforcing existing relationships, and creating new partnerships. Research goals will also be addressed through engagement with the $2-billion-dollar business events research project achieved and further consultation.
Existing members of EEAA, AACB and ACCG are currently being transferred to the new Association. All event industry businesses are invited to visit ABEA’s website at abea.org.au for full membership benefits and options, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Confirmed member event dates are as follows:
Adelaide: 13 July
Perth 20 July
Darwin: 27 July
Brisbane: 31 July