Australia’s leading conference for event professionals, Evolve 2023 will return to one of the world’s fastest growing regions, the Gold Coast, for the first time since 2006 on Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 June 2023.
Following a successful comeback conference earlier this year in Melbourne, MEA looks forward to fostering the Australian events sector’s resurgence by bringing it together at the coastal creative thinking hotspot to enable its workforce members to consolidate their professional networks at social functions, to enhance their skillsets over a one and a half day conference program, and recognise outstanding performance over 2021 and 2022 as the National MEA Awards Gala Dinner makes its long-awaited return.
With the real and immediate need for upskilling quickly becoming a priority across all areas of the events sector, Evolve 2023 will present a fantastic opportunity for event professionals to reconnect and for businesses to educate and develop their staff on future predictions, latest innovations, and to hear from event experts on trending topics.
MEA CEO Peter McDonald commented, “I’m really excited that MEA will return to the Gold Coast for the first time in 17 years for our annual conference. Where better to begin winter than somewhere sunny, bright, fun and vibrant. With many parts of Australia having a public holiday either the preceding or following Monday, our dates bode well for a bit of a working holiday. Not many places better to do that than ‘Australia’s favourite playground’ as it’s come to be known.”
He added, “We’ll shortly be announcing venues and a major partner who has jumped on board from the outset. Details about the event and speaker program will be shared as they become confirmed. I can’t wait!”.
MEA will be working closely with its Gold Coast Branch Committee Chair, Jackie Rouleston-Stuart, and Queensland Branch Committee Chair Alicia Thomas, to ensure a fantastic event for all, “We can’t wait to welcome the MEA Evolve Conference to the Gold Coast, “The Imagination Capital of Australia” in June 2023. We urge you, peer to peer, to make the time to come back to the industry and to get back to yourself, by joining us on the Gold Coast next June.”
Registrations will open in the coming weeks, as will opportunities to partner with us as a sponsor or exhibitor of the 2023 Conference. MEA encourages everyone in the industry to watch this space for updates but to be sure to save the date now! www.meetingsevents.com.au