Australian Business Events Association | UPDATE from the President

Dear Business Events Industry Colleague,


Today marks the official launch of the Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) and our first newsletter to the business events industry!


The positive reviews and support we have received from all sectors of the business events industry in Australia and around the world, has been truly overwhelming, and we can't wait to share our journey with you.


90 Day Plan Revealed

ABEA Five Core Pillars

Driven by our commitment to providing tangible benefits to our members, we are hitting the ground running this week with the release of our 90 Day Plan, outlining a detailed roadmap for the fulfillment of our Five Core Pillars; industry development, community, research, professional development, and advocacy.


We want to prove our worth and demonstrate our ability to deliver exactly what our members need. Under the leadership of our Chair of the Board, Peter King, we are ready to embark on this remarkable journey together.


The plan highlights crucial milestones, including the appointment of our CEO by the end of July, the establishment of State and Territory Chapters with their chairs and committee members, and the formation of our dedicated Board of Directors.

View the 90 Day Plan


Member Events Underway


As part of our commitment to our members, in addition to our Sydney and Melbourne events we’ve already hosted, we will host a series of Member Events starting with Adelaide (13 July), Perth (20 July), Darwin (27 July) and Brisbane (31 July).


Over the next three months, we will be touring major cities and select regional destinations, providing invaluable face-to-face opportunities and filling key positions within the association. Stay tuned for details.


Special Interest Groups will also be held, covering essential areas such as Sustainability, Emerging Leaders, WH&S, and Education. These groups will serve as platforms for collaboration and innovation, shaping the future of our industry.


For full details on upcoming events, visit the calendar on our website over the coming weeks.

ABEA Member Events

Advocacy and Research 


To achieve our advocacy targets, we are establishing an Advocacy Framework that will identify key stakeholders within government and industry. We aim to reinforce existing relationships while forging new partnerships that will empower our collective voice. 


Additionally, we have exciting updates on the horizon regarding our $2 billion business events research project, reflecting our dedication to evidence-based decision-making.


At ABEA, we firmly believe that representing the needs of all industry members is paramount. That's why we are conducting industry-wide consultations through our Member Events, ensuring your voice is heard and your perspectives are taken into account.


Introducing our New Brand


Memberships Commence


Whether you were a member of the EEAA, AACB, ACCG, or are a new face in the business events industry, we invite you to be part of our remarkable journey.


Join us today by visiting our website at, where you can explore the full range of membership benefits and options.


For more information, feel free to reach out to us at


Exciting times lie ahead, and together, we will shape a thriving future for the business events industry. Join us as we make history! 


Yours in celebration,


The ABEA Team

Australian Business Events Association
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