Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

These Special Interest Groups create an opportunity to meet members from your own sector of the industry from around the country and to facilitate the exchange of information and discussion of topical issues.

Please ensure that you attend the Special Interest Group that is most relevant to your sector of the industry. Alternatively if there is not a forum associated directly with your sector, you may wish to join one of the other groups as an observer only.

Minutes of the 2017 Special Interest Groups will be sent to all those registered to attend their respective session and we encourage you to review them before attending this year. A Chair/Facilitator will be appointed for each group and a call for Agenda items will be distributed in early April.

You can indicate your attendance at one of the nine specialist forums pertaining to your industry sector via the registration from. In 2018 the SIGs will be:

  • Venues without Accommodation
  • Venues with Accommodation
  • PCOs and Event Managers
  • In-House Meeting Managers – Associations & Government
  • Corporate Meeting Managers
  • Exhibitions
  • Audio Visual & Production
  • Educators
  • Convention Bureaux

MEA2018 Pre-Conference Activities

MEA2018 will offer a range of pre-conference tours and famils for delegates to choose from. These tours and famils will be a perfect way to enhance your MEA2018 experience and give you the chance to see Adelaide and surrounds.

Further information on the tour program will be available in late 2017 and all bookings will be taken via the Conference registration form.

MEA Business Meeting

The first day of the Conference, Sunday 6 May 2018, is an opportunity for MEA members and the industry as a whole to meet and focus on the development of both MEA and the industry as a whole.

A number of meetings will be held on Sunday 6 May including:

  • Brunch with the Branches
  • MEA Committee Meetings
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
  • Accredited Function (invitation only)
  • First Timers Session

We encourage all delegates to arrive in time to participate in these meetings and make their contribution to growth of their industry association.

There are also rooms available during break-times on the main conference days for groups to hold ad-hoc meetings. Please contact us on meaconference@mea.org.au if you would like to book a room.

Call For Abstracts

The MEA2018 Program Committee will be inviting abstracts for inclusion in the conference program. Further information on the Call for Abstracts will be available in late 2017.