Reboot with Meetings and Events Australia!
The MEA Reboot Conference earlier this month has been an absolute re-booting experience! Challenging our thinking and status quo. The End2End team have enjoyed attending this year’s MEA conference, and what an amazing few days it has been!
MEA stands for Meeting & Events Australia: the peak body for the event industry in Australia. As members we enjoy access to resources, award recognition, professional development, industry expertise, and a whole lot more. We especially love being part of a non-profit organisation that works hard to improve the events industry in Australia, and recognises event planners for all the hard work they do.
The MEA conference is held in a different location every year, with this year’s event at the beautiful new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) right on Darling Harbour.
Industry professionals from across the country converged on the Centre between 30th April and 2nd May to hear from some amazing speakers, meet wonderful new people, and generally have a great time.
It was a full and enjoyable few days, with an abundance of focus groups, key note speeches and networking opportunities.
We heard from some amazing Speakers who pushed us to “Think Big” and innovate, and we were moved by one of the talks which presented an idea very close to our hearts: that although technology is advancing rapidly, nothing is more important than bringing real people together and creating meaningful connections through creating a fresh approach to event design. With end2end events being experts at designing memorable event experiences you can see why we loved this approach most!
From Becoming Superhuman to Social Robotics to Designing a New Future through Interactive techniques and hearing from industry experts in the audiovisual, photography, videography, virtual reality, food, sales and marketing, people management, technology, risk management and loads more and ending with a great panel discussion with leaders from Air BNB, Uber and GoGet. The MEA Reboot Conference was certainly transformational!
And although event management is one of the Top 5 most Stressful jobs in the World (not when you love it, as we do)! There were inviting and unique opportunities to socialise and network, kicked off with a Welcome Reception at the National Maritime Museum followed by a Captain Cook cruise to the popular Sydney Rocks where we networked and connected with lots of familiar faces, and met many others who love what we love and think the way we do.
The last day ended with the Gala Awards Dinner which was held in ICC Sydney’s Grand Ballroom, with an elegant and mysterious “Masque” theme. It was a wonderful ambiance, and we really appreciated the effort that went into transforming an otherwise ordinary event into something magical – which is something we love to do at End2End Events.
All in all, it was a fantastic conference, with a wonderful group of people who are truly dedicated to the events industry, and want to improve how events are managed worldwide. We are already looking forward to next year’s conference!
If you want to work with an events team dedicated to achieving excellence through unique, memorable and professional event management, then contact End2End Events today on 02 6280 9356 or 0474 805 869 or use the contact form below.