Sept / Oct 2015 - page 1

Dona White, president of the EEAA’s
NZ chapter, says a collaboration between
that organisation and the New Zealand
Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP)
is a distinct possibility. Both boards are open
to the prospect.
NZAEP chief executive officer Vicki
Watson says that under a new arrangement,
the association would find exhibition and
trade show content and services that could
be implemented into its existing structure.
White says EEAA NZ had a ‘retreat
session to do a warrant of fitness’ on the
organisation earlier this year.
‘We received communication from
Australia that EEAA there were doing
the same. They wanted to change our
membership fee and also make changes to
the current structure.’
She says that prompted the NZ board to
look at strategy and come up with options.
‘One is to disband as a New Zealand
organisation and reform, but that would not
give us a secretariat or support structure.
Another is to affiliate with NZAEP.’
Regardless of the eventual direction,
New Zealand will no longer be under the
umbrella of EEAA Australia.
‘However, we will keep a relationship and
remain collegial,’ says White.
Plenty of exploring: Carin
Newbould, Connect the Dots;
Cassandra Snow, ForumPoint2;
and Lizzy Tankard, Promote Ltd
ready to explore McLaren’s Falls by
kayak on the recent Bay of Plenty
Tarnished Frocks and Divas famil.
Full famil report on page 59.
Closer ties
mooted for events
– expo bodies
An affiliation of two of New Zealand’s major event related
associations looks likely with the New Zealand chapter of the
Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) likely
to move from under the umbrella of the Australian based body.
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