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MEA appoints new national events manager

Meetings & Events Australia has announced that Fran Barlow has joined the MEA team to manage MEA’s flagship event EVOLVE, MEA Awards program and a number of national events.

Fran has a very strong experience in the events industry in delivering high profile and significant conferences, awards and festivals both in the UK and Australia.  Her roles have included Events Director of the Institute of Fundraising and British Press Awards and Festival Director positions for the Cardiff Animation Festival and the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

She has an extensive background working in the not for profit and corporate sectors having spent ten years as Head of Events and Sponsorship with Microsoft Australia and more recently as Partnerships Executive at the Walkley Foundation. Fran has a strong track record in developing strategy, planning and execution of small and large-scale events.

Robyn Johnson, CEO or MEA says, 'We are delighted to have Fran as a member of the MEA team. She will bring an amazing set of skills and experience to our events, particularly EVOLVE, that will continue to build on its success and establish it as the leading and must attend event in the events sector in Australia'.

Barlow says, 'This is an incredible and exciting opportunity to workon events for the events industry in an organisation that is transforming under the leadership of Robyn. It enables me to return to my passion of event management and professional development for our sector.'