By Brad Foster

MEA reports it had 496 delegates at this year’s conference. That figure could have been even better if those who flew into Adelaide just to attend the MEA Awards Dinner on the final night had also been able to spend time at the conference.

So why didn’t this happen? We’re all busy bees in this industry and getting out of the office for a couple of days is challenging. But why, if people value the awards that MEA offers, do they apparently not value the conference enough to attend?

Is this a MEA issue around doing more to convince members to support the conference and the awards ceremony? Or should those who enter the awards be showing greater support by attending both?

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