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ABEA opens applications for emerging leaders program

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ABEA opens applications for emerging leaders program
New industry body, the Australian Business Events Association (ABEA), is calling for future leaders to join its Leading Well initiative – but you have to be quick.

Applications for the Leading Well for Emerging Leaders program are only open for one week – closing next Tuesday, October 17 at 5pm. There are 30 places available.

The initiative is a carry-over from a joint program run by ABEA founding associations, the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) and the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) which collaborated on the program in 2022.

Australia’s national tourism marketing agency, Tourism Australia, will continue to back the program in 2023, after also supporting it in 2022.

“Business Events Australia is proud to partner with ABEA and offer 22 emerging leaders the chance to build their leadership skills through the 2023 Scholarship Program,” said Robin Mack, Tourism Australia’s executive general manager of commercial and head of Business Events Australia, the agency’s specialist business events unit.

“It’s so important to support the ongoing development of our industry, to ensure Australia remains at the forefront in delivering high calibre business events and continues to be competitive as a business events destination internationally.”

Momentus Technologies – the new name for Ungerboeck, also a long-time supporter of leadership programs in Australia’s business events industry – is also sponsoring the program.

Successful applicants will participate in two full-day group sessions and receive one-to-one coaching, facilitated by Leading Well executive coach, Dan Londero, a long-time member of the local business events industry.

Participants will engage with a young school of thought in leadership, systemic leadership, which prioritises the wellbeing of the whole organisation.

“The 2023 Leading Well Program is made possible through the generous support of Business Events Australia and Momentus Technologies, who have provided scholarships to ensure the program’s affordability and accessibility, supporting the growth of the industry and the individuals poised to drive it forward,” said ABEA’s CEO Melissa Brown.

Those wishing to apply for the program should email the association.

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