GTA CEO elected to EEAA Board
The CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association, Ross Ferrar, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) at its Annual General Meeting on 7 June 2017.
GTA Chairman, Adrian Halpenny, noted that this appointment recognises GTA’s Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE). “Since 1990, the AGE has provided an annual cornerstone of the region’s hospitality and gaming industry. We have strived to continually elevate the event and this appointment is a testament to our teams’ performances over the years” he said.
EEAA is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs.
The work of the Association and Members is a testament to the Power of Exhibitions as a driver of the economy and in particular economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. A not-for-profit organisation, EEAA works to ensure industry growth by encouraging high industry standards, promoting the professionalism of EEAA Members and highlighting the unique business opportunities which exist through exhibitions.