Special guests Matt Hingerty, CEO and Managing Director, Barton Deakin; Justin Di Lollo, Director, Hawker Britton and Business Director, WPP AUNZ; Jenny Lambert, Director Employment – Education and Training Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and John Bartolotta, Managing Director, Royale Limousines and NSW Chairman of the Hire Car Association spoke of the current political and policy landscape in the session moderated by EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio.
Ms DiMascio said the annual Gold and Platinum Partner event is one of the Association’s most important events for business leaders in the Business Events sector.
“So much of the business environment in which our sector works is directly impacted by the mood of the nation and this is directly influenced by what’s going on in Australian politics.” Ms DiMascio said.
“At the briefing we heard about the current mood in Canberra and the state-of-play after 12 months under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
“Since the recent Federal election, which the Coalition won by the slimmest majority, we have seen major shifts in the tactics around policy reforms – this needs to be watched closely and our Political Insiders lunch provided our industry with insightful analysis on how to interpret what they hear about in the news.” She said.
The EEAA advocates strongly for the Business Events sector so it is important to keep business leaders updated on the current political and business landscape and any national or state policy changes that are being discussed which may impact the way we do business.
EEAA’s recently elected President, Spiro Anemogiannis, said the EEAA Gold and Platinum Partner event honours the Association’s biggest contributors to the exhibition and event industry.
“We are pleased to continue to offer our Members access to such expert insights by leading commentators.” He said.
The Association was also pleased to welcome important stakeholders like Councillor Christine Forster, who was recently re-elected to the City of Sydney Council.
The EEAA Gold and Platinum Partner’s annual political briefing was held on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 at Dockside venue, L’Aqua. Dockside Group, Impact AV Australia, ExpoNet and Oneill photographics all played key roles in the success of the event.