Young MEA

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Young MEA (YMEA) is an initiative for young industry professionals (30 years and under) to aid the development of the next generation of industry professionals and leaders forming the basis of a succession plan for the industry. The YMEA program includes exclusive networking and professional development events, mentoring and scholarship programs.

MEA also offers a Student Membership package for full or part-time students not currently working in the meetings & events industry, providing access to online resources, MEA communications and exposure to the industry.

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YMEA Events

YMEA events and workshops are designed specifically for the future leaders of the industry to network together and hear from experienced industry professionals as well as motivational and specialist speakers.

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Mentoring Programs

The MEA Mentoring Programs have in operation for more than 6 years with the goal of having programs right around the country. The programs are specifically industry-based pairing employees of members developing their careers with experienced mentors from different organisations, providing an enhanced learning environment with guidance and different perspectives to the challenges facing those building a career within the industry.

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Young Professional Scholarships

The Young Professional Scholarship program is open to employees of members 30 years of age or under with less than 3 years full time experience in the meetings & events industry. 8 State and Territory winners will have the opportunity of an expenses paid attendance at the MEA Annual National Conference thus gaining exposure, knowledge and experience they would otherwise not have the opportunity to acquire.

Applications open towards the end of January each year with one winner from each state and territory receiving a complimentary registration to the MEA Annual National Conference including airfares and accommodation.

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Student Memberships

The MEA Student Membership is designed for full or part-time students studying, but not yet working in the meetings & events industry to be part of the industry association. This benefits the student by increasing exposure to the industry and the expansion of industry knowledge through access to the resources contained within the Members Area of the MEA website, receiving MEA communications and access to discounted member pricing for industry networking and professional development sessions.

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