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Mice Net : October 2008
2007 scholarshiP winners Ungerboeck Systems International is firmly committed to fostering the growth of young professionals in the events industry globally. one of the ways they provide for this is through the MEA’s Young Professional Scholarship Award. USI has provided this support to MeA for over seven years recognising MeA’s status as the pre-eminent association for the Australian events industry and the importance in supporting and nurturing the development of future events industry leaders. MEA ACT/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Daniel McAlpine, business development executive, National Convention Centre Canberra MEA NSW/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Alicia Hutchinson, business events assistant, Tourism Australia “Being the winner of the 2007 nSW MeA / USI Young Professional Scholarship has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the business events industry, further my networking and oration skills, and attend important industry events such as the MeA national Conference in Alice Springs. By attending the conference (which I would not ordinarily have had the opportunity to attend) and attending all of the conference master classes and functions was a great opportunity for me professionally as I continue with my career in the business events industry,” said Alicia. MEA NT/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 WInner Kiera Petrie, events coordinator, The Best Conference & Events Company MEA QLD/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Michelle Stewart, Gold Coast Tourism Corporation “The MEA Young Professional Scholarship gave me a perspective on the international meetings and events industry that I had not previously achieved. It provided me with an exciting insight into the detail, connections and scope of the industry; it was an experience that will benefit me throughout my career,” Michelle said. MEA SA/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Joshua Gronow, Technician, eliteaudiovisual “To be awarded the South Australian Young Professional Scholarship was a great privilege, as it has provided me with great opportunities. The opportunities include attending MeA’s national Conference in Alice Springs in May 2008, but not only attending but speaking as part of a debate. Also to head up a committee of other young professionals, to discuss issues and plan networking events for young professionals in the meetings and events industry in South Australia,” Joshua said. MEA VIC/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Lauren Broadfield-Glass, event coordinator, Event Planners Australia. “The experiences that were gained at the [MeA national] conference are not ones that are easily forgotten, and I know that our own stories and knowledge obtained throughout the week will continue to be talked about for a long time to come. I feel honoured to be the recipient of the Young Professional Scholarship and hope that the Alice Springs conference was one of many amazing experiences yet to come,” she said. MEA WA/UNGERBOECK SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2007 Annette Beattie, convention services executive, Hyatt Regency Perth “Becoming the 2007 young industry professional scholarship winner and subsequently the chair of WA YMEA branch has allowed me to develop my leadership skills and confidence through exposure to other like minded professionals in the events industry, to promote professionalism and career development amongst my colleagues,” she said. 134 mice.net