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Entries open for MEA’s Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship Program

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has launched the 2019 Ungerboeck Young Professionals Scholarship Program.

The Scholarship recognises young event professionals who excel in their role and are looking to build on their skills to advance their career in the events industry. They will join an elite alumni of event professionals who have gone on to build successful careers as senior managers and leaders in the events industry.

The Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship program is open to employees of MEA members 30 years of age or under with less than 3 years full time experience in the meetings & events industry.

Fred Lazzerini, Managing Director Asia-Pacific for Ungerboeck Software International said, “This is the 16th year that we have partnered with MEA on this valuable program as we understand the importance of nurturing and guiding young event professionals to achieve their career goals. Over the many years, we have seen many recipients of this program go on to achieve great things in the event industry which is a wonderful legacy for Ungerboeck”.

Scholarships are awarded to one winner in each state and territory who will have the opportunity to attend EVOLVE 2020 in the Hunter Valley to develop their skills and network with industry leaders.

“The scholarship program is an integral part of the career pathway and MEA appreciates Ungerboeck’s ongoing commitment to allow us to deliver the program. I encourage employers to support their team members to apply,” said MEA CEO Robyn Johnson.

The application process includes interviews with each applicant by a panel of independent industry event professionals in early February who will identify a recipient from each state and territory.

“Attending Evolve 2019 was an amazing experience and it was wonderful to share this with the other state winners. I particularly enjoyed learning about event trends, mindfulness techniques, new technology, stories of survival and how determination can be the key to success,” said Djenat Ploughman from Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

Rosie Pearce, another recipient of the scholarship program added, “Winning the Scholarship has not only increased my confidence in my role but also helped me enhance my network, knowledge and understanding of the events industry. Above all, my involvement with MEA has cemented my plan of working in the events industry for the foreseeable future”.

Applications are now open and will close on 31 January 2020. Register today.