Meetings & Events Australia & Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship

The Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship is for young professionals working in the events industry in all states and territories of Australia. The Scholarship provides an opportunity for the successful applicants to attend Evolve 2020, the annual national events industry conference attended by 700 event professionals. Their attendance over three days enables each scholarship recipient to develop their skills, learn about industry trends and best practice, and connect with industry leaders, event professionals and suppliers.

There are eight scholarships available, representing one for each state and territory across Australia. Each successful recipient will receive:

  • One full delegate ticket to Evolve 2020 to be held in the Hunter Valley from 3-5 May 2020 which includes all meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Air travel from their closest capital city and/or transport to the Hunter Valley
  • Shared apartment accommodation (3 nights) at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley (Evolve 2020 host venue)

The successful recipients will be announced at their corresponding State and Territory Awards Night between 24 March – 2 April and will be introduced during the Evolve 2020’s opening ceremony on Sunday 3 May and will be welcomed to stage for a two-minute introduction. Please note you will be briefed onsite.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be 30 years of age or under at date of close of applications 7th February 2020 (nominee will need to provide copy of passport or drivers licence to verify date of birth)
  • Have less than three years full-time experience in the meetings and events industry
  • Hold a position in the company that would not necessarily entitle them to attend Evolve 2020
  • Have demonstrated commitment to their job and have a keen interest in the events industry
  • Be employed by an MEA member
  • Be available for an interview in early February 2020
  • Must have or take out relevant travel insurance to attend Evolve 2020

Entries close Friday, 7th February 2020 and applicants must include:

  • A letter of support from your employer
  • Two professional (if possible) headshot photos (high res jpeg)

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