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Page 62 • MICEBTN - M AY 2015 My first real job: My first real job was working as penciller for a bookie at a country racecourse. This was a great introduction to working in a busy environment and number crunching - both of which I still love today. I’m very good at: Multi-tasking. Working full time in the MICE industry as well as being mum to a child with special needs means I’m constantly jug- gling tasks with contingency plans ‘b’, ‘c’ and ‘d’ at the ready. My toughest assignment: Managing a high-profile corporate partners’ confer- ence where I was on call 24/7 pre, post and during the event. I enjoy: Canberra wine, yoga, watching box sets, discovering new restaurants... oh and did I say Canberra wine? I am not so keen on: Swimming in the ocean (I’m never quite sure about all the creatures lurking underneath). Best advice I was given: Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. I really need to: Take more time for myself – easier said than done! My proudest achievement: Watching my son Ethan who has autism give his year 6 farewell speech. Greatest inspiration: My mum who Giselle Radulovic Director of Marketing and Communications, Canberra Convention Bureau Take 5 with worked full-time and still managed to raise 11 amazing children. Advice to anyone starting a career: Never stop learning and being prepared to change direction at any time. This will open up new opportunities. My dream vacation: One week shop- ping in New York followed by a week at the Bali Goddess Retreat in Seminyak. Favourite value trade show: Any trade show within an association conference presents the opportunity for networking, selling and learning all rolled into one. Favourite venue: The Australian War Memorial is the most wonderful place and all Australians should visit it every couple of years. This year with the cen- tenary of ANZAC, the Memorial is even more relevant to all of us. Favourite airline: That’s tricky - a toss up between Qantas and Virgin of course! Favourite hotel/resort: W Hotel in Bali – it has have the best Sunday brunch. EEAA names Executive Committee candidates The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has named candi- dates for the Executive Committee in the lead-up to the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 May 2015. Joyce Dimascio, chief executive EEAA said nominations were called for seven of the 13 executive committee positions including a new position for an association representative. Nominations also were called for representatives for Organisers, Associ- ation Organisers, Venues and Suppliers. DiMascio said there were only three nominations for the organiser cate- gory to fill the three positions - Spiro Anemogiannis, Informa Australia; Matt Pearce, Diversified Communications Australia; and Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions Australia - and as such, the nominees would be declared elected at the AGM. She said all other Executive Commit- tee positions will go to a ballot. “The two nominations for the asso- ciation organiser position are Richard Hogan, Australian Gift and Homewares Association and Troy Williams, Australi- an Dental Industry Association. “The two nominations for the venue position are Anna Cesarano, Doltone House and Bob O’Keeffe, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. “The three nominations for the two supplier positions are Paul Elliott, Harry the Hirer; Jo-Anne Kelleway, Info Sa- lons Group and Fred Lazzerini, Unger- boeck Software International.” The EEAA AGM will be held at Syd- ney Showground in the venue’s newly renovated Sydney Royal Stables. EEAA will be hosting other events for members around the AGM includ- ing a Business Environment forum follow-up, a networking event and a Young Stars and Leaders Table.