About Evolve

Evolve is the largest annual national three-day conference for the business events industry where delegates engage, learn and network with peers across the community. With an expected audience of over 700 Australian event professionals, Evolve 2020 will feature high quality international and local speakers in plenary and track sessions.  Evolve will also host the MEA National Awards dinner and a dedicated networking space that will be home to exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest in events.

As a member association focused on professional development, we are passionate about delivering current and beneficial content to the events sector.  We have engaged industry ‘track champions’ who will provide experience and vision on subject matter and speaker selection.

Evolve 2019 was held in Brisbane and delegates surveyed gave the event an approval rating of 94%. We will continue to build on this positive result for Evolve 2020 and, as the conference name suggests, develop, grow and thrive.

Why You Should Attend

Evolve 2020 is the must attend event for professionals in the business events industry. Evolve is designed to deliver the skills and connections for individuals and organisations to engage and grow. Over three days you will:

  • Develop and build your toolkit to support and empower your career development
  • Engage face to face with industry leaders and strengthen your professional contacts
  • Learn from high quality inspirational speakers and influencers
  • Increase your knowledge on industry trends and discover how they are driving the future 
  • Create new business opportunities through connecting with like-minded experts
  • Be part of a growing and dynamic community that values the importance of events

What Our Delegates Said About Evolve 2019

‘Fantastic conference – highly engaging content which is definitely the key.’

‘EVOLVE 2019 was an absolutely fantastic experience! More of the fantastic plenary sessions please, and keep the personal development and wellness track.’

‘I loved this conference and took away many valuable lessons – great job for organising this!’

‘The overall program was very well built. The content was interesting, and I learnt a lot.’

‘Thank you for such a great event – this was my first MEA conference and I left so inspired and with the biggest smile on my face!’

‘I really enjoyed this year’s conference, I thought it was going to be hard to improve on Adelaide which was my first but you did.’