Monday, 11 March 2024 02:41

ABEA appoint Samantha Glass to its board

Samantha Glass, ICC Sydney Samantha Glass, ICC Sydney

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has announced the board appointment of Samantha Glass, Director of Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, ICC Sydney.


Glass takes over the convention centre board position Janet Hamilton, General Manager, Cairns Convention Centre, who has stepped down to concentrate on fostering opportunities for her extended and refurbished centre.


ABEA gratefully acknowledges Hamilton’s invaluable contributions in establishing the association and supporting its mission. She has been a key part of the inaugural Board of Directors. 


Peter King, Chair of the Board, ABEA says Glass will be a great asset to the organisation in meeting the evolving industry demands in the realm of sustainability and social responsibility.


"As we continue to build a robust and dynamic Board, we welcome Samantha’s wealth of experience and leadership acumen. We are excited to be able to draw on her passion for sustainable development and brand leadership,” said Peter King. 


Samantha Glass is known for her role as founding member of ICC Sydney's leadership team and as an ASM Global ambassador, spearheading pioneering initiatives in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, including ICC Sydney's renowned Legacy Program and Corporate Social Responsibility Plan. 


In adherence to the ABEA Constitution, the appointment maintains the presence of a convention centre leader and advocate, ensuring continuity in expertise, whilst simultaneously maintaining the 50/50 gender balance.  


“We are actively considering appointments to cover areas such as emerging leaders, suppliers, and small business representation,” said Peter King. 


As ABEA continues its trajectory of growth and innovation, Samantha Glass's appointment signals another step towards advancing the association's strategic sustainability objectives and fostering industry-wide collaboration.