Member Organisations

BECA membership is representative of almost all aspects of the business events industry. The membership is by invitation and any parties wishing to become a member should contact an existing member to be nominated for a membership.


The member organisations are represented by nominated representatives.




BECA Board of Directors 

  • Chair: Dr Leo Jago OAM 
  • Deputy Chair: Matt Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Talk2 Media & Events (EEAA)
  • Treasurer: Barry Neame, Managing Director, Conference Management and Secretariat Services (PCOA)
  • Michael Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Convention Bureau (AACB)
  • Nigel Keen, General Manager, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (ACCG)
  • Janet Hamilton, General Manager, Cairns Convention Centre (ACCG)
  • Michael Firman, General Manager Exhibitions Melbourne, Harry the Hirer (MEA) 

BECA Councillors:

  • Julia Swanson, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau (AACB)
  • Peter King, Chief Executive, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (ACCG)
  • Nicole Walker, Managing Director, Arinex Pty Ltd (EEAA) 
  • Peter McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Meetings and Events Australia (MEA)
  • Mike Pickford, Managing Director, ASN Conferences Pty Ltd (PCOA)

BECA Company Secretary:

  • Andrew Hiebl, Chief Executive Officer, Association Australian of Convention Bureaux (AACB)