It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr Rob Harris has become APIEMs 1st professional member in Australia. Rob is a distinguished events academic, researcher, writer, consultant and trainer. He was a founder of the Australia Centre for Events Management at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently Chief Executive of Event Training Australia. In recognition of his extensive career and international expertise in events management Rob has been awarded with APIEMs highest level of membership – an APIEM Professional Fellowship. Welcome to APIEM Rob – we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.