Nicole Walker has been named CEO of Arinex. Nicole started with Arinex in 2014 as a Project Manager in the Conferencing Business Unit and has held several positions including the past 4 years within the Management Team.
The announcement was made by Roslyn McLeod OAM, Arinex Founder and Chair, on Friday April 4, 2020.
“It has been 40 years since the Company had such a young CEO who was also enthusiastic and wanted to create a journey of terrific successes. However, looking ahead, I believe Arinex is now blessed with a far greater talent showing the same determination to succeed. I look forward to observing Nicole build an even more outstanding group of colleagues, resources and innovative outcomes both within Australia and globally.”
The COVID-19 crisis is certainly an exceptional time for the events sector. Nicole will use this crisis as an opportunity to excel through determination, creative thinking, drawing on client, suppliers and staff member support and reciprocating with a positive attitude, sharing the expertise that has been developed over the past 50 years.
Nicole said, “I am delighted and humbled to receive this appointment and whilst commencing the role during an unprecedented time for the industry, in fact the entire world, I am determined to demonstrate our vision to ‘harness the experience of our past, designing event solutions that accelerate into the future’. The Arinex team have identified new opportunities to set Arinex up for success in the ‘new normal’.”
Earlier this month Arinex held an online webinar for clients and provided solutions to current issues with events. A panel of four experts from industries including infectious disease research, finance and insurance, and event operations, allowed Arinex clients to gain a comprehensive understanding of COVID-19 and the broad impact of this crisis globally. Arinex demonstrated the use of streaming technology, and whilst this is new technology to many, Arinex has been incorporating online technology into events for many years, with their first live streamed event occurring in 2003 during the International Viral Hepatitis Symposium.
Our current marketing campaign; “Don’t hibernate through COVID-19. Lead the way by going online,” is about finding the right solutions and offering tailored packages for events and conferences. Nicole notes, “Our end to end technology solutions are ground breaking and our team are available to support both the industry and our clients to ensure we remain focused on the future and how incredible it will be to meet again and share the experiences and learnings from this disruptive time.”