IAB Australia launches Careers Fair at Advertising Week APAC

Gai Le Roy, Chief Executive Officer at IAB Australia
Gai Le Roy, Chief Executive Officer at IAB Australia

With job vacancy rates for the digital advertising and ad tech industry at almost 10% at the end of 2021 and showing no sign of decreasing, Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia (IAB) and Advertising Week APAC announced the launch of the industry’s inaugural Careers Fair.

Who are the stakeholders of the Careers Fair?

Designed by Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group, the Fair will showcase the best of the digital industry to the next generation of talent. It will take place during Advertising Week at Luna Park in Sydney from 2nd to 3rd of August 2022.

Students and graduates from universities, as well as their relevant course professors and lecturers will be provided with free passes to attend Advertising Week and the Careers Fair, allowing them to learn, experience and enjoy the industry as well as talk to people from a range of media organisations about career opportunities that are available.

What is the purpose of the Careers Fair?

Advertising Week APAC partners and IAB members across adtech, media owners, agencies and brands will be able to take a stand in the Career Fair arena at Luna Park.

Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia commented, “Attracting a broad range of top talent has never been more important for the local advertising market and being able to invite students to attend Advertising Week APAC and the Careers Fair is a brilliant step towards showcasing the fantastic opportunities available in our industry to a wide range of tertiary students.”

“Everything starts with a conversation, so we’re delighted to be working with the Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia to create something that helps both the industry, and students at the beginning of their careers,” said Clive Prosser, Director of Advertising Week APAC.

“The last two years have made these vital connections almost impossible, and with many of the partners also being IAB members it made perfect sense to join forces for this Fair.”

IAB Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group is tasked on developing industry talent with programs like a mentorship program, education, events and promotion of job openings.

The Talent and Careers Working Group is focused on developing people related initiatives like working with tertiary institutes to encourage a broader range of people into the growing digital advertising sector, developing a range of industry training programs; and introducing support programs for rising talent in the industry who are experiencing rapid promotion.