The Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association has called for tenders from exhibition organisers to stage its ODMA2017 exhibition in July next year, which is scheduled to take place at the by-then-newly-rebuilt International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney.
It’s now three months since ODMA held its annual general meeting on 11 November, but there remain a number of matters that members may well consider warrant explanation to them by the outgoing duumvirate consisting of the chief executive officer and the then chairman and now the new duumvirate consisting of the CEO and the new chairman who was elected unopposed at the AGM.
Matters that have yet to be explained to ODMA members include the CEO’s three months leave of absence; the demands in order for a return to work, which were rejected; the reasons for the resignations of three long-serving directors of the organisation last year, followed by another director’s resignation a short time after being elected to the position at the AGM.
Furthermore, there has been no explanation of why it was decided to spend 73 per cent of the organisation’s net worth on a product-reference book, The Eyetalk Reference Guide, without consulting the membership at large, raising the question of what is the ‘undertaking’ of ODMA to its members and whether the purchase of the goodwill of Eyetalk is within the organisation’s undertaking (in its memorandum and articles of association) or outside of it. If it is the latter, then issues of corporate governance could arise. ...read more