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Upcoming Events

VIC Association Meeting & Networking Drinks

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, VIC 3006 Topic: Small business as a community Presenter: Matthew Monaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Franchise Council of Australia

Join us for our exclusive VIC Association Meeting & Networking Drinks in partnership with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Membership Recruitment, Retention and Engagement Workshop (Online)

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum and Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

This workshop will examine why members are so important to the vitality of an association and strategies on how to recruit, retain, serve and keep members satisfied with your association. Register for this workshop to ensure your association is making the most of opportunities regarding membership.

Reserve Bank of Australia: Economic Conditions and the Outlook (Webinar)

Date: Thursday, 8 February 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Presenter: James Holloway, Deputy Head, Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia

Join us for a presentation by James Holloway on the global and domestic economies based on the RBA’s latest statement on 'Monetary Policy'.

VIC Association Lunch: Attracting Members and the Government dollar through Targeted Media

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Venue: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000 Presenter: Tony Nicholls, CEO & Founder, Good Talent Media

There is nothing that catches the Government's attention like an Association highlighting their shortfalls in the media. Time and time again, it takes a little bit of media 'rattling of the cage' to get that meeting secured with your local minister to help solve the problems and secure the dollars your sector needs.

How to gain Board support for your next IT investment (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Presenter: Tammy Ven Dange, Strategic Advisor, Roundbox Consulting

Associations’ staff are very aware of the deficiencies in their current IT infrastructure. Maybe it’s a system that no longer meets the organisation’s needs like a CRM or LMS. Or perhaps they may have concerns about business continuity and cybersecurity risks.

Association Membership Summit 2024

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre, Ionic Room, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Members are at the core of associations. A healthy membership leads to a vital organisation, yet even strong associations need to keep up-to-date on how to recruit, retain and engage members. The Association Membership Summit will explore how to boost member satisfaction and create a member-centric strategy for your association.

Events Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: Finola Carey, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

The Events SIG is an opportunity for Associations Forum members to share ideas, strategies and challenges with their peers in the association sector. It takes a great deal of time and effort to manage an event and involves communication with multiple stakeholders.

Company Secretary Workshop - How to take effective minutes (Online)

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

This workshop will provide practical tips on taking and writing minutes for Board meetings and general meetings; and the role of the company secretary in regards to taking minutes.

Company Secretary Workshop - How to run General Meetings (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

With AGM season upon us, attend this workshop to gain practical tips about how to run an effective Annual General Meetings for both in person, online and hybrid settings.

Associations Forum National Conference 2024

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024 - Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Associations Forum National Conference is Australia's premier event for associations, charities and the not-for profit sector, with CEOs, senior executives, Board members, and experts leading interactive discussions, sharing knowledge and experiences on a range of key issues and practical matters such as:

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