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2017 CEO & Chair Symposium to be held in Brisbane

We are pleased to annouce that our 12th annual Associations Forum CEO & Chair Symposium will be held on 2 - 3 February 2017 in Brisbane at the Stamford Plaza. Our two-day symposium has been designed specifically for, and is restricted to CEOs, Executive Officers and Presidents of professional and industry associations, charities,…

AFNC 2016 LIGHTS UP THE ASSOCIATIONS SECTOR IN MELBOURNE

Wrapping up with a topical Closing Plenary Political Panel, held just three days after the Federal Election, the Associations Forum National Conference was once again a resounding success and a highlight of the 2016 associations and charities calendar. Over 400 representatives from associations, charities, and business providers to the sector attended the 11th annual Associations Forum National…

BCEC Voted #1 in the World

It is official - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has been named as the World’s Best Convention Centre!The announcement was made at the Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) in Nantes, France.Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated BCEC and operators AEG Ogden…

Pearson VUE Professional Bodies and Certification Survey 2015 now available

Delegates at the recent 2016 Associations Forum National Conference were privileged to attend a 90 minute session entitled Certification and Self-Regulation: Issues and Solutions, which was held with the support of Pearson VUE. A panel that comprised Rob Thomason, Executive General Manager, Education at CPA Australia, Dr Deen Sanders, CEO of Professional Standards Authority, Adrian Evans, Vice President,…

New CEO for Sport NSW

Sport NSW are pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Simpson as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) commencing Monday 30 May 2016. Current CEO of Sport NSW, Cheryl Battaerd steps down from her role today, after two and half years in the position. Over that time there has been significant growth in funding and corporate investment into the organisation and strengthened collaboration and relations…

New Zealand’s regions inspire Associations Forum delegates

A team of 14 business partners from around New Zealand met with 350 delegates at this week’s Associations Forum National Conference in Melbourne.Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager Sharon Auld said visitors to the 100% Pure New Zealand stand were inspired by the wide range of destination options across the North and South Islands.“We were able…

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