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News from September 2020

$50m government injection for business events

The Australian Government announced on 11 September that $50 million would be allocated to the Business Events Grants Program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.  This has been…

Holstein Australia announces new CEO

Holstein Australia has announced that Rohan Butler has been appointed as the Association’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from the new financial year. Rohan, currently Holstein Australia’s Genetic Improvement and Research Manager, succeeds current CEO, Graeme Gillan.  “I am honoured to have been appointed as Holstein Australia’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that leads in the delivery of high quality herd improvement services and innovative solutions…

The Surveyor named as best business magazine in international awards

The Association of Consulting Surveyors has been awarded international recognition for its magazine, The Surveyor.  The Surveyor has won top honours in the Best Single Issue category in the 2020 Tabbie Awards—a prestigious worldwide competition for publishers of business, trade and custom magazines.“The entire magazine is clean and easy to read. The style and tone fit the industry and are cohesive throughout. There is no wasted space, yet the issue is not…

RANZCR CEO departs

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has announced the departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Ms Natalia Vukolova, after more than seven years in the role. Ms Vukolova has resigned to start a family, effective from 25 September 2020.  Mr Mark Nevin, previously RANZCR's Head of Policy and Advocacy, will serve as interim CEO for 12 months while the Board chooses a permanent replacement. 

Partner News: The Association’s Guide to Offsetting Revenue Loss in 2020

“Non-dues” revenue is revenue from any source other than membership fees. Non-dues revenue can help associations smooth out disruptions in the economic cycle, allowing them to maintain budget and continue to provide members with the levels of service they expect. But, how do you bring in more non-dues revenue – especially when economic times are so tough? Non-dues revenue has long been an important ingredient in any association’s financial health, so we’ve put together a…

Partner News: CIMGlobal - waves of change

"It is only among the waves of change that we will find our true direction.” Sujoy Dey, Managing Director, Australasia - CIMGlobal Stepping into a new role in the middle of a global pandemic that has crippled…

Partner News: Welcome to our new Partner, EnergyAustralia

Associations Forum is proud to welcome EnergyAustralia as our exclusive energy partner, who can give our members the benefit of competitive energy offers and opportunities to better manage their energy use. EnergyAustralia help businesses explore innovative ways to become more energy efficient so that they can spend more time doing what they do best - running a business.   EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest energy retailers and generators, with more than 1.7 million…

Feature: Event contracts - What you need to be doing now

Matt Crouch, Matt Crouch Legal                  Associations rely on their conferences and other events to raise much needed revenue.  This awful pandemic has led to many event cancellations and postponements.  Others have evolved into "virtual" events or "hybrids", being part virtual and part face-to-face. This has brought event contracts into sharp focus.  Insurance may help, but it's your contracts that are in the front line.    Venue…

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