News from May 2022
In-Person events are coming back in force, managing venues speakers and sponsors on a budget while keeping your delegates engaged and wanting more is at the heart of any successful event. So how do you manage all of this effectively in a post covid world.
The simple answer is to choose a supplier that understands what’s involved in managing all the intricacies in supporting your delegate journey. From the first communication where you are building up the anticipation of your event through…
The new Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) Board has appointed an interim CEO to manage operations and finalise services in the lead-up to its July 1 start date.
ACCPA Board Chair Dr Graeme Blackman AO FTSE FAICD said effective from June 1, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) CEO Paul Sadler will step into the role of ACCPA Interim CEO.
Leading Age Services Australia…
Spiritual Health Association (SHA) is excited to announce the successful launch of their latest report: The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia: a national study on spirituality, wellbeing and spiritual care in hospitals. The report was formally launched by Dr Amanda Walker, Clinical Director at the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care, at an online event held on Wednesday 18th May 2022.
The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is delighted to announce the election of renowned road safety researcher Professor Ann Williamson as President of ACRS, replacing Mr Martin Small who has stepped down from the role after a three-year-term. Professor Williamson is Emeritus Professor at UNSW Sydney and was Director of the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre for nearly a decade until retiring at the end of 2018. Awarded the ACRS Fellowship in 2016…
Restaurant & Catering Industry Association Australia (R&CA) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Belinda Clarke.
Belinda has won the hearts and minds of Australia’s 55,000 restaurants and cafes in her former role as the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, during the toughest period the country’s hospitality industry has ever had to endure.
She joined the association following senior executive appointments with leading international restaurant,…
After six years leading Australia’s largest aged care sector peak body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), CEO Sean Rooney has decided to step down and will not participate in the process to recruit a CEO for the new aged care peak body, Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA).
Sean informed the LASA Board of his decision earlier this month. LASA Chair and new ACCPA Chair Dr Graeme Blackman AO thanked…
Brett Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and joined Queensland’s peak tourism industry body in April 2022.
The QTIC is a not-for-profit, private sector, membership-based organisation representing the interests of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry.
They work in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level, to strengthen the voice of tourism in all relevant policy forums. …
The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has announced today that CEO Mike Felton has informed the Board of his decision that, due to the finalisation of the extremely successful regulatory reform agenda, the conclusion of an extended period of external scrutiny, and the attendant strength of the mortgage broking industry, the time is right for him to retire from the MFAA.
Mr Felton’s tenure leading the MFAA was focused heavily on industry advocacy, bookended by the ASIC…
Marcelle Mogg has been appointed as the new CEO of Mental Health Victoria. She will commence in the role on 4 July 2022.
"This appointment heralds a new era for MHV with a new strategy and a new CEO," said Damian Ferrie, Chair of the Mental Health Victoria Board.
"The Board is looking forward to working with Marcelle to grow and diversify Mental Health Victoria’s influence and value for consumers of the Victorian…
The Board of the New Zealand Medical Association met recently and unanimously agreed to recommend that members vote to liquidate the Association at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, said Board Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey.
“The financial position of the Association is unsustainable. Two-decades of stagnant membership and the accumulation of deficits has reached the point where we must dissolve, or we will soon become…
The peak industry body representing Australia’s economically important accommodation sector will be known as Accommodation Australia.
Leanne Harwood will be the President of the amalgamated organisation’s Executive Committee with Sean Hunt, Vice President, and Bruce Copland Treasurer.
Martin Ferguson AM will continue to play a critical role as Special Counsel on the amalgamation which is on schedule for completion in late 2022 subject to the member vote.
The merger process…
It’s time for tourism to recover, rebuild and regrow. Australia’s export tourism industry is calling on political parties to make big commitments in supporting its recovery in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election, outlining measures which will help tourism businesses to get back into the global market.
The covid pandemic decimated the $45 billion export tourism industry, with many businesses having little or no revenue for the past two years. With the reopening of international…
After two long years of uncertainty, working from home and many hours of virtual events, the team at Think Business Events have a triumphant return to in-person conferences with the Australasian College of Dermatologists 54th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Taking place in Adelaide, dermatologists and those in the skin, hair and nail health profession converged on the Adelaide Convention Centre for four days of in-person presentations, workshops, training sessions, and networking…