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Motor Traders’ Association NSW and I.M.A. announce new enrolment campaign

B2B marketing consultancy I.M.A. has teamed up with the Motor Traders’ Association NSW for a new campaign designed to bolster “student enrolments to … [the latter’s] on-site training programs”. The announcement: The Motor Traders’ Association (MTA) NSW has launched its new integrated awareness campaign aimed at increasing student enrolments to its on-site training programs, via B2B marketing consultancy I.M.A. Under the new creative platform – ‘Learn an Auto Trade in the…

Blockchain Australia evolves to Digital Economy Council of Australia (DECA) to advocate for Australia’s growing digital economy

Blockchain Australia evolves to Digital Economy Council of Australia (DECA) to advocate for Australia’s growing digital economy • The digital activity share of the Australian economy is expected to increase to 10% by 2030 (from 6.1% in 2020-21)• Expands membership categories to fully represent the multifaceted aspects of the digital economy• Amy-Rose Goodey will lead DECA as Managing Director, as CEO Simon Callaghan returns to the industry• Aims to address top industry…

New CEO appointed by Australian Refugee Association

A Message from the Board of the Australian Refugee Association It is my pleasure to introduce our new CEO, Chris Chalubek, who will be joining the Australian Refugee Association on 29th July 2024. Chris brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a deep commitment to our mission. Chris has dedicated over 15 years to the not-for-profit sector in the field of mental health, and alcohol and other drug service delivery. His journey in the sector, as a Social Worker…

Partner News: PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport - transforms with Major Refurbishment

PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport is Melbourne's premier airport hotel, with its unrivalled location as the only hotel connected to Melbourne Airport via a sky bridge, it is the perfect place to host your next meeting or event. In May 2024, the hotel completed a major transformation, further elevating its reputation as a premier meeting and accommodation venue. Boasting an impressive 1000-square-metre dedicated meeting and events…

Partner News: Pure Public Relations Launches Pure Impact: Specialised PR Division for Cause-Related Organisations and Behaviour Change Campaigns

National PR agency Pure Public Relations has announced a new specialist division, Pure Impact, established to provide PR, content and communications services for cause-related organisations.  Pure Impact collaborates with cause-related not-for-profits, industry associations and companies to provide integrated strategic communications, insights and research and behaviour change campaigns.  The division is heavily focused on measurable…

Kings Birthday Honours List 2024

Associations Forum proudly acknowledges the exceptional service of its member associations, whose members have been honoured in the King’s Birthday 2024 Honours List. Members from Australian Medical Association Members from the Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW Psychologists recognised by the

Significant Workplace Relations Issues Report

Associations Forum would like to share a report with our members that has been produced by the Australian Industry Group for its members to update them on a range of major matters. This June 2024 edition of the Significant…

Associations Forum Releases 15th Annual Associations Salary Survey for 2024

Associations Forum has released its 15th Associations Salary Survey for 2024, a dedicated resource for professionals and board members in the associations sector. This comprehensive report offers insights into the latest remuneration trends enabling not-for-profits and membership-based associations to make informed decisions about employee pay and benefits.  Data was collected from 226 associations, and the survey targets 14 key positions…

AMA Ltd changes constitution to allow Tasmanian members to be a branch

Over 2,600 AMA Ltd members voted 95% in favour of changes to the AMA Ltd constitution at its Annual General Meeting held on 22 May 2024. Until the vote, members of the AMA across Australia needed to join both their state / territory body as well as the national AMA Ltd entity. AMA Tasmania members requested a change to the AMA Ltd constitution to allow their members…

Meetings Industry Association (UK) seeks new chief executive as Kerrin MacPhie embarks on new venture

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) in the United Kingdom is seeking an exceptional and inspirational new chief executive, following Kerrin MacPhie's decision to pursue a new venture. Since her appointment in 2021, Kerrin has significantly elevated and transformed the trade association as well as its work advocating best practice and championing the business meetings and event sector. Under her leadership, Kerrin has restructured…

AFPA welcomes newly appointed CEO Andrew White

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is pleased to welcome new Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO, Andrew White to the role ahead of his commencement in late August 2024, AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Diana Hallam said today. “On behalf of AFPA and the broader industry I welcome Andrew’s appointment as VFPA CEO and look forward to his advocacy for Victoria’s forest products sector as it seeks to meet numerous…

USA Authors Group Declares Bankruptcy

A leading writers’ organization has filed for bankruptcy following plummeting membership and struggles to bounce back from a high-profile organizational crisis. On May 29, the Romance Writers of America filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy…

Australia’s leading restaurateurs say ‘Enough is Enough’ and call for change

Australia’s leading business owners in the Restaurant and Cafe segment of the Accommodation & Food Service Industry are calling for active change to ensure the future growth of the $64 billion industry. Industry leaders have come together to form the Australian Restaurant and Cafe Association Ltd (ARCA). Led by hospitality and restaurant industry advocate Wes Lambert, Neil Perry AM as Chair and representatives from some of Australia’s…

Laurie Leigh assumes CEO Role at Bridge Housing

After an extensive executive search, Bridge Housing is pleased to announce Laurie Leigh's appointment as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 5 August 2024. Bridge Housing's Executive Chair Stephen Bull welcomes the new CEO:

ASSOCIATIONS Magazine Releases 65th Edition

Celebrating its 20th year of publication, ASSOCIATIONS continues to educate and inspire associations and not-for-profit organisations across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. This bi-annual publication showcases news and updates across the industry, practical advice on association management and insightful articles from association leaders.  In this special edition, Associations Forum pays tribute to Senthil Gopinath,…

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