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Associations Forum National Conference 6-7 September- Grants available

We are pleased to announce that the 16th Associations Forum National Conference will be held 6-7 September 2021 at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, Melbourne.

Associations Forum National Conference is Australia's premier event for the associations sector, bringing together association CEOs, Chairs, Presidents, volunteers, staff and suppliers to share knowledge, experiences and case studies on a wide range of practical and relevant association matters. 

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is a new state-of-the-art conference and events centre whose unique architectural design allows it to transform for an array of events. CENTREPIECE is flanked by the iconic Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, spans three levels of exceptional spaces and has sweeping views of the Melbourne city skyline.

To register for Associations Forum National Conference 2021 click here.

Delegates may apply for financial support through the Austrade Business Events Grants scheme 

In further positive news, Associations Forum National Conference 2021 has been confirmed as an "approved business event" under the Austrade Grant Scheme. The Business Events program may provide delegates with financial support to attend and participate at exhibitions, conferences and conventions.

Organisations wishing to send delegates to Associations Forum National Conference 2021 may apply for funding to cover up to 50% of eligible costs associated with attending the event for up to 4 delegates. Please note the number of delegates covered by the grant is currently being increased by Austrade, for further information contact Austrade/Business Events.

How to apply for the grant

Organisations sending delegates need to apply for the grant by following the online application process being run by the Federal Government. Please note that this is an Austrade grant and Austrade is the sole decision-maker regarding grant applications.

Grant applications close on 30 June 2021 or earlier if funding is exhausted. Associations Forum encourages applications to be submitted ASAP.

Click below for more information on:

The Business Events Grants Program

How to take advantage of the Business Events Grants opportunity including Eligibility CriteriaApplication Process and Key Documents.

Questions about the conference, Business Events Grants or CENTREPIECE

For questions in relation to attending Associations Forum National Conference 2021, please email or call 02 9904 8200.

For any questions in relation to the grant application process, eligibility, rules and regulations, please refer to the Austrade website links above/or directly contact Austrade/Business Events.

Information about CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is available here.

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