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Partner News: The No. 1 Way to Digitally Transform Your Association

What’s your New Year’s resolution? If improving your team communication, membership data management and association workflow is one of your goals this year, take advantage of our free strategy session to discover how to digitally evolve your association using Kintone! Your team is crushing it. But is your project management tool? Learn how the right tool can help your team build…

Partner News: Bring a little Top End Magic to your next virtual meeting as we work together to meet again

The Darwin Convention Centre has collaborated with award-winning Darwin aerial photographer and artist Paul Arnold to offer a series of complimentary virtual backgrounds created from the limited ‘Elevated Collection’. The collection captures the Top End’s striking landscapes, with the unique perspectives inspiring a recent collaboration with internationally acclaimed fashion designer Camilla Franks. As a special member opportunity…

Partner News: Technology leaders join Clade Product Advisory Board

Clade is thrilled to announce the launch of its first Product Advisory Board, formed to help accelerate the success of its CAMS membership management platform. On the Board are distinguished industry leaders, Fabio Bastian, former CIO for Chartered Accountants ANZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Craig Horton, CIO of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. As founding Advisory Board members, Fabio and…

Director Identification Numbers to be introduced in 2021

The Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique identifier for current directors, or people who want to become directors, of a company or a registered body. The DIN is expected to commence in 2021 and will apply to some associations. Will the DIN apply to your association?The DIN will apply to associations that are companies limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001. It will not apply to associations incorporated under the State and Territory Associations…

Freshcare appoints new CEO

The Board of Freshcare is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced executive Jane Siebum to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Freshcare Chairperson Allan Dall said: “As the custodian of Australia’s most widely used standards across the horticulture and viticulture sectors, we have an obligation to position Freshcare for a sustainable future. This means ensuring as an organisation that we have the right corporate structure and the financial capacity…

PICAC partnership with Queensland Government to build hydrogen training centre

Construction of the Palaszczuk Government’s $20 million Hydrogen Training Centre of Excellence at Beenleigh has commenced.  Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said the $20 million centre is an investment in the skills and jobs of the future. “We are working in partnership with the industry not-for-profit organisation, Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC), to build the new facility at the existing training centre by June 2022. PICAC is a whole-of-industry…

John Peacock Awarded AM in Australia Day Honours

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), announced the Australia Day Honours List recognising 845 Australians on 26 January 2021. John Peacock, CEO and founder of Associations Forum, was among the 159 people appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) within the Australia honours system. His citation was for significant service to the associations and not-for-profit sectors through…

The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director

Nell Harrison has been appointed Managing Director of The Association Specialists (TAS). Passing the mantle is Francis Child, the owner of TAS, who will continue to play an important role in the business as Executive Chair. Francis Child, Executive Chair, TAS, is incredibly proud of the team’s dedication to upholding the values of the company through the challenges of 2020 which has placed the company in a strong position for 2021 and beyond. TAS has taken this time…

Partner News: Causeis unveils 8 new Digital Academy courses for 2021

Associations are moving toward rapid digital transformation across all areas to remain competitive and improve the member experience. You and your team may be working in ways you would never have imagined a year ago. But because these changes have been imposed on us so rapidly, there may not have been time to properly strategise and implement. Causeis has developed a first of its kind Digital Academy for Associations, to help you effectively navigate the digital landscape. All attendees…

Partner News: ICC Sydney Launches 2021 Menu Collection

ICC Sydney launches 2021 Menu Collection in tandem with the next episode in 100% local wine docuseries It’s a new year and ICC Sydney’s commitment to our home state’s talented wine producers remains unwavering. To mark the release of our refreshed 2021 Menu Collection including our 100% New South Wales Wine Collection, we’ve released the next episode of our 100% Local four-part wine docuseries. Bringing together the latest culinary trends, the 2021 Menu Collection…

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