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Associations Forum's CEO & Chair Symposium 2016

The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort in Queensland was the ideal retreat for this year’s CEO & Chair Symposium, which attracted over 90 attendees from all over Australia and New Zealand. Held on 4-5 February 2016, the program tackled a wide range of topics vital to CEOs and Chairs, from the state of the economy and high performing Boards to transforming an association through a crisis. The relationship between the CEO and Chair was discussed, with the CEOs and Chairs of Chartered…

Associations Salary Survey 2016

On 4 February 2016, at Associations Forum's CEO & Chair Symposium, the results of the Associations Salary Survey 2016 were announced by Mark Werman, Managing Director of Wentworth Advantage, the author of the Survey. Copies of the Report for non-participants is $440 and can be obtained by contacting Claire Bell on 02 9904 8200 or by email at membership@associations.net.au                

AF Member discount to Associations World Congress, Berlin, 10-12 April 2016

As a supporter of the upcoming Associations World Congress taking place in Berlin on 10-12 April 2016, Associations Forum’s members are eligible for a 25% discount on the current delegate rate.  This reduction is applicable to the current early booking rates that run until Friday 12 February, representing a significant saving.  To receive the discount, simply quote code AForum25 when you register here.  Attend…

AIME 2016 Visitor Registrations Open

Visitor registration for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is open; inviting the industry’s leading business and special events minds to be inspired at the 2016 show, 23 – 24 February 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hosted by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), the 24th annual AIME will connect a global community of over 4,000 people for two powerful days of networking, education and business. Visitors will be able to engage with more…

New Executive Director for Wine Grape Growers Australia

Wine Grape Growers Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Weeks as the incoming Executive Director. Andrew will be transitioning into the role over the next month. Most recently employed as the Business Manager at Riverland Wine, Andrew has previously worked in various technical and vineyard management roles including the Senior Viticulture Officer with CCW Cooperative Limited.  Prior to that he was the Vineyard Manager at Jubilee…

Report on the statutory review of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009

After considering submissions made to it, including by Associations Forum, the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading has completed a statutory review of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (the Act). The outcomes of the review, together with a full copy of the report, can be found on the Associations legislation page on the Department’s website. The review, which was undertaken to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act…

oneworld partnership to benefit AIME visitors

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced a global agreement designating oneworld® as its exclusive airline alliance partner for 19 events in 2016, including the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne, 23 – 24 February 2016. From December 2015 visitors to AIME will be able to make flight reservations via www.oneworld.com/events for travel to and from AIME 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, and receive discounted…

ACT moves to change definition of charity

In a move which has flummoxed the Community Council for Australia (CCA) but unfazed the Australian charity regulator, the ACT Government is moving to introduce its own definition of charity with the recent introduction into parliament of the Revenue (Charitable Organisations) Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. If passed, the legislation will block certain peak bodies and professional groups from claiming charitable status unless they qualify for an exemption. Whilst the CCA is concerned…

Boating Industry Association appoints National CEO

The Boating Industry Association of NSW & SA has today announced the appointment of Howard Glenn as National Chief Executive Officer.  Howard Glenn is no stranger to the industry having held key and senior roles in the marine divisions of the NSW Government since 2008.  He has specialised in getting the private and community sectors working together with governments on complex problems.  Howard has had an extensive executive career in government, non-government organisations and the private…

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