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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 Park…

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 remain…

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 fares…

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…

Conference wins bring $20 million boon to Brisbane economy

Brisbane Marketing and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) have worked in partnership to secure conferences worth more than $20 million for the city so far this financial year. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the 28 business events would bring in more than 11,000 delegates and create 35,000 delegate days for the city over coming years. “This is great news for Brisbane as these conferences support our venues and hotels and provide flow-on benefits to our hospitality and…

Governance Institute appoints new President

Governance Institute of Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Pordage FGIA as its new national president for 2016. Mr Pordage has served on Governance Institute’s board since 2012 and held the position of vice-president immediately prior to his elevation to the presidency.  Despite being the Institute’s youngest presidential appointment at 39 years of age, Mr Pordage has had a distinguished 17-year career in governance.  He is currently company secretary for four listed…

Financial Planning Association CEO Mark Rantall to step down in February 2016

The Board of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) announced today that senior FPA executive Dante De Gori will take over as Chief Executive Officer when the current CEO Mark Rantall steps down from the role to focus on non-executive director positions at the end of February 2016. Speaking at the opening of the FPA Professionals Congress in Brisbane, Chair of the FPA Board, Mr Neil Kendall, praised Mr Rantall for advancing the cause of professionalism in the financial planning industry…

New independent Chair for Wine Grape Growers Australia

Wine Grape Growers Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Andrew as Independent Chair of the organisation.  The decision was made to appoint an independent Chair following the retirement of long-standing Chair and South Australian representative Vic Patrick. “We felt we needed someone with a fresh perspective and experience in leading an organisation through a period of significant challenge and change, where we have to set the framework for the industry for the next twenty…

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