Where Association Professionals and Industry Partners connect–featuring AX Trade Show,  businessXchange - The AuSAE Appointment Show, education programs, luncheon and networking opportunities.

21 - 22 April 2021
Wellington, SHED 6 Venues Wellington

1.5 days of professional education designed to meet your needs, your career level, and your goals...  plus partners and resources to help solve your challenges.


AuSAE member: ComplimentaryAuSAE nonmember:  $25.00

Wednesday: 21 April  2021

businessXchange  (3 - 5 pm)
A two-hour, efficient and cost-effective businessXchange taking place the afternoon of associationX Exhibitors meet one-on-one with New Zealand’s top association executives and association event professionals in a highly productive environment to help provide solutions to their biggest challenges, and put their property, destination, product, or service on the “short-list”.

Networking (5 - 6 pm)
Held after the BusinessXchange, where associations and Exhibitors can meet in a relaxed atmosphere.  

Thursday:  22 April 2021

associationX Trade Show (10 am - 4:30 pm)
The Exhibition show opening for both association executives and suppliers on an ad-hoc solution based knowledge sessions.

click here to see the exhibitors

(sessions will be held in the exhibition hall, using silent presentation technology)


associationX tradeshow starts and morning tea 

10:30 Opening Speaker - Karen Thomas,  Chief Executive, Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM). 

   Stream one   Stream two 


We moved our conference to a Double Hybrid – First one in World! Problem, Challenge, Solution, Outcome. - Jennie Vickers - NZDIA 

Member Engagement – Business as Usual, or a New Normal? Enrico Vink, Effective Associations

Meet@lunch (12:15 - 1:15 pm ) Trade show suppliers and association executives with Keynote speaker. 

  Stream one   Stream two 


Suppliers Contracts during and post Covid19, Alison Smith, Director of Sales, Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

Is your member journey magical or miserable, Paul Ramsbottom, Managing director ASI international

 2:15 Conferencing in the New World , from a Destination, a Marketer, a Supplier and an End User.

Panel session followed by Q & A

Afternoon Tea 


Closing keynote - DK, Deciphering Mastery: how to deconstruct a great oratory
Public speaking is a skill set which can be nurtured and developed. When combined with a range of storytelling techniques it provides a powerful strategy which is guaranteed to have a positive impact on achieving communication which resonates. How then can you identify greatness and ensure excellence in choosing speakers for your event. This 40mins talk and 20mins Q&A will cover:
- Why titles don't matter
- Where TED/TEDx gets it right / wrong
- How body language reveals competency
- What all speakers should know and do with their audience

DK is the TEDxWellington / TEDxWellingtonWomen licensee, founder of Creative Welly plus the Creative Leadership NZ conference. He’s also a Speaker Coach


4:30   associationX tradeshow concludes.

Educational sessions throughout the day Held within the exhibition area- focused on membership and communication. 

Major Partners

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
Email: info@ausae.org.au

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677
Email: brett@ausae.org.au

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