AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

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AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit CAE Certification.

    • 04 Dec 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting - 12pm - 1pm AEDT (11am-12pm AEST)

    The aim of AuSAE's Introduction to Associations is to assist staff who are new to  Associations to navigate the basics of the not-for-profit sector.

    Our Introduction to Associations meetings will usually take place on the first Monday of every month, from 12pm - 1pm AEDT except where a public holiday falls.

    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    • 07 Dec 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (NZDT)
    • Royal College of Surgeons, Level 3, 8 Kent Terrace, Wellington or ONLINE

    This SIG serves as a professional support network for members who have interest or responsibilities in membership, member services, and membership-specific marketing. It also serves as an idea laboratory and information/sample exchange. 

    Join us for a conversation all about membership, products and services. This conversation is either

    Meeting initial Topic – Prospective members -  It sounds simple, let's have a conversation

    • face-to-face at the Royal College of Surgeons, Level 3, 8 Kent Terrace, Wellington  or 
    • join us Online to join the conversation

    Participation is open to all AuSAE members at no cost – a simple RSVP is all that is required to reserve your seat at the table.  

    • 07 Dec 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZDT)
    • Copthorne Oriental Bay, Wellington

    We see these forums as an important part of your membership with AuSAE, enabling you to connect with other association CEOs and influencers, transfer knowledge and take learnings back to your association.

    These events will only be open to CEOs/executive directors of membership organisations that are members of AuSAE. All meetings will have a topical speaker. They will be held under The Chatham House Rule and sector suppliers won’t be asked to participate unless they are invited to present their product to the meeting.

    Agenda items can be submitted here at any stage

    or email Brett and he will register you

    • 11 Dec 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting 3pm - 4pm AEDT

    The aim of AuSAE's Members MeetUp is to provide a collegiate space for our association professionals to meet, ask questions, share ideas and find support this year. 

    Our next virtual Members MeetUp will take place on the third Monday of every second month from 3pm - 4pm (AEDT)

    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    • 01 Feb 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay, LVL 7 - 100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011

    Come join us for some refreshments after work on Thursday 01 February 2024. 

    Pop in any time for a quick drink or stay throughout the event – we look forward to seeing you.

    This is a member only free event
    Wellington – Thursday 1 February / 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    • 08 Feb 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Grand Millennium Auckland, Auckland

    Come join us and other association executives for some refreshments after work on Thursday 8 February.

    Pop in any time for a quick drink or stay throughout the event – we look forward to seeing you.
    Auckland – Thursday 8 February / 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    This is a member only free event

    • 15 Feb 2024
    • 8:00 AM (NZDT)
    • 16 Feb 2024
    • 1:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Scenic Hotel Marlborough, Blenheim, New Zealand
    • 2

    Shaping Conferencing for Associations
    We invite you to join us at AuSAE IF to extend your reach within the New Zealand Association community at this exclusive two day event. We know your time is your most valuable assert. Prioritise your time by allowing AuSAE to place you in front 12-15 key decision makers in the Association Industry. Intensive, efficient and effective – designed to create value for both parties. By creating an exclusive networking experience at AuSAE IF.

    Our Association decision makers also meet select criteria, to ensure both parties get the most benefit from our unique two-day workshop, AuSAE IF.

    A minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 AuSAE members (In-house Association Event Managers or key conferencing decision-makers) will be invited to this 1.5 day event.
    The invited Association Managers will conform to a strict selection criteria, ensuring that they can promote their association and are actively looking for destinations and venues.

    AuSAE IF is an opportunity for Association Managers and for suppliers to meet face-to-face and discuss future association business event business.

    AuSAE IF fundamental focus:

    • Intensive and focused networking
    • Tailor-made workshop environment
    • Opportunity to promote your services / company directly to key decision makers in the Association sector who are actively looking for destinations and venues
    • No other event in NZ offers the same opportunity for decision markets and suppliers to meet face to face to discuss future co-operation in this environment

    Anticipated attendance
    • Between 12 to 15 In-house Event Association Executives and
    • Between 12 to 15 Business Event Suppliers from throughout New Zealand

    What entices the right decision makers to AuSAE IF?

    • Opportunity to discover new potential suppliers
    • Share expertise and build relationships with other influential decision makers and opinion shapers challenges withing the Association events industry
    • Identify and build long term relationships with superior suppliers with a known track record
    • Efficient use of time. Intensive and focused networking, genuine dialogue in a two day period

    A special rate of $250.00 including GST and breakfast at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough

    • 15 Feb 2024
    • 8:00 AM (NZDT)
    • 16 Feb 2024
    • 4:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Blenheim, New Zealand
    • 2

    Maximise your network at the AuSAE IF Workshop, 15-16 February 2024. Join 15 association professionals and 15 business event suppliers for dynamic sessions and targeted networking. With 10-15 member spots, you'll forge valuable connections with NZ's top business event providers, explore new regional meeting possibilities, and engage in strategic dialogue with influential peers. Invest two days for long-term gains at no financial cost, just the commitment of your time, which we ensure will pay dividends.

    Why should an association professional in New Zealand attend AuSAE IF

    • Networking with the right suppliers and collegues; the minimum of wasted time; genuine 2.5 - day dialogue!
    • Discover new potential meeting suppliers in different regions
    • Build long-term relationships with business event suppliers which can genuinely cope with your events!
    • Highlight your concerns and challenges with some of the most influential opinion shapers amongst your peers!

    And what does it cost?
    It costs nothing; only two days of your time.
    But we know this is your most valuable resource.  We guarantee it will be a worthwhile investment!

    After every three sessions, a 20-minute break will be given. During the workshop, the participating clients get the opportunity to meet representatives from between ten to fifteen conferencing destinations and suppliers. 

    • 23 Feb 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ

    The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

    Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!

    Program Starting Friday 23 February 2024 

    Applications closed with ASAE 17 February for the exam 

    Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (23 February)

    Week’s 2 - 9:  Covering the eight domains   1 hour each week (Friday) Some timings may change due to daylight saving times

    1 March            Domain 1                     Governance
    8 March            D2                               Executive Leadership
    15 March          D3                               Organisational Strategy
    22 March          D4                               Operations
    28 March          D5                               Business development (Thursday - due to Easter) 
    5 April              D6                               Member Stakeholder Engagement Management
    12 April            D7                               Advocacy
    19 April            D8                               Marketing and Communications 

    Week 10:  Tuesday 23 April Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

    Optional: Open forum Wednesday 24 April ( 1 hour 30 mins) 

    CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2024

    This course is for the May 2024 exam

    *please note that the exam registration through ASAE as separate and the delegates responsibility. AuSAE is here to help

    AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification


    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider

    Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.
    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Tākina - Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington

    This one-day Tradeshow is  A Powerful Way to Grow Your Business...

    Why Exhibit at AssociationX?

    Reach the Decision-Makers
    AssociationX is not just another tradeshow; it's where the power players in the association world come to connect. From conference organisers to key influencers, you'll have direct access to the people who make things happen.

    Boost Your Business Exposure
    Be in the room where it all happens! Exhibit at AssociationX and put your brand in front of potential clients and partners. This is a golden opportunity to showcase your products and services, from computer systems to innovative solutions for association management.

    Network Like Never Before
    The concentrated audience of association professionals at AssociationX allows for unparalleled networking opportunities. Your stand is not just a display; it's the starting point for future collaborations and partnerships.

    Exclusive Audience
    This is an exclusive event for association professionals, meaning the people you meet here are not just passing by; they are here because they are deeply involved in this sector. Your target audience is our audience.

    New Zealand’s only association-exclusive tradeshow

    Connect face-to-face with your key market, New Zealand Associations at the Trade show on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 

    A Powerful Way to Grow Your Business. with Business and Professional Associations

    associationX Website

    associationX 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus

    associationX 2024 floor plan

    8 - 10 am Exhibitor registration & booth set-up.
    10 - 4 pm associationX Trade Show opens for both association executives and suppliers on targeted solution based knowledge sessions.

    Catering times
    10:30 Morning Tea
    12:30 Lunch sessions
     03:15 pm Networking happy drinks at the show

    $2,200 including GST per booth
    (early-bird price, closes 25 January 2024 )

    Logo and profile on the event app.
    Logo and profile on the event website with hyperlink to your profile page and website site


    Exhibition Stand x 1 AND Two exhibitor registrations with full catering
    Stand area size 3.00 m x 1.8m
    (Booths 29 - 38, can be configured to any backwall width to a maximum of 3m)
    10amp power supply
    Spotlights x 2
    Printed Company Name Sign (max 24 letters)


    Mailing list of conference participants for one pre and one post conference communication (includes emails for participants who opt-in and is subject to privacy laws).

    POST EARLY BIRD PRICE $2,750 after 25 January 2024

    Education (held around the trade)

    Area 1 (sessions-based on membership development)

    11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
    12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
    1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
    2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
    3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)

    Congress Rental Educational Area 2 (sessions based around association event management)
    11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
    12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
    1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
    2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
    3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)

    Educational Area 3 (sessions-based on association marketing and communications)

    11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
    12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
    1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
    2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
    3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)

    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre

    associationX - this one-day Association tradeshow and education), where industry partners and association professionals connect.

    the  Trade Show is held around targeted education programs and networking opportunities,. Based around diversification of revenue streams, and more.

    One day of networking and professional education designed to meet your needs, your career level, and your goals...  

    plus industry partners and resources to help solve your challenges.

    Lets us register for you, send Brett an email

    Wednesday 27 March 10 - 4 pm associationX Trade show

    Nine engaging education sessions on around membership development, conferencing and marketing and communications.
     Connect face-to-face with over 30 exhibiting companies at the Trade show.

    Finalised program will be able to downloaded mid-January

    Visit the website for more information

    Pricing: Complimentary 

    NB: This show is only open to association /not for profit  professional/executives

    • 10 Aug 2024
    • (NZST)
    • 13 Aug 2024
    • (NZST)
    • Cleveland Ohio
    • 18

    Join AuSAE at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio

    AuSAE is excited to host a delegation to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland in 10 -13 August in 2024. 

    The ASAE Annual meeting is an association conference like no other – over three day it brings together thousands of Association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions and of course the opportunity to make new global connections.

    AuSAE is excited to announce Expressions of Interest are now open to join the delegation travelling to the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio from 10 - 13 August at the Huntington Convention Centre.

    The ASAE Annual Meeting is an association conference like no other - over three days it brings together thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions. And of course, the opportunity to make new global connections. AuSAE will be curating a program to help our delegation make the most out of the conference content, as well as some exclusive opportunities to connect with some of our American colleagues.

    Register your interest to stay in the loop as we finalise details.

    Pricing range AU $4,200 – 4,800 NZ $4,500 - $5,000

    • 08 Sep 2024
    • 2:00 PM (NZST)
    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 4:00 PM (NZST)
    • Christchurch, New Zealand


    One Place, One Purpose - Gathering for Growth

    AuSAE Linc is renowned for its ability to unite industry leaders, professionals, and experts in a dynamic environment that fosters growth, innovation, and collaboration. As association executives, we understand the importance of empowering our entire teams and providing them with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and network with peers from various sectors.

    More to come

    All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ or 027 249 8677.

    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  

    • 06 Nov 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (NZDT)
    • Wellington

    Details to follow 2024

    Joining the Association Conference Symposium is a strategic step for associations committed to refining their event strategies. Dive into an environment rich with peer-to-peer learning, sharing experiences, challenges, and solutions. This symposium offers a unique platform to connect with fellow professionals, exchange best practices, and stay abreast of the latest industry shifts. It's more than just an event; it's a chance to strengthen your association's network and elevate your event management game with collective wisdom.

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

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677

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