Attend Sector Based Events in NZ 

Year at a Glance 2020 (NZ)-  download here

New Zealand

    • 08 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • AuSAE Webinars

    The questions we continue to hear from members are around events – how do we do it, when do we return to face to face, what will the pricing look like, how is consumer confidence, what should I be thinking about, where does the risk sit?

    To help guide us through this new environment, we are pleased to welcome to the AuSAE screen a line up of event specialists: Alison Gardiner, Director of Sales, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tom Meredith, Director, Outstanding Displays, Robyn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Meetings & Events Australia and Michelle Blicavs, CEO, Association of Consulting Surveyors, the panel will be facilitated by Sarah Markey Hamm, CEO, ICMS.

    During this live event, each of our panellists will share their perspective on the new events world and what we need to be thinking about from an organiser perspective at each level of execution.

    Our panel will discuss:

    • Guidelines and checklists to consider as we return to face to face events
    • The importance of having open and honest conversations with your suppliers
    • Delegate safety messaging and marketing
    • General safety measures and who takes the lead on what
    • The future of events – where will the need sit for our members

    Our panel will discuss the return to face to face events from each of their unique perspectives (venue, hire, PCO, industry and association executive), giving you a complete overview of the events experience and what you need to be focusing on and asking during this time.

    Meet the Speakers

    Robyn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Meetings & Events Australia 

    Robyn Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Meetings & Events Australia, the not-for-profit organisation representing 600 members in the events sector. MEA offers professional development and educational programs, accreditation and recognition. It provides a forum for members to discuss current issues to improve the delivery of events. Prior to this role Robyn was the managing director of her own event management company that organised international and national conferences for the association, government and corporate sectors.

    Tom Meredith, Director, Outstanding Displays  

    Tom has Bachelor of Business qualifications from Griffith University, and has forged a career in the events industry having held senior leadership positions with Stadiums Queensland, Moreton Hire, and Independent Schools Qld, before establishing Outstanding Displays in 2013 with his business partner David Coulthard. An experienced Project Manager, Tom has well developed skills in project planning and logistics, and has successfully delivered large scale exhibitions, outdoor events and custom stand builds throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

    Michelle Blicavs, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Consulting Surveyors  

    Michelle Blicavs CAE is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Consulting Surveyors for the State New South Wales and National industry body. 

    Michelle has been employed in the Association sector for 8 years and as a volunteer in the Not-For-Profit sector all her life, including Chairman of the Top Blokes Foundation since 2010. In 2019 Michelle was elected to the Board of AuSAE and in December became a Certified Association Executive as part of the AuSAE Taskforce seeking to bring greater recognition and training to the Association sector in Australia.

    Alison Gardiner, Director of Sales, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) 

    With more than 20 years involved in research and the business events sector, Alison Gardiner is one of the most experienced specialists working in the meetings and events industry in Australia.

    Alison commenced her career in her native Scotland in research centre administration and continued this direction on arrival in Australia, expanding her interests to include a more marketing-focussed environment in business tourism

    Previous to her joining the team at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Alison turned to the science and technology sectors to apply her marketing and sales skills to research and to commercialisation of intellectual property. Alison’s research and academic sector knowledge and experience covers many industries, including speech technology and IT, nursing and allied health, mining and exploration.

    In her role as Director of Sales, Alison is responsible for harnessing and enhancing the strong sales and research expertise of both the International and National Convention Sales Teams whose activities result in the securing of 65% of Brisbane’s conference wins as well as driving the strategic agenda for the Corporate Sales Team.

    Alison developed and leads the Centre’s very successful Convention Advocates Partnership, a group of eminent Australian scientists, researchers and academics who work with the Centre to attract international conferences to Brisbane and who to date have assisted in securing 101 conferences for Brisbane with an economic benefit to Queensland of $138 million.

    Sarah Markey-Hamm, Chief Executive Officer, ICMS 

    My father founded ICMS in the dark ages of the professional conference organising industry. I emerged into the light of ICMS in 1993 after serving my “apprenticeship” of related industry experience. Value for clients has been and always will be the core of my business thinking. I relish in master planning, developing and implementing innovative events, concepts that inspire, stimulate and engage audiences.

    To date, I have been Chair of ICCA Australian National Committee and have also held positions on the ICCA Meetings Advisory Group. I’ve been a board member of Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), past President of the Meeting Events Australia (MEA) Victorian Chapter. I am currently a Council member of the International Association of Professional Congress Organsiers (IAPCO).

    I am passionate about supporting my husband and children in their endeavours, watching the AFL and skiing when I can!


    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Aotea Centre, Waitakere rooms, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD

    The Networking - it would be fantastic if you could take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry. This would be AuSAE's first face-to-face networking event in Auckland post lockdown. It would be good to catch up with you all.

    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 (noon). Networking (and Lunch Registration)
    12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon with topical Speaker

    Lunch Topic - to be confirmed

    Pricing AuSAE Member
    Lunch: complimentary

    Pricing Non-Member
    Lunch: $38

    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • AuSAE Webinars

    Sponsorship in a post COVID world is quite a different proposition than it was four months ago. While sponsorship income is dropping for some associations, other associations are still closing some really exciting sponsorships and partnerships. In this session Julian will talk about what sponsorship deals are closing, who is currently looking to sponsor, how best to approach, and opportunities that are currently available for associations seeking sponsorship funds.

    During this live webinar event Julian will:

    • Provide you with the tools and techniques to formulate an attractive sponsorship prospectus in the new world
    • Discuss the type of messaging you should be using with prospective and current sponsors
    • How to demonstrate value to existing sponsors during this time
    • Give real life examples of associations leading the way and demonstrate what they are doing

    Meet the Speaker

    Julian Moore 

    Julian Moore, Australasia’s foremost non-profit sponsorship practitioner, specialises in generating revenue for associations and other non-profits. He does this through upskilling staff and boards to improve sponsorship performance.

    Julian is an accomplished and entertaining speaker. Throughout his presentations, he gives real world examples and case studies that inspire and motivate attendees. He focuses on providing practical and useful ideas that can be implemented immediately to start benefiting your organisation.

    Julian's work includes sponsorship consultancy, sponsorship seeking, in-house training, facilitation services and keynote speaking. He draws on his extensive experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to deliver outcomes for his clients.

    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • AuSAE Webinars

    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown all our future plans into disarray, and we still don't know what's around the corner in the next few weeks and months. In an uncertain future, many people fall into the trap of setting smaller goals or making short-term plans. But that's the wrong approach. Instead of only planning for what you can see, use scenario planning as a tool for working with uncertainty and creating flexible plans.

    In this webinar, Gihan will share practical future-proofing steps you and your association can take to:

    • identify potential external pressures
    • assess your current readiness for future change and disruption
    • focus on the strategies with the biggest ROI
    • make important decisions even in an uncertain future

    Meet the Speaker

    Gihan Perera

    Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives you a glimpse into what’s ahead – and how you can become fit for the future, in your professional and personal life.

    Since 1997, he has worked with business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents – helping them with their strategy for thriving in a fast-changing world.

    He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada.

    He is the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Disruption By Design”, and 10 other books.

    He has always taken the lead in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from his university thesis in robotics and artificial intelligence, to leading a software development team building the infrastructure for the early Internet, founding one of Australia’s first Web development companies in 1996, teaching thought leaders how to engage in e-learning platforms, and helping business leaders build their personal brand and online influence.

    Because innovation is everybody’s business, and the best ideas can come from anywhere, he has worked with a number of industries – including healthcare, financial services, mining and resources, property, local government, education, and technology.

    Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

    He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. His formal background is in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. But he’s always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to become ft for the future, so they embrace change, act on opportunities, and live happier lives.

    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 1:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Shed 6, Wellington
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    AuSAE LINC Conference – Build for the Future, represents the New Zealand association sector and the most current array of thought and solutions –and find the perfect match to move you forward!

    This registration portal is only suppliers and partners of the association sector, wishing to secure a placement in the meet up area of the AuSAE LINC conference

    This is cost effective 'walk in, ready to go' Meetup / Exhibition designed to save you costs while networking and promoting your product to the association market.

    Partner Registration Includes:

    • Full conference registration x 1 (including social functions) - the ability to purchase other registrations for staff employed the same organisation is available 
    • One table top area in the Meetup Area, including chairs, table top* and power for your laptop. (in your destination or supplier area).
    • Association Meetup - Monday 9th p.m  1 - 1/2 hours, non-conference going association executives will also be invited to the 'Association Meetup'.
    • All conference catering breaks will be held in this area .
    • Mailing list of LINC 2020 participants.
    • Company name and hyper-link placed.

    * Table and chairs will be a mix of high-top cafe bar leaners', couches, cafe furniture 

    See prospectus for details


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

    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 1:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Shed 6, Wellington

    At AuSAE LINC Conference – Build for the Future,  explore the rich mix that represents the New Zealand association sector and the most current array of thought and solutions –and find the perfect match to move you forward!

    Exchange ideas with executives from across the spectrum of association leadership.

    Explore solutions brought to you by vendors and suppliers with deep understanding of the incorporated society market and connect with thought leaders who are shifting the way we approach leadership, the economy, change and more….

    Join your peers from across the country for two & a-half days of learning, networking and discovery in Wellington. Register today!

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

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 11:30 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 07 Apr 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Shed 6, Wellington

    This event has been postponed until 2021

    1.5-day Trade show and educational event for New Zealand’s association community - connect!

    Professional education designed to meet
    your needs, your career level, and your goals...

    plus partners and resources to help solve your challenges.

    businessXchange - the AuSAE Appointment Show
    Put your purchasing power to good use by meeting one-on-one with select exhibitors at this two-hour efficient and cost-effective business event happening the afternoon of Day 1.

    associationX Trade show
    Connect face-to-face with over 50 exhibiting companies at the Trade show on the afternoon of Day 2

    Visit the website for more information 

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