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What an exciting day for the Australia and New Zealand Tourism and Business Events Industry!

By Admin | April 19, 2021

Haere Mai, welcome back Australia!Today, the first flights are departing from Australia to New Zealand as part of quarantine-free travel between the two nations, and we couldn’t be more excited. This historic day means New Zealand can welcome you back for business events.Bringing your business event to New Zealand will allow organisations from both nations…

Cyberattacks on the rise

By Admin | April 8, 2021

As we become totally operational in the digital sphere, cyber security and cyber risk mitigation has never been more prevalent as it is today. In 2018, the direct cost associated with cybersecurity for Australian business was $29billion per annum. Associations and small businesses can sometimes lack the resources required to implement a dedicated IT department…

The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director

By Admin | February 1, 2021

Nell Harrison has been appointed Managing Director of The Association Specialists (TAS) effective 1 January 2021. Passing the mantle is Francis Child, the owner of TAS, who will continue to play an important role in the business as Executive Chair. Francis Child, Executive Chair, TAS, is incredibly proud of the team’s dedication to upholding the…

(DIN) Director Identification Number – What you need to know

By Admin | January 29, 2021

The Australian Government has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 (Cth). This Act introduces a new requirement under the Corporations Act 2001 that all Australian directors obtain and hold a unique Director Identification Number (DIN) issued and administered by ASIC. Current legislation does not require ASIC to verify the…

Credible content… is your association, protected and informed?

By Admin | December 16, 2020

As associations and societies are providing more and more content and need to be seen as the credible source, what are you doing to ensure your brand is protected? What controls do you have in place to make sure your speakers / presenters are delivering credible content and are not making comments that might harm…

TAS Thought Leadership- Finance Paper

By Admin | June 11, 2020

As associations wrap-up their financial year to 30th June 2020 and the ongoing uncertainty from theCOVID-19 pandemic continues to leave many associations unsure of their immediate outcomes, thefocus of the Board on financial management is of even greater importance than normal. This paperaims to provide some guidelines for where Boards should focus their thinking and…

TAS Thought Leadership Series- Membership Renewals

By Admin | May 1, 2020

As we near the end of the financial year 2019/2020, many associations are preparing to launch their annual membership renewal campaign. Typically, this has been a roll-out of much of the same messaging and strategies of previous years, but the unwelcome appearance of COVID-19 means this must change for 2020/2021. In particular, our advice for…

TAS Thought Leadership Series- What’s Next For Associations

By Admin | March 31, 2020

TAS Thought Leadership Series- Technology Paper.

By Admin | March 13, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has changed the meeting and event sector across organisations, associations, communities and workplaces. Gatherings for the most part have been cancelled or postponed and we are all looking for alternative solutions for our day to day business practices, connecting with our members, engaging with our board and replacing larger scale meetings.…

Board recruitment processes – is it time to change?

By Admin | December 17, 2019

f ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’ -Albert Einstein Due to the ever-changing nature of governance, it is essential that the board of your association remains fit-for-purpose as times change. Having a board of appropriately qualified individuals with a keen focus on setting and achieving…