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What is the Price of Professionalism?

By Admin | January 21, 2015

The Association Specialists has taken a very public stance against the practice of accepting rebates and commissions from third-party suppliers (such as insurance brokers, printers, venues, audio visual suppliers etc.).  We feel that this practice may be perceived to prejudice our ability to work on behalf of our clients, in their best interests. The article below…

LCANZ 2015 ‘More than Milk’ Breastfeeding Conference

By admin | January 10, 2015

6 – 8 March 2015 Mercure Brisbane, QLD Click here for more information book a room red cloud

Reviewing Your Constitution – Food for Thought

By Admin | November 27, 2014

By Vera Visevic   Your constitution (or sometimes referred to as your governing rules or charter) is the document that governs how your Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisation operates. It is a legal document — a contract — and its terms must be complied with at all times. Importance of your constitution Your constitution must comply with…

Improving Your Board’s Productivity and Performance with Neuroscience

By Admin | October 30, 2014

By Belinda Cohen, 14 October 2014  Productive meetings are central to board effectiveness and Director satisfaction. Productivity in a board context is not just about efficiency. It should also be demonstrated through the value add the board delivers. High-performing boards know that unproductive meetings waste time and money and can adversely impact decision-making. In the…

Case Study: Stroke 2012

By admin | August 19, 2013

NAME: STROKE 2012 Conference EVENT TYPE: Combined Annual Conference CLIENT: Stroke Society of Australasia & SMART STROKES BY: The Association Specialists VENUE: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre PAX: Approx. 900 BUDGET: Undisclosed Event Overview: The Association Specialists have been working with the Stroke Society of Australasia and SMART STROKES over several years to produce memorable,…

The Association Specialists Acquires AMSA Clients

By admin | August 8, 2012

The Association Specialists continues its growth trajectory with the addition of three new clients to its portfolio. The Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ), The National Coalition of Public Pathology (NCOPP) and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (South Pacific Area) have all moved their secretariat from Association Management Services Australia (AMSA) following the closure of that business.

Contracting a Professional Conference Organiser: Tips for the Unwary

By admin | June 26, 2012

Conferences can play a vital role in the life of an association. A well run conference creates valuable professional development and networking opportunities for participants, and it gives the association a higher profile in the sector. Conferences can also generate much needed revenue for an association, which can be reinvested in member services. While larger…

Media Release 14 May 2012

By admin | June 26, 2012

Two of Australia’s leading names in association and conference management, set to become one Conference Action and the Australian Professional Centre (APC) are set to amalgamate their long-established brands and from 1 July 2012 will become known as The Association Specialists. As leading providers of PCO and AMC services in Australia, they will combine to…