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The Association Specialists expands into Asia Pacific with new Singapore office

By Admin | March 14, 2017

Leading Australian Association Management provider responds to demand   Singapore, 14 March 2017, Australian Association Management Company The Association Specialists (TAS) has launched its first international office in Singapore. Aiming to provide best practice skills and services to the Asia-Pacific Association sector, the expansion follows a rapid period of growth for TAS and an increased…

Australasian College of Dermatologists: TAS Case Study

By Admin | February 8, 2017

In 2016 TAS worked with the Australasian College of Dermatologists to deliver their ASM in Perth, held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. The College had previously managed their annual meeting internally and were looking for new and innovative initiatives to attract new and returning delegates. As the use of a PCO was new…

GUEST POST: Phil Preston discusses internal versus external facilitation

By Admin | April 6, 2016

Phil Preston is CEO, the Collaborative Advantage, and a professional facilitator. It’s likely that you run sessions where a facilitator is required, such as strategy off-sites, forums at events or difficult meetings with stakeholders. What factors should you consider when weighing up an internal versus external facilitator? The primary reason for appointing a facilitator is…

Guest Post: The Future of associations – by Omer Soker

By Admin | March 24, 2016

OMER SOKER, COMMERCIAL TURNAROUND EXECUTIVE AND EXPERIENCED ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL LOOKS INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE WHAT IT HOLDS FOR ASSOCIATIONS This article was originally published on Commerce is a force to create prosperity. The best corporate sector companies excel at this with efficient governance and operational systems supporting assertive commercial strategies to deliver growth,…

What are the challenges of sports club management compared with an association?

By Admin | March 24, 2016

Spotlight on: Lane Cove Football Club Certain words dominate the client names of TAS’ clients: Society, Institute, Council, Association and so on. But there is another form of organisation that isn’t quite as common – but is just as valid: the Club. More specifically, the Lane Cove Football Club (LCFC). By definition, an association is…

Guest Post: What Business are you really in? A Lime Paper by 360 Live Media’s Don Neal

By Admin | January 27, 2016

WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU REALLY IN? A LIME PAPER™ BY DON NEAL, FOUNDER & CEO OF 360 LIVE MEDIA This article was originally published on To sustain success in business and in life, you must constantly consider new perspectives. If you look at your association’s business model through a new lens, you may discover…

TAS in the news: Associations Forum, November 2015

By Admin | December 10, 2015

  For a text version of this article please click the following link:   An embedded CEO at work, Associations Forum, November 2015

TAS Duty of Care: Issues for consideration for conference convenors

By Admin | November 30, 2015

TAS Managing Director, Francis Child, presents the key considerations for conference convenors Introduction: As a volunteer on a conference organizing committee, you will be faced with a wide range of choices to make and issues to deal with.  This document aims to highlight some of the areas for your consideration and on which you may then…

Guest Post: The Art of Mentoring’s Melissa Richardson discusses the benefits of Association Mentoring Programs

By Admin | November 4, 2015

The Benefits of Association Mentoring Programs Most organisations innately understand that a structured mentoring program is a good idea. But some find it difficult to turn that intuition into an economically convincing business case. This article puts a finger on exactly why a structured mentoring program makes real business sense for associations. But first, what…

Guest Post: Aon’s Chris Ristevski highlights the top 5 considerations for Associations when thinking about insurance and risk management

By Admin | October 8, 2015

Working for an industry Association can be a minefield of balancing what is in the best interests of the membership versus being confronted with limited resources. One of the resulting casualties can often be not having enough time or resources to focus on risk management or mitigation. Based on our 25+ years working in this…