It has been just 3 weeks since I returned from Wellington where I attended the recent Events Symposium, and what a fantastic event it was.
Importantly, it also reminded me of the value of taking the time to step out away from our everyday and immersing yourself amongst your peers to focus on your association rather than working in it. The buzz in the room, the discussion in the breaks, the great content all led to a fantastic day of learning for all attendees – and that is the power of events.
As we head into the AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Australia next week, we are welcoming over 300 Association leaders in Adelaide as a collective of talent an energy under one roof for 2 days to network, to debate and to grow, and the possibility of what will emerge has me excited!
Also, this week has also seen the release of early registrations for the AuSAE Leadership, Insights and Networking (LINC) conference in Auckland on the 10 – 11 September and I encourage you all to put this in your diary and make a commitment to yourself to attend.
“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world” – John le Carré.
Until next month
Toni Brearley, Chief Executive Officer