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July CEO Message - Australia

23 Jul 2018 3:58 PM | Deleted user

We are officially in the second half of the year (only 22 weekends until Christmas!) and there is certainly a flurry of activity in the sector at present and here at AuSAE is no exception.

We have recently released a number of events including networking lunches, executive briefings, webinars, and are in the final stages of negotiating an exciting international guest at the end of the year. The date and location for #ACE19 has been announced (Brisbane, June 11-13 2019) and our New Zealand Conference (LINC) is right around the corner. LINC is being held in Auckland, 10th – 11th September, I encourage you to take a look at this year’s program and as a special offer for our Australian community, we are offering a discounted rate of $350 to attend LINC in its entirety. If you would like to access this rate, please email For a full list of our events visit here.

We are also working hard at developing our “non-event” offering with a revamped resources area on the website and are trialing an exclusive Member Only “Events” discussion forum.

Next month I am excited to be joining our US partner organisation (ASAE) as I travel to Chicago to participate in the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting. As well as participating in the many educational sessions and visiting the ENORMOUS exhibition of association solution providers, I will also be progressing some exciting projects we have been working on with our US counterparts – more information on that soon! If you were considering travelling to the conference, AuSAE has obtained a very generous delegation rate from ASAE. Please email me for the code. 

To help you stay up to date with AuSAE news, events and activities, I encourage you to follow us on social media. You can find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook (and me personally on Instagram @ausaeceo). Also, did you know we have a closed Facebook group, exclusive to Association professionals where you can seek advice from our executive community.

We are proud to be the only not-for-profit association that serves association executives. This means that AuSAE, just like you, is genuinely owned by members, run by members and exists for members. Each and every activity we undertake is with the sole motivation of supporting you to achieve positive outcomes for your organisation.

Lastly, I would like to bid farewell to our membership officer Judith Hocking. Judith has been with AuSAE for the past 3 and a half years and has made an enormous contribution to the organisation with her friendly phone manner and genuine commitment to member satisfaction. It is fortunate that Judith will remain in the sector and I look forward to seeing her on the other side of the membership desk!

I look forward to telling you all about my learning from the USA on my return and hope to see many of you at the upcoming networking events.

Have a great month


Toni Brearley

Chief Executive Officer

Australasian Society of Association Executives

P 1300 764 576 

A Suite 19, 101 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Q 4000


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