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Sector and AuSAE News

  • 01 Aug 2013 2:30 PM | Deleted user

    Singapore, 30 July 2013 – In its efforts to continuously drive and strengthen the Malaysian business events industry, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has carved another significant milestone with the launch of Malaysia Twin Deal ++ (MTD++) at a product presentation for corporate meeting & event planners  in Singapore today. MTD++ is aimed to support Tourism Malaysia’s objective to welcome 28 million tourists to the country under the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign.


    Targeted at international corporate meeting & incentive groups, MTD++ entitles international groups of 50 pax and above to enjoy various exciting value-added support. Following a similar concept as the MTD Programme, MTD++ maintains the approach of Deal 1 and Deal 2 which offer rewards for both participants and meeting & events planners. Tailored to enhance the corporate meetings & incentive groups experience in Malaysia, the privileges included in Deal 1 ranges from limited edition welcome gifts, cultural showcase to a complimentary dinner for the groups. Deal 2 offers various exciting rewards for meeting & event planners such as a vacation for two in Malaysia and an iPad mini. This is applicable for meeting & event planners who bring in an accumulative 500 participants and above.


    In addition to Deal 1 and Deal 2, MTD++ is also collaborating with participating hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Sabah and Sarawak to provide value added benefits from the properties.  These special value-add items include discounts on meeting packages, complimentary rooms with minimum 25 paying rooms and free welcome amenities. The impressive line-up of participating hotels includes global brands such as Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Le Meridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Berjaya Tioman Resort and 31 more hotels.*


     “MyCEB would like to invite all meeting & event planners to grab this opportunity offered under the MTD++. Our aim is to provide more interesting options and ideas for the meeting & events planners, which would facilitate them to influence their clients in choosing Malaysia as their next destination to organise corporate incentive programmes”, enthused Ms. Ho Yoke Ping, General Manager of Sales & Marketing, MyCEB.

    All confirmed booking must be made between 1 August 2013 and 31 December 2013 for group arrival in 2014.


    To know more about MTD++, meeting & event planners are invited to contact Ms Jackie Caldwell, MyCEB’s representative based in Australia & New Zealand on Tel +6 (0) 403 892 289 or email Planners can also visit for more information.

  • 01 Aug 2013 12:47 PM | Deleted user
    AUSAE and other members of the Scrap the Cap Alliance are pleased to announce that the Coalition has shown a strong commitment to education and medical excellence with its call on the Government to scrap the proposed cap on work-related self-education expenses.

    The Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training, Christopher Pyne, made the call following a meeting with a Scrap the Cap Alliance delegation, which included AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, at his electorate office in Adelaide on July 25. 

    The Scrap the Cap Alliance has been lobbying the Government for months to publicly guarantee that genuine professional development would be exempt from the proposed tax changes. “The AMA is pleased that Shadow Minister Pyne and the Coalition have recognised the harm that would be caused by the cap and have now joined the growing chorus to scrap it.” Dr Hambleton said. 

    The AMA is a founding member of the Scrap the Cap Alliance, which now has more than 60 member organisations covering more than 1.6 million professionals, including universities, nurses, engineers, accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, allied health professionals, and small business operators. 

    For more information on the Scrap the Cap Alliance and campaign please visit or contact AuSAE at
  • 01 Aug 2013 9:45 AM | Deleted user

    Brisbane Marketing’s Convention Bureau invites you to Brisbane City Hall on Thursday 22 August where 58 of Brisbane’s best business events operators will ‘Pop-Up’ for two hours only to offer you tips and tricks for planning first-class conferences and meetings. So what are you waiting for – this event promises great contacts, tempting refreshments and all the insider information you’ll ever need on local venues and event suppliers.

    Register your interest to attend Brisbane Pop-Up here.

  • 31 Jul 2013 9:49 AM | Deleted user

    I am delighted to announce Greg Ward will be entertaining AuSAE members and other association professionals attending the 2013 New Zealand Leadership Symposium Social.

    Greg Ward is a professional actor, comedian, musical theatre and opera singer and is one of New Zealand's foremost musical improvisation specialists. Greg's high-energy showmanship and witty comedy is the ideal combination for any conference or event and I personally look forward to being entertained by Greg Ward at AuSAE’s 2013 New Zealand Leadership Symposium Social. 

    AuSAE have had a fantastic response to the release of the 2013 Symposium Program. If you have not yet registered for the 2013 New Zealand Leadership Symposium, I encourage you to register today as places are limited. Don’t forget our special EarlyBird rate expires on 15 August. We hope to see you there!

  • 29 Jul 2013 3:30 PM | Deleted user

    AuSAE are excited to announce Bernard Salt - best-selling author, columnist, and leading social commentator will be joining AuSAE members and other association professionals at our 2013 Australian Leadership Symposium in Melbourne, October 24- 25. 

    Bernard’s views are in high demand by the business community and by the general media. He appears regularly on radio and television programs including 7:30 Report, Sunrise, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes and is a regular columnist in the weekend Australian.  If you have not yet registered for AuSAE’s annual Symposium, I encourage you not to miss Bernard's highly engaging and entertaining session. Don’t forget our special EarlyBird rate expires on August 30.

  • 22 Jul 2013 8:28 AM | Deleted user
    The 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is easy to read and easy to digest, and will be of value to anyone involved in membership marketing or association management. Download your free copy here. Based on input from nearly 700 respondents, 2013 results show that membership organisation numbers continue to rebound. Detailed information is provided on: Impediments to growth, top goals, use of social media, why people join and renew, engagement practices and much more.

  • 17 Jul 2013 3:58 PM | Deleted user

    Events & Venues Rotorua have developed an offer for Associations that will help you to both increase your numbers, and maximise the revenue you receive from your biggest event. 

    If you book and confirm your 2014 or 2015 conference at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre or Rotorua Convention Centre before the end of 2013, you will receive:

    • $10.00 per room per night rebate when staying at participating Rotorua hotels,
    • $7.50 per delegate per day rebate off a full day catering when conferencing at the Energy Events Centre, and 
    • $5.00 per delegate rebate off the gala dinner (an additional bonus) at the Energy Events Centre.
      AuSAE have done the maths and worked out this would equate to a rebate of approximately $18,100 for a 500 person, two day and night conference! Wow!

      For more information and to book your next event in Rotorua New Zealand, please contact Brett Jeffery on +64 27 249 8677 or at

    • 10 Jul 2013 3:58 PM | Deleted user
      The Not for Profit Remuneration Report is the major source of sector salary and benefits data for CEOs, executives and senior management in Australia. Since 1999, this annual report of Survey results has helped to ensure that your organisation’s salaries and remuneration packages are competitive. The Remuneration Survey is open until 31 July 2013. To access the Survey please click here.
    • 10 Jul 2013 8:30 AM | Deleted user
      The Australian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) and Strategic Membership Solutions (SMS) have relocated to new offices. Please update your records with our new address details (and feel free to drop in for a coffee if you are in the area). Our new details are:

      STREET: Suite 2.01, 433 Logan Road, Stones Corner, QLD 4120 AUSTRALIA
      POSTAL: PO Box 1400, Coorparoo DC QLD 4151 AUSTRALIA
      PHONE: 1300 764 576
    • 01 Jul 2013 8:29 AM | Deleted user
      On April 26, AuSAE informed our members of the Government’s plan to implement a $2,000 cap on work related education expense deductions from 1 July 2014. On behalf of our members AuSAE released a media statement and wrote to the Government outlining our concerns about this policy and the significant impact this policy will have on the Australian non-profit sector. The Government has now contacted AuSAE regarding the release of a new discussion paper titled Reform to deductions for education expenses. We are asking all members who will be affected by this proposed cap to read this discussion paper and to submit your view. The Government will accept written and electronic submissions until 12 July 2013. AuSAE is working hard to have this issue resolved favourably and will keep you up to date with any developments.

      Tony Steven
      President of AuSAE

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