Education Program

1.5-day concept Trade show & Educational event for New Zealand's association community
Connect face-to-face with associations & associations meeting professionals.

Build your professional resources by participating in networking opportunities including education programs, luncheons, and the evening reception.
There are two main ways of talking business at associationX!

DAY 1 

Education & Meet one-on-one with with key decision-makers at 
businessXchange - the AuSAE Appointment show 


Education &  Connect face-to-face with exhibiting companies (from Destinations, Hotels and Venues to IT professionals), at the Trade show on Day 2.

DAY 1. Monday 9 November 2020

12:00 (noon)

Association executives & Suppliers with keynote speaker Karen Tui Boyes

Professionally & Personally: Success strategies to ensure you are at your best everyday

Karen Tui Boyes is a champion for Life Long Learning across nations, industries and organisations. She is also CEO of Spectrum Education, Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind, NZ Educator of the Year 2017 & 2014, NZ Speaker of the Year 2019 & 2013, NZ Business Woman of the Year 2001, wife of one and mother of two. A sought after speaker who continually gets rave reviews from audiences around the world, Karen turns the latest educational research into easy-to-implement strategies and techniques for success in learning, teaching, living, working, communicating and growing more effectively as a person.

Sponsored by Business Events Wellington

What can we do differently when running a conference – PCMA case study 
Sally Bunce, Event and Member Services Director, Infrastructure NZ  and
Amanda Graham, Convention Bureau Manager, Waikato and Hamilton Convention Bureau 

Both Sally and Amanda are strong advocates in conference change. Having recently attended the professional conference Management Association conference in San Francisco, they have faith in some fantastic initiatives that you can take back to your own organisation.

Establishing an effective working relationship with your association’s board

Enrico Vink – Effective Associations 

A harmonious working relationship between the administrative and managerial team, and the board of directors, is critical to the health of any association; 

Enrico will share some ideas and experiences, and offer practical advice as to how this can be achieved.


Educational sessions (2 concurrent)

Social Media in Associations 

Speaker to be confirmed 

What are the top polices that associations need

 Speaker to be confirmed 


BusinessXchange 12-minute appointments with three-minute turnaround (15 mins) x 8


The AuSAE Appointment Show 

 Put your purchasing power to good use by meeting one-on-one with select exhibitors at this two-hour efficient and cost-effective business event

5:00 - 6:00

6:00 p.m

Close of day one 

DAY 2. Tuesday 10 November 2020 

9:00 a.m

Conference sponsorship – followed by group discussion
As conferences are one of your organisations important revenue source. It is important to get it right. Come listen to Nihal from the conference company. He is New Zealand’s most experienced sponsorship manager.

Nihal Fernandez - Sponsorship and exhibitions
Nihal is a talented sponsorship and exhibition sales and relationship manager who delivers constantly excellent results for his clients. He leads a specialised team with an outstanding reputation in the market of fairness, communication and impeccable service delivery. Many of these satisfied investors returned to work with us year after year.


1:00 p.m

The Exhibition show opening for both association Professionals and suppliers on an ad-hoc solution based knowledge sessions with Coffee

Connect face-to-face with exhibiting companies (from Destinations, Hotels and Venues to Service Providers and IT professionals), at the Trade show on Day 2. 


Speaker to be confirmed 

Sponsored by Rotorua Energy Events Centre 


Educational sessions (Group discussions) 

Group discussions on membership engagement strategies led by our guest speakers
              1  Trade Associations  
              2 - Professional Associations 
              3 - Membership data tracking 

What are we all doing when it comes to engagement strategies, how we measuring them and what are others doing? Come listen to the moderator(s) as well as each other.

associationX Partners

associationX Sponsors

associationX Exhibitors 


Brett Jeffery
General Manager - New Zealand
027 249 8677

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