New Zealand Events - Connecting YOU with other association professionals and stakeholders



    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZST)
    • ONLINE (teams)
    Register

    Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

    The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

    Why Attend?

    • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
    • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
    • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

    Event Details:

    • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
    • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

    RSVP Now:

    Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

    This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

    We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


     

    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (NZST)
    • Icon, Te Papa – Wellington
    Register


    Join us for AuSAE’s first networking lunch of the year, where we embrace the spirit of Matariki to foster growth and unity among association executives. Matariki marks the start of the Māori New Year, a time for renewal and celebration, making it the perfect backdrop for our gathering.

    What to Expect:

    • Networking: Build valuable connections with peers in a setting that encourages open dialogue and mutual support.
    • Knowledge Sharing: Exchange ideas and best practices that can propel your association forward.
    • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Discuss common challenges and brainstorm collective solutions.
    • Industry Evolution: Gain insights into the latest trends and how they impact our associations in Aotearoa.

    Professional Development: As a CAE Approved Provider, AuSAE is proud to offer participants 1 continuing education credit for attending this enriching event.

      • 26 Jun 2024
      • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (NZST)
      • Wētā Workshop Unleashed, Convention Centre Level 5/88 Federal Street, Auckland
      Register


      Join us for AuSAE’s first networking lunch of the year, where we embrace the spirit of Matariki to foster growth and unity among association executives. Matariki marks the start of the Māori New Year, a time for renewal and celebration, making it the perfect backdrop for our gathering.

      What to Expect:

      • Networking: Build valuable connections with peers in a setting that encourages open dialogue and mutual support.
      • Knowledge Sharing: Exchange ideas and best practices that can propel your association forward.
      • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Discuss common challenges and brainstorm collective solutions.
      • Industry Evolution: Gain insights into the latest trends and how they impact our associations in Aotearoa.

      Professional Development: As a CAE Approved Provider, AuSAE is proud to offer participants 1 continuing education credit for attending this enriching event.

        • 03 Jul 2024
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
        • Wellington, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
        Register


        Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

        Why This Session Is Unmissable:

        • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
        • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
        • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
        • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
        Who Should Join:

        This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

        We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

        Join Us:

        Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

        ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

        • 23 Jul 2024
        • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZST)
        • Wellington, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
        Register


        Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

        These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

        In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

        You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

        • 24 Jul 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
        • Wellington OR Online
        Register

        Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

        This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

        1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
        2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

        Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

        This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

         

        • 30 Jul 2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (NZST)
        • Auckland, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
        Register


        Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

        These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

        In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

        You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

        • 10 Aug 2024
        • (NZST)
        • 13 Aug 2024
        • (NZST)
        • Cleveland Ohio
        • 16
        Register


        Join AuSAE at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio

        AuSAE is excited to host a delegation to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland in 10 -13 August in 2024. 

        The ASAE Annual meeting is an association conference like no other – over three day it brings together thousands of Association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions and of course the opportunity to make new global connections.

        AuSAE is excited to announce Expressions of Interest are now open to join the delegation travelling to the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio from 10 - 13 August at the Huntington Convention Centre.

        The ASAE Annual Meeting is an association conference like no other - over three days it brings together thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions. And of course, the opportunity to make new global connections. AuSAE will be curating a program to help our delegation make the most out of the conference content, as well as some exclusive opportunities to connect with some of our American colleagues.

        Register your interest to stay in the loop as we finalise details.

        Pricing range AU $4,200 – 4,800 NZ $4,500 - $5,000

        • 08 Sep 2024
        • 2:00 PM (NZST)
        • 10 Sep 2024
        • 4:30 PM (NZST)
        • Christchurch, New Zealand
        Register


        Unlock the Power of Association at AuSAE Linc 2024
        Welcome to AuSAE LINC Conference Registration
        A harmonious environment where association leaders unite to cultivate shared inspirations and enrich the community’s future.

        Step into a realm where innovation meets inspiration at the AuSAE Linc Conference, 8 - 10 September 2024.
        This premier event is designed to empower association executives with a wealth of ideas and inspirations that can be seamlessly integrated into your organisation.
        Engage in meaningful dialogues with industry colleagues, expand your professional network, and uncover the latest trends that will shape the future of association management. Whether it’s through dynamic networking, member engagement, or operational excellence.

        AuSAE Linc 2024 is your platform to elevate your association’s potential and drive transformative change.

        Your Conference Registration Encompasses:
        Sunday Welcome Function: Kick off the conference with an evening of warm introductions and prelude conversations, setting the tone for the days ahead.

        All Conference Sessions: Gain unrestricted access to a comprehensive slate of sessions spanning Monday and Tuesday, each crafted to inspire, inform, and challenge your perspectives.

        Tuesday Business Sessions: A dedicated morning for deep-diving into business-centric discussions, facilitating direct dialogues with corporate partners and industry stakeholders in a structured yet flexible format.

        Innovative Breakfast Concept on Monday and Tuesday: A cornerstone of the AuSAE LINC experience, our breakfast meetings are designed not just to nourish but to energise your day with stimulating discussions and keynotes in a less formal setting. This approach allows for more personal interactions and the sharing of ideas over the first meal of the day, setting a dynamic tone for the sessions that follow.

        Monday Night’s Conference Dinner: Conclude the first full day of the conference with a gala dinner, offering an exquisite blend of fine dining and networking opportunities in an elegant setting.

        All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.
        AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.


        • 08 Sep 2024
        • 6:30 PM (NZST)
        • 10 Sep 2024
        • 4:30 PM (NZST)
        • Christchurch
        Register

        Sponsorship Prospectus - Download Here

        We are inviting a limited number of five special entities to join us

        AuSAE’s premier annual event (AuSAE Linc) that brings together the largest gathering of association professionals in New Zealand.

        An opportunity for networking and meeting new people within the professional association sector.

        The AuSAE Leadership Insights Networking & Connection Conference (Linc) is our signature event. Bringing together association executives from all aspects of association management.

        Held in Christchurch for 8 -10 September 2024.

        AuSAE is focused on its commitment to foster a strong and robust association sector.

        AuSAE is establishing engaging sponsorship opportunities to maximise your exposure and connection with our delegates leading up to and during the event.

        All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager, AuSAE New Zealand

        brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.


        • 18 Sep 2024
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
        • Auckland, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
        Register


        Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

        Why This Session Is Unmissable:

        • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
        • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
        • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
        • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
        Who Should Join:

        This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

        We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

        Join Us:

        Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

        ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

        • 20 Sep 2024
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZST)
        • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ
        Register

        CAE Exam between 1 December and 14 December 2024

        CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2024

        This course is for the December 2024 exam

        *please note that the exam registration through ASAE as separate and the delegates responsibility. AuSAE is here to help

        AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification

        Course cost - AuSAE Member $750 

        Non member / Business partner  $950 includes  

        • Course material ( Professional Practices in Association Management, 4th Edition)
        • Cliff notes with practice exam questions for each domain
        • Study group learnings and exam questions
        • Practice exam exam

        The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

        Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!
        Applications closed with ASAE 17 February for the exam

        Program Starting Friday 22 September 2023

        Week 1 20 September : CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking

        Week’s 2 - 9: Covering the eight domains 1 hour each week (Friday)
        27 September Domain 1 Governance
        4 October D2 Executive Leadership
        11 October D3 Organisational Strategy
        18 October D4 Operations
        25 October D5 Business development
        1 November D6 Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
        8 November D7 Advocacy
        15 November D8 Marketing and Communications

        Week 10: Wednesday 20 November Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions) 2 hours
        Friday 22 November Open forum ( 1hour 30 mins)


        • CAE Exam fee is separate and paid through ASAE when applying for the exam. Member cost $500 USD


        Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.

        • 25 Sep 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
        • Wellington OR Online
        Register

        Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

        This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

        1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
        2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

        Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

        This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

         

        • 15 Oct 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZDT)
        • ONLINE (teams)
        Register

        Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

        The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

        Why Attend?

        • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
        • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
        • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

        Event Details:

        • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
        • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

        RSVP Now:

        Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

        This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

        We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


         

        • 05 Nov 2024
        • 8:00 AM (NZDT)
        • 06 Nov 2024
        • 1:00 PM (NZDT)
        • Lower Hutt Event Centre, Lower Hutt New Zealand
        • 3
        Register


        Join us at AuSAE Connections and extend your influence within New Zealand's association community at this premier two-day event. Recognising that your time is invaluable, AuSAE Connections is meticulously designed to place you in direct contact with 12-15 key decision-makers in the association industry. This exclusive networking event is both intensive and effective, crafted to foster mutually beneficial engagements.

        Who Will Attend?

        • 12 to 15 Association Managers: These participants are rigorously selected to ensure they are in-house event managers or pivotal conferencing decision-makers actively seeking new venues and destinations.

        • 12 to 15 Business Event Suppliers: Representatives from across New Zealand will meet face-to-face with association managers to discuss potential future business collaborations.

        Why AuSAE Connections?

        • Focused Networking: Engage in intensive and bespoke networking designed to yield high-value interactions.

        • Tailor-Made Environment: Our workshop setting is specifically constructed to facilitate productive discussions and promote your services directly to the association sector's key players.

        • Exclusive Opportunity: AuSAE Connections offers a unique platform in New Zealand for decision-makers and suppliers to forge and reinforce vital business relationships face-to-face.

        • Efficient Time Management: Achieve more in less time with structured and intense networking opportunities, enabling genuine dialogues over two impactful days.

        Event Highlights:

        • Selective Participation: Ensuring quality interactions by admitting only those with a proven track record and a clear intention to engage in future collaborations.

        • Special Rates: Enjoy a special rate of $TBC including GST and breakfast at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

        Anticipated Attendance:

        • 12 to 15 In-house Association Executives
        • 12 to 15 Business Event Suppliers

        What Draws the Right Decision Makers to AuSAE Connections?

        • Discover New Suppliers: Uncover new possibilities and potential partners within the industry.

        • Share Expertise: Connect and share insights with other influential leaders and pioneers in the association events sector.

        • Build Lasting Partnerships: Identify and cultivate long-term relationships with top-tier suppliers known for their excellence.

        AuSAE Connections is more than an event—it's your gateway to unlocking new horizons in the association industry. Join us to make the most of this unmatched opportunity.


        • 05 Nov 2024
        • 8:00 AM (NZDT)
        • 06 Nov 2024
        • 4:00 PM (NZDT)
        • Lower Hutt Event Centre, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
        • 13
        Register


        Maximise your network at the AuSAE Connections Workshop, 5/6 November 2024. Join 15 association professionals and 15 business event suppliers for dynamic sessions and targeted networking. With 10-15 member spots, you'll forge valuable connections with NZ's top business event providers, explore new regional meeting possibilities, and engage in strategic dialogue with influential peers. Invest two days for long-term gains at no financial cost, just the commitment of your time, which we ensure will pay dividends.

        Why should an association professional in New Zealand attend AuSAE connections

        • Networking with the right suppliers and collegues; the minimum of wasted time; genuine 2.0 - day dialogue!
        • Discover new potential meeting suppliers in different regions
        • Build long-term relationships with business event suppliers which can genuinely cope with your events!
        • Highlight your concerns and challenges with some of the most influential opinion shapers amongst your peers!

        And what does it cost?
        It costs nothing; only two days of your time.
        But we know this is your most valuable resource.  We guarantee it will be a worthwhile investment!

        We pay for your travel, accommodation and meals!!

        After every three sessions, a 20-minute break will be given. During the workshop, the participating clients get the opportunity to meet representatives from between ten to fifteen conferencing destinations and suppliers. 

        • 27 Nov 2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (NZDT)
        • Auckland, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
        Register


        Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

        These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

        In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

        You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

        • 04 Dec 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZDT)
        • Wellington OR Online
        Register

        Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

        This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

        1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
        2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

        Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

        This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

         

        • 04 Dec 2024
        • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZDT)
        • Wellington, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
        Register


        Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

        These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

        In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

        You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

        • 16 Apr 2025
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (NZST)
        • Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre


        AssociationX, an association trade show featuring over 40 business solution providers (exhibitors) and offering multiple educational insights within our Education Hubs.

        AssociationX Education Hubs serve as the centre of innovation and success stories in association management. Immerse yourself in our dynamic environment, where case studies spring to life, discussions ignite inspiration, and valuable insights flow from association executives and industry-leading suppliers.

        Details to follow

        Pricing: Complimentary 

        NB: This show is only open to association /not for profit  professional/executives

        • 14 May 2025
        • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (NZST)
        • Wellington
        Register


        Details to follow 2024

        Joining the Association Conference Symposium is a strategic step for associations committed to refining their event strategies. Dive into an environment rich with peer-to-peer learning, sharing experiences, challenges, and solutions. This symposium offers a unique platform to connect with fellow professionals, exchange best practices, and stay abreast of the latest industry shifts. It's more than just an event; it's a chance to strengthen your association's network and elevate your event management game with collective wisdom.


      Association Knowledge Program


      Shared Interest Group
      Membership | Finance and Compliance

      CEO/ED Leadership Meetings 
      Connect with other association CEOs and influencers 

      2023 Events at a glance.pdf


      The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.

      AuSAE Events Code of Conduct 2023 


      The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

      Australian Office:
      Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
      Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
      Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
      Email: info@ausae.org.au

      New Zealand Office:
      Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
      Phone: +64 27 249 8677
      Email: nzteam@ausae.org.au

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