Associations Forum National Conference

4 – 5 July 2016, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC

Save The Date: 4 -5 July 2016


The 11th Annual Associations Forum National Conference was held on the 4-5 July 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We had in excess of 400 attendees from associations, not-for-profits and suppliers to the sector at the conference. 

Our impressive line-up of speakers included Australian Institute of Company Directors CEO, John Brogden, who was our opening Keynote speaker. John was joined by Prue Willsford, CEO of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, and Steve Knott, CEO of the Australian Mines and Metals Association, in discussing the association landscape, their personal learnings and the challenges facing associations and charities today.

The Associations Forum National Conference commenced in 2006 and is widely recognised as the premier meeting for the association sector in Australia and New Zealand.

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John Brogden

Managing Director & CEO, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Prue Willsford

CEO, Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance

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Paul Nicolaou

Director, Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Cindy Tilbrook

Company Secretary, Australian Dental Prosthetists Association

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Susan Pascoe

Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

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Steve Knott

CEO, Australian Mines and Metals Association

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Value for money

Early Bird Registration Prices

NFP Member of Associations Forum - $980

International NFPs (NFPs based outside of Australia) - $980

NFP Non Member of Associations Forum - $1,420

3rd delegate FREE (applies to not-for-profits only, all three delegates need to be from the same organisation)

Non-exhibiting Supplier - $2,300


Special accommodation rates for delegates have been arranged by Ozaccom+

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“This conference hit all the right buttons for me, I found the presenters and panel sessions to be very relevant. The presenters were knowledgeable and from a diverse range of industries and with diverse size too so was able to get a good cross section of opinions.”
Helen Burdette, Executive Secretary/Company Secretary, Sleep Health Foundation