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Association management

Strategic topics on association management that have implications for meetings.
Disrupted: How the traditionally risk-averse association sector is reinventing itself
In the first of a two-part feature, association strategist Genevieve Leclerc explores how the traditionally risk-averse association sector is reinventing itself…

Just like cultures in general, organisational culture especially in associations can be complex. Organisational culture is, very simply, 'how we do things here”.

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) invited me as one of over 30 international speakers at its inaugural Dubai Association Conference held last December 11 and 12, 2017 at the Dubai Trade Centre.

Octavio (Bobby) Peralta shares his insights from the Association Meetings Programme which took place in June in Fukuoka, Japan.

In the present chaos of the world right now, human beings are
living between the acts of awakening and surrender.

Professional associations play a crucial role in the economic development of their respective communities, and as such, they are not immune to globalising trends.

Associations can no longer afford to ignore these two driving forces

The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) will partner with volunteer aid organization Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) to improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities by focusing efforts on sustainable aquaculture.

The business events segment of the tourism industry can help grow the Australian economy with the assistance of a series of targeted public policy measures, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB).

In this article, Octavio ‘Bobby’ Peralta, PCAAE co-founder and current CEO, shares the story of how the organization went through from infancy to a bubbling toddler in a span of three years.

You don’t need a crystal ball to see what the future may hold for membership recruitment and retention in your association. Here are a few strategies that membership pros have used to prepare for 2017.

As 2017 approaches, here are four questions to ask to create realistic routes toward accomplishing your resolutions related to non-dues revenue.

Founded in 1994, the Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) is the largest regional seed association in the world with more than 600 members from more than 50 countries worldwide Interview Katie Lau

How much does your organization budget for professional development for employees? If yours is like most companies, the average is about $1,250 per person.

With associations typically signing contracts years out from their conference dates, they are particularly susceptible to smackdowns when things change in the years between.

The overwhelming majority of associations—87 percent—handle their own event management, and about four out of five associations also tackle their own trade show management. That’s according to a new study released by SmithBucklin, the association and

The number events held by UK associations is declining, as budgets continue to come under pressure, new research has revealed.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and 124 other organizations serving the scientific, technology, and engineering communities

Suppliers in the Middle East were given a masterclass on bidding for international association meetings – described as the ‘most critical’ aspect of the meetings industry.

The question of how to attract younger event attendees – the so-called millennial generation, generally accepted as those born between the late 1970s and the late 1990s – is one of the great challenges facing international associations.

At this year's IMEX Frankfurt, ICCA CEO Martin Sirk noted that up until recently, the meetings and events industry has focused on measuring the impact of face-to-face gatherings and tourism.

There’s an emerging trend in associations. Boards and/or chief execs are making annual meeting re-invention a high strategic priority.

Read on for the qualities association CEOs are looking for when they hire meeting managers.

DALLAS, 5 February 2015 – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and The EXPERIENCE Institute®

The emirate is aiming to join the ranks of Washington, Brussels and Singapore as a leading base for associations.

As you all know, I am a big believer in strategic meetings management. And as you also know, I am often perplexed by the fact that many organizations have not adopted the three core requirements of SMM

In 2012, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, a global professional member society, and the American Composites Manufacturers Association

If you ever want to strike fear into the heart of an association executive, just tell her that you want to do away with that little economic engine that drives