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Africa Associations Congress

18 – 20 August 2019 Pretoria, South Africa Congress

Programme Agenda

 

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8.00 AM
Collect your badge, meet your fellow delegates and visit our supplier exhibition
9.00 AM
The Chairman will greet delegates and explain the schedule for the day and evening activities.
 

Speakers

Damian Hutt

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

9.10 AM

Discover how to step outside the constraints of your day-to-day activity in order to improve the effectiveness, agility, ongoing health and growth of your organisation.



 

Speakers

Juanita Vorster

Strategist
At That Point

9.40 AM
The chairman will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day’s format.

Speakers

Gillian Le Cordeur

Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Risk Management SA

The chairman will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day’s format.

Speakers

Garth Brink

Project Manager
South African Society of Travel Medicine

The chairman will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day’s format.

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain

Managing Director
Consort Strategy Ltd

9.45 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Leadership, designing events using psychology and getting started with e-learning

The sessions will run for one of from 09:45 to 10:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Many aspire to leadership positions, without fully comprehending the heavy responsibility and the huge personal cost that comes with it. Too often leadership as a concept is neatly packaged with principles, which promise to perform miracles when applied. However, while the theory may sound good, it can be a messy business in the trenches, with shifting realities throwing unforeseen curve balls. This talk will look at those aspects that leadership theories often do not address at a practical level. It will focus on some of the challenges leaders of associations face, with some practical advice on how to deal with them.

Speakers

Claudelle von Eck

Former CEO
Institute of Internal Auditors

Leading companies - whether they target consumers or businesses - will find that the next competitive battleground lies in staging experiences. Associations shouldn’t just be focusing on selling ‘tickets’ to their events. Consumers are spoilt for choice. The world has become bigger and more accessible. You can’t just put any block of cheese down and expect the mouse to come running. Even the mouse is getting fussier. Emotion is at the heart of experience design. Done well and it will deliver brand loyalty, repeat event delegates and buy-in from customers and employees. Ignore emotion, and your event will be dead on arrival.

In this session, Tamlynne will share a case study from the Africa Play Conference, a conference curated around PLAY and show you how an association can adapt some of these playful methods to create truly engaging experiences that will keep your members coming back year after year

Speakers

Tamlynne Wilton-Gurney

Chief Ideas Officer
idna Africa

E-learning is a time-efficient and cost-effective method of delivering training and education to a widespread membership, so many associations are keen to develop their own e-learning programmes. What is involved in starting up - understanding the costs involved, the commitment of time and staff resources, creating suitable content and delivering a robust product which can test and record learners’ interactions.

 

Speakers

Carin Stoltz-Urban

Director
Vortex Education Solutions

10.45 AM
Enjoy a hot drink and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
11.15 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering topics about accountability, ethics and integrity

The sessions will run for one of from 11:15 to 12:00, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Accountability is a fundamental requirement of good governance and Boards have an obligation to report, explain and be answerable for the outcomes of the decisions they make on behalf of their organisations. Rather than viewing this as a burden, Boards should welcome accountability as an opportunity and use their reporting as a means of celebrating performance and acknowledging endeavour, and for generating confidence and trust amongst their association’s members and stakeholders. This session will provide insight into how Boards can easily put in place processes to create and maintain cultures of transparency and honesty-based governance.

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain

Managing Director
Consort Strategy Ltd

Many African associations work with third party PCOs to deliver their major congress or annual event.   What should those seeking to hire a PCO be aware of when contracting this key service. Why has a new system of self-regulation been introduced and how does this protect the client?

 

Speakers

Glenn van Eck CMP

CEO
MAGNETIC STORM

12.00 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Membership reputation, membership and building communities with social media

The sessions will run for one of from 12:00 to 12:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

The South African Healthcare sector is fragmented, with many different players of varying strength and influence and very little collaboration and trust between the various stakeholders.  Gaining both a voice and the kind of reputation that allows that voice to be heard is extremely difficult in such fragmented environments.  The perception that we have a vested interest that may be viewed as counter to other stakeholder interests is another hurdle. Gaining credibility, and retaining it, can be hard in this landscape.  However, to be invited to join conversations and to have our voice heard, we have had to achieve and maintain our credibility and reputation.   We will explore:

  • The importance of setting an overall strategic objective
  • Developing the tactics and actions to achieve the objective.
  • What successes have been achieved, how and why

Speakers

Natalie Zimmelman

Chief Executive Officer
South African Society of Anaesthesiologists

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Speakers

John Arnesen

Director
Arnesen and Associates

Bruce Berry

Chief Executive Officer
Turnaround Management Association – Southern Africa Chapter

  • How can associations effectively communicate key messages to members using the various social media options available?
  • Building effective online communities using channels such as LinkedIn or Facebook
  • What are the emerging trends in social media for associations to adopt?
  • How can senior executives use social media to become influencers?

Speakers

Dylan Kohlstädt

Chief Executive Officer
SHIFT One

12.45 PM
Enjoy a delicious lunch and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
2.00 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Performance, delivering successful conferences and professionalisation of an occupation

The sessions will run for one of from 14:00 to 14:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

One of the biggest challenges faced by many boards and councils is securing volunteers willing to make themselves available for service. SACIA has implemented a Board performance appraisal system that allows us to assess the performance of our individual Board and Council members. By establishing clear objectives and monitoring performance, we’ve been able to elect an engaged Board who embrace their responsibilities and work together to achieve the Association’s mission.

In the presentation I’ll share some practical online tools to assess Board performance and conduct online election

Speakers

Kevan Jones

Executive Director
Southern African Communications Industries Association

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major bilingual international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa. Its current biennial hosting alternates between Anglophone and Francophone African countries. The convening of ICASA 19 in Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda, in December 2019 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it.  ICASA 2019 is expected to convene over 10,000 delegates from nearly 150 countries, including 200 journalists.

 

Speakers

Luc Armand Bodea

ICASA Director/Society for AIDS in Africa Coordinator
Society for AIDS in Africa

The process of professionalisation incorporates two critical aspects. The first aspect includes the setting of requirements for practice within the occupation, while the second aspect is more outward looking and focuses on developing and influencing societal acceptance of the occupation as a profession. It is essential for associations and professional bodies to clearly define what professionalisation will mean for the occupation, the practitioners, as well as what it will mean to society as a whole. In order to do this effectively, it is recommended that a professionalisation strategy be developed.

This workshop will include insight into strategies that have been employed within a selected professional body, as well as considerations for the development of a sound professionalisation strategy. The intention of this workshop is to stimulate thoughts and discussions related to professionalisation, as well as assist attendees to conceptualise their organisation’s professionalisation strategies.

Speakers

Nosheena Mansoor

Department Head: Professional Development
Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa

2.45 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions focussing on bringing on innovation and imagination

The sessions will run for one of from 14:45 to 15:30, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

The South African Communications Industry Association has just launched an innovative and exciting youth development programme. The association is putting a massive effort into this programme, seeing the need to engage and shape the next generation of business leaders.  This is not only for their association, but also for the health of their industry.  Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders. 

The speakers will describe the core elements of this youth development programme:

  • Setting up on-campus SACIA student chapters at various South African universities and a national roll-out of the initiative
  • Launching a Young Professionals’ Council for recent graduates to participate in the association’s activities
  • Dedicating a day of the association’s annual congress to youth development
  • Creating opportunities for young members to be embedded into Council and Board activities
  • The importance of collaboration between academia and industry
  • The value for students of a student chapter and the benefits it brings

Speakers

Mpho Buntse

Project Manager
Southern African Communications Industries Association

Kevan Jones

Executive Director
Southern African Communications Industries Association

What is more daunting than developing an organising an industry conference for the first time?  Wanting to upscale and outshine that very same successful conference the next time.   Once a conference format has worked a time or two and people love your conference, it is quite easy to just continue with the status quo.  But, shaking it up and doing something new, especially in an industry where operating outside the predefined lines are sometimes frowned upon, is unnerving, to say the least!   Can it be done?  Absolutely!

This session will explore the considerations for pushing the boundaries of traditional conferencing and how to think about:

  • Attracting the right speakers
  • On-boarding and involving sponsors that are a good fit
  • Shaping an integrated conference experience
  • Surrounding yourself with a well-rounded team of experts

Speakers

Leticia Mentz

Manager: Industry Capability Development and Communication
Payments Association of South Africa

“Letting go” in Association Management is a bold step, but one that was necessitated by falling numbers and declining revenue at SONA. Distinguishing the different components in management of Associations especially academic ones is a trend that is not wide-spread. Few Associations are attempting this. The speaker, as the Secretary-General and CEO of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), decided to 'let go' and incorporate partnership with a professional Association management company to turn around the fortunes of the Society.

  • Benefits of the new approach – more efficient revenue collection to manage subscriptions
  • Improved communication and engagement with members
  • Creating a new executive committee and Governing Council
  • Initial outcomes and member engagement and response

Speakers

Amadi Ogonda Ihunwo

Secretary General/CEO
Society Of Neuroscientists Of Africa (sona)

3.30 PM
Enjoy a hot drink and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
4.00 PM

Learn from Association Award entrants whose projects were selected as Association Success Stories: Detailed case studies of a wide range of association projects, with the why, how, what, who, when and wheres as well as costings & resources information.

  • You receive full documentation of your chosen project case study
  • You hear from the project leader about how they were successful
  • Followed by questions around the table
  • Take away fully documented project case studies

Public and private sector water experts and general public join the conference and get involved in a skills competition for artisan plumbers. The winning model was installed at a school for disabled pupils while the conference turns a surplus and achieves most of its objectives.
Association of Tanzanian Water Suppliers

Eduweek, attended by close to 450 attendees including over 30 speakers, is the best CPD platform for our members. We received over 5000 responses on the conference mobile app during the event & fantastic feedback post-event.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa

Civil society, business leaders and politicians come together to discuss ideas and policy in the metal and engineering industry 
Steel & Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa

Increasing engagement and member numbers using inbound marketing and specifically targeted websites
Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa

How EAPA-SA created a newsletter that attracted 380 new subscribers in the last year and has a yearly average open rate of 18% without paid advertising
Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Southern Africa

5.00 PM
If you could start your association all over again, what would you do differently? Many have asked themselves the question, few have found themselves in the fortunate situation of doing so. Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz and Greg Tracz, respectively founder and CEO of Diabetes Africa took the step in 2019 and launched an international organisation with a bold vision. At a time when businesses compete relentlessly for attention, and individual influencers build million-people strong communities, is there still a place for associations? How can we hack the system before we get hacked ourselves? Building on their life-scale experimentation, the pair will discuss success, failure and the challenges of running an association in the “membership economy”.

Speakers

Greg Tracz

CEO
Diabetes Africa

Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz

Founder
Diabetes Africa

5.30 PM

Awards Ceremony open for all registrants to the congress including speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and media.

 

6.00 PM

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7.00 PM

Welcome Drinks and Dinner for all registrants to the congress including speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and media.

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8.00 AM
Collect your badge, meet your fellow delegates and visit our supplier exhibition
9.00 AM

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Speakers

Damian Hutt

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

9.10 AM

Gen Blending™ integrates wisdom of the ages and new ways of being creating environments, behaviours and crafts rich in relevance, fluidity, agility and innovation that seamlessly blend for maximum advantage and value. 

Key to relevance, success and longevity in a future wise organisation is understanding and embracing the unique gifts of four (soon to be five) generations and to blend said gifts to create intergenerational magic.  Millennials and Gen Z catapult the need for blending more than ever before due to their innate genre of consciousness that is both mind blowing and mind numbing. 

  • What is this consciousness?
  • How do we harness it?
  • How do we add to the mix of existing consciousness brought by the Baby Boomers and Gen X?

Speakers

Alison Godenir

Behavioral Alchemist
Alison Godenir

9.40 AM
Presentations from experts in a wide range of areas, addressing key challenges. Thirty minutes presentation with an in-depth discussion. Choose two briefings.

When thinking about your conference, have any of the following popped into question – growth, relevance, profitability, cost-cutting, sustainability, competitiveness, opportunities? If so, breakthrough innovation and design thinking may offer you the solution. Question is, how do you apply this solution to conference planning and management to achieve the desired effect and impact? In this session, we will explore innovation principles and tools for better conferences.

Speakers

Pieter Swart CMP CMM

Business Events Strategist and Managing Director of Conference Consultancy
Conference Consultancy

  • Are you really satisfying your members at your events?
  • Are your meetings truly engaging?
  • Are you gathering the data you need to make the right decisions for your events?
  • Do you know the truth?

Benefit from David's 20 years in the conference and events industry and participation in over 2000 events as he focuses on the areas of delegate and member engagement, better methods to gather meaningful data to gain insight for better decision making and improve your return on investment in meetings and events.

Slay boredom, communicate more effectively, engage more deeply and gather better data. 

Speakers

David Wilson

Director
Participate Technologies

“Good governance” is the cornerstone of any successful association: designing and implementing effective governance structures, practices and protocol are fundamental to fulfilling an organisation’s mission and as association leaders, we continually strive to ensure our processes, our behaviours and, ultimately, our performance are effective. We understand that high performing teams equate to high performing associations, but what does that mean in practice? How do we ensure the mechanics and dynamics of good governance and association leadership are understood, enacted, valued and sustained? The session briefly challenges delegates to identify and start addressing some key questions about “good governance”, challenging assumptions about protocol, and considering alternative and innovative approaches to governing and leading an association.

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain

Managing Director
Consort Strategy Ltd

Understanding the true value of association meetings, their impact on economic development and knowledge transfer, in relation to destination and venue selection.  A study of host destination and venue selection criteria which can impact meeting outcomes and objectives.

Speakers

Refilwe Nchebisang

Assistant Marketing Manager
CSIR International Convention Centre

It is becoming more and more common for associations to live stream their events However, there are some basic commercial questions that can keep the  event organiser, ,taking their first steps in the world of webcasting, awake at night!

Questions such as…

  • Should people pay or will it be a member benefit?
  • How can I involve sponsors and exhibitors?
  • Will this discourage people from physically attending?
  • What can I do with the recordings after the event?

Using real world examples and clear, this briefing will enable you to learn from other organisations who are successfully creating value from webcasting their events.

Speakers

Martin Shepherdly

CEO
BeThere Global

Many aspects of association management can be run efficiently using modern association technology.

This can help to reduce staff costs, improve member engagement and support activities such as marketing and events.

Find out what technology is available and what are the benefits of using the technology products and services available.

Speakers

Mark John Cartmell

Director
BrightGiants

This session will review the factors involved in organising a hybrid meeting and what to consider during preparation. The speaker will also focus on the key considerations for the successful integration of technology (not Lumi solutions) at association meetings to enhance member engagement.  He will also touch on Lumi’s recently launched e-book which looked at current research on engagement at member based organisations.

Speakers

Andrej Vladar

Managing Director
Lumi Technologies

10.40 AM
Enjoy a hot drink and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
11.10 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering topics on how to cope with challenges

The sessions will run for one of from 11:10 to 12:10, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

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Speakers

Deon Rossouw

Chief Executive Officer
Ethics Institute of South Africa

The success and support of a conference or congress depends on many aspects.  Getting delegates to the event demands good early planning including working with the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) to engage key stakeholders from the start.  It is also important to keep members engaged with updates on progress in planning, programme development, on-boarding new speakers and highlighting key benefits and features. How has this been successfully managed at major international medical meeting.

Speakers

Solomon Rataemane

Secretary General WAPR
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Not only are the members of our associations feeling the effect of exponential change in their own industries, but how they relate to their associations and professional bodies, what they expect, and how we deliver, needs to change too. 

We will discuss some of the initiatives we have experimented with, in the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, to re-invigorate our membership and evolve the value that we offer to our members. We have done this by experimenting with new techniques and exploring new ways to add value. 

The Futures Alchemist, Charlotte Kemp, will share models, experiences, and successes to help you position your association for a vibrant future.  

Speakers

Charlotte Kemp

Virtual Chapter President
Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa

12.10 PM

This segment has 2 parallel sessions looking at the future in focus

The sessions will run for one of from 12:10 to 13:00, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

  • Not a once size fits all approach
  • Moving toward an outcomes based focus
  • Governance essentials

Speakers

Angela Cherrington

Director
yourhub

A crash-course in why it is so important we incorporate sustainability into the far-reaching tool of the events industry, and what it means to host gatherings which go beyond the event itself.

Speakers

Lisa Jade Kirkham

Head Ginger
GINGERBISCUIT

1.00 PM
Enjoy a delicious lunch and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
2.00 PM

In this masterclass you will receive practical and realistic tips and tricks to enhance your presentation and public speaking skills. While specifically created for senior association executives, all levels of association employees and volunteers will find something of value.

Each attendee will also receive a free media training worksheet at the end of the masterclass.

The 2 hour session will cover how to effectively prepare for and deliver any speaking opportunity through:

  • Designing the storyline and slide deck the right way
  • Rehearsing the right parts
  • Getting comfortable with your unique presentation style
  • Making on-the-spot adjustments
  • Knowing what to do when everything goes wrong
  • Using tricks of the professional speaking trade

PRESENTER
Juanita Vorster is a professional speaker who understands the pressures of having to present - sometimes with very little time to prepare - to a wide variety of audiences across a wide variety of topics. She is also communication strategist to several associations in South Africa, allowing her to customise this session for maximum relevance and value 
 

Speakers

Juanita Vorster

Strategist
At That Point

Part A: An update on the ever evolving SA Post-school Education, Training and Development system within the context of the SA NQF and the SA landscape. Taking a closer look at national policy, legislation, regulation, regulators, providers and professional bodies ‘shifts’.

PART B: Getting to grips with registration, accreditation and recognition as it applies [or not] to professional bodies [new and existing] in SA.

Speakers

John Arnesen

Director
Arnesen and Associates

A hands-on workshop to sustainable event design and strategy, and the benefits thereof.

Speakers

Lisa Jade Kirkham

Head Ginger
GINGERBISCUIT

4.00 PM

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4.10 PM

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