Programme overview

Friday 19 July

09:00 Registration & Networking
10:30 Welcome & Introduction by Damian Hutt, Summit Chair & Executive Director of Association of Association Executives
10:50 Making a Difference as an association
How associations & societies can have great effect on industries, professions and lives.
  Exchange: How can your association make more of a difference
Executives discuss at their tables how they can make more of a difference in light of the presentation, of their thoughts and current planes.
Ideas are documented and shared with all delegates for inspiration and to enable discussion during following open sessions.
11:40 The Challenges of Membership Joining & Annual Fees
How does the amount charged effect the value of the association to members, the effectiveness of the association and the number of members joining & staying. Should associations that currently do not charge annual fees change? What will the effect be? How to move from no-fees to a fees-based organisation.
  Exchange: Should your association vary its approach, charge fees, increase fees, or develop a new level of membership?
Executives discuss at their tables in light of the presentation, of their thoughts and current plans.
Ideas are documented and shared with all delegates for inspiration and to enable discussion during following open sessions.
12:30 Generating more revenue from Events
Most succesful methods to create more revenue from indivdidual events and a porfolio of events.
12:00 Exchange: What methods can you adopt, what will work and might not work.
Executives discuss at their tables in light of the presentation, of their thoughts and current plans.
Ideas are documented and shared with all delegates for inspiration and to enable discussion during following open sessions.
13:20 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Your Association's Purpose - Examining how aligning your purpose can be a route to huge success
  Exchange: How you can examine your purpose - a wider social purpose, a narrow more focused on member needs only
Executives discuss at their tables in light of the presentation, of their thoughts and current plans.
Ideas are documented and shared with all delegates for inspiration and to enable discussion during following open sessions.
14:50 Technology - How it can improve membership & raise your activities.
  Exchange: Where you can adopt technologies to improve your organisation, and how to overcome the challenges
Executives discuss at their tables in light of the presentation, of their thoughts and current plans.
Ideas are documented and shared with all delegates for inspiration and to enable discussion during following open sessions.
15:40 Tea Break & Networking
16:10 Association Success Stories - hear from associations of their successes in the past 12 months, how they have done this and measured their success.
17:10 Drinks Reception
18:00 Day Closes
18:00 Hosted Dinners for delegates attending on Saturday
21:00 End of hosted dinners

Satuday 20 July

09:00 Networking & Refreshments
09:30 Welcome & Introduction to Day Two by Damian Hutt, Summit Chair, Association of Association Executives
10:00 Workshop I
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Workshop II
16:00 End of the Summit