The UK National Associations Congress 2012, to be held on 13-14 December at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, has announced its speakers and education for the two-day conference.
In what organisers describe as its “most extensively researched programme to-date” 2012’s congress will have the event’s largest programme of highly targeted presentations for both individual member associations and trade associations in four parallel sessions over two days.
More than 25 association speakers, including many senior executives, have signed up, including Richard Wilson, chief executive officer of the Independent Game Developers’ Association, who will be outlining how to overcome the challenges in building a highly successful trade association and successfully grow member base during times of economic difficulty. Robin Fenwick, web services director of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, will be outlining how the institute built a private on-line social networking community of more than 30,000 members and the positive impact it has had on the organisation.
Another keynote panel will address the commercialisation of membership organisations, what it actually means and where to draw the line, with speakers including Michael Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Rodney Steel, chief executive officer of the British Contract Manufacturers & Packers Association, Helen Gordon, chief executive officer of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Lee Davies, chief executive officer of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.
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