New Year Realities & Visions
First of all, let’s hope you finished the financial year having realized your aspirations, confident in the future, and reinforced by the developmental activities of your peak body. ACETA’s program for this year will be endorsed at the August board meeting in Sydney. We are moving forward in an expansive mode and can report on several topical initiatives as we enter an exciting new phase.
Following our successful inaugural convention and based on a common sentiment, the board asked Julie Hinton to organize and manage the second convention to be held in May 2019, a role she accepted and progressed without delay. A refined workshop/seminar program is all but complete and will see the return of your favored topics and presenters from the first event along with new specialists, who will present vital subject matter you requested in the delegate survey. In listening to our constituents, we are determined to consistently raise the bar and 2019 will be no exception. An ACETA delegation of two will work in Wangaratta on Monday (30th), Tuesday (31st) and Wednesday morning (1st) next week, to meet, agree and make final bookings and preparations with all those involved in contributing to the delivery a of memorable experience next year.
Following established scheduling, the ACETA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was convened in May, and this year it was held during the course of the inaugural industry convention in Wangaratta. In this edition we present the annual report to the AGM, a review of the preceding year, followed by an overview of the inaugural industry convention.
Presidents Annual Report to the ACETA AGM 2018
Once again, the time has arrived to reflect on another year of demonstrable ACETA progress and report on core issues that currently impact the life and well-being of the Australian Commercial Entertainment Technology Association. The financial & intellectual property assets of your peak body have increased significantly over the past year, whilst leadership & administration continues to function in a most fluent and complimentary manner. I believe that current program development is both dynamic and progressive, reflecting the needs of our constituents, and in doing so providing enhanced benefits and potential. Once again, we have experienced outstanding service and support from the administration team at Stockdale ACS, in particular our administration officer Emily Dittman, and the ACETA executive were pleased to renew our administration contract with Stockdale ACS for another year.
We are aware of hitting your in-box regularly in the lead up to the inaugural convention, which gets under way in exactly one week from today, however many have requested to be kept up- dated and we have a responsibility to inform, this is the most effective way to do so. In this final pre-convention communication, we present new information along with an attendance profile.
Give or take a few stragglers, it seems about 40 individuals will participate in the convention seminar/workshop program. Many will be accompanied by partners and given other interested parties we should see somewhere around 70 individuals in the ballroom on Saturday night for the inaugural dinners dance. Almost all delegates, presenters and partners are attending the opening plenary followed by the civic welcome, and it is important to also support ACETA by attending the Annual General Meeting at the seminar conclusion on Saturday afternoon, yes you will have time to put your feet up before they hit the dance floor.
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