Professional conference and event management to ensure exceed everyone’s expectations.

Running a successful conference and event program is central to the successful operation of your association. A great event not only enhances the knowledge of your members, but creates a powerful sense of community and contributes to your bottom line.

But the effort in involved in running events is significant and the risk of failure is great.

Relying on committee members to run your conference or event program can be a recipe for volunteer burnout.

Many smaller membership associations don’t have the in-house expertise or available resources needed to lead these projects and ensure they meet (or exceed) all expectations.

This is particularly true for associations moving to virtual, hybrid or ondemand delivery, thanks to COVID-19.

Professional Conference Managers

FineHaus has extensive experience working as the professional conference organiser (PCO) for large annual conferences, typically for our association management clients.

We have successfully delivered face-to-face, virtual and hybrid conferences for clients including the Australian Legal Technology Association, the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, the Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association and LawFest. Check out our recent projects.

At FineHaus, we believe there are four pillars to successful conference management:

  1. Delegate Registration: achieving the registered delegate target
  2. Delegate Experience: achieving a seamless, positive delegate experience that ensures repeat attendance and positive word of mouth
  3. Sponsor Engagement: attracting and engaging conference sponsors
  4. Profitability: achieving profitability targets

Our hands-on, collaborative approach to achieving these outcomes is what sets us apart.

We can look after every aspect of your conference or manage key elements of the project (like the registration, marketing and financials) to support your team and conference committee.

Our professional conference management services include:

  • project management
  • conference committee support
  • financial management
  • program development
  • abstract management
  • registration set-up and management
  • speaker management
  • branding and theming
  • marketing, PR and social media programs
  • sponsorship package development and sponsor management
  • website and app development
  • delegate travel and accommodation arrangements
  • venue management and on-ground logistics
  • virtual and hybrid conference strategy, structure and technical delivery
  • on-demand recording
  • post-conference satisfaction surveys.

We have deep expertise with using the EventsAir event management platform, including delivering virtual and hybrid conferences using its OnAir module and with leveraging the capability of Zoom to deliver virtual events, webinars and meetings.

Experienced Event Managers

We have delivered hundreds of events for membership associations – from webinars to workshops, seminars and symposiums – and know what it takes to make these a success.

That’s why our clients choose us for this important work.

 

Free 1 Hour Consultation

Book an obligation-free, one hour consultation to discuss your event and how we can help you ensure it exceeds all expectations.

 

 

It’s one thing to have a vision, but executing it and doing so to the highest standards requires experience, talent and dedication. FineHaus has brought all of these qualities to the table and more in helping ALTA grow from a casual meetup over drinks into a beacon of innovation and community on the global legal technology landscape.

Beyond consistently providing the organisational capabilities to drive the association forward on a daily basis, FineHaus has delivered services at every level of event organisation from planning all the way to operations, giving members peace of mind.

Stevie Ghiassi, Founding Chair Australian Legal Technology Association

 

“The FineHaus team have done an outstanding job since taking on association and conference management for our organisation. They have understood us and our vision and worked with us to move our association forward. Their expertise, innovation and professional support have been exemplary. We are confident that with FineHaus assisting our association, we will not only achieve our strategic aims – but far exceed them. 

“Working together as a virtual management team Nicki and Connie drove impressive growth at ALPMA, achieving significant increases in membership and sponsorship, while transforming ALPMA’s online presence, streamlining its operations and significantly increasing the financial performance and profile of ALPMA’s flagship event, the ALPMA Summit.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Warrick McLean, Past President, Australasian Legal Practice Management Association

 

Strategic planning is one of the most important processes for an organisation to undertake. We were fortunate to have FineHaus as facilitators to guide us skilfully through what can be a challenging and often time-fraught process. We highly recommend them to any organisation about to undertake this journey.”

Karen Lee, CEO, Institute of Professional Editors

 

FineHaus worked with the Asset Management Council to review the membership model in an effort to enhance value for membership, increase utilisation of services and increase membership reach. The work undertaken was comprehensive and robust, providing confidence that the new membership model to be implemented will succeed.

Dr Anne Gibbs, CEO, Asset Management Council