Event Management for Associations2021-11-03T16:57:14+10:00

Event Management for Associations

Professional Associations and Industry Bodies

As a Professional Conference Organiser or PCO, Nectar specialises in the management of conferences and seminars for professional associations and industry bodies.  The advantage associations have in working with us is that we are also a DCO or Digital Conference Organiser, which means we are able to ensure our clients get the benefits of holding both an in-person and online event including greater audience reach, certainty that the event can proceed under restricted travel and gathering conditions and reduced costs.

For our association clients we offer end-to-end event management solutions across Australia and New Zealand.  We are an integral part of the success of their event strategy with a focus on the long-term goals of the organisation. Our experienced team ultimately saves them time, money and adds value to their conference through our partnership with them. 

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How Nectar works with Associations

As a PCO we work with the association’s conference organising committee to provide a full service management for conferences including conference design, abstract management, program development, registration, venue selection, accommodation, speaker sourcing, marketing, audiovisual, logistics, administration support, financial management, social functions, partner programs, study tours, sponsorship and trade exhibition services.

With the recent rise of digital events including hybrid and fully virtual, it is important for associations to find a PCO that not only knows how to deliver the digital experience but can also provide strategic guidance.  At Nectar, we go a step further and also offer full technical delivery to ensure that the event is completely integrated and both in-person and virtual audiences are engaged. 


Annual Conferences for Associations

We understand that this new area can be overwhelming and stressful for association event planners, but as border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns are still a part of our daily considerations we highly recommend that all associations consider a hybrid approach to minimise their risks and be adaptable.

The annual conference is often the pinnacle event for an association, bringing together members for professional development, education and networking and providing a real value proposition for their membership.  A well crafted, expertly executed conference program reinforces an association's relevance  within its sector as well as providing a good source of ongoing revenue via membership growth.  

We do not have an ‘it’s all or nothing’ approach with our association clients

The team at Nectar will work with you to provide support for the areas of the conference that you may be under-resourced in or need some extra assistance with.  We have proven processes and supporting project management and event management tools that provide a transparent and collaborative process for all stakeholders. 

Ready to find out more about starting your event?

If you are interested in talking to us about your next conference we’d love to hear from you.  We’d be happy to offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute consultation to understand your event and the specific challenges you are looking to overcome.   

We can deliver any or all the following services for you:

  • Project Management
  • Event Design / Décor and Theming
  • Branding and Communication
  • Event Marketing
  • Program and Content Design
  • Technical Staging and Audio-Visual Management
  • Speaker, MC and Entertainment Sourcing and Management
  • Printing and Design Management
  • Displays and Exhibition Management
  • Registration and Secretariat Services
  • Budget Management and Reporting
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Venue Sourcing and Management
  • Accommodation Sourcing and Management
  • Risk Assessment / OHS Management
  • Insurance / Security
  • Post Event Services and Reporting

Our Services

Digital Event Strategy and Delivery Services

Thinking of going virtual or hybrid? Don’t fall into the trap of being led by technology. We are digital event strategy experts, who can deliver seamlessly on our virtual event delivery platform.

Strategic Planning and Program Design Services

Do your attendees LOVE your events? We work strategically to ensure you engage your participants’ emotionally, physically and mentally using a proven program design process.

Conference and Event Management Services

From your pre-promotion, through to planning, production, execution and measurement, we help you achieve real engagement – and real results.

Our Own Engaging and Inspiring Business Events

We put our money where our mouths are and produce quality, outcome focused conferences of our own.


For practical tips and advice check out the Nectar Creative Communications eguides, videos and blogs!

At Nectar Creative Communications, we offer an end-to-end solution for both digital and live events, making it possible for you to connect with your audience in a way you haven't before. We work with clients throughout Australasia including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Tasmania, Perth, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Bali.

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