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The good news on the #Fusion20 speaker front just keeps on coming. Walmart’s Communications Manager – Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Abigail Loveall, has joined as our fourth keynote speaker. Julian Mather is also joining us to provide a masterclass on creating your own awesome video content. As he says, “It’s time to get video smart. Agile, inexpensive DIY video is in”.

Check out the full (very full!) agenda and booking details at the #Fusion20 web site.

Do you know of a senior communication professional who delivers the goods day in and day out? Or an Executive Leader who demonstrates outstanding communication?

Why not nominate them for a prestigious Communicator of the Year (CoTY) Award?
At the Silver Quills Gala, which is taking place at #Fusion20, we will be awarding two prestigious CoTY Awards – one for a senior communicator and one for an executive leader. 

If you would like to honour someone who fits the bill, full details of the CoTY categories, eligibility and process can be found at the IABC APAC website. Please submit your nominations by Thursday, 20th February at 6:00 p.m. AEDT.

Apply for a scholarship to attend #Fusion20

IABC APAC is offering scholarships to attend #Fusion20 in Wellington. The scholarship will cover registration for the two-day conference, Welcome Reception and Silver Quills Gala.

  1. Like or share a Fusion20 post on the IABC APAC LinkedIn page OR Like or retweet an IABC APAC #Fusion20 tweet on Twitter
  2. In your social post please answer: Which speaker are you most looking forward to seeing at Fusion20? 
  3. Send your contact details with a screenshot of your social media post to by Wednesday, 29th January 2020 at 11:00 p.m. AEDT 

Interested in gaining certification? Don’t miss the upcoming webinar.

If sitting the CMP or SCMP exam is high on your agenda, then the webinar at 12pm AEDT on 30 January will be perfect for you. Sia Papageorgiou, FRSA, SCMP will be presenting on ‘Certification: tips and resources to succeed’. As well as being IABC Victoria President, Sia is a member of the Global Communications Certification Council. Her insights will be invaluable for anyone preparing for the certification exam in Wellington on 25 March. This webinar is a great opportunity for anyone thinking about certification as well. Click here to register for the webinar.

Why should you attend #Fusion20?

There are three compelling reasons why attending #Fusion20 is the right move for you. They apply whether you’re at the beginning of your career or a seasoned senior leader.

Visit the #Fusion20 web site and learn why now.

Looking for a great #Fusion20 deal? We’ve got you covered.

The early bird maybe over, but IABC members, members of professional partners* and even non-members can still access great savings on #Fusion20 bookings. Using the special SAVER rate, you can save more than 10% on conference tickets until 11.30pm AEDT on 31 January. There are terrific discounts on masterclasses as well.

Go to the #Fusion20 web site for rates, bookings and further details.

*We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community, so we are extending the special discounted rate to members of professional associations in Communications, PR, HR, Marketing, Government and Change. Upon booking, those members can use the promo code (just type it into the "Ticket Password" field on the purchase page) PROPARTNERS to get a discount.

Need a business case for #Fusion20?

Do you need a business case for #Fusion20 attendance? If so, we’ve got you covered. You can access our business case template here.

According to Chris Dutton, the Chair of IABC Wellington, attending #Fusion20 is a great way to get inspired in the new year (and decade).

When IABC APAC approached IABC Wellington to host #Fusion20, we knew we shared a common goal of making certain #Fusion20 wasn't one of those conferences. 

You know the kind.

As any communications practitioner of a certain age will tell you, there are good conferences and there are others.

#Fusion20 couldn't be one of those, but it couldn't just be "good," either. 

We wanted to support IABC Asia Pacific to make #Fusion20 great. 

As I look at the packed agenda of events, keynotes, master classes, and general sessions, I can't help but think that's exactly what has happened. From acclaimed authors, consultants, and in-house practitioners from all over the Asia-Pacific region (and beyond)— there are over 31 speakers delivering the latest in communications best practice and excellence.

That’s just the beginning. 

Tickets sales are off to an exceptional start and it will shortly become a matter of trying to accommodate as much of the demand for seats as is possible. With speakers and attendees coming from across Africa, Aotearoa, Australia, Asia, and North America, you really want to be in early to guarantee your space. 

That's the beauty of an IABC conference— it's the best of what the world's communications community has to offer—and why IABC is so committed to making things like #Fusion20 inclusive. We’ve made available deeply discounted rates, using the PROPARTNERS discount code, for our colleagues from universities and other professional networks. Diversity of thought is what drives innovation and, being an open and accessible event, attendees will be able to find and share the ideas the can drive change—or just light up a career. 

In fact, people and ideas can be a shot of adrenaline for anyone's career and it's a rare opportunity to build your network in such a fantastic location. (Yes, yes... ...we love Melbourne, too @IABC Victoria -  but, the coffee's better here.)

Until next time,
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