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Leishman Associates State Winner, 2009 MEA Awards

The 2008 Tertiary Education Management Conference, held in Christchurch New Zealand has been recognised by the MEA Meetings and Events of the Year Awards in the category of Association or Government Meeting of the Year.

The award is designed to recognise the individual or combined team effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage a key association or government meeting or conference, to which we are extremely excited to be a finalist in.

The Tertiary Education Management Conference, managed by Renee Brown, brings together two associations- Association of Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) and tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) - on an annual basis.

Investing for Success, the theme for the 2008 conference, highlights the undoubted connection between articulating a vision for success in Tertiary Education and the deliberate strategies around investing in the achievement of that vision. The conference attracted more than 650 delegates from across Australia and New Zealand and was an astounding success – which this is testament to.

The MEA Awards recognise excellent business practice in the Meetings & Events Industry. It encourages industry professionals to excel in the achievement of their business and personal goals, and reward those who achieve outstanding results.


Welcome to our New Clients

Leishman Associates would like to welcome new client for 2010 - Australian University Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) National Conference.

Australian University Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) National Conference

This is the seventh annual AUCEA conference and the first to be held in Tasmania. The focus of this year's AUCEA conference is to bring university community engagement staff together to discuss projects and processes for maximising mutual benefits for students, the universities and their respective communities and partners.

The University of Tasmania are proud to be hosting the AUCEA 2010 in Launceston. Whilst the annual conference has traditionally provided a focus for developing the national university community engagement agenda, this conference is particularly important as it will address key challenges faced by Australian universities in widening participation and addressing social inequality. Particular attention to connecting policy and practice make this conference a must attend event for committed higher educators and their community partners.


Secretariat for the Australian National Committee on Large Dams

One of Leishman Associates long standing conference clients, The Australian National Committee on Large Damns, has appointed the Leishman team as their secretariat.

The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated (ANCOLD Inc) is an incorporated voluntary association of organisations and individual professionals with an interest in dams in Australia. ANCOLD was formed in 1937 as the Australian national committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), a non-government organisation established in 1928, and is one of 81 member countries.

Leishman Associates looks forward to being able to assist ANCOLD further through their secretariat services and the continuation of a prosperous relationship


Pacific Polymer Conference- 2009

The 11th Pacific Polymer Conference, the conference of the Pacific Polymer Federation, took place in Cairns on December 6 – 11 2009. Over 850 delegates from all over the globe converged on the city to make the most of a stimulating academic program combined with an eventful social and networking program.

PPC11 was one of the largest meetings held to date, with over 1000 papers and 800delegates from the member countries, and from our friends in Europe and Western Asia. We are especially grateful for the attendance of members of our sister organizations the European Polymer Federation and the Federation of Asian Polymer Societies.

PPC11 covered all aspects of our exciting profession, and the quality of the program was testament to the outstanding work of the members of the organizing committee. In addition to the core PPC program, PPC11 incorporates a number of other meetings, namely the 31st Australasian Polymer Symposium, Organic and Polymer Solar Cells and the Inaugural Australian Microplasma Workshop (satellite meetings sponsored by DIISR), and the 2nd International Symposium on Ultimate Stability of Nanostructured Polymers and Composites.

The Pacific Polymer Federation (PPF) was founded in 1987 to encourage and facilitate interactions between polymer organisations in the Pacific Basin. Current members are the National polymer Associations of Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States (ACS and APS) and Vietnam. The PPC meetings, which are held every two years, are the major mechanism used to foster these interactions. So far the PPC meetings have been held in six of the member countries, and discussions are being held on the location of future meetings.


Dear Ladies,

Many thanks for the wonderful work with the organization of PPC11. I was hugely impressed with your professionalism in Cairns, dealing with the crises with calm and efficiency. I have received many compliments on the organization of the meeting.

You all must be looking forward to the Christmas break as much as I am. (I will in fact be in Tassie with my family, escaping the QLD heat.)

I look forward to seeing you in Coffs Harbour, if not before.

Best wishes, Andrew.


PCO’s touring tip for Tasmania

The Wall in the Wilderness is the most wonderful art exhibition. Created by Greg Duncan, its a must see for anyone coming to Tasmania. Check out the website

Located in the central Tasmanian town of Derwent Bridge, The Wall is Australia's most ambitious art project undertaken in recent years. By 2015 creator/designer, Greg Duncan, plans to carve the history of Tasmania's central highlands in 100 panels of Huon pine. Each panel is three metres high and one metre wide.

The beautifully carved works set out in high relive the history, hardship and perseverance of the people of the central highlands, and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.

Duncan is already known for the uncanny realism he brings to his work and his pieces are sought after by collectors around the world. Each metre of the panels, including horses, thylacines and miners represents a month’s work. There almost certainly is nothing like this anywhere else in Australia.


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