I hope you all had a nice Christmas/New Year with family and friends and are feeling refreshed and revitalised. 2018 promises to be another fantastic year for the NSW chapter, its members and the comms community. I’d like to thank everyone for supporting the chapter last year, we really value our members and hope you enjoyed our events.
I was really proud to be voted president of the chapter in late 2017. The IABC has been a really important part of my career over the last 4 years. I remember my first event in 2013 where I met now two past presidents in Tracey Sen and Mark Woodrow who made me feel welcome and opened my eyes to the value of being part of the IABC.
Since joining the association I’ve been able to build relationships with great people, be inspired by the work the NSW comms community is doing as well as learn from such an experienced and diverse group. I can’t put a price on the value the association has given me that’s why I’m looking forward to continuing to strengthen the chapter so we reach new heights and continue to deliver value to our members while enhancing the profession.
I’ll always remember Tracey Sen’s advice to me in 2013 when I first started coming to events, she said, “Andrew, the more you put into the association the more you will get out of it.” I’ve tried to live by this over the last 4 years and believe it’s been very rewarded me both personally and professionally. So I encourage all of you to be involved and engaged in the association in 2018 and I promise you, you will be richer for the experience.
This year what excites me the most about the chapter is the amazing group of communicators we have on our board. I really believe this group is going to change and enhance our profession and I can’t wait to see what we as a team will produce. I know the board will strive to deliver unique and interesting events as well as opportunities for you to connect and collaborate. If you haven’t checked out who is on the board you can by clicking here.
We have our first event lined up on February 22 at Deloitte (225 George Street, Sydney) which will be the popular round table where we have four Senior Corporate Affairs professionals joining us to take your questions and help you with solutions on the challenges you’re having in your workplace. You can buy tickets here.
I look forward to seeing you in 2018.