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memcom conference & awards 2019


Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 08:00 to 23:30 (BST)

memcom conference & awards 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
All day conference only (NFP delegates)   more info 20 Jun 2019 £249.00 £14.19 £52.64
All day conference and awards dinner (NFP delegates)   more info 20 Jun 2019 £450.00 £25.24 £95.05
Awards dinner only (NFP delegates)   more info 20 Jun 2019 £249.00 £14.19 £52.64
Take your team - conference only (NFP delegates)
Get 33% discount for any group booking of 5+ people.
20 Jun 2019 £167.00 £9.68 £35.34
Take your team - conference & awards dinner (NFP delegates)
Get 33% discount for any group booking of 5+ people.
20 Jun 2019 £301.50 £17.07 £63.71
Take your team - awards dinner (NFP delegates)   more info 20 Jun 2019 £167.00 £9.68 £35.34
All day conference and awards dinner (commercial delegates) 20 Jun 2019 £699.00 £38.94 £147.59
Awards dinner only (commercial delegates) 20 Jun 2019 £499.00 £27.94 £105.39
Table of 12 at awards dinner (NFP delegates) 20 Jun 2019 £1,899.00 £104.94 £400.79
Table of 12 at awards dinner (commercial delegates) 20 Jun 2019 £4,999.00 £275.44 £1,054.89

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memcom 20th anniversary conference: "Leading into the Future"


EARLY BIRD tickets offering a 25% discount* are currently available using voucher code 'memcom25' on Eventbrite. **Enter the promotional code at the bottom of the ticket selection boxes first, then select your choices.**

*NFP organisations only, all tickets apart from Awards table, offer expires 31st March


Launched in 2000, memcom has consistently led the way in thought leadership in the membership sector for over two decades. This year, the memcom conference will move to a full day’s event for the first time in its 20 year history. Allowing more time for learning, debating and networking, this year’s overarching conference theme is ‘Leading into the Future’.


As ever, our speakers will be addressing the key issues of today through a series of talks, debates, panel discussions and roundtables. We’ll also be presenting research on key conference themes. Delegates will be able to move freely between streams depending on preference.


The conference will open with a plenary session followed by breakout streams on the themes of Strategy, Membership, Marketing and Communications, Finance, People and Leadership, Commercial Opportunities, Digital, Data & Technology, Influence and Governance.


memcom 2019 - conference streams


Stream 1 – Big picture strategy

Who should attend? CEOs, SLT, Board Members

What does the membership economy landscape look like as we enter the 2020s? Themes will cover: forecasts for the UK economy; leadership in the age of digital disruption and coping with the pace of change; digital transformation; cybersecurity; diversity and inclusion within the professions; the workforce of the 2020s.

Roundtable theme: Risk awareness and appetite.


Stream 2 – Membership, Marketing and Communications: Rebooting your membership

Who should attend? Directors and Managers of Membership, Marketing & Communications

What are the key trends membership professionals should expect over the next few years? Themes will cover: membership engagement; future trends in membership; new models of membership; different approaches to international membership propositions; measuring ROI; making your membership proposition truly member centric and attractive to different audiences; CPD latest trends.


Stream 3: Finance: Safety in Numbers

Who should attend? CEOs, Board Members, FDs, Members of the Senior Leadership Team

What are the emerging trends in finance for membership organisations? Themes will cover: modelling membership fees; implications of IR35; ensuring frictionless financial transactions as an aid to membership engagement and retention; fraud; challenges for international brands reporting into UK HQ tax regimes; making tax digital; pension liabilities and the extent to which membership organisations and charities are affected; investment portfolio for profit and a healthy reserves policy; finance communications.


Stream 4: People and Leadership

Who should attend? HR and L&D professionals, CEOs of smaller organisations

In the constant drive for attracting and retaining a talented workforce, what should membership organisations be doing to ensure the best and brightest talent are attracted and retained? Themes will include: recruiting and retaining millennials; aligning social purpose, values, ethics with your organisational mission; using apprenticeships to attract key talent; diversity and inclusion in the workforce; addressing gender pay equality; leadership in the age of digital disruption; new models in training future leaders and building a resilient workforce; managing and recruiting volunteers – what are the implications for volunteer branches and IR35?

Roundtable theme: Losing the Fear of Employment Tribunals.


Stream 5: Commercial Opportunities: Follow the Money

Who should attend? CEOs, Board Members, FDs, Members of the Senior Leadership Team

What are the emerging trends in income generation for membership organisations? Themes will cover: new commercial models; diversification of income and revenue generating trends; saying ‘no’ for profit – getting rid of your sacred cows; trends in events revenue; embracing technology (mixing traditional audiences with new tech savvy audiences); latest thinking in developing your content strategy; entering new markets; different approaches to international membership.

Research presented: Emerging trends in income generation for membership organisations.


Stream 6: Digital, Data & Technology

Who should attend? Digital Team, IT, Member Services

Themes will include: Artificial Intelligence and how it is being applied by businesses and professional bodies today; engaging with your online community (even those who are never going to be members); reaching new audiences in new ways e.g. vlogging; creating your content strategy; encouraging digital behaviours; data for good; e-learning trends; digital multi-channel – owned, earned and paid.

Round table theme: IT Confidential.


Stream 7: Influence / Public Affairs

Who should attend? Head of Public Affairs, PR, CEOs

Themes covered will include: lobbying and campaigning; ethics of lobbying; using your volunteers as influencers; public affairs on a shoestring; delivering effective public affairs in uncertainty; conveying powerful communications.


Stream 8: Governance

Who should attend? CEOs, FDs, Board Members, Legal

With so many high-profile governance failures in the corporate world and beyond, this session will look at some of the key governance challenges today. Themes will cover: what good governance looks like for professional bodies, trade associations and membership charities; how do you choose a good governance model and how do you effect change and bring your members with you; what should board composition look like; how to ensure diversity and cultural differences (both organisational and individual personalities); how to ensure ongoing training & development; how do you change without going back to your membership for agreement; how to empower your trustees/executive board; ethical codes?

Round table theme: Chief Executive on the Board.

Research presented: Governance models. 


memcom 2019 excellence awards


memcom awards


The memcom membership excellence awards showcases the progressive work coming out of the sector. Work which shines a light on creativity, innovation, impact, fine leadership and the advancement of professionalism and key social causes. The memcom awards will take place in the evening for the first time ever and will be presented over a lavish dinner with entertainment throughout the event. It's our 20th anniversary year and we're going all out!

You can buy tickets for the day conference, the awards ceremony and evening event or both.  




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etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate
155 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3YD London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 08:00 to 23:30 (BST)

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Through a series of events, including the highly successful annual conference and awards, memcom connects senior leaders from professional associations, trade associations, membership organisations and the wider not-for-profit sector to collaborate, to harness best practice and to celebrate success.


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