Impact Publications : MICEBTN-73
MICEBTN - September 2019 • Page 23 Debbie Mayo-Smith www.debbiespeaks.com is one of the most sought-after speakers in Australia and New Zealand and delights audiences with great content, moving them from stressed to empowered. Named ‘Ms Productivity’ by the media, it’s not just for her work: Debbie is also a mother of six including twins and triplets! apps. Have a look and you may find some time savers that suit how you work: • Microsoft / Google Forms – cre- ate surveys, forms, invites with responses, downloadable spread- sheets. • Google Drive - Map layers. Cre- ate pindrops on Google Maps. You can load up to 2000 rows at a time, creating Pins which hold all the data within that row. Great for visualising member locations, training attend- ees. Promotional results. Imagine how useful this would be when bringing sponsors on board. • Teams – a four-in-one solution of chat and phone, on-line meetings, messaging and document integra- tion. • Microsoft Sway and Google Sites allow you to build simple free web sites. The point is that users can free up large amounts of time, improve communication, increase business profits - all from learning how to use everyday business ‘technology’ software better. Second Dubai Association conference will feature discussions, plus briefings and interactive sessions THE SECOND edi- tion of the Dubai Association Confer- ence will have as its core theme ‘Driving change: The societal impact of associa- tions’ when it takes place 9-10 Decem- ber at Dubai World Trade Centre. Organised by Dubai Association Centre (DAC), the agenda will offer a blend of panel discussions, expert briefings and interactive sessions centred around the core theme, plus four sub-themes: Community Well-Being, Knowledge and Re- search, Business and Opportunity, and Creativity and Innovation. The conference will serve as a platform to facilitate discussions on the value proposition of asso- ciations that go beyond direct and indirect economic benefits. The program will be structured using four different pillars: Impact and Legacy, Designing an Impact Management and Measurement Program, Organisational Resilience and Foresight and the Art of Collab- oration. The event will bring together as- sociation executives from around the world, government represent- atives, industry leaders, as well as university faculties and students, in a space focused on building the as- sociation community in the region for the purpose of positive social impact. Issam Kazim, the ceo of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said: “Along with being a catalyst for business opportunities within a thriving ecosystem, associations have the power to fuel innovation and crea- tivity which ultimately contributes to the well-being of society. We are excited to host association pro- fessionals from around the world to explore the key themes of this year’s Dubai Association Confer- ence. “With a remarkable line-up of international speakers and a full schedule of insightful and interac- tive sessions, the program under- lines our commitment to not only fostering the growth of the associa- tion community, but also its devel- opment.” DAC’s main objective is to be- come a platform for dialogue and education for associations inter- ested in exploring opportunities in the Middle East Region and to ultimately contribute to building an association community that drives the knowledge economy in the United Arab Emirates and the wider region. There currently are more than 60 associations licensed under Dubai Association Centre, with continued strong interest from professional and trade associations interested in expanding their reach into the Middle East region. On the web: www.dubaiassocia- tionconference.com.