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Confident Ministry in a Complex World - CMA 2017

We're now busy pulling the conference program together. In 2017 we're meeting on Level 1 of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This gives us more meeting space, and more exhibition space, than we've ever had before!

The convention centre is attached to the Hilton South Wharf, and we are securing room blocks with both the Hilton and nearby hotels.

If your organisation provides products or services to the Christian sector, or if your ministry provides meaningful opportunities for board or volunteer service, you'll want to be part of our biggest ever exhibition. Contact us now for details.

  Commences Tuesday June 6th at 9.15am, concludes Wednesday June 7th at 3.30pm with afternoon tea until 4pm.  
  Accommodation options see here  
  Full program and brochure to be uploaded in mid-April  

Conference Plenary Speakers

Eliane Miles - Research Director, McCrindle
Eliane is a highly qualified social researcher, who also has considerable experience and engagement in the Christian sector in Australia.
George Savvides - Chair of World Vision Australia, Former CEO of Medibank Private
George is a highly regarded business leader, a gifted communicator, and has a strong passion for Christian ministry in Australia.
Susan Pascoe AM, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
Susan was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission in 2012, and her previous roles included Chief Executive of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Patron for the Melbourne Parliament for the World's Religions.
Dan Busby - ECFA President
Dan has been integrally involved in ECFA since 1988, and has been recognised by the NonProfit Times as one of the most influential executives in the sector.
Valentine Gitoho - Chair, African Council for Accreditation and Accountability (AfCAA)
Valentine is a financial and management professional who has over 35 years of experience in Africa and Asia, having worked with The World Bank, Price Waterhouse, and the World Council of Churches.
Early-bird registration now open!
Pricing details on the secure registration page.
Conference Features Include
- Networking tables with 'International Accountability Summit' delegates from 20 countries
- Two days of sessions for ministry CEOs and Senior Pastors
- Two days of sessions for church and ministry board members
- Two days of sessions on fundraising and generosity, including input from the 'launching at CMA' Ministry Fundraising Network
- Open night on Tuesday night, where non-delegates can mingle with delegates and exhibitors, and join in for a special and lively panel session on connecting the generations
- What is shaping up to be our largest exhibition yet (contact for exhibitor information)
- Special extended session on Religious Liberty and how it interrelates to discrimination law and the preservation of our Christian ethos (Mark Sneddon, above, and Mark Fowler from Neumann & Turnour Lawyers).
- Dozens more individual sessions on HR, strategy, performance management, organisational recovery, advocacy, social impact investing - and more!


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