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Conference Plenary Speakers
Ruth Limkin (QLD)
CEO, The Banyans Health and Wellness
Roger Lam (Hong Kong)
Non-Traditional Independent Missionary on Stewardship and Generosity
Michelle Farrall (VIC)
Director and Partner of The Future Leader Group
Simon Barrington (London, UK)
Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy
Gary Williams (QLD)
CMA National Director

Join us in-person in Melbourne, or online!

In 2020, over 640 delegates registered for the CMA online conference, and attended 45 online sessions. In 2021, we're going hybrid to get the best of both worlds: in-person for those who prefer to bump elbows with our speakers, exhibitors and general audience (and get extra sessions that won't be online), AND online / on-demand for those who can't easily access Melbourne. In 2020 we made a quick pivot, used a home-made portal, and just Zoomed a lot. It worked fine, but it was a one-off. In 2021, with a new online event / networking / exhibition platform, it's going to be so much better!

Important: not every session will be available for online delegates. Around 60% of the conference will be available either live online, or recorded and on-demand through until the end of June, but for the most complete conference experience, you'll need to be there in person.

What's Different in 2021?

Attend online, or join us in Melbourne. Network in-real-time with both physical and virtual delegates, sponsors and exhibitors!

We're investing more in technology and apps, for the most interactive experience ever - whether you're in Melbourne or Toronto!

ALL attendees will have access to many recorded sessions right through until the end of June. So you won't miss too many of those "which do I go to?" elective clashes!

Sponsors and exhibitors can have physical AND online booths, meaning much wider reach.
What's NOT changing in 2021?

CMA's unique mix of church, ministry and Christian business topics to help you develop your organisation.

Our high-quality faculty of around 40 presenters, representing experts from all facets of Australian ministry leadership, governance and management

The great food, networking and fellowship of the Melbourne Convention Centre facility for those attending in-person.

A chance to meet with a wide range of sponsors and exhibitors who provide products, services and ministries to support your work.

See the program and electives pages for more details. Topics include ministry governance, tax / law / finance, fundraising, CEO Leadership, and much more!

Details and Action Points

Click HERE to register now for the Conference - early-bird pricing is now finished, but we're still taking registrations right up until the event starts.

If you wish, you may upgrade your ONLINE registration to an IN-PERSON registration by simply paying the price difference between what you originally paid, and the in-person price.
Please assist us by telling your colleagues - especially those who can't normally travel to a capital city! If you have board members or branches in rural / remote / regional areas, our online conference is PERFECT for them.
Ticket Prices:
Online Only Tickets
Individual Ticket $390 (Member) or $465 (Non-Member)
Two or Three people from same organisation $780 (Member) or $930 (Non-Member)
Site License (up to 20 board and staff from same organisation) $1950 (Member) or $2325 (Non-Member)
Denominational License, or more than 20 from same organisation contact us
In-Person Tickets
CMA Member $685
Non-Member (Full price) $795


In 2021, sponsors and exhibitors will, for the first time, have options for both the IN-PERSON event, and the ONLINE event. In our event platform evaluations, we rejected literally dozens of hybrid event platforms, simply because they lacked sufficient sponsorship and exhibition features. So we've invested in a great new hybrid event platform, both to ensure a great overall experience for all delegates, and also to provide sponsors and exhibitors with a fully featured means of engaging with delegates. For information, contact info@cma.net.au.

Ansvar Insurance
CMA Premium Sponsor

Ansvar Insurance - www.ansvar.com.au

From our very first conference in 2003, Ansvar Insurance have been CMA's premium sponsor, supporting our mission to Advance Ministry by maximising ministry effectiveness.

Gold Sponsors
Baptist Financial Services Compassion Australia Baptist Insurance Services
  Prolegis Lawyers  
Silver Sponsors
Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
National Sponsors
Media Partners
Media Sales Australia Positive Media
Supporting Sponsors
Neumann & Turnour Lawyers Steer Incirporated ACS Financial Tri-Meridian Corporate & Commercial Law Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Reposition Reventure LPC Cresa Eastern College
For details of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact info@cma.net.au
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