The 2014 TA Best Practice Exchange is fast approaching and this year sees the 12th anniversary! This unique event runs over a whole day, with specialised break-out sessions to ensure you get the most out of the event. You will be able to network and share knowledge, experience and best practice with over 150 other trade associations in a vibrantly innovative environment. Attendees will be able to: • Pre-book sessions relevant to you from a comprehensive list of over fifteen topics, and design a...
Hallam Conference Centre
This workshop is designed to help TAF members select the public relations or public affairs consultancy best suited to their needs, and to manage the relationship with the chosen firm so as to secure its best possible performance. The agenda covers putting together a ‘long list’, methods for reducing it to a ‘short-list’, drafting a brief for candidates invited to make a presentation, assessing the merits of the competing agencies, negotiating terms and conditions, and agreeing a service...
The Union Jack Club
Preparing for the Elections Date: 17 November 2014 Venue: Bates Wells Braithwaite, Scandinavian House, 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH Trade Associations that carry out any industry based campaigning around sector policies/legislation/funding etc. need to take particular care in the lead up to the general election 2015 to comply with relevant law and guidance. Expenditure in the regulated period on campaigning that is closely and publicly aligned to the policies of any party or group of...
Bates Wells Braithwaite
Each year a number of senior business people, with significant experience in running organisations and conducting meetings, are asked to take on the chairmanship of a trade association. However, they may well find the experience rather different from that which they have been used to. The result is that an incoming chairman struggles to get to grips with the role and may have to spend much time establishing a modus operandi - with the governing body and the chief executive. By the time this is the done the...
The Union Jack Club
TAF would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Kay Allen OBE, Founder of Trading for Good Speak biography: TBC Date and time: Thursday 27 November 2014 12.30 – 14.30pm The TAF CEO Luncheons are informal events (held under the Chatham House Rule) for the CEOs of trade associations. The aim of these lunches is to allow associations to share opinions on various policy and best practice issues and to raise topics of concern with leading opinion formers. To get the most out of these meetings, the...
TAF would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority. Alex Chisholm is the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which was established on 1 October 2013 and assumed its full functions and powers on 1 April 2014. He is also: • Trustee and Deputy Chair at the international charity Breadline Africa Previous career highlights include: • Chairperson and Commissioner of Ireland’s communications regulatory agency,...