Hear from Attendees

A heartfelt thank you to IABC member Katsuhiko Ikeda of Japan for sharing his video interviews with us for use in this compilation.

About the Regional Conference

Planning is underway for the next FUSION Regional Conference – a conference for business communicators in Asia Pacific region, one of the most culturally and geographically diverse regions in IABC. Our goal is to connect communicators across APAC and the world to inspire, create connections, foster best practices, and promote leadership in the communications profession.

IABC is grounded in creating connections around knowledge, experiences, ideas and people. These connections drive innovation and enable you, and the communication profession, to rise and be recognized for the contributions you make to your organizations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more please click here for the Sponsorship Brochure or email the Sponsorship Lead at laurakerrmelvin@icloud.com

Conference Venue

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum, located in Wellington. Known as Te Papa, or ‘Our Place’, it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery.


Phone: +64 (04) 381 7000


55 Cable Street, Wellington – with parking and a friendly accessible environment.


Directions & Location Map

The Programme

Our “Call for Speakers” is now open. As speaker submissions are approved, detailed session information will be added to the Programme below. Please note that the programme is scheduled to change without notice.

9.00am - 12.00pm
Pre-Conference Masterclass

Join us for drinks, canapes and a stunning sunset. An opportunity to meet, network and connect with other professional communicators.

12.00pm - 2:45 pm
IABC Leadership Institute (for IABC Leaders & Emerging Leaders)

Please contact hello@kristy.com.my for further information about this invitation only event.


FUSION APAC Regional Leadership Institute : Welcome Address

IABC APAC Chair Zora Artis sets the scene for an afternoon of deep learning, professional reflection, leadership development, networking and a dollop of fun in her opening address.


Off with a bang! 

Five minutes, five slides – yes, it’s the RAPIDO Challenge. Gain byte-size insights into the great work our Chapters do to #createconnection within the APAC region, via some of our superstar Chapter leaders, in this rapid-fire and energised format. They’ll cover off on the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.

This promises to be a veritable smorgasbord – showcasing the flavour of our different Chapters across the region.

1.20pm – 2.45pm

Presentations by Chapter Leaders & Volunteers

Hear from chapters leaders and volunteers throughout the region on the successes they’ve had, and learn tips & tricks that can be implemented in your own chapters








Let’s wrap it up

Through a group discussion, reflect on learnings from the regional Leadership Institute while an illustrator captures the discussion to produce an engaging takeaway visual that encapsulates the session.



IABC APAC Chair Zora Artis brings down the curtain on the regional Leadership Institute and looks ahead at the FUSION 2020 Conference program

9.00am - 12.00pm
GCCC Certification Examination

For GCCC Exam Candidates of the CMP and SCMP certifications

  • Communication Management Professional Certification
  • Strategic Communication Management Professional Certification

For more information on GCCC certifications and to register for an exam, please click here.

9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Registration
  • Full day of conference – Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
7.00pm - 10.00pm
Silver Quill Awards & Gala Dinner
9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Full day of conference – Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
  • Conference Close

Dine-Around is a long-time IABC tradition where you can take an evening to explore the city via a wide array of cuisines with small groups of 8 to 10 of your fellow communicators.

Conference - IABC Members

Event tickets

Hurry! Early bird closes 31 December 2019 at 11.30pm AEST

Conference - Others

Members of Affiliated Partners

(For members of organisations partnered with IABC APAC. Please request for the password from your representative & enter it on the ticket page to view pricing)

Non-Members of IABC / Partners

A$ 1,120

  • Full 2 Days Conference Access
  • Welcome Reception Cocktails
  • Conference Dinner

Conference - IABC Members

IABC Members

Special early bird conference rate for active IABC Members.

For more information on how to join IABC as a member, please click here.

A$ 700

  • Full 2 Days Conference Access
  • Welcome Reception Cocktails
  • Conference Dinner


IABC Members

A$ 325 (Early bird rate)

Members of Affiliated Partners

A$ 400 (Early bird rate – password required)

Non-Members of IABC / Partners

A$ 482 (Standard Rate)

  • Access to a Masterclass session

Ticket Cancellation, Substitutions & Refund Terms

Members of partner / affiliated organisations require a password in order to qualify for special pricing on the ticket selling page. Registration rates are in Australian dollars. Please note Floktu payment processing fees apply. Registration will be confirmed by email when payment is made in full. If you require an invoice, please request by emailing us at iabcasiapacific@gmail.com.