The award was announced by Glue Up – a provider of cloud solutions for Associations, event organisers, agencies and more – at the fourth annual APAC Association Awards event on Thursday 3 December.
The APAC awards recognise the outstanding achievements of associations and individuals across Asia Pacific and their impact on their communities and professions. The Professional Association of the Year Award celebrates professional associations that have achieved outstanding results. The 2020 award acknowledges the range of initiatives that Optometry Australia achieved during 2020, particularly in relation to supporting its members through the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining its commitment to delivering innovation in its core project work to advance the profession and optometry.
Impressively, the 2020 APAC Professional Association of the Year award is the third major international award to be won by Optometry Australia in 2020 – the other two were Silver Stevie Awards for excellence in video innovation, received in July.
Impressively, the 2020 APAC Professional Association of the Year award is the third major international award to be won by Optometry Australia in 2020
Optometry Australia’s President Darrell Baker declared: “I am enormously proud to lead such an award-winning professional organisation. The professional team at Optometry Australia, led by CEO Lyn Brodie, is well deserving of this recognition and I encourage you to share with me our hearty congratulations.”
“2020 has been a year of monumental change. COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for remote working, digitisation and technological advancements. Despite the challenges, many associations have stepped up and risen to challenges,” said, Eric Schmidt, CEO and Co-Founder of Glue Up.
“We commend Optometry Australia for its commitment to its members and profession during 2020,” said Toni Brearley, from the Australian Society of Association Executives.
The Judging Committee, consisting of worldwide senior-level association experts including those from Australia, Africa and the Philippines, examined nominees’ activities, member acquisition and engagement, as well as challenges overcome during the year to advance the profession.
You can read the full winners’ coverage on Glue Up website here.
Article sourced from, and adapted with permission of, Optometry Australia.