Events website drawing closer

The website will allow people to search, register and pay for events online, creating access to API events 24 hours a day

The national rollout of the API's much-anticipated events website is scheduled for the latter part of July.

The specially designed website is an API National Office initiative and is expected to greatly improve the efficiency of events notifications and registrations.

The website will allow people to search, register and pay for events online, creating access to API events 24 hours a day.

Importantly, the streamlined process will deliver significant cost savings to the Institute, freeing up more money to enrich and expand the API’s events program.

All events website visitors can set up an account and register for an event, whether they are API members or not. However, all API members will already have an account online through Find a Property Professional (FaPP). To activate the account, you just need to verify your details through http://professionals.api.org.au/verify.

One of the most notable features is the link to social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Events will be promoted on the API Facebook page when they are published to the Events website.

Users can link their own Facebook page to the events website, making it even easier to stay informed and be reminded of upcoming events.

Users can ‘join’ an event to register their interest in attending, and can register later when they have time, or be notified of similar upcoming events.

A future enhancement will include a reminder service allowing members to manage and track their annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Members will be able to go back and recall their events for the past 12 months, or plan events for the upcoming year.

The calendar of upcoming CPD events will also permit members to search for events anywhere in Australia, not just in their state.

More details will be released as they come to hand.