Faced with ongoing constraints and rising expectations, Australia’s healthcare industry is under increasing pressure to innovate and keep pace with the demands of patients, governments and commercial stakeholders.

Market forces, groundbreaking partnerships and digital advances have renewed healthcare for a connected world. As old and new models of healthcare collide and empowered patients drive demand for more efficient, affordable and high-quality care, the industry’s capacity to adapt will be critical to its future – and the health of the nation.

Gathering senior leaders from across the public and private healthcare spectrum, the annual Healthcare Leaders Forum equips executives with the insights they need to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate.

Harness the latest insights and opportunities surrounding personalised healthcare, industry reform and innovation – delivered by and designed for the leading influencers in healthcare.

Why attend?

The Healthcare Leaders Forum is a prestigious annual event crafted exclusively for – and presented by – senior executives from Australia’s healthcare industry.

  • Hear the latest thinking on what the market conditions will be for healthcare
  • Acquire actionable insights for your healthcare organisation in a changing, consumer-led world
  • Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought leaders from across the healthcare industry
  • Engage with powerful ideas, people and perspectives in one place at one time
  • Discuss forward-thinking trends, case studies and healthcare imperatives
  • Network in the ideal executive environment where CEOs talk to CEOs
  • Determine what is next for healthcare in Australia

Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 100+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Alexandra Pelletier
Presidential Innovation Fellow
The White House (USA)
Professor Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer Health & Social Care
Göran Henriks
Chief of Learning and Innovation
Qulturum (SWE)
Geri Malone
National Rural Health Alliance
Professor Sanchia Aranda
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Council Australia
Dr John Lambert
Chief Clinical Information Officer
eHealth NSW
Christine Kilpatrick
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Graeme Samuel AC
Dr Lee Chien Earn
Chief Executive Officer
Changi General Hospital
Dr Richard Ashby AM
Chief Executive
Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Dr Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer
Private Healthcare Australia
The Hon Bronwyn Pike
Western Health
Professor Andrew Wilson
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Paddy Phillips
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Public Health Officer
SA Health
Stan Goldstein
Senior Medical Officer
Dr Sue Matthews
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Women’s Hospital
Cathy Ford
Chief Digital Officer
eHealth Queensland
Dr Monica Trujillo
Executive General Manager Clinician and Consumer Engagement & Clinical Governance – CCIO
Australian Digital Health Agency
Terry Symonds
Deputy Secretary, Health Service Performance & Programs Division
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Barry Sandison
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Professor Bruce Robinson AM
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Carrie Marr
Chair Executive Officer
Clinical Excellence Commission
Chris Radbone
Associate Director
SA NT DataLink
Andrew Way
Executive Director
Alfred Health
Pip McGlinn
Program Executive Director - Infrastructure Planning
Queensland Health
John Mattick
Executive Director
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Chris Smith
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Milton Catelin
Chief Executive Officer
Medicines Australia
Dr Peggy Brown
Chief Executive Officer
National Mental Health Commission
Leanne Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia & ACT Medicare Local
Christine Dennis
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
Dr Andrew Knight
Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
John Rizzo
Strategy Development Manager
Bupa Australia
Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Vickie Kraminski
Chief Executive
South Australia Health


  • The Health of the Nation: Reform, Regulation and What’s Next for Australian Healthcare
  • Customers at the Core: Proactive Approaches to Personalised Healthcare
  • Smarter, Safer, Superior Data: Steering the Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare
  • From Innovation to Value Creation: Strategic Partnerships for Efficient and Effective Healthcare
  • High Stakes, High Expectations: Improving and Reforming Service Delivery
  • Unlocking the Power of Transformative Technology: Managing Risks, Optimising Results
  • Agile, Capable, Sustainable Systems: Making Healthcare Future-Ready



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Delivered by and attended by the industry’s elite, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers a powerful and strategic agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Sponsoring the 2nd annual Healthcare Leaders Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior decision-makers from across the healthcare spectrum.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au


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68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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To receive a discount on rooms, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9238 8870 or groups.sydney@swissotel.com and quote HCF2017

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 2 June) Standard Price (from 3 June)
Healthcare Professional: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Healthcare Professional: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

* This option is for service providers to healthcare professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of healthcare Professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.