11-12 May 2021
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Welcome

Returning in May, the Healthcare Leaders Forum arrives at a critical juncture for the nation’s healthcare community.

The healthcare industry has responded emphatically to the unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, as our operating environment begins to correct, Healthcare executives must ensure that the swift transformations undertaken are resolved into lasting value for patients.

Why Attend

  • The Healthcare Leaders Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

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30+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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15+ Insightful Sessions
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2021 Speakers

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Dr Simon Eccles
Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive, NHSX (UK)
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Dr Simon Eccles
Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive, NHSX (UK)
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Olivia Wigzell
Director General, The National Board of Health and Welfare (SE)
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Olivia Wigzell
Director General, The National Board of Health and Welfare (SE)
Olivia Wigzell is Director-General at the National Board of Health and Welfare, a government agency under auspices of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Before joining the National Board of Health and Welfare, she was Director-General at the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services. Previous positions include Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Vice Mayor in Stockholm, County Council Commissioner in the Greater Stockholm Area and Chair of the board at Örebro University. She has also served as Chair and member of several boards in the field of culture and education as well as being a political advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. International experience includes Chair of the EU expert group on Health System Performance Assessment, serving as the Swedish representative in the WHO Executive Board, Chair of the OECD Health Committee as well as being a member of the OECD Going Digital steering group. She currently holds a position in the Board of development of the Swedish Quality Registries and in the Advisory Council at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. She is a member of the nomination committee for the Swedish University for Arts, Crafts and Design. Wigzell holds a degree in political science and communication.
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Dr Sandro Demaio
Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth
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Dr Sandro Demaio
Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth
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Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
Chief Technology Officer, National University Health System (SG)
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Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
Chief Technology Officer, National University Health System (SG)
A/Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan is the Group Chief Technology Officer at the National University Health System (NUHS) Singapore overseeing technology deployment in the Western Healthcare Cluster of Singapore. In his role he assists the Chief Executive to implement new technologies throughout NUHS and serves as the Chief Advisor to the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare in NUHS. A/Prof Ngiam is concurrently the Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer at the NUHS with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence research and information technology implementation in healthcare. In his capacity as Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, A/Prof Ngiam engages in research into endocrine and metabolic surgery as well as artificial intelligence applications in healthcare. A/Prof Ngiam promotes interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the National University of Singapore campus, particularly between the schools of medicine, engineering and computer science for various healthcare applications. He was awarded the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship for Clinicians in 2007 and numerous teaching awards for his work in research and education.
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Bryan Mogridge
Chairman, Bupa Australia & New Zealand (NZ)
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Bryan Mogridge
Chairman, Bupa Australia & New Zealand (NZ)
Mr Bryan Mogridge, ONZM joined as Chairman of Bupa Care Services NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s largest private aged care provider, in 1998 and was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Bupa ANZ Group in 2013. During the financial year, Mr Mogridge was a member of the Bupa ANZ Group Board Audit and Bupa ANZ Group Board Risk Committee. Mr Mogridge has very wide experience at both director and executive level, spanning over 45 years. He has been CEO of two New Zealand based public companies and has been a director of public companies continuously since 1984. Mr Mogridge is a non-executive director of Mainfreight (both NZX listed companies). He is a non-executive director of Adherium Ltd (listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”)). Besides his involvement in 3 public companies he is a director and shareholder of a number of significant private companies. Mr Mogridge has been deeply involved in the community recently retiring as chair the Starship (New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital) Foundation Board of Trustees after 20 years and has been chair of national bodies such as The NZ Wine Institute, The NZ Food and Beverage Exporters Council and The New Zealand Tourism Board.
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Michael Brennan
Chair, Productivity Commission
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Michael Brennan
Chair, Productivity Commission
Previously Michael was Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, in the Federal Treasury with responsibility for Budget Policy, Retirement Incomes, Commonwealth-State Relations, Social Policy and Infrastructure Financing. Before that he was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has worked as an Associate Director in the economics and policy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Ministers for Finance at the State and Federal level. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the ANU.
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Professor Henry Cutler
Director, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
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Professor Henry Cutler
Director, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
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Hisham El-Ansary
Chief Executive Officer, Bupa Australia & New Zealand
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Hisham El-Ansary
Chief Executive Officer, Bupa Australia & New Zealand
As Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Hisham El-Ansary is accountable for the region's private health insurance, aged care and health provision businesses. In addition, he is a member of Bupa's global Executive team. Commencing as CEO in April 2019, Hisham first joined Bupa as CFO in 2008 where he played a key role in the integration of MBF and the acquisition and establishment of a number of new subsidiary health companies. Since then, he has held a variety of roles, including Managing Director of the regions' Health Services business, which provides Bupa's dental, optical, health coaching and medical assessment services to more than 1.5 million Australian and New Zealanders across 270 locations. Prior to being at Bupa, Hisham held a number of senior executive roles in a variety of industries including retail, energy, aviation and construction. Hisham holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a non-executive director of a number of companies.
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Dr Mellissa Naidoo
Group Chief Medical Officer, nib Health Funds
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Dr Mellissa Naidoo
Group Chief Medical Officer, nib Health Funds
Dr Mellissa Naidoo joined nib in 2020 as Group Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Head of Clinical Innovation. As CMO, Dr Naidoo’s role focuses on clinical governance, health service commissioning, health strategy and clinical innovation, clinician engagement, health literacy and wellness promotion, and population health initiatives and value co-creation. With over 15 years’ experience in clinical and medical leadership roles across both the public and private hospital sectors she has previously worked with Ramsay Healthcare, Queensland Health and UnitingCare Health. Passionate about innovation in healthcare and systems improvement to support person-centred care and health promotion, prevention and wellbeing, Dr Naidoo is a certified health informatician and clinical reference lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency. An experienced board director Dr Naidoo currently serves on several medical professional and health committees including the Australian Medical Association Queensland Board. She is also actively involved in training the next generation of medical leaders and an Associate Professor with the University of Queensland and Bond University Medical Schools.
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John Stanway
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Children’s Hospital
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John Stanway
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Children’s Hospital
John Stanway was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in April 2017. Prior to commencing in this role, John was the Chief Operating Officer at the RCH for more than ten years, overseeing clinical operations. From 2012, John also held the position of Deputy CEO. Before joining the RCH, John managed Monash Medical Centre, was Chief Executive of the Transport Accident Commission and held various senior management roles at General Motors Holden. John has a double major in Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. John is the President of Children's Healthcare Australasia and a Board Director for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Ltd and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. John was also previously the President of the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association.
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Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO
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Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO
Dr Rob Grenfell, a Public Health Physician, is the Director of CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. Leading a broad portfolio covering Nutrition, eHealth, Medtech and Diagnostics and Biosecurity from weeds to Ebola. Rob has broad ranging public health experience including; National Medical Director at BUPA Australia New Zealand National Director Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation Strategic Health Advisor to Parks Victoria Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria Physician in charge of travel health BHP General Practice He was a member of the Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee of the Hospital Innovation Reform Council, a member of the Victorian Quality Council, Chair of General Practice Victoria, and Member of the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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Professor Stephen MacMahon
Principal Director, The George Institute
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Professor Stephen MacMahon
Principal Director, The George Institute
Professor MacMahon has a 30-year track record in clinical and epidemiological research on the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, stroke and coronary heart disease. He has a particular interest in the management of cardiometabolic conditions in resource-poor settings, such as rural India. Stephen has published more than 300 scientific papers and delivered more than 200 invited lectures. For his research achievements, Stephen has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), the British Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) and the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences (FAHMS). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American Heart Association (FAHA) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and Zealand (FCSANZ). He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Stephen is also founder of the Institute’s commercial arm, George Health Pty Ltd, which was established with the purpose of developing and implementing innovative scalable solutions for the management of cardiometabolic diseases in both emerging and established markets. George Health is a for-profit company that is expected to deliver competitive financial returns to the Institute to reinvest in its research program. Over the past 5 years, the company has donated more than $20M to the Institute for this purpose. For his contributions to business, Stephen was named EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.
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Suellen Bruce
Executive Director People, Culture & Communications, Western Health
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Suellen Bruce
Executive Director People, Culture & Communications, Western Health
Suellen graduated as a registered nurse in 1979 and holds a Graduate Diploma in Nurse Management and a Masters in Nursing. Suellen joined Western Health in 2013 as the Director Workforce Planning & Development. In April 2016 she was appointed to the role of Executive Director People, Culture & Communications. Throughout her career, Suellen has been committed to supporting the best possible quality patient care, initially as a nurse and later, through her leadership in workforce development, education and people services in both NSW and Victoria public health systems. Suellen’s leadership has led to the establishment and implementation of the WH ‘Positive Workplace Strategy’ aimed to strengthen and sustain a positive workplace environment where employees and volunteers feel safe to work and reach their full potential. She is a committed to leadership and improving workplace culture as this is vital in achieving Best Care for our patients and their families.
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Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Co-Founder and Clinical Lead, CareMonitor
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Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Co-Founder and Clinical Lead, CareMonitor
Dr Lim is a General Practitioner and GP Principal in a small group practice in Mt Druitt. He is the Immediate Past President of AMA (NSW) President, immediate past Deputy Chair of AMA Council of General Practice, and a Wentwest Clinical Council member..  In 2015 he was awarded the RACGP General Practitioner of the Year award. He has previously served on the RACGP Faculty Board and Western Sydney PHN Board.  Among other things, he has been a Clinical Lead with the National E-Health Transition Authority is one of the developers of the schools based obesity prevention and lifestyle education program - SALSA, with which he remains heavily involved.  He was previously involved in developing the Health Care Homes training material as well as engaged in PHN Training. He currently serves on several advisory groups including the QIPIP Data Governance Group , HealthDirect Clinical Governance Advisory Group and ADHA mHealth Working Group. He has been heavily engaged in the Western Sydney PCMH implementation project, and as a member of the Wentwest Clinical leaders group. He is also the Co-Founder of CareMonitor, a Patient-Provider Partnership Shared Care Digital Platform.
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Matt Gemmel
Director, Infrastructure Policy and Capability, Queensland Health
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Matt Gemmel
Director, Infrastructure Policy and Capability, Queensland Health
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Kate Copeland
Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure, Metro North Health
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Kate Copeland
Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure, Metro North Health
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Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer, Private Healthcare Australia
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Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer, Private Healthcare Australia
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Eleri Carrahar
Director Medical Services, Lead - Master Plan Projects, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
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Eleri Carrahar
Director Medical Services, Lead - Master Plan Projects, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

At a Glance

Outlook Session
Change Imperatives: Accelerating Healthcare Transformation
The COVID-19 pandemic is a paradigm shifting event, a crisis of health and a business revelation. Healthcare institutions have been compelled to compress transformation timelines, reckon with global supply chain dependencies, and respond to amplified cyber-security vulnerabilities, all at a distance. Business leaders will recognise that the immensity of this challenge is mirrored by the scale of opportunity to instrument meaningful reform. This Session serves as a contextual platform for the Forum, as we explore the key foundations for building the resilience in the sector.
 
Customer Session
Patients at the Core: The Rise of Personalised and Intuitive Healthcare Ecosystems
Australia’s healthcare sector is often diagnosed with clinical inertia, a deeply embedded resistance to systematic change. But the sheer weight of the pandemic is dismantling cultural aversions to business transformation and presents an opportunity for the genuine reform of care-delivery models. Our conversation will interrogate key impediments to information exchange waylaying the acceleration of patient-centred healthcare ecosystems. We will consider how to unite key value chain participants with integrated data to extend the patient journey, improving stakeholder experiences and outcomes.
 
Telehealth Session
Care in Context: Navigating an Operating Environment Defined by Distance
Immense pressure on acute settings is rescinding institutional barriers to the provision of telehealth services. The capability to bypass environmental characteristics is a crucial step towards revolutionising care delivery, but our contextually-driven pivot towards telehealth applications will only be entrenched as genuine reform if we address the underlying factors arresting change in the sector. Our conversation will consider the regulatory initiatives, technological drivers, and partnerships facilitating the growth of Telehealth in Australia.
 
Security Session
Growing Pains: The Cyber-Security Implications for Evolving Healthcare Systems
Healthcare systems are making bold strides towards interoperability, but as our operating and technological environment shifts, so too does the attack surface available to cyber actors. Developments in the threat landscape are particularly consequential for hospitals, given both the value and sensitivity of the patient information they hold, and the essential nature of the services they render daily. In this conversation, we will view the security landscape through the lens of healthcare systems to better mitigate emerging and recurring threats.
 
Finance Session
Value Reconsidered: The Collision of Commercial and Patient Objectives
Healthcare systems are anticipating the evolving preferences of patients and embracing a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of value creation that will have significant implications for financial management. Our conversation will consider the actions that healthcare institutions can take to address both near-term liquidity challenges given volume fluctuations, as well as emerging financial models facilitating the re-orientation of care delivery around the patient, wherever they may be.
 
People Session
The Power of Process: The Case for Collaborative Change Management
Transformation is not at its core a security or technology challenge – it is a business process challenge. To overcome cultural resistances and build change momentum, leaders must effectively articulate the specific ways that technological renewal will facilitate, rather than inhibit, the delivery of patient outcomes. Our conversation will consider the systems, strategies, and tools required to engage key stakeholders and orchestrate meaningful transformation in the healthcare sector.
 
Infrastructure Session
Shattered Assumptions: Decoupling from Legacy Infrastructure
Healthcare infrastructure was modelled on the fundamental assumption that the patient journey is confined to hospital walls – an assumption that is currently being dismantled. Digitisation is driving revolutionary models of patient-centric care delivery that extend the customer journey beyond the physical hospital site. By deploying technology across the breadth of the enterprise to secure and accelerate applications, hospitals will be able to support soaring customer expectations for reliable and seamless interactions that are informed by lived experiences outside the sector. Our conversation will explore how healthcare institutions are confronting technological debt and decoupling from legacy infrastructure to support digitally infused patient journeys.

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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its sixth year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior healthcare executives, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2020

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Tel: 02 80904363
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Venue/Accommodation Details

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Accommodation Offer at Novotel Sydney Darling Square

To book, please email [email protected] or call +612 8217 4000 to speak with reservations.

Delegates are required to quote ‘CONNECTMED21’ to receive a discounted rate of $190 room only per room per night nett. This discount is valid for travel between 26th April 2021 and 2nd June 2021 and is valid until 7 days to arrival date of the event. Rooms are subject to availability and rates will be quoted at the time of booking.

 

General Information

  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card upon booking and valid at the start of your stay, unless otherwise specified.
  • Check-in is available from 14:00 on the day of arrival.
  • Check-out required by 11:00 on the day of departure.

Cancellation

  • No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00, up until 1 day prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.
  • Prior to this time, cancellations made in writing will be accepted via email sent to [email protected]
  • Cancellation fees will be charged to your credit card (or to any other proof of guarantee provided).

Payment & Check-In

  • Desired method of payment is required during check-in, accommodation rate will be settled upon check-in. If your booking was guaranteed by a credit card, the card must be sighted by Reception during check-in.
  • At the time of check in, a pre-authorisation of your credit card will be taken to extend you a line of credit so you can use the hotel facilities at your leisure.
  • All credit card transactions incur a 1.3% surcharge in addition to the amount payable.

All times stated are local Sydney time. This offer is for direct non-commissionable bookings only.

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 12/03/2021)
$1,195 + GST
$3,585 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 13/03/2021)
$1,395 + GST
$4,185 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to healthcare executives and professionals, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

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