11-12 May 2021
ICC Sydney
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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
Dr Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. Having held the role of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization, Dr Demaio was previously the CEO of the EAT Foundation, the science-based, global platform for food systems transformation. He has published 30 scientific papers and more than 90 articles and the author of the Doctor’s Diet, a cookbook based on science and inspired by a love of good food. Dr. Demaio also co-hosts the ABC television show Ask the Doctor – an innovative and exploratory factual medical series broadcasting across Australia and around the world. Dr Demaio originally trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He holds a Masters degree in public health, a PhD in non-communicable diseases and has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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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
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Bryan Mogridge
Chairman

Bupa Australia & New Zealand
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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Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO
Chief Executive

Melbourne Health
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Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO
Chief Executive

Melbourne Health
Christine Kilpatrick has been Chief Executive of Melbourne Health since 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive, the Royal Children’s Hospital from 2008 – 2017, Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health and Executive Director Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health 2004-2008. Prior to these appointments she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy. Christine is a member of several boards including, WEHI, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, HealthShare Victoria and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).  She was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003, in 2014 was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, in 2017 was a recipient of the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow’s Award, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, in 2018 inducted in the top 50 Public Sector Women and in 2019 appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
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Michael Brennan
Chairman

Productivity Commission
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Michael Brennan
Chairman

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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Amanda Cattermole
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
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Amanda Cattermole
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
Amanda Cattermole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, a role she commenced in September 2020. Prior to this Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer at Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services). Amanda served as interim Chief Executive Officer during the 2019/20 bushfires season. Amanda held several other senior roles at Services Australia, including an extended period as Deputy Secretary, Health and Aged Care, responsible for the delivery of more than $60 billion in annual payments and services to Australians under Medicare, the PBS and in the aged care sector. Amanda has also held senior roles in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury and Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the State Departments of Health and Human Services, Victoria and Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia. In her earlier career Amanda worked as a lawyer in Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Laws and a Master of Business Administration. Amanda received the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service leading reform in providing housing for Indigenous people in remote communities and the National Gambling Reform laws.
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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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Dr Shannon Nott
Rural Health Director of Medical Services

Western NSW LHD
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Dr Shannon Nott
Rural Health Director of Medical Services

Western NSW LHD
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Dr Daniel Heredia
Executive General Manager Health

HBF Health
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Dr Daniel Heredia
Executive General Manager Health

HBF Health
Daniel recently commenced as the Executive General Manager of Health at HBF Health Limited. Daniel has extensive experience in health management and clinical governance and is responsible for HBF’s health strategy, health services and programs, hospital contracting and clinical advice. Before joining HBF Health, Daniel was the Deputy CEO and Medical Director at Hollywood Private Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in Australia. Daniel was also involved in leading the WA COVID-19 response as the Deputy Chief Executive COVID-19 Health Operations and has previously worked as a Medical Advisor to Medicare Australia. Daniel is Chair of the Registration Committee for the Medical Board of Australia and is a Board Member of the WA Country Health Service (where he also chairs the Safety and Quality Board Subcommittee). He is a former Director of the Australian Medical Association of Western Australia. Daniel has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, an MBA with Distinction, and a Diploma of Public Health. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
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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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Professor Kylie Ward
Chief Executive Officer

Australian College of Nursing
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Professor Kylie Ward
Chief Executive Officer

Australian College of Nursing
Kylie Ward was born and bred in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. Life was simple but Kylie wasn’t. She was a dreamer. What she didn’t know then, was that she was destined to become one of the most influential health professional leaders of her country and a formidable, passionate advocate for health, women and equality. Kylie currently serves as the CEO of Australian College of Nursing (ACN). She has led a program of transformation at ACN, turning around membership numbers to increase revenue and tripling student numbers - all within five years. She has done this by leading the ACN community to find their relevance through policy leadership, political and industry influence. ACN is now Australia’s beacon for Nurse Leadership. Kylie holds honorary academic appointments with five leading Australian Universities and was ministerially appointed as a Director to ADHA (Australia Digital Health Agency) and NHMRC Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC) whilst holding numerous other board positions. In 2020 Kylie was named as one of the Top 100 Health Voices for LinkedIn worldwide and in 2021 was recognised as a National Influencer by AuSAE, the leading body for Association Executives. Kylie has served on Senate and Parliamentary Inquiries and gave evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission of 2019. In 2017, Kylie won Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in ACT for Purpose and Social Enterprise.
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Bill Zeng
Chief Technology Officer

Poly
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Bill Zeng
Chief Technology Officer

Poly
Bill Zeng is Chief Technology Officer and Director of Sales Engineering of Asia Pacific for Poly. In this role, he is responsible for leading Poly’s technology vision in the region, as well as for crafting product and solution strategy for the region. Zeng joined Poly in early 2019, bringing over two decades of experience in the telecom and information technology industry as a technology leader and innovator. He has led technical sales and operation teams across the Asia Pacific region, having been based in Sydney, Beijing, and Singapore for several years. His ability to foresee the industry transitions and marry disruptive technologies to business needs has enabled him to be a trusted advisor to customers and partners. He is highly respected by industry peers for his depth of knowledge in both voice and video technologies (MGCP, H323, SIP, H264 etc.), some of which he helped develop as an active contributor in various standardization bodies. Zeng holds a First Class Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney. Outside of work, Zeng enjoys Texas-style BBQ and is fond of vintage sports cars
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Dr Ben Kanter
Chief Medical Information Officer

Vocera Communications
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Dr Ben Kanter
Chief Medical Information Officer

Vocera Communications
Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP, is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera, where he works closely with clinicians and engineers to co-design the next generation of real-time communication and collaboration solutions for hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with several innovative healthcare IT companies. Dr. Kanter earned his medical degree and completed internal medicine training at Northwestern University. He completed post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical center in California. Dr. Kanter is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and medical informatics.
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Matt Durston
Managing Director, APAC

Allocate Software
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Matt Durston
Managing Director, APAC

Allocate Software
Matt is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific for Allocate Software. He manages the entire portfolio of business operations, sales, professional services, and support for the region; focusing on helping aged and healthcare organisations across Australia to maximise care, improve staff experience and minimise cost. Matt has been with Allocate for more than 17 years and moved to Australia from the UK where he was leading Allocate’s HealthAssure business unit serving the UK’s National Health Service. Prior to that he ran the Technical Delivery Group, focusing on integration and product migration across all client sectors.
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Charlie DeWitt
Managing Director, ANZSEA

UKG
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Charlie DeWitt
Managing Director, ANZSEA

UKG
Charlie has been with UKG for almost 20 years, during which time he was instrumental as Vice President of Business Development in driving the company’s strategy as a $1 billion global enterprise software leader. Moving down under in 2018, Charles took up the role of MD ANZSEA as UKG sought to strengthen and expand its footprint in the ANZSEA markets. A lot of organisations talk about people being important for success. Charles goes further. He believes that employees are a company’s strongest competitive differentiator and represent the most important part of any business’ success. While a lot of businesses talk the talk, Charles’ vision for UKG in the region is to help businesses walk the talk and put their people first. UKG itself has been voted one of the top 20 places to work in the nation for five years running. In line with his vision to help customers, Charles believes UKG’s people are its secret sauce for success. Not only equipped with a savvy business mind, Charles is known in the business for his analytical thinking, which he applies to innovation and UKG’s system functionality. He holds a degree in science from the University of Maine and a Masters of Science in management and chemical engineering from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Kym Ayscough
Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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Kym Ayscough
Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations came to AHPRA in March 2010 after seven years as CEO and Registrar of the Pharmacy Board of New South Wales. After four years as NSW State Manager, Kym took up the role of Executive Director on 1 July 2014. In this role, she has accountability for national delivery of the core regulatory functions of registration, notifications, compliance and legal services. Kym is a solicitor and holds Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law and Management degrees. She has more than 17 years' experience in professional regulation and thrives on the challenges of building a transparent, efficient, effective and fair system of regulation for health practitioners.
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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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Mitra Minai
Chief Information Security Officer

Healthscope
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Mitra Minai
Chief Information Security Officer

Healthscope
Mitra is a senior Technology and Security Transformation executive with over 20 years’ experience working in the Health, Financial and Professional Services industries. Mitra is a recognised leader in successfully defining and implementing Centres of Excellence Technology and Cybersecurity functions across major International and Australian Banks and most recently in the Health Sector. Mitra is a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders including Board of Directors and Risk and Audit Committees, enabling effective governance and insights for investment and decision making. Mitra is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Healthscope. She is in charge of defining and implementing Healthscope’s Cybersecurity strategy, priorities and roadmap. She is actively uplifting the Cybersecurity capability and maturity posture of the Organisation and delivering effective Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity solutions and services across the Enterprise to 43 Healthscope Hospitals. Mitra is an active Director on the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board and has extensive experience in governance and oversight of all operational elements of the Chapter activities to ensure the delivery of optimal value and services to the members. She is also ISACA International’s lead liaison to the International Standards Organisation (ISO), working with International experts on the uplift of standards such as AS/NZS 31000 Risk Management, ISO/IEC 38500 IT Governance and ISO 27001/2 Information Security standards.
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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

sessions


  • 8:25 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:50 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 8:55 am
    Opening Ministerial Address
  • 9:05 am
    Opening Keynote

    Healthcare Leadership: Learnings from the Boardroom 

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    Bryan Mogridge
    Chairman

    Bupa Australia & New Zealand
  • 9:30 am
    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.   

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    Professor Henry Cutler
    Director

    Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
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    Kym Ayscough
    Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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    Professor Kylie Ward
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian College of Nursing
  • 10:10 am
    Keynote

    The Reform and Sustainable Funding of Healthcare in Australia 

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    Michael Brennan
    Chairman

    Productivity Commission
  • 10:35 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:05 am
    Partner Keynote

    Telehealth: Managing Global Pandemic Effectively with Collaboration

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    Bill Zeng
    Chief Technology Officer

    Poly
  • 11:35 am
    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. 

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    Dr Daniel Heredia
    Executive General Manager Health

    HBF Health
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    Hisham El-Ansary
    Chief Executive Officer

    Bupa Australia & New Zealand
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    Rachel David
    Chief Executive Officer

    Private Healthcare Australia
  • 12:15 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:20 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 1:20 pm
    Keynote
  • 1:45 pm
    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.   

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    Dr Mellissa Naidoo
    Group Chief Medical Officer

    nib Health Funds
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    Dr Shannon Nott
    Rural Health Director of Medical Services

    Western NSW LHD
  • 2:25 pm
    Platinum Keynote

    Communication and Collaboration Platforms: Fundamental Technology of the Real-Time Health System

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    Dr Ben Kanter
    Chief Medical Information Officer

    Vocera Communications
  • 2:40 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:10 pm
    Keynote

    Championing Community in Contemporary Healthcare 

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    Dr Sandro Demaio
    Chief Executive Officer

    VicHealth
  • 3:35 pm
    International Keynote

    Swedish experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic 

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    Olivia Wigzell
    Director General

    The National Board of Health and Welfare (SE)
  • 4:00 pm
    Visionary Keynote
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    Dr Simon Eccles
    Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive

    NHSX (UK)
  • 4:25 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • 4:30 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 4:35 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 5:35 pm
    Close of Day One
  • 8:40 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 9:05 am
    Opening Keynote

    Innovations, Reforms and the Lessons that Arise from COVID-19

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    Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO
    Chief Executive

    Melbourne Health
  • 9:30 am
    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. 

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    Matt Gemmel
    Director, Infrastructure Policy and Capability

    Queensland Health
  • 10:10 am
    Keynote

    What does the Future of Digital Health hold for Australia?

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    Amanda Cattermole
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 10:35 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:00 am
    Diamond Keynote
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    Matt Durston
    Managing Director, APAC

    Allocate Software
  • 11:25 am
    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.   

    speaker
    Suellen Bruce
    Executive Director People, Culture & Communications

    Western Health
    speaker
    Charlie DeWitt
    Managing Director, ANZSEA

    UKG
  • 12:05 pm
    Keynote

    Health Financed: Stimulating Economic Growth Through Innovation 

    speaker
    Dr Rob Grenfell
    Director, Health & Biosecurity

    CSIRO
  • 12:30 pm
    Lunch and Networking Remarks
  • 12:35 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 1:35 pm
    International Keynote

    Maximising the use of AI in Healthcare Delivery 

    speaker
    Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
    Chief Technology Officer

    National University Health System (SG)
  • 2:00 pm
    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. 

    speaker
    John Stanway
    Chief Executive Officer

    Royal Children’s Hospital
    speaker
    Kate Copeland
    Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure

    Metro North Health
    speaker
    Eleri Carrahar
    Director Medical Services, Lead - Master Plan Projects

    West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
  • 2:45 pm
    Keynote

    Advocating from the Front: Improving Global Health Systems 

    speaker
    Professor Stephen MacMahon
    Principal Director

    The George Institute
  • 3:10 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • 3:20 pm
    Close of Event
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Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that address the Quadruple Aim: improved patient experience, better health outcomes, improved staff experience, and lower cost of care. Partnering with its customers, Philips seeks to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

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Ease the work of nurses, doctors, and everyone who delivers care, with Vocera solutions. Communicate and collaborate with less effort. Make informed decisions quickly. Smooth the flow of information among people and clinical and operational systems. Get unmatched clinical expertise for workflow design, proven security compliance, and the flexibility to choose the right communication device for the role.

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Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce solutions, supporting the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings.

With over 800 clients and over a million healthcare workers rostered daily, Allocate serves the largest public and private sectors institutions around the world. We have +500 staff, presence in +10 countries and a team of more than 200 developers who are responsible that our products need customer needs. Our teams work with customers on a collaborative basis, enabling them to respond rapidly to new challenges and opportunities with passion and enthusiasm.

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At UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), Our Purpose Is People. Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organisations succeed when they focus on their people. As a leading provider of HCM, payroll, and workforce management solutions, UKG’s award winning Dimensions and Ready solutions help tens of thousands of organisations across geographies in every industry drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, streamline the payroll process, and help make work a streamlined, connected experience for everyone.

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PeopleScout bring fresh thinking, new perspectives and endless possibilities to solving your recruitment challenges – from compelling candidate experiences to embracing diversity, streamlined candidate generation to using analytics to get better results.

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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
Email: [email protected]

 

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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 1/04/2021)
$1,195 + GST
$3,585 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 2/04/2021)
$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

Secure your place with confidence.

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

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

     

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

     

    What’s included in my digital pass (only applicable for digital events)?

    A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to post event content and select speaker presentations, this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.

     

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected]

     

    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 [email protected]

     

    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.

     

    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. Where Connect Media is required to reschedule the event in the interest of the event partner’s and guests, your pass will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. Should Connect Media be unable to offer, deliver or fulfil any engagement within 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

     

    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 retail industry.

    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.

     

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees

     

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    Delegate Pass:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Digital Pass (only applicable for digital events):

    A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content; this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.

    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. 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. All prices and promotions are valid at the time of purchase only and may not be redeemed after the point of purchase.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event. Where Connect Media is unable to run the event in the next 12 months (from the date of the event), you will be entitled to a full refund. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements.

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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.

    In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected]dia.com.

    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. Where Connect Media is required to reschedule the event in the interest of the event partner’s and guests, your pass will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. Should you be provided with a credit note at the discretion of the event organisers, this credit is valid for the specified amount of passes, and not the monetary value. Should Connect Media be unable to offer, deliver or fulfil any engagement within 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

    Event Delivery:

    In case of a change in government restrictions and advice, Connect Media reserves the right to make the decision to deliver the event completely digital, or completely in person. Should you hold a different pass, you are entitled to move your registration to digital/in person, or receive a credit for the following edition of the event.

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    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 [email protected]. To view our full privacy policy please visit: https://connectmedia.com/privacy-policy/.

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