2018 In Review

The 2018 Healthcare Leaders Forum gathered the nation’s premier thought-leaders across the private and public spectrum to grapple with the forces at play transforming the industry. Patient empowerment prevailed as the primary mandate for today’s leaders, with international conversations anchored in the shifting approach to preventative care in the chronic disease model. Resolving information asymmetry is a critical factor in realising a new state of healthcare, and technology is a fundamental asset for this extended mission. To this end, technology is shaping the course of the revolution of care – both through its capacity to bridge wealth and geographical barriers, and it’s machine-based capacity to predict and therefore manage optimal health outcomes.

Healthcare is not simply shackled by the discontinuity of technology at the hands of leaders at the helm. Overcoming change resistance, sustaining transformation despite executive disconnect, and advancing the partnership of private and public health institutions are critical advancements that are currently fettered by regulatory roadblocks as well as the steadfast mindsets of some on the frontline of care delivery. Despite all this complexity, one thing is known for sure – our nation’s healthcare leaders have a clear understanding of the path healthcare must follow, as well as the key inhibitors on that journey.

Why attend?

  • 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

// 12 Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 200+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Matthew Swindells
National Director Operations and Information
NHS England (UK)
Daniel Coulton-Shaw
Global Clinic Rating (USA)
Professor Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health Department
Dr Anthony Bartone
Federal President
Dr Linda Swan
Chief Medical Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Dr Michael Brydon
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney’s Children’s Hospital Network
Leanne Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Hisham El Ansary
Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Bupa Australia & New Zealand
Dave Waters
Executive Director - Workforce Services
Metro South Health
Michelle Fenwick
Executive Director People & Culture
Northern Health
Dr Sally Philips
General Manager, Health
TAL Life
Angela Ryan
General Manager
Australian Digital Health Agency
Alison Verhoeven
Chief Executive Officer
Raj Verma
Director, System Transformation & Patient Experience
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Dr Rob Grenfell
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity


  • The New Health Mandate: Realising Australia’s Healthcare Potential
  • Achieving Interoperability: The Price of Optimal Care
  • People at the Core: The Argument for Clinician-Led Transformation
  • Continuous Health: The Path to Patient Empowerment
  • Commanding Change: Bringing Leadership into the Digital Age
  • Health Alliances: A Collaborative Charge for Contemporary Healthcare
  • New Health Gateways: Accessing the Future of Care



At Philips, we help create seamless solutions that connect people, technology and data.

Philips is pushing the boundaries of innovative healthcare technologies in Australia and New Zealand. We see an opportunity for care to be organised seamlessly around people so they receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. We believe that healthcare transformation requires partners with a shared vision and complementary expertise that have the potential to radically improve outcomes and costs in healthcare, ultimately improving people’s lives.


Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organisations in more than 100 countries use Kronos to control labour costs, minimise compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.


Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecare platform provides each person – no matter where they are in their health journey – with a comprehensive and personalised health profile where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest and most productive lives.


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 404,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognised as a benchmark of excellence in software development.


IXUP is an Australian technology company that provides software for partners to set up trusted and secure data collaboration. With IXUP, you always retain total control of your data when bringing together multiple data sets. Data isn’t shared so your data, and your organisation are protected from risk. Collaborate securely to reveal the hidden value of data. Realise competitive advantage and improve performance.


The leading planning and data management solution for the global building industry.

dRofus is a unique planning, data management and BIM collaboration tool that provides all stakeholders with comprehensive workflow support and access to building information throughout the building lifecycle.

We are committed to Open BIM and as part of the Nemetschek Group, our aim is to deliver the best possible, most innovative and most successful AECO software solutions.


OET is the Occupational English Test, the world’s leading English test for healthcare professionals. With nearly 30 years of experience in international English language testing, OET offers specifically designed tests for 12 healthcare professions. We’re recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore Our ongoing research ensures OET continues to meet the needs of the international healthcare sector now and into the future. OET is jointly owned by Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.


University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading university. Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe. The University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

Celebrating its 4th year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. A strict screening process and strong delegate focus ensures a senior executive only event to discuss the future of healthcare in Australia

A unique sponsor format will position you and your brand as a thought leader amongst the decision makers across all sectors of healthcare. From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this audience, before, during and after the event.

The Healthcare Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through with limited sponsor packages to allow you stand out amongst a few.

The forum is an ideal marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior Healthcare professionals.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: [email protected]

Register Here

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (Ends 10 May) Standard Price Per Delegate
Healthcare Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to healthcare professionals, email [email protected] to register.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    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 and Communication Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 Communication 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 this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media and Communication 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.


    Photography and Video

    Connect Media and Communication Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communication Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communication Group Pty Ltd in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected]


    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 [email protected] To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    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.

    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.

    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 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