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DRIVING PATIENT-CENTRED INNOVATION

From transforming legacy systems to significantly improving patient outcomes, technology revolutionised healthcare delivery. Yet, in this digitally driven era, leaders grapple with escalating concerns over reliability and data security and must strategize a clear path forward.

The HealthTech Forum is dedicated to mapping this digital progress, hosting national and global business leaders, innovators and medical professionals for a day of valuable discussion and critical insight. Attendees will walk away with a detailed understanding of the digital forces shaping the landscape they operate in.

 

Why Attend

    • The HealthTech 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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20+ Industry Speakers
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1 Powerful Day
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Executive Learning Agenda
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15+ Insightful Sessions
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100-150+ Senior Healthcare Executives
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2024 Speakers

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Natalie Pageler
Chief Health Informatics Officer | Divisional Chief, Clinical Informatics

Stanford Children's Health | Stanford University (US)
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Natalie Pageler
Chief Health Informatics Officer | Divisional Chief, Clinical Informatics

Stanford Children's Health | Stanford University (US)
Dr. Natalie Pageler is a distinguished pediatric intensivist and clinical informaticist, board-certified in both specialties. She serves as the Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health (Clinical Informatics) at Stanford Medicine and holds the positions of Division Chief of Clinical Informatics and Clinical Professor of Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics. As the Chief Health Informatics Officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Dr. Pageler has been instrumental in leading the organization to achieve HIMSS Level 7 EMR and analytics adoption, along with earning the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for exceptional care of children and pregnant women. In her role, she also co-leads the Digital Health Program and oversees the safe and effective integration of AI into the health system. Additionally, Dr. Pageler co-founded the Stanford Clinical Informatics Fellowship, one of the first ACGME-accredited fellowships in the United States, dedicated to advancing the field of clinical informatics.
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Dr Rachna Gandhi
Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

Ramsay Health Care
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Dr Rachna Gandhi
Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

Ramsay Health Care
Rachna is an experienced multi-industry ASX 30 and public sector executive. She has held roles across strategy, operations and digital, and has a track record in delivering transformations that achieve world class customer experience and growth in highly regulated and complex environments.

Rachna leads the Australian digital and IT teams, while also working with international Ramsay teams to develop and deliver the global digital strategy and data management framework.

Rachna has previously been responsible for the customer service and digital transformation at Westpac, Suncorp and Service NSW.

She holds a Bachelor of Business and Doctor of Philosophy, as well as qualifications in Leadership and Leading Strategic Transformations and Culture Renewal from Stanford University and Harvard University.
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Peter O'Halloran
Chief Digital Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
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Peter O'Halloran
Chief Digital Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
Peter O’Halloran was appointed Chief Digital Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency in February 2023. Prior to joining the Australian Digital Health Agency, Peter was the Chief Information Officer for ACT Health, overseeing the development and implementation of the Territory’s Digital Health Strategy 2019-2029. In November 2022, under Peter’s leadership, ACT Health implemented the Territory’s Digital Health Record based on Epic’s EMR platform.

Peter has been a Chief Information/Digital Officer in the healthcare portfolio in the public service since 2009 and has held senior roles with the National Health & Medical Research Council and the National Blood Authority.

A Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Senior Member & Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society, Peter is never bored and is always up to something.
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Kate Lucas
Chief Analytics Officer & Executive Director

Victoria Department of Health
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Kate Lucas
Chief Analytics Officer & Executive Director

Victoria Department of Health
Kate specialises in digital health transformation, with a focus on data driven disruption. She has led transformation projects, delivered new technologies to implement clinical genomics, and built digital health strategies. She has worked across the clinical and research sector and consulted to the health industry with Deloitte.

Kate has a Global Executive MBA from Monash University, a Masters in Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Science (Honours), and is a Certified Health Informatician (Australasia).
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Alastair Sharman
Group Chief, Digital Technology

Mater
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Alastair Sharman
Group Chief, Digital Technology

Mater
Alastair is the Group Chief Digital Technology of the Mater and a Board Member of Choice Passion Life. Alongside his current roles, career highlights include:

· Service in the Australian Army as an intelligence officer including tours of Bougainville and East Timor,

· Establishing a successful technology consulting firm, and

· Being appointed the first Chief Information Officer for Children’s Health Queensland.

Alastair holds a Master of Science in Information Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Information Management and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Politics. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia and the Australian Defence Force Academy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is passionate about providing people centred digital transformation that delivers improved health outcomes.
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Sanja Marais
Chief Technology & Security Officer

Aspen Medical
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Sanja Marais
Chief Technology & Security Officer

Aspen Medical
With over 14 years’ experience in the Australian health sector, Sanja is a seasoned technology and innovation leader, skilled in program, change and global stakeholder management. As Aspen Medical’s CTSO, she has transformed and optimised technology, and established a robust and mature cybersecurity environment. She has led her organisation through a successful IRAP assessment and continuous ISO 27001 certifications. Her career spans board memberships and leading expert technology teams in complex system implementations for top private and public sector clients.
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Tim Leen
Executive Director, Transformation

South Metropolitan Health Service
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Tim Leen
Executive Director, Transformation

South Metropolitan Health Service
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Prof Tam Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
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Prof Tam Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Associate Professor Tam Nguyen has close to 25 years of working in the healthcare, health & medical research sector including tertiary teaching hospitals and research institute across Australia.

Tam is the Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, one of the largest tertiary teaching and research hospitals in Melbourne - responsible for the organisation’s research strategy, research ethics and governance, clinical trials, research innovation and development. SVHM is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia Network – a $3B health care network and the second largest healthcare provider in Australia.

Tam teaches various Australian and international universities (NTU in Singapore and Dresden International University in Germany) on various topics including: RWE in clinical research; Clinical Evidence in Digital Health and AI Value-based Healthcare. He currently holds academic appointments with Melbourne Medical School and Monash Medical School - two of the world top 30 (and APAC top 5) medical schools.

Tam invests and advises health tech star-up and scale-up companies. He’s an Investment Committee member, Horizon 3 Healthcare, a $100M fund investing in high quality biotech and medtech companies.

As an independent consultant, Tam worked with various local and international large enterprises and SMEs on clinical trial strategy, Australia’s market analysis and market expansion, patient engagement and clinical trials technology development.

He is a regular invited speaker on a broad range of topics on AI in Healthcare and healthcare innovation. He chairs and moderates at numerous national and international conferences. Tam is the co-editor of the recently published book AI in Medicine: Applications, Limitations and Future Directions (Springer Nature).
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Jessie Holberton
Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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Jessie Holberton
Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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A/Prof Kate Burbury
Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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A/Prof Kate Burbury
Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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Rita Arrigo
Strategic Engagement Manager

National AI Centre, CSIRO
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Rita Arrigo
Strategic Engagement Manager

National AI Centre, CSIRO
Rita Arrigo is a renowned digital strategist with a reputation for her ability lead digital transformation projects in the public and private sector. As Strategic Engagement Manager at CSIRO National AI Centre, focused on building a Responsible AI Network a world first cross-ecosystem collaboration aimed at establishing and sharing the best practice of responsible AI in the commercial sector. Previously at Microsoft as a Digital Advisor she has recently supported clients to understand how new technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be applied to sectors including transport, education and urban planning; how new IT solutions can work towards building Smart Cities, higher citizen engagement and support sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

Rita works with clients to develop proof of concepts, horizon roadmaps and establish lasting partnerships. She has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Computing from Monash University as well as qualifications in Marketing (Monash University), Artificial Intelligence (Microsoft INSEAD AI Business School), Design Thinking (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford), Design Thinking Essentials (Luma Institute), Influencing Others (Lynda). She a Leonardo ‘brains trust’ member of the Science Gallery Melbourne.
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A/Prof Rohan Essex
Chief Medical Information Officer

ACT Health Directorate
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A/Prof Rohan Essex
Chief Medical Information Officer

ACT Health Directorate
Rohan is a clinical ophthalmologist and Chief Medical Information Officer with ACT Health. He holds clinical appointments at both Canberra Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. He is also retina lead for Sight for All, an NGO focussed on improving eye surgery capability in our global region. He has a strong interest in clinical informatics and registry science, working at the intersections of clinical systems, quality assurance, quality improvement and data. He founded and leads the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Surgeons Retinal Surgery Registry and is on the steering committee for Save Sight Registries retina group. Professor Essex helped lead the implementation of a Territory-wide electronic medical record – the DHR – which went live in 2022. He continues to help lead organisational adaptation to the new digital landscape.
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Lily Liu
Director, Digital Health

Western Health
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Lily Liu
Director, Digital Health

Western Health
Lily has extensive experience in the health informatics field in both large public and private sectors across Australia and internationally. As a proponent for the importance of communication and engagement, Lily has been on a member of a number of Boards and Committees in the not-for-profit sector.

Lily joined Western Health prior to the implementation of EMR Phase 1, and continued to lend her expertise to the planning and successful roll out of the EMR Phase 2.1 functionality in 2023. With further Digital Health expansion on the horizon at Western Health, including Bacchus Marsh Melton and the New Footscray Hospital, Lily continues to look at innovative ways to enhance the clinical experience.

As a passionate advocate for technology in the clinical space, Lily is currently the Vice Chair of the Victorian Branch Committee at the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, is a sessional tutor for the Master of Digital Health program at Latrobe University, and regularly presents at events and conferences on the benefits and growth of Digital Health at Western Health.
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Alan Pritchard
Director, EMR & ICT Services

Austin Health
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Alan Pritchard
Director, EMR & ICT Services

Austin Health
Passionate about using technology to deliver superior health outcomes and putting consumers at the centre of their care Alan believe that the health sector can deliver modern digital experiences to consumers and staff.

At Austin Health since 2018, as Director of EMR and ICT Services he leads a team of 70 permanent staff to deliver customer focused support services and transformational business change.  He has previously held senior technology leadership roles in private healthcare organizations and ran his own consultancy focused on Business Process Offshoring.

With a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School, Alan's working life started as a Veterinary Surgeon before he moved into the pharmaceutical industry where he gained my first exposure to the public health system.  This breadth of experience enables him to consider complex problems through the perspectives of multiple stakeholders and make technology strategy accessible to business leaders
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Dr Andrew Hallahan
Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

Sydney Local Health District
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Dr Andrew Hallahan
Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

Sydney Local Health District
Andrew is the Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance and Risk for Sydney LHD. Prior to this he was the EDMS for Children’s Health Queensland from 2016-2020. Andrew trained as a paediatrician in Sydney then further specialised as a paediatric oncologist with a fellowship at Seattle Children’s and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. He returned to Australia in 2005 to be the Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane with an associated research program. Andrew's work has evolved to be focused on patient safety and quality improvement, human-technology interfaces and complexity in health systems.
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Tat Garwood
Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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Tat Garwood
Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
A nurse for 30 years, with the past 10 years focused in health informatics, Tat has held the inaugural role of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer for the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District since May 2022. A proud member of both the queer and disabled communities, Tat’s passion is promoting digital transformation while harnessing the strength in diversity.

Tat works with nurses and midwives to guide process redesign to interpret electronic needs for humans with varying levels of digital and clinical literacy. Her utopia is finding simple solutions to complex problems while using data to inform improved care and outcomes.
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Charlotte Bradshaw
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Evrima Technologies
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Charlotte Bradshaw
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Evrima Technologies
As the Founder and CEO of Evrima Technologies, Charlotte Bradshaw has dedicated her career to revolutionising clinical research recruitment. In 2019, fueled by a determination to address the persistent challenges in candidate recruitment for clinical trials, she established Evrima Technologies. Her vision involves a comprehensive transformation of the patient recruitment process, empowering clients to expedite their clinical trial timelines with efficiency and innovation.
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Prof. Bronwyn Hemsley
Professor and Head of Speech Pathology

University of Technology Sydney
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Prof. Bronwyn Hemsley
Professor and Head of Speech Pathology

University of Technology Sydney
Prof Bronwyn Hemsley is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Head of Speech Pathology at UTS and Co-Leader of the UTS Disability Research Network. Her interdisciplinary and inclusive research, funded by NHMRC, ARC, and NDIS, has focused on patient safety, e-health and the My Health Record, mobile tech apps for communicating with people with no speech in hospital, social media as a means of communication, 3D food printing, and Generative AI, particularly ethical applications to improve patient safety, health literacy, and inclusion. She also directs a UTS Open online course aimed at teaching direct support workers about mealtime safety, and sees the digital divide narrowing through experience and engagement for safety.

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  • 8:30 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
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    Prof Tam Nguyen
    Deputy Director of Research

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • 9:05 am
    Opening Keynote
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    Natalie Pageler
    Chief Health Informatics Officer | Divisional Chief, Clinical Informatics

    Stanford Children's Health | Stanford University (US)
  • 9:30 am
    Data Session

    Piloting through the Digital Storm: Ensuring Reliability, Security and Privacy

    • What are the primary challenges and opportunities of operating in an increasingly digitised health landscape?
    • How are organisations making the transition from legacy systems to facilitate secure and enhanced data exchange through cloud platforms?
    • What strategies are leaders employing to address cyber concerns and establish digital trust between patients and stakeholders in large-scale data governance?
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    Sanja Marais
    Chief Technology & Security Officer

    Aspen Medical
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    Alastair Sharman
    Group Chief, Digital Technology

    Mater
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    Kate Lucas
    Chief Analytics Officer & Executive Director

    Victoria Department of Health
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    Dr Andrew Hallahan
    Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

    Sydney Local Health District
  • 10:15 am
    Partner Keynote
  • 10:40 am
    National Keynote

    Integrated Home & Hospital: The Future of Patient-Centric Care 

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    Alan Pritchard
    Director, EMR & ICT Services

    Austin Health
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:35 am
    Diamond Keynote
  • 11:50 am
    Strategy Session

    Elevating Connected Care: Pioneering Digitally Enhanced Patient Experiences

    • How is technology reshaping the landscape of consumer healthcare?
    • What will virtual and primary care look like in the age of AI?
    • How are leaders creating their long-term strategies for digitally enabled care models?
    • What emerging technologies and trends are poised to revolutionise patient experiences in Australia?
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    Rita Arrigo
    Strategic Engagement Manager

    National AI Centre, CSIRO
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    Tim Leen
    Executive Director, Transformation

    South Metropolitan Health Service
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    A/Prof Rohan Essex
    Chief Medical Information Officer

    ACT Health Directorate
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    Lily Liu
    Director, Digital Health

    Western Health
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    Prof. Bronwyn Hemsley
    Professor and Head of Speech Pathology

    University of Technology Sydney
  • 12:35 pm
    Transformation Keynote

    Unlocking Efficiency: From Manual to Automated 

  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 1:05 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:55 pm
    National Keynote
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    Peter O'Halloran
    Chief Digital Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 2:15 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 2:35 pm
    Workforce Session

    Enhancing Digital Literacy and Workforce Capabilities

    • Investing in the future: How are leaders strategically addressing digital skills gaps amidst the shortage of healthcare workers?
    • What measures are being taken to break down siloes and enhance data literacy across all various sectors of the health industry?
    • How are executives navigating the internal cultural challenges of change management?
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    Tat Garwood
    Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

    South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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    Jessie Holberton
    Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

    Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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    A/Prof Kate Burbury
    Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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    Charlotte Bradshaw
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Evrima Technologies
  • 3:20 pm
    Closing Keynote
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    Dr Rachna Gandhi
    Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

    Ramsay Health Care
  • 3:40 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
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    Prof Tam Nguyen
    Deputy Director of Research

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • 3:45 pm
    Close of Forum
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Why Get Involved

Previously known as the Healthcare Leaders Forum, the now HealthTech Forum adopts a more focused approach to the digital trajectory the industry is currently experiencing. Every year we refine our event model to unlock greater value for our partners and to ensure that our delegation’s expectations are exceeded.

Our audience is screened for seniority, connecting your brand with the right key decision makers from across the industry. We know that business is best done face to face and as such, we offer a limited number of speaking and brand activation partnerships. Each are designed to maximise brand awareness and industry credibility by embedding your organisation in the heart of this executive community.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what these opportunities could look like for you and your brand.

 

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GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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Blaxland Ballroom – 68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000.

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