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Thursday 29 November 2018

28 November 2018 - Preconference
29 November 2018 - Day One
30 November 2018 - Day Two
Download Program
8.45am - 9.15am
9.15am - 10.30am
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10.30am - 11.00am
Morning tea
11.00am  - 11.15am

Meet the residents
Hyatt Canberra

We’re putting people front and centre at the 2018 Summit – get to know our resident leaders and hear their view on what’s working and what’s not.

Mike Zorbas, Property Council of Australia

Jim Gibbons, President, NSW Retirement Village Assocation INC
Judy Mayfield, President, Association of Residents of Queensland Retirement Villages
11.15am - 12:00pm

Putting our sector on the map
Hyatt Canberra

We know that the vast majority of residents love their retirement village experience, but the general public has still been largely confused about what a village actually is. How has the sector gone about filling the knowledge gap and put our sector on the map?

Russel Howcroft, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, PwC

12.00pm - 12.30pm
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Integrating Sustainable Practices
Hyatt Canberra

What practical sustainability and energy saving initiatives can retirement village owners and operators take to reduce their operating expenses and thus pass on savings to their residents?

Francesca Muskovic, Policy Manager - Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, Property Council of Australia

Amy Hogan, National Sustainability Manager – Retirement, Stockland
Richard Mintz, Director, Savant Energy Power Networks

Tieran Kimber, Group Director, Seniors Living, ThomsonAdsett

12.30pm - 1.30pm
1.30pm – 2.15pm
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The political climate - what to expect and what it will mean?
Hyatt Canberra

This year our sector gathers in the nation's capital, where the big decisions are made – what can we expect in 2019, and how will ageing be put on the agenda by the major parties?

Ken Morrison, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia

Peta Credlin, Sky News Political Anchor News Corp National Columnist

2.15pm - 2.50pm
Investing in our future
Hyatt Canberra

To meet rising demand for retirement living and seniors housing, our sector must continue to develop and supply, but we're struggling to keep up. How do we accelerate the sector's development?

Shalain Singh, Head of Healthcare & Retirement Living, Colliers
Steve Blazejewski, Managing Director, PGIM Real Estate
Suzannah Cockerell, Senior Investment Analyst, First State Super
Sachin Kumar, National Director, CommBank Health, Commonwealth Bank
2.50pm - 3.20pm
Attracting and retaining great talent
Hyatt Canberra

How can the retirement living sector ensure we can attract and retain great staff, especially village and sales managers, and ensure we service the needs of senior Australians effectively?

Tracy Dare, Group Executive Commercial Services, BlueCare
Nicole Forster, Chief People and Technology Officer, Ryman Healthcare
3.20pm - 3.50pm
Afternoon tea
3.50pm – 4.10pm
The state of play
Hyatt Canberra

Presentation of 2018 Retirement Census results

Tony Massaro, Partner, Real Estate Advisory, PwC
4.10pm – 4.55pm
The Royal Commission - what you need to know now
Hyatt Canberra

The announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will have a significant impact on the retirement living sector. What do you need to know about what’s to come and how can you ensure you’re prepared for the outcome?

Ben Myers, Executive Director, Retirement Living Council
Victor Harcourt, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
Pat Sparrow, CEO, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
4.55pm – 5.00pm
Closing Address
Hyatt Canberra
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Pre-awards function - Great Hall, Parliament House
Great Hall, Parliament House
7:00pm - 10.30pm
Principal Sponsor:
National Retirement Living Awards 2018 Gala Dinner
Great Hall, Parliament House

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