Now the biggest age services event in the region, LASA National Congress attracts over 1100 staff and service providers from across retirement living, home and community care and residential aged care.
LASA National Congress is a key fixture in the diaries of the leaders and decision makers across the aged care industry.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing industries, delegate and exhibitor numbers are expected to continue to increase as they have in recent years.
This year’s theme, Imagining age services: no borders, no boundaries, is about finding new ways of building a stronger age services industry to meet increasing demand. In the midst of significant reforms within aged care, increasing momentum for consumer-driven services creates new opportunities for age service providers. We have seen the power of competition disrupt other industries in unprecedented ways, overturning existing rules and regulation in favour of improved choice and quality. In the context of this new and evolving landscape it is time to imagine what age services looks like with no borders, no boundaries.
From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast.
Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to this vibrant city each year. The Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre is conveniently located just a short walk from Jupiters’ Hotel and Casino and a host of new and refurbished accommodation options in and around lovely Broadbeach.
LASA National Congress attracts executives, managers and company directors from retirement living, residential aged care and home care service providers. Our program content is designed for all age service providers, no matter how large or small and inclusive of all business models – private, not-for-profit and charity. It has a strong focus on business management, reforms and trends, and strategic planning, as well as corporate networking opportunities.
Delegates typically include Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Board Directors, Business Development and Sales Managers, Client Services Managers, and Directors of Nursing – all the key decision makers in an organisation. We also welcome a number of government representatives, academics, and executives, project and policy managers from agencies and industry associations that are connected to age services.
Amongst more than 150 companies present at LASA Congress 2015 were:
• Benetas • SummitCare • Department of Social Services • Churches of Christ • Opal Aged Care • Royal Freemasons • Southern Cross Care • Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home • Anglicare • RDNS Group • Japara Healthcare • Jewish Care • Lifeview Residential Care • St Ives Group • Regis Aged Care • Alzheimer’s Australia • Allity
That’s a lot of new people to meet and connections to make!
Now in its fifth year, LASA National Congress is seen by company executives, directors and managers as the leading age services event for thought-leadership, new ideas, networking, business management and education.
If you only attend one aged care event this year, LASA National Congress has to be it.
Martyn Sibley (UK)
Co-Founder, Accomable and CEO, Disability Horizons
Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett
Founders, Orange Sky Laundry
& Young Australians of the Year 2016
Sinead Brophy (UK)
CEO, My Support Broker
Miki Mielonen (Finland)
Project Manager, Helsinki City’s Youth Department
Simon Pedzisi (UK)
Director of Care Services, Nightingale Hammerson
David Tune AO PSM
Chair, Aged Care Sector Committee
Dr Margot McCarthy
Deputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Department of Health
Dr Annie Dullow
Director, Palliative Care Section, Cancer and Palliative Care Branch, Department of Health
COO, The Bethanie Group
CEO & Director, KinCare
Executive General Manager, Silver Chain WA
Dr Richard Kidd
Director, Australia Medical Association
Prof Beres Wenck
Honorary Fellow, RACGP, GP Woodhead and Wenck
Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz
PwC Chair in Digital Economy, QUT
I’d like to thank you for an excellent event. The
team was friendly and always assistive. The
layout of the hall was great from an exhibitor’s
perspective and the networking functions were
We wanted to say well done to the team on
the Congress. We had a fantastic time and with
thanks to you, feel like we have now created a
name for ourselves in the Aged Care space.
Thank you for all your help at the LASA National
Congress. We had one of the best shows ever!
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is the national peak body representing all age service providers. We are the only industry peak body acting on behalf of private sector and not-for-profit providers delivering retirement living, home care and residential aged care services. On behalf of our members, we work with governments, health and community services and other stakeholders to improve standards, equality and efficiency within age services.
LASA state and national offices work together to ensure Australia’s age services industry is economically viable, sustainable and able to meet the growing demand – today and in to the future.