Sunday 29 May 2022

Welcome Function

5pm Lovedale Bar, Crowne Plaza

Monday 30 May

Opening Keynote

Layne Beachley AO, 7 x World Champion Surfer, Chair of Surfing Australia and Chief Awakening Officer at Awake Academy by Layne Beachley

Sponsored by the Y NSW

8.45am - 10am Merlot Room

About Layne Beachley AO
Experience Management (XM) - what is it and why does it drive success

Tom Scantlebury, Chief Executive Officer, Sky Blue Customer Experience Services

10.00am - 10.30am Merlot Room

About Tom Scantlebury
Facility Design to Optimise Community Use

Simon Duck, Senior Manager for Sport and Recreation, Inner West Council

10.30am - 10.50am Merlot Room

Morning Tea

10.50am - 11.05am Exhibition Centre

Understanding Social Return on Investment - what does it mean and does it really matter?

Facilitated by James Ellender, Chief Executive Officer, ActiveXchange
Panelists include:
Susannah Le Bron, Chief Executive Officer, Y NSW
Nick Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Belgravia Leisure
Todd McHardy, Chief Executive Officer, BlueFit
Dr Lindsey Reece, Affiliate Academic, University of Sydney

11.05am - 12pm Merlot Room

About Our Speakers
Network and discover the Hunter Valley

Join us for lunch and networking as we explore the Hunter Valley.

12pm - 4pm. Depart from the Exhibition Centre.

Pre-Dinner Drinks

4pm Exhibition Centre

Sponsored by Para Mobility

About Para Mobility

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Annual General Meeting

8.00am - 8.45am Vintage Room 2

Equity, Access and Trends in Physical Activity - issues and focus areas to getting people active

Dr Lindsey Reece, Director Sport, Recreation, Intervention and Epidemiology, Sydney University

9.00am - 9.40am Merlot Room

Building an epic Personal Brand to remain relevant for the future of work

Amy Smith, Business Consultant and LinkedIn Strategist

9.40am - 10.20am Merlot Room

About Amy Smith
Morning Tea

10.20am - 10.40am Exhibition Centre

Wellbeing Within Communities
David Burns, CEO, Collective Leisure
Alex Watt, Venue Manager, Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

Connecting community needs to service delivery
Michelle Nolland, Managing Director, Larcan

10.40am - 11.40am Vintage Room 2

Child Safeguarding in the Aquatics and Recreation sector
Marco Blanco, CEO, Child Safeguard
Jay Clarke, Managing Director, City Venue Management
Stan Wall, CEO, Lifeguarding Services Australia

How to make the most of training packages to get the best employment outcomes?
Liz Horne, Skills Engagement Executive, SkillsIQ
Stan Wall, CEO, Lifeguarding Services Australia
Ben Cottee, Training Services Manager, Royal Life Saving NSW

10.40am - 11.40am Vintage Room 3

Unpacking the psychology of lifeguarding

Professor Mark Wiggins, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Macquarie University

11.40am - 12.05pm Merlot Room

About Professor Mark Wiggins
Innovating for Drowning Prevention

Meredith Porte, Research Assistant and Programmer, Macquarie University
Mel Rahtz, Quality and Compliance Manager, Y NSW

12.05pm - 12.30pm Merlot Room


12.30pm - 1.30pm Exhibition Centre

Universal Facility Design and Accessibility

Nick Morris, Director, Morris Goding Consulting

1.30pm - 2.00pm Merlot Room

Team Building Challenge

2.00pm - 4.20pm Merlot Room
Sponsored by the Roejen Services

About Roejen Services
Conference Close and Thank You

Matt Griffiths, Chairpersion, Aquatic and Recreation Institute

4.20pm - 4.30pm Merlot Room