Prepare for the marketised system & future funding reform
Conference Date
5th & 6th April 2017
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Book Now
Secure your place and get the best rates


With future funding reform in sight and the open and contestable market already driving providers to act competitively, it is crucial that providers take stock of the opportunities for innovation and growth but also that opting out may be the most viable option for your business.

For those aiming to thrive in the new market now is the time to define exactly what you are offering the consumer in the new market and how you can innovate to create a unique and competitive service.

While some organisations will thrive as a key player in the industry others will struggle to break down the barriers to innovation and growth.

This conference will give you essential insights into where the aged care sector is headed and unpack the future funding and regulatory environment to make critical decisions around strategy and innovation.

Attend & learn how to:

  • Navigate the regulatory and funding environment
  • Analyse your organisation’s potential for growth and innovation in the new market
  • Deliver competitive services in an era of choice and control
  • Understand and overcome barriers to innovation
  • Restructure business models in line with reform
  • Drive innovation and quality through partnerships
  • Build a risk culture to enable innovation on the ground

Who will attend?

Senior representatives from aged and dementia care with roles of:

  • Chief Executive Officer & Board Director
  • Chief Financial Officer & Financial Director / Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer & Operations Managers
  • Director of Strategy / Innovation
  • Director Business / Corporate Services / Partnerships
  • General Manager Residential Care
  • General Manager Home & Community Care
  • Manager Quality & Compliance

Attend to learn:

  • Unpacking the future funding landscape - beyond ACFI
  • Overcoming regulatory barriers to innovation
  • New business models to thrive in the open market
  • Identifying service gaps to shape competitive offerings
Show more details

Key Speakers

Jason Howie GS Criterion
Jason Howie
Chief Executive Officer
Graeme GS Criterion
Professor Graeme Samuel
AC National President
Alzheimer’s Australia & Monash University
Angela Ranguz GS Criterion
Angela Raguz
General Manager of Residential Care
Pat Sparrow GS Criterion
Pat Sparrow
Chief Executive Officer
Aged & Community Services Australia


What People Are Saying

  • “This conference [Strategic Thinking for Choice & Control 2016] comes at a time of great aged care reform, noticing that many of us in the business are both curious of opportunity and sceptical about probabilities the team of presenters allowed a greater view of the present direction. Highly informative well worth attendance!”

    Lisa Donnon, Healthy Ageing Team Leader, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network


  • Dementia
    Date: 12 Mar 2017  By: Lisa Nguyen
    We are barely scratching the surface of dementia specific care. The growing mortality rates for dementia patients have only intensified the urgency to adopt better strategies in dementia care. One particular area of concern is that many dementia patients are likely to find themselves in potentially dangerous situations if they become disoriented and unable to …

  • shutterstock_240407473
    Date: 5 Mar 2017  By: Laura Dunlop
    While the Aged Care Roadmap has been widely welcomed, multiple strategies will now be needed to ensure the changes deliver an inclusive and sustainable system. What’s more, the pace of change needs to be stepped up to alleviate the reform fatigue that has set in for some providers. This is just some of the feedback …

  • shutterstock_238020544
    Date: 21 Feb 2017  By: Laura Dunlop
    Moving to a consumer-led market has had major impacts on aged care providers unwilling to change with the times. The million dollar questions are now being asked: How can we give the customer what they want, when they want, within the regulatory frameworks? And how do we simultaneously achieve sustainability as a competitive player in …

  • shutterstock_160066232
    Date: 15 Jan 2017  By: Nieves Murray
    It’s an exciting but challenging time to be a seniors’ lifestyle and care provider in Australia. The Baby Boomer generation is driving changing customer expectations. New technologies and materials are expanding possibilities in care and housing, and government reforms require care providers to compete for customers for the first time. To ensure we not only …

Endorsers & Media Partners