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Quality and Safeguarding: Reflection and Action

As part of the Quality and Safeguarding Project, NDS is delivering this interactive half-day workshop, developed for coordinators and key support workers promoting best practice.
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CEOs' Meeting 2019

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Location: Sydney
Date: 20/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

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As leaders in the sector, foresight is more important now than ever. 

NDS has heard your feedback from last year's CEOs’ Meeting, and we are excited to announce that this year’s flagship event will deliver a refreshed program tailored to CEOs and senior leaders of 2019.

The program is future-focused, offering analysis and critique of the current operating environment, and uncompromising in supporting you to identify and carve out a way forward. Speaker highlights include:

  • Bernie Brooks AM, ex-CEO Myer, ‘Transformational Leadership’
  • Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, ‘Kenneth Jenkins Oration’
  • Sueanne Carr, Customer Frame,'Customer Centric'
  • Prof Sohail Inayatullah, Futurist
  • Hon Stuart Robert MP, NDIS Minister
  • Hon Bill Shorten MP, Shadow NDIS Minister
  • Vicki Rundle, NDIA Acting CEO
  • Graeme Head AO, NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commissioner

NDS Acting CEO David Moody will also launch NDS’s annual flagship report, the State of the Disability Sector Report, on the first day of the conference. This report provides the findings from our Annual Market Survey of the sector, and offers analysis and critique of service provision in the past year.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with your peers in the disability sector over cocktails and dinner.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the latest for your organisation’s future and the future of the sector!

Note: This conference is for NDS Organisational Members and Organisational Associates only. Industry Supporters are not eligible to attend.


Conference participants are responsible for making their own accommodation bookings. NDS has negotiated conference rates with surrounding hotels.

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Official Airline Partner

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Get up to 10% discount on published fares when you book with Qantas!

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2019 NDS CEO Meeting being held at the Hilton Sydney.

Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page.

When booking, use the allocated code to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Sydney for the 2019 NDS CEO Meeting.

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For general and sponsorship enquiries, please contact Anneka Hancock, Conference and Events Assistant, 02 9256 3192, .