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CEOs' Meeting 2019: Program released!

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NDS is pleased to release the program for this year’s flagship annual event – the CEOs’ Meeting 2019.

The Meeting will be held at the Hilton Sydney on 20 and 21 November.

The program – curated with your feedback from last year's event – features high-profile speakers providing expert guidance for CEOs and other sector leaders in 2019.

Among the many speakers at this year’s Meeting will be futurist, Professor Sohail Inayatullah, who will conduct an exploration of success factors to help you navigate disruptive futures; the ex-CEO of Myer Bernie Brooks, taking you for a dive into transformational leadership; and a newly-announced panel on the Royal Commission featuring a lawyer and two CEOs of provider organisations reflecting on their experiences of previous royal commissions.

Our series of expert panels will also include a session on ‘building partnerships for mutual benefit’ with speakers from Google, Calumo and Able Australia; and a session with the NDS Board on ‘the future of the sector and NDS’. We will also be holding a guided session for CEOs on how to be more customer-centric.

Other high-profile speakers will include Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert; the Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten; NDIA Acting CEO Vicki Rundle; NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head; and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett, delivering the Kenneth Jenkins Oration.

NDS Acting CEO David Moody will also launch NDS’s yearly flagship report, the State of the Disability Sector Report, on the first day of the conference. This report releases the findings from our Annual Market Survey of the sector, and offers analysis and critique of service provision over the past year, including perspectives of providers across the country.

The CEOs’ Meeting will also give you many valuable opportunities to network with your peers in the disability sector over the course of the two-day conference, and over cocktails and dinner. Our guest speaker for the CEOs Meeting Dinner on the first evening will be ABC broadcaster and author James O'Loghlin.

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


Please note that accommodation in Sydney over the conference dates is in high demand. If you require a hotel, we strongly suggest that you book it as soon as possible to avoid paying higher rates. Refer to the conference webpage for negotiated accommodation options.

Contact information
Anneka Hancock, Conference & Events Coordinator, 02 9256 3192,