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Registrations are open for NDS’s Executive Leaders Conference 2023

NDS's Executive Leaders Conference 2023, Sustainovation;


We are excited to announce that our flagship event that you know and love as the CEOs’ Meeting has been refreshed.

Introducing the Executive Leaders Conference!

Held on 11-12 December at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the two-day event will feature keynotes and discussions from leading experts, as well as countless opportunities to network and connect with peers.

Register now and secure your early-bird rate: Executive Leaders Conference 2023

The theme of this year’s conference is Sustainovation; Building sustainable innovation, one wildly creative idea at a time. To celebrate the reinvigorated conference and vibrantly bring to life the Conference theme, we commissioned Buffie Punch, Aboriginal Woman of the Noongar Nation and artist to create an artwork befitting of the occasion.

“I create artworks by taking inspiration from my client and what I see and feel around me through my spirituality and what connects me to my culture. I especially love using Aboriginal symbols to portray a story and narrative.” - Buffie

Conference topics include:

  • The current state of disability service provision and requirements for the future
  • Analysis and discussion around implications of current sector reform, including Disability Royal Commission recommendations and the NDIS Review
  • The future of DES and Supported Employment
  • Business sustainability
  • Business innovation
  • Unlocking agility and adaptability

Speaker highlights

We are delighted to announce that The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be presenting on day one of the conference.


  • Prof Bruce Bonyhady AM, and Lisa Paul AO PSM, will be presenting findings from the NDIS Review.
  • Penelope McKay, Deputy CEO, NDIA will be providing a key sector update.

The full program will be released soon. In the interim, register today and secure your early-bird rate.

In conjunction with the event this year, NDS is holding the inaugural National Disability Awards to recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of people and organisations in the sector.

Two great reasons to join us in Melbourne, don’t miss out and register for both today.

Event Details

Dates: Monday, 11 December to Tuesday, 12 December
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf VIC 3006

For more information or to register and secure your early-bird rate: Executive Leaders Conference 2023.

If you have any questions please contact the NDS Events team: submit enquiry/feedback

Thank you to our Sponsors

the ability roundtable, HESTA, streetfleet and Stewart Brown

Contact information
Courtney Barton, Senior Events Coordinator, 07 3828 9402, submit enquiry/feedback