Our 2018 conference was held from 11-13 September at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland
The focus of this year's event was on the here and now. The aged residential care industry has been through significant changes over the last few years, particularly the last 12 months with the settlement of the pay equity case.
We have also faced changes to immigration policies affecting our ability to recruit and retain valuable migrant workers, along with more compliance creep through legislation such as implementation of the Food and Health and Safety Acts.
Such changes have been beyond the control of the industry but they have compounded our cost burdens making the environment in which our businesses operate even more challenging.
Many of our previous events have tackled the future, but Conference 2018 was about the here and now and how we embrace the current challenges facing us. How do we embrace the change and survive? What can the industry do to continue to operate in this environment and how can we influence this change?
We now look towards our conference in 2019. This will be held in Wellington at Shed 6 and the TSB Arena on the Wellington waterfront from 22-24 October. Further details and registration will be available in March 2019.