We are thrilled to be named as an event winner at the 2023 Australian Event Awards held in Sydney on 13 September 2023.
Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond was awarded the “Best Congress or Conference with less than 500 delegates”.
ARIIA was the only winner from South Australia at the national awards program, where Australian events professionals compete across the nation and across all facets of the industry to establish which are Australia’s best events.
We are deeply honoured to be recognised by the national event industry for this important conference for ARIIA and aged care in the future.
The inaugural Facing the Future: 2030 and Beyond conference was set up as the first event of its kind to bring together the whole aged care ecosystem to talk about ageing well in the future.
The conference theme and brand were designed to show the future as it could be beyond 2030 when all Baby Boomers in Australia will be over 65.
The aged care industry traditionally operates in isolated silos, but our conference was ground-breaking in that it was the first event of its kind to include stakeholders from the entire sector, government, and importantly, the wider community.
We were able to unite diverse stakeholders, sparking vital conversations to inform decision-makers which will lead to tangible outcomes for the industry and its beneficiaries.
Developing a complex and first ever event for a relatively new organisation is not an easy undertaking, with many unknowns to address.
From the conference name, Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond, to branding, speakers, event format and logistics, each element was created to enable the best user experience for not only the delegates but for speakers, sponsors, and older people from the community.
Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond, was proposed with clear objectives for ARIIA, and delivered a dynamic event to the whole aged care ecosystem that was engaging, collaborative, positive, and solution-focused.
We were also aiming to create increased awareness and promote the ARIIA brand and our activities and to gather strategic information into how new innovations and technology can benefit our growing population of older Australians.
After such a success for our inaugural conference, we are preparing for our next event in March next year.