With 17 days to the LEADERS SUMMIT (26 & 27 March) we have had to make the regrettable but responsible decision to change the format of the event.
To bring 600 leading executives from the aged care and retirement living sectors to one location for two days and then see them return to their businesses and homes is too great a risk.
This risk is emphasised by the first deaths from contact in Australia to coronavirus being in an aged care home.
The advice we have received is that assemblies of people should not exceed 20 in one location.
Accordingly, yesterday we informed delegates that we will conduct the LEADERS SUMMIT as a video event only.
All 42 speakers, including our international experts, will make their presentations.
We had worked hard to develop important conversations at this time for both the retirement village and the aged care sectors. Rather than lose this opportunity, we are now working hard to expand and enhance the presentations.
They will be edited and delivered one week later, commencing 2 April.
This has been a hard decision but the right decision. It is our 10th year with the LEADERS SUMMIT. I can assure you the video ‘SUMMIT’ will exceed your expectations.
The important thing now is to keep residents and staff safe.