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National Retirement Living Summit

The National Retirement Living Summit 2018 will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November.

Super early bird registration is NOW OPEN – save up to $300 if you register by Friday 15 June!

Our first confirmed keynote speakers are:

Dr Margaret Wylde, CEO and Founder, ProMatura (USA). Dr Wylde founded the ProMatura Group, a research and advisory company in the seniors housing sector, in 1984. The company now has offices in the United States, Canada and England. ProMatura’s products include feasibility studies, site analyses, predictive analytics, community audits, sales counsellor assessments, satisfaction surveys, design and programming consultation. The author of five books and scores of technical papers and articles, Dr Wylde is also a contributor to publications including the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and Senior Housing News.

Peta Credlin, Sky News political anchor and News Corp national columnist. A strategist and policy professional with over 16 years’ experience at the highest levels of Australian politics, Peta Credlin was Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, between 2013 and 2015. First joining his office when he was elected Leader of the Opposition in 2009, Ms Credlin served six years as his chief of staff and ran the leader’s campaign in the 2010 and 2013 federal elections. Now a Sky News anchor with her own programme, ‘Credlin’ at 6pm weeknights, she is a national columnist for News Corp and published weekly in The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald-Sun and Queensland’s Sunday Mail.

Rev Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, World Vision Australia. Rev Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. For 13 years until October 2016, he was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia. In his current role as Chief Advocate, Rev Costello continues to place the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In 2006 Rev Costello was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.

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Sponsorship opportunities

If you want to support the retirement living sector and showcase your products and services to more than 500 industry leaders, sponsorship opportunities are now available for the National Retirement Living Summit. Contact Tomai Morris on 07 3225 3000 or