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The inaugural IOPO Conference will be held at the stunning Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. We invite everyone who is already working in, as well as those interested in joining the Organising Industry to come Connect, Learn, and Grow with us this September.  

Spread over 2 days of value-packed sessions, delegates will hear from an inspiring line-up of Knowledge Bearers, and participate in hands-on interactive workshops to implement learnings on the spot. 

Day 2 offers delegates not 1, but 6 incredible opportunities to chat with industry-leading experts in our innovative "Chat Pods". Get all your burning questions answered in these small group discussions, in a relaxed cafe-style setting. Each Chat Pod will be hosted by a subject matter expert (including finance, insurance, sales, and more) and you will have an opportunity to attend all 6 pods. 

If you prefer to take a little time out, you are welcome to skip one of the pods and enjoy some relaxed networking in Yots Cafe right next door to the pods.

Further details will be revealed over the coming weeks, so be sure to check this page for updates, or subscribe to stay in the loop.

The conference will be followed by the inaugural Simplified Living and Lifestyle Expo on Saturday 15 September. Your conference registration includes access to the VIP Trade Only Expo and Cocktail Party on Friday night. 

You are also welcome to purchase an additional ticket for your partner or a colleague to join you at this exclusive red carpet event.
(If you are a member booking an additional ticket, please log out of your member profile to register for the other person.)

Tickets to the public expo on Saturday 15 September are now available for purchase here.

Program Overview

Day 1 - Thursday 13 September Day 2 - Friday 14 September
Opening Keynote HR Management for Small Business - Karen Hillen, Hillen Staff Solutions
What's Happening in the World of POs - hosted by IOPO Advisory Board Business Planning - Breakout session   
Morning Tea Morning Tea *
Mental Health for Business Owners - Dr Gavin Hazel, Everymind Chat Pods  
Safety in the Workplace - Mara Ochoa, SafeWork NSW(Hosts incl: Insurance Broker, HR Consultant, Business Broker) 
Lunch *
Stages of Change Chat Pods *
Panel Discussion: The Client's Perspective - hosted by Jennifer Manefield, IOPO Advisory Board Member for Research

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea *
Photography for Business - Jennifer Taylor, Vividity
Closing Keynote 
Profitable Marketing Strategies - Edward Zia, Excellence Above
Break *
VIP Trade Show & Cocktail Party


* Corporate Headshot photography sessions:

    • Delegates have the opportunity to book in a corporate headshot mini photo session with Jennifer Taylor from Vividity
    • Photo sessions will be run on Friday 14 September, from morning tea until an hour after conference finishes, with some times blocked out for plenary sessions
    • Cost is $66.00 incl GST per person
    • Cost covers mini photo shoot (10 minutes) and one digital image, delivered via email or Dropbox
    • Includes individual online galleries for each delegate to view 
    • Option to order additional images at a cost of $44.00 incl GST per image
    • Only ordered images will be retouched
    • Booking is done via our website - link will be sent to registered conference delegates 


Pre-launch Special (Members only) - $395 - SOLD OUT

Early Bird (Members only) - $425 - FINISHED

Standard (Members only) - $525 - Available now

Standard (Non-members) - $675 - Available now

Additional ticket to VIP Trade Expo & Cocktail Party - $125 - Available now

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