Stronger Together 2024


• EML Lounge Room
• Unity and collaboration in safety innovation
• Networking Gala Night

Tuesday 21st May - Day 1

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Arrival Tea and Coffee
9:00 - 12:00 WORKSHOP 1 - Redefining Safety: How to Ignite Trust, Collaboration and Innovation in Your Organisation

Presented by Anthony Gibbs, CEO Sentis

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 

Presented by Jen Jackson, Everyday Massive Founder/CVO, Jessica Radnidge, COO, and Jess Daly CSO

16:00 - 17:00 Dr Eric Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture and Education Award Ceremony

Presented by Professor Tim Driscoll, Professor of Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine at School of Health, University of Sydney

17:00 -19:00 Welcome Reception

Venue: The General Assembly, 29 South Wharf Promenade / Dress: Casual

Wednesday 22nd May - DAY 2

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Arrival Tea and Coffee
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome to Country
9:10 - 9:20 MC Welcome, Housekeeping and Safety Briefing
Presented by Rae Johnston
9:20 - 9:35 AIHS Welcome and Award Presentation
Presented by Cameron Montgomery
9:35 - 9:40 A note from our Principal Sponsor

Presented by ecoPortal

9:35 - 10:40 Disrupt Yourself: Navigating Through Risk, Change, Uncertainty and the Unexpected

Presented by Captain Richard de Crespigny

10:40 - 11:10 Morning Tea Break
11:10 - 11:15 A note about our Emcee

Presented by Evolve Recruitment

11:15 - 12:00 Realising a better future for the health and safety of Australians together

Presented by Marie Boland, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia

12:00 - 12:45 Shifting Paradigms: How AI Transforms the Landscape of Safety and Regulation

Presented by SJ Price, Partner, Stirling and Rose

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch and Networking in the WHS Show
13:45 - 14:25 Breakout Session 1

Play it safe: using digital role playing games to increase safety voice behaviour among young construction workers

  • Presented by Helen Lingard, Distinguished Professor, RMIT University

Roadmap to Safety: New Industries

  • Presented by Ash Presser, Risk and Safety Specialist, Clublinks & Aquatic Risk Services

ESG: Why the ‘S’ Matters Now

  • Presented by Susan Sadler, Chief Executive Officer, Red Wagon Workplace Solutions
14:35 - 15:15 Breakout Session 2

Revolutionising Safety Professionals in Construction: Our Cadetship Program's Impact

  • Presented by Major Roads Projects Victoria

Mastering Change: Unveiling the Science of Motivation for Personal and Workplace Transformation

  • Presented by Presented by Ally Orr, Health and Wellbeing Business Partner, Endeavour Energy

Sentencing Workplace Safety Offences: What do we Hope to Achieve, and How do we Achieve it?

  • Presented by Octavian Simu and Dr Paul McGorrery, Sentencing Advisory Council
15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Tea
15:45 - 16:45 Managing Work Health Safety Hazards & Risks in Army

Presented by Colonel Graham Stewart, Director Strategic Hazards - Army

18:00 - 22:00 Gala Night

Venue: Sovereign Room, Melbourne Convention Centre / Dress: More on theme coming soon


Thursday 23rd May - DAY 3


8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Arrival Tea and Coffee
9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Back

Presented by Rae Johnston

9:15 - 9:30

What Can You Expect in 2024

Presented by Narelle Beer, Executive Director, Health and Safety, WorkSafe Victoria

9:30 - 10:30

Navigating the Frontlines: Addressing Aggression and Violence with Innovative Strategies and Global Insights

Panel Presentation: Woolworths, Coles, McDonald’s, Worksafe VIC, Sda National

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 11:40 Breakout Session 1

Small things, over time, Make a Big Difference

  • Presented by Tanya Pelja, Executive Director, HSEQ APAC - BGIS

Resilience and Recovery in Emergency Management

  • Presented by Andrew Gissing, Chief Executive Officer, Natural Hazards Research Australia

Reaching New Heights, Culture, Technology and Competency – How Safety Leadership Can Shape the Future of Falls Prevention

  • Presented by Scott Barber, CEO, Working at Heights Association
11:50 - 12:30 Breakout Session 2

Aligning Patient and Employee Safety: Unveiling the Art of Manual Handling

  • Presented by Ambulance Victoria

Navigating the Chain of Responsibility: Unravelling Shared Duties in Safety, Logistics, and Law

  • Presented by Denise Zumpe, Director, COR Comply

Safety in the Digital Age: Cybersecurity Meets Physical Safety

  • Presented by David Hurst, Pan Software
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking in the WHS Show

13:30 - 14:30

Psychosocial Safety: Is it really a new thing? How to benefit from Work Already Done

Presented by Jason van Schie, Managing Director, Flourish Dx

14:30 - 15:30

Inspiring Safety Cultures Through Storytelling

Presented by David List, Founder of LIST Media

15:30 - 16:00

That's a Wrap

Presented by Julia Whitford


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