ACCA Annual Conference

ACCA Annual Conference

This  year’s  Conference theme  is  STAY  CONNECTED. We  will  focus  on  making  new connections  with  our  clients  and  local communities, and strengthen existing ones.  We  will  invigorate  and expand the  aspects of  your  current work  patterns  that  have brought you to where you are now, and enable you to establish greater connection to your communities, to better understand the disruption impacting our industry, and to learn new ways of delivering valuable services to your customers.


 

We invite you to join us for the 31st Annual ACCA Conference - the premium event for cemeteries and crematoria in the Southern hemisphere. Registrations are now open and we look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in October 2018.
 
The 2018 Annual ACCA Conference is taking place in the highly regarded Brisbane Airport Conference Centre, which is conveniently located in the heart of the airport precinct in Queensland, Australia. Training, development and investing in your people is a key strategy to achieve business success. The Annual ACCA Conference is about providing a positive culture, meaningful recognition and opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally. We hope you, your staff and colleagues will join us on this memorable journey.
 
To Register:
Please download the "ACCA Conference Registration Brochure" attachment linked at the foot of this page.  Please complete the Registration Form contained in this brochure and return to the ACCA office for processing. 

 
 
     

Conference Topics

Our Professional Development topics deliver invaluable guidance and information in the areas of:

  • CREMATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS;
  • FUTURE TRENDS IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY;
  • DISRUPTION
  • BUILDING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES
  • THE LEGAL STATUS OF CREMATED REMAINS;
  • AN ARCHITECT’S VISION FOR MEMORIALISATION AND PLACES OF REST;
  • And much more…
   
 
ACCA Conference Delegates
 
 

About the Conference Venue
The 2018 Annual ACCA Conference is taking place in the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. This modern events centre will be certain to enhance the conference experience. The Brisbane Airport Conference Centre has quality amenities such as state of the art conference spaces and exciting after hours options available within the adjoining hotels including a formal restaurant, bistro and pool area as well as the Sky Lounge, with easy access to the nearby airport Domestic and International terminals.

 

 

 

 

Brisbane Airport Conference Centre

 

Why Invest in the Annual ACCA Conference?
Attending the Annual ACCA Conference is an opportunity to immerse yourself and your team in a culture of learning and discovery. And for your staff to see that they are part of a national brand that has incredible opportunities for their career and to allow you to reward and recognise them. Most importantly, it should inspire them to deliver outstanding performance in the work that they do.

 

 

 

 

Brisbane City

 

SPOTLIGHT on SPEAKERS

 

   

Dr John Rosenberg, QUT
BUILDING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES

Dr John Rosenberg will explore how cemeteries and crematoria can be more engaged in local, grieving communities. Cemeteries and crematoria have always been places of memorialisation and remembrance, and there is increasing interest in expanding their role in the broader context of the Compassionate Communities  movement.

In this presentation, methods will be explored as an approach to engaging with communities that is both robust and effective.

Dr John Rosenberg

 

 

Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers
THE LEGAL STATUS OF CREMATED REMAINS

Vera has over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession and heads up the Not-for-Profit team at Mills Oakley. In the not-for-profit sector, Vera focuses on governance and fundraising issues, mergers and divisions, establishment of charitable trusts and funds, tax concessions and exemptions, social enterprises, and regularly advises on constitutions. Vera has extensive experience in the cemeteries and crematoria industry and will explore the important topic and implications of the legal status of cremated remains.

Vera Visevic

Dr Kirstin Ferguson
WOMEN IN CEMETERIES NETWORKING BREAKFAST: CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN IN OUR CEMETERIES

This session is designed for women who work in the cemeteries and crematoria sector. The Guest Speaker for this session is Dr Kirstin Ferguson, named by the Australian Financial Review as one of "Australia’s 100 Women of Influence" and Kirstin will ensure this will be a stimulating start to the day’s activities. (Registration for this session a must – places will be limited).

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is one of Australia’s most experienced company directors with 10 years experience on publicly listed, private company, and not-for-profit boards and has received numerous awards during her career for leadership and governance. She is a member of national and international women’s organisations including Chief Executive Women, Women Corporate Directors and the Women’s Leadership Institute of Australia.
 
Dr Kirstin Ferguson
 

Dr Stephen Carter, Medical Physicist, Department of Health Queensland
CREMATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AND IMPLANTS

Stephen is a Health and Medical Physicist and has worked in the Radiation Health Unit of Queensland Health for the past 25 years.  His roles have changed over that time from operational work to providing advice and guidance on matters such as regulatory inspections and investigations, radiation safety and protection in health-care and industrial settings, health risk assessment, radiation monitoring, radioactive waste management, contaminated land, and emergency response.

In his presentation, Stephen will be covering the risks to cemetery and crematorium staff when handling the body or remains of persons who have recently been injected or implanted with radioisotopes as part of a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.  Including a discussion of: the properties of radioisotopes and radiation; the appropriateness of burial or cremation; exposure pathways and protective measures; radiation dose to workers.

Dr Stephen Carter

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

   

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ANNUAL ACCA CONFERENCE
Please download the "ACCA Conference Registration Brochure" attachment linked at the foot of this page.  Please complete the Registration Form contained in this brochure and return to the ACCA office for processing.  Please note, depending on your server, this brochure may require a few minutes to download. Earlybird prices end on 17 September 2018 so be sure to get in your registrations soon.

 

 

SPONSORSHIP & TRADE EXHIBITION
Opportunities are still available for sponsorship and the trade exhibition. Please contact the ACCA Secretariat on (03) 9863-6914 to discuss. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be involved with the 2018 Annual ACCA Conference!

NOT A MEMBER OF ACCA?
What are you waiting for?  Join NOW. In addition to fantastic member features and benefits of membership, you will also be entitled to “Member Prices” to attend the Conference. Contact ACCA today.

 

 

BRISBANE WEATHER
Sun seekers flock to Brisbane. The Queensland capital enjoys a subtropical climate, defined by warm weather most of the year. During October, the spring climate has average temperatures between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F). Warm, sunny days are tempered by cool sea breezes. On average February is the most humid and September is the least humid.

 

ACCOMMODATION
Pullman & ibis Brisbane Airport Hotels
 
Online: Simply visit this link to make your reservation:

Email: If you require any accommodation assistance please contact Conference National at:
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Phone: Call this number to speak to the friendly staff at Conference National on 1300 79 20 30 (9:00am - 5:30pm Mon - Fri AEST)

 

ACCA CEMETERY & CREMATORIUM TOUR
(Wednesday 10th October)
This is your opportunity to view some of Brisbane’s unique cemeteries, crematoria, and memorial gardens each with their own specific attractions, challenges and opportunities. Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium, Centenary Memorial Gardens, and the historic Toowong Cemetery will be featured. This is a day for exploration and discussion, providing delegates the opportunity to apply the learned outcomes of future planning, disruption, and community engagement from the first two days of the conference.

 

CONFERENCE VENUE
Brisbane Airport Conference Centre
2 Dryandra Road,
Brisbane Airport QLD 4008 Australia
P: +61 7 3188 7373
F: +61 7 3188 7374 

 

TRADE SHOW & EXHIBITION
(Taking place during all meal breaks Mon 8th and Tue 9th October).
In 2018 we are bringing you a fantastic Trade Show & Exhibition. A range of quality suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate their innovative products and specialised services to you. Experts from a wide range of suppliers will be available to discuss and demonstrate across these two days. Not to be missed!

 

 
REGISTER TODAY
Download the attachment below
'ACCA Conference Registration Brochure'
  

 

PRINCIPAL CONFERENCE SPONSOR

   

SILVER CONFERENCE SPONSOR

 

 

   
BRONZE CONFERENCE SPONSORS

       
COFFEE CART SPONSOR

 

 

   
CONFERENCE LANYARD SPONSOR

 

 

   
MONDAY EXHIBITION LUNCH SPONSOR    
MASSAGE CENTRE SPONSOR    
CONFERENCE SUPPORTER

 

   

 

Event Properties

Event Date 07-10-2018
Event End Date 10-10-2018
Attachment ACCA Conference Registration Brochure 2018 Email.pdf