LASA National CONGRESS 2019

Master of Ceremonies
Kerry O'Brien

O'Brien Kerry 2014

Keynote Speaker
Todd Sampson

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Keynote Speaker
The Hon Julie Bishop

Bishop Julie- High RES

LASA National Congress is the largest age services event in the southern hemisphere. It is the place where leading edge thinkers and providers meet to challenge their assumptions and open their horizons to new ideas and approaches. LASA National Congress is a place to come and ‘work on the business’, and to ‘do business’, meet colleagues, suppliers, and advisors as well as key policy and decision-makers. Most importantly, it’s the place to make new connections that will ensure you are ready for a Better Ageing Future.

As we stand on the precipice of a new era of ageing in Australia – an era driven by changing community expectations, a dynamic political environment, the Royal Commission, and by our own industry – Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) continues to spearhead the cultural and operational innovation and change necessary to deliver better ageing futures for all Australians. LASA’s National Congress 2019 Better Ageing Futures – It’s in our hands will have a sharp focus on how our industry can lead and drive the transformation of age services, from an aged care mindset to a truly person-centred industry, supporting Australians to age well. 

The Baby Boomer generation is powering the growth in the number of older Australians and their changing expectations – evidence of Australia’s success in enabling people to live longer, healthier and more productive lives.


To deliver on these expectations we must ensure that as a society, and as an industry, we offer meaning and purpose to the lives of older Australians and provide support that encompasses not just physical health but psychological, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing, along with connection to family, friends and the community. 

Underpinned by a world class, three-day program of learning and 
networking, The LASA National Congress will offer global perspectives, best-practice keynotes, and interactive, thought-provoking discussions, designed to empower our industry to actively embrace future opportunities and become the change we want to see. Join us on this journey to Better Ageing Futures for all Australians.

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Congress 2019 Platinum Sponsor


LASA National Congress is Australia’s biggest age services industry event attended by leaders and decision makers across the nation’s age services industry. Exhibitor and sponsor numbers have increased significantly in recent years as they look to target the large number of key staff and service providers attending the event from across retirement living, home and community care and residential aged care. The 2019 Congress will be more dynamic than ever, with industry players keen to meet and discuss new home care reforms, government reviews and the future of government funding as well as innovative ideas for care delivery and new approaches to care models.