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Meet with industry suppliers under one roof at Australia’s largest pharmacy trade exhibition, featuring 450+ trade stands.
Catch up with colleagues, suppliers and build new business relationships during session breaks, in the Trade Exhibition and at the highly anticipated Welcome Reception and Street Party.
APP features a 4 day education program with over 100 local and international speakers, covering the latest industry news from 7CPA to electronic prescriptions, plus more!
Each year the APP conference attracts 6000+ Pharmacy owners, managers, pharmacists, intern pharmacists, retail managers, pharmacy assistants and company representatives.
With high quality education, world-renowned speakers, CPD, networking events and 450+ stands in the trade exhibition, the APP2020 conference will connect, inform and strengthen you.
Director/Director of Pharmacists Clinic, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Chair, Victim Survivors’Advisory Council
Alice Vanderpol, 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year
“My first experience of APP opened my eyes to how big the pharmacy world really is - so much more than my small patch of pharmacy that I work in! I would highly recommend all pharmacy assistants to go at least once. This experience will broaden your knowledge of the industry, get you thinking outside the box with community engagement strategies and open your eyes to future innovative changes that are happening right before us. Not to mention the free products to trial & bring home to your local pharmacy. You won’t regret the investment in yourself and your staff!”
Frank Uccellini, Proprietor, Uccellini Group - TerryWhite Chemmart Browns Plains, Priceline Pharmacy Browns Plains, TerryWhite Chemmart Chirnside, TerryWhite Chemmart Robina
“APP is a really important part of my professional development; getting up to date on critical industry matters and most importantly, catching up with so many people that I don’t get a chance to catch up with throughout the year.”
Gary McGraw, Pharmacy Owner, Foote's Pharmacies
'APP is the one pharmacy event each year I never miss. It’s a great place to catch up with friends and colleagues whilst also getting a feel for the key issues affecting the industry. In particular I find the Pharmacy of the Year session fills me with enthusiasm and ideas to take back to my own pharmacies.'
Marta Stybowski, General Manager | Pharmacium
“The APP conference has been a significant event on our company’s calendar for well over a decade now. Attracting a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers it provides the ideal platform to network with both existing and prospective clients, making it the premier not-to-be-missed event we are pleased to continue supporting with both of our company’s business divisions; Willach Pharmacy Solutions and Pharmacium.”
APP2020 will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), the largest regional convention centre in Australia. Located in Broadbeach, the GCCEC is close to a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and bars, fantastic shopping and the Gold Coast’s famous beaches.
An uninterrupted stretch of golden sand and world-class surf forms the backdrop to Broadbeach, one of Queensland’s favourite holiday and business destinations. With a village-like atmosphere, vibrant lifestyle and a relaxed ambience, Broadbeach is the perfect fusion of city and beach set against a spectacular skyline and outstanding stretch of coast.
As the premier Australian pharmacy conference, APP is attended by pharmacy professionals who seek the most relevant and up-to-date clinical, industry and business information. Register now and get the professional information you need in 2020
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Barbara Gobis specialises in in developing, implementing and managing large-scale change initiatives within pharmacy organisations and front-line pharmacist practice. Barbara joined the University of British Columbia in 2013 to develop and oversee the Pharmacists Clinic, a living laboratory where real-world systems and processes are developed to catalyse pharmacist practice change. Barbara received her pharmacy training in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and is an internationally credentialed organisational coach.
Craig James is Chief Economist of CommSec, where he interprets ‘big picture’ economic and financial trends for customers, clients and staff. Craig has worked in banking, finance and journalism for around 38 years and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Commerce (Economics). As well as providing presentations to staff and clients and commentaries on financial and economic trends, Craig appears regularly in the electronic and print media. In February 2012, Craig was appointed an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School in Perth.
Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. After her son was killed by his father in a violent incident that shocked the nation and the world, Rosie became an outspoken and dynamic crusader against domestic violence. Before her recent shift to focus on less public-facing advocacy work, Rosie ran the Never Alone campaign which led the push to put domestic violence victims at the centre of all decisions. Rosie is now Chair of the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council for the Victorian Government, which is in response to the country’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. In 2015, Rose was named Australian of the Year. She has also been named as one of Fortune Magazine’s top 50 world’s greatest leaders and has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Mark McCrindle is an award-winning social researcher who is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. He is also an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research, which counts among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and leading international brands. Mark is the author of three books on emerging trends and social change and has appeared across numerous television networks and other media.
Chris Helder is a business communication genius and master storyteller whose presentations have radically transformed how thousands of people worldwide communicate with clients, customers, colleagues, staff and teams. Chris has been a professional speaker for 18 years and is the author of bestselling books ‘The Ultimate Book of Influence’ which has been published in five languages, ‘Useful Belief’, which is one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time and ‘Cut The Noise’, which is about achieving better results with less guilt.
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MEDIA RELEASEFriday 13 March 2020APP2020 Postponed Organisers of the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP) today announced that the 2020 event, scheduled to commence on Wednesday 18 March, will be postponed. APP Chairman Kos Sclavos AM said the difficult decision was made based on a number of health and safety concerns. With over 6000 people due at APP, our number one priority is the health and safety of our community pharmacy workforce given they continue to be on the front line of the Nation’s response to Coronavirus. “The ongoing disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in global company travel restriction policies which are impacting upon speakers and the trade exhibition. In addition, the recently announced cases of Coronavirus on the Gold Coast, and the need to preserve the health and wellbeing of our frontline pharmacy workforce has resulted in the postponement of APP2020. “The APP organising committee, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Gold Coast Convention Centre have relied on expert health advice and information from state and federal health Departments and public health warnings. As recently as yesterday, the Committee received briefings from both the State and Commonwealth Governments and are acting in accordance with their general advice. “APP has a large footprint, not only within the community pharmacy sector, but throughout the entire Gold Coast community. The health and safety of delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, conference centre staff, suppliers and the general public is of the utmost importance for us. “We understand the impact this decision will have on the community pharmacy sector and the local Gold Coast economy. After hosting the event for the last 30 years, it saddens us deeply to take this action. “The encouragement and dedication of our sponsors and exhibitors has delivered a proud history of APP and we thank all our supporters for their vision, commitment and dedication to the community pharmacy sector,” Kos said.Kos added that a reduced program, called APP Online, is currently being developed for registered delegates to view streamed content and recorded sessions, online. “While we work to confirm new dates for APP, ‘APP Online’ will offer as many of the APP face-to-face sessions, in a digital format, as possible. “This means that delegates will still be able to hear the latest industry, business and clinical updates and record the CPD credits that they would have gained at APP. “I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused to delegates, speakers sponsors, conference staff and exhibitors and welcome everyone to participate in ‘APP Online’,” Kos said. A full program for ‘APP Online’ will be made available soon via www.appconference.com. Given the significant costs incurred in preparing the event and the costs incurred by delegates, sponsors and exhibitors a partial rebate will be put in place and communicated to delegates, sponsors and exhibitors as soon as possible. While no obligation exists, the partial rebates are a clear sign of good faith by The Guild in Queensland and the APP Committee. We value our relationships and ongoing support before financial considerations. Given that COVID-19 is a communicable disease, no insurance claim is possible for the event. Following public health notices and Governmental advice, conferences scheduled for later in the year are being actively reviewed. Once again, we thank all our supporters and apologises for the inconvenience.ENDSMedia enquiries: Caroline Wallace 0400 092 697
With the postponement of APP2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are currently working on a revised program which will be livestreamed to delegates from Thursday to Saturday. Sessions will also be recorded and made available on the online session recordings for CPD purposes.The revised program will be made available at lunchtime on Wednesday, 18 March.