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ARV Conference opens in Melbourne

ARV Conference opens in Melbourne
August 27, 2014

The 2014 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Industry Conference opens in Melbourne today (27th August).

Being held over three days, until Friday 29th August, at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, the event features a diverse program with a tour of three of Melbourne’s leading aquatic centres today, followed by a conference format on Thursday and Friday.

The conference includes keynote sessions by high profile speakers and strategic and operational streams presented by specialists from all sectors of the industry. There will also be a trade exhibition component and numerous networking opportunities.

Keynote topics include:

• Social Obligations & Benefits of Aquatic, Recreation & Leisure Facilities
• Tim Costello – Chief Executive, World Vision Australia
• Access & Inclusion, Equal Opportunity Good for Business
• Kate Jenkins – Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner
• Sally Jeavons – Director, @leisure Planners
• Kristina Mitsikas – Inclusion & Access Coordinator, Active Monash
• Carol Crofts – Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre
• How Can the Industry Step-Up and Do It Better?
• John Toomey – Global Wellness

Other Sessions Include:

• Long Term Thinking – Managing Service Contracts & Partnerships
• Swim School Operations – Programming, Promoting & Performance
• Human Resources – Attracting, Motivating & Engaging a Changing Workforce
• Asset Management – Maintenance and Budgeting
• Natural Pools – An Alternative Aquatic Experience
• Victoria Police – Working Together to Provide Safer Aquatic & Recreation Facilities
• Program & Business Pricing Models
• Health Wellness & Community Benefits of Aquatic & Recreation Facilities – Practical Outcomes of ARV Research
• 2013 ARV Industry Award Winners – Presentations

Trade Show
With the trade component of the Conference sold out, exhibitors include:

• Links Modular Solutions
• Commercial Aquatics Australia
• Tim Batt Water Solutions
• Ian Coombes Australia
• Maytronics Australia
• Pool Ranger
• Sunbather Pool Technologies
• Pro-Am Australia
• Helicol Solar
• Centaman Systems

And publication partner Australian Leisure Management.

Click here to visit the ARV Trade Exhibition page to see the full list of exhibitors.

To attend contact George Angelopoulos or Taya Phillips of ARV on 03 9271 3800. 



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