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Program and speakers confirmed for the AUSactive Senior Management Summit

Program and speakers confirmed for the AUSactive Senior Management Summit
October 18, 2022

Counting down to the presentation of AUSactive’s National Awards on Friday evening, the full program of speakers has been revealed for the inaugural AUSactive Senior Management Summit.

Being held during the day on Friday 21st October - preceding the National Awards Gala in the evening - the full day Summit will present tailored content carefully crafted exclusively for anyone in the health and exercise industry who is passionate about what they do and is looking to accelerate their learning and knowledge for the future.

As AUSactive Chief Executive, Barrie Elvish explains “it’s an exciting opportunity for business owners, corporate staff, key operating personnel and marketing professionals in the sector to come together, featuring keynote speakers, expert panels and international addresses.”

Presenters at the Summit include:

Huw Edwards
As Chief Executive of ukactive, the not-for-profit health body with a mission to get More People, More Active, More Often, Edwards was promoted to the role in July 2019 following three years as Director of the Public Affairs, Communications and Research Department. 

During his ukactive career, he has played a key role in shaping ukactive’s strategy and business plan as well as leading the organisation’s engagement with government and wider stakeholders. 

Edwards' presentation will see him share his insights on ukactive’s journey of integration with the UK Health Department

Ginni Mansberg 
Mansberg is an authority on everything from sleep to beating stress, wellness, work-life balance and a range of general health and medical topics, always packaged with a dose of reality, practical and helpful tips and delivered with her customary sense of humour. A mum to a blended family of six kids, she well and truly ‘gets’ the need for work- life balance. 

Aside from her practice in Sydney’s south, Mansberg is an accomplished writer with five books under her belt, and a sixth due for release in early 2023. She has worked extensively as a medical journalist and columnist including as the resident GP on Channel 7’s Sunrise, Embarrassing Bodies and as an expert on SBS’s Medicine or Myth. Refreshingly real and honest, she is the perfect mix of knowledgeable and engaging for any audience.

She will explain the role GPs play in prescribing exercise to their patients.

Paul Reardon
Reardon is the Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne, TBWA Adelaide and TBWA Sustain. TBWA is a global advertising and creative communications collective, with over 11,000 people across 95 countries. Here in Australia, it is among the largest advertising agencies in the country. 

His responsibility as Chief Creative Officer is to oversee and lead all creative output produced by the agency. Currently this includes creative communications for brands and clients such as NAB, Nissan, Asahi Premium Beverages, Coles, Seek, Deakin University, the Federal Government and adidas globally, to name a few. He has also acted as a consultant for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Strategy Hub since 2019.

Kiefer Casamore 
Casamore leads TBWA Sustain and Australia’s most awarded Public Relations agency, Eleven. Having worked across both Asia-Pacific and European markets, his specialisation in integrated communications, ESG, brand reputation and the media landscape, has helped guide clients such as Coca-Cola, the United Nations and Great Barrier Reef Foundation to navigate complex environmental and social issues.

Summit sessions will include:

Session One - Movement for Movement
Over the past 2.5 years, exercise and fitness have been pushed into the spotlight in terms of looking after physical and mental health and wellbeing. Working towards further alignment with the preventative health sector, this session will hear from Edwards and Mansberg.

Additionally, AUSactive's Private Health Fund partners will explain thier initiatives benefiting personal trainers and fitness businesses.

Session Two - Let’s Go
What will sustainability, regulation and growth mean in the future of our industry and what crucial role will fitness industry stakeholders play? Hear from ar panel of thought leaders who will each share their perspective, provide insights and tips on how the industry can lift its game.

Session Three - Belonging
Health and fitness are for everyone, but how can our industry better harness diversity, equity and inclusion? The keynote speakers will address these issues while a panel of subject matter experts will answer questions and provide further insights.

Click here for tickets for the AUSactive Senior Management Summit.

Click here to book tickets for the AUSactive National Gala Awards.

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10th August 2022 - AUSactive webinars to offer mental health support

27th July 2022 - AUSactive’s Barrie Elvish named Chair of World Active Forum

13th July 2022 - Judges announced for 2022 AUSactive Awards

11th July 2022 - AUSactive calls for input to future fitness trends survey

6th June 2022 - AUSactive expands its National Awards Program in 2022

23rd May 2022 - AUSactive advises members of end of financial year savings

14th March 2022 - AUSactive’s Barrie Elvish highlights cost of Australia’s physical and mental health crisis to Federal Treasurer

7th March 2022 - AUSactive report findings stress important role of personal trainers in nation’s health and wellbeing

3rd December 2021 - This Girl Can 2021 campaign encouraged record number of women to get active and stay active

25th November 2021 - With a new vision for health and wellbeing Fitness Australia announces rebranding as AUSactive

29th October 2021 - WynActive centres secure key Fitness Australia award

21st October 2021 - 2021 Fitness Australia Award winners announced

20th May 2021 - FIBO becomes a member of ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative

6th December 2019 - Fitness Australia business members rank ‘Exercise is Medicine’ as the hottest industry trend for 2020

10th October 2017 - Personal trainer’s client support work acknowledged with Fitness Australia Award

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