PLA2019 Program Out Now

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Speakers Announced - Learn from industry experts at PLA2019


21 June 2019

The program for the Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference [PLA2019] Australia's premier event for parks, leisure, health and sporting professionals, has just been announced. A line-up of more than 80 world-class speakers will deliver two days of presentations plus a program of six technical tours.

Parks and Leisure Australia CEO, Mark Band, said "PLA2019 will set the stage for a national discussion on the importance of linking parks, open spaces and facilities to our health, well-being and sporting performance and will address the fundamental need for good policy, planning and provision of parks, open spaces and facilities".

The conference will officially open on Sunday 27th October by HON Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation.
Narelda Jacobs will host the opening plenary on day 1, with keynote speeches from Kia Dowell,Commissioner, WA Tourism/ Executive Director, Indigenous Business Australia and Mayor Erion Veliaj who has gained worldwide acclaim for transforming the city of Tirana, Albania.

Jack Kardys, Chairman National Parks and Recreation Association, USA and recently retired as the Director of the nationally accredited and Gold Medal Award winning Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department (MDPROS), one of the largest and most diverse park systems in the United States together with Australian Katie Sarah - Mountaineer, Pioneer & Volunteer will headline the second day of PLA2019. Katie Sarah is the first woman in the world to complete 'Seven-Seven'. Katie Sarah is just the eighth international member of the elite club and the first woman to successfully complete seven summit climbs of each of the highest peaks on each continent.

"The calibre of this year's speakers and exhibitors is outstanding and cements the national Parks and Leisure Australia Conference and Exhibition as a premier event and meeting point of Australia's parks, leisure, health and sporting industry thought leaders and industry innovators."

"With so many sector leaders under one roof, this event will highlight the ways in which our sector is linking parks, open spaces and facilities to our health, well-being and sporting performance and will address the fundamental need for good policy, planning and provision of parks, open spaces and facilities," said Mr Band

The conference program will cover the latest Australian and international trends and future directions and culminate in the prestigious Parks and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence.

PLA2019 will be held from 27-30 October at the Crown Perth, Burswood, Western Australia.

To access the 2019 program and register for the conference and exhibition, please visit the pla2019.parksleisure.com.au


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