The inaugural Summit will be a day of tailored content carefully crafted exclusively for anyone in the health and exercise industry.

In another first for AUSactive, we will host a Senior Management Summit (SMS) on the day of the National Awards Gala. This full day event will provide AUSactive members with 4 CECs. 

The inaugural Summit will be a day of 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. It’s an exciting opportunity for business owners, corporate staff, key operating personnel and marketing professionals in the sector to come together, featuring key note speakers, expert panels and international addresses, including: 

Huw Edwards  

Huw is the CEO of ukactive, the not-for-profit health body with a mission to get More People, More Active, More Often. He 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, Huw 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.  

Ginni Mansberg

Ginni 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, Ginni 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. 

Paul Reardon 

Paul 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.  

Paul’s 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 Australian Federal Government and Adidas globally, to name a few. Paul has also acted as a consultant for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Strategy Hub since 2019. 

Kiefer Casamore  

Kiefer 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. 

The 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 our physical and mental health and wellbeing. As we continue to work towards further alignment with the preventative health sector, this session will hear from Huw Edwards, who will share his insights on ukactive’s journey of integration with the UK Health department and reflections from Ginni Mansberg on the role GPs play for prescribing exercise to their patients. Additionally, we will speak to our Private Health Fund partners about 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 we as individuals and business play? Join us to hear from our panel of thought leaders who will each share their perspective, provide insights and tips on how our we can lift our game. 

Session Three – Belonging 

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

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