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Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2021

Wednesday 22 September 2021
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

 
TIME
3:30pm Staggered early Registration Entrance Foyer
5:30 – 7:00pm Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Sentricon Exhibition Hall

 

Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2021

Thursday 23 September 2021
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

“Pest Management in the Digital Age”

 
TIME STREAM 1 STREAM 2
6:00 – 8:00  

PWAPM Networking Breakfast

The 2021 PWAPM Networking Breakfast sponsored by Ecolab will host a variety of speakers and panels from women who have advanced in the pest management industry at The Star, Gold Coast – AEPMA (Pesticon) Conference on the 23rd of September. Breakfast guests will present on industry trends, business learnings and opportunities. This event aims to connect and foster constructive conversation between women in the pest management industry.

This will be an opportunity to be in a room with like-minded people and meeting experts and leaders face to face. This is an opportunity for women to meet some of their business influences, having the opportunity to be in the same room as them and listen to how they approach business.

This breakfast is open to delegates and non delegates of the AEPMA (Pesticon) Conference. You do not need to be attending the conference to attend. If you work on or around the Gold Coast, we would love for you to attend.

Please note that this is a FREE event but you must register to attend. Limited numbers apply.

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8:30 – 9:00 EXHIBITION HALL OPEN AEPMA Presentation - Latest News & updates on the Pest Management Market
9:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Shara Evans – Technology Futurist

Regarded as a leading expert on emerging technologies, cyber security, digital privacy and the future of health, humanity and work, Shara shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by emerging technologies. As one of the world’s top female futurists, Shara is one of those rare individuals who merge incredible technical skills with an innate understanding of the social and economic impact of new technologies.
10:00 – 11:00

Panel session: “Going Digital”

Rob Boschma, Vasili Tsoutouras, Emma Mendelsohn, Kelly Green
11:00 – 11:30 MORNING TEA
11:30 – 12:20 Termites – When things go wrong
Dr Don Ewart
Title TBC
Tom Aldridge - Suburban Pest Management
12:20– 1:10 AEPMA Codes of Practice Update:
• Food
• Bed Bugs
• Termites Prior to Purchase
• Termites Pre construction
Marketing my Business – cutting Edge Digital Marketing
Phil Ridley – Bug Doctor Media
1:10– 2:10 LUNCH
12.10– 2:55 Title TBC
BASF
How to avoid hitting underground Services
Dan McGrath – Abletech Underground Services
2:55 – 3:40 AEPMA in Action
Steve Broadbent – Ensystex Australasia
My experience in pest control
TBC
3:40 – 4:30 Pest Management & Climate Change
Stephen Doggett
Insurance
James Wallace – Wymark Insurance Brokers
6:30 –10:30 Conference Gala Dinner including Pest Manager of the Year Award – featuring comedian Andrew Nason
Sponsored by BASF

 

Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2021

Friday 24 September 2021
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

“Pest Management in the Digital Age”

 
TIME STREAM 1 STREAM 2
9:00 – 9:15 EXHIBITION HALL OPEN Housekeeping – update on the day.
9:15 – 10:30 PANEL SESSION: Mental Health
Vasili Tsoutouras - AEPMA
Belinda Smith –Rapid Solutions
Samuel Wood - Bell Laboratories
10:30 – 11:00 MORNING TEA
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop – “Ask the expert”
Gary Stephenson
David Gay
Digital Media – A case study
Scott White – Creative Serum
12:00– 12:45 Title TBC
BASF

Documentation - The content.  As important for you as it is for your client.
Keith Farrow

12.45 -1:30 Create the Future of Pest Control
Raja Mahendran - International Pest Business Consultant 
Company structure & Family trusts
David Scott – Pascoe Whittle
1:30 – 2:15 LUNCH
2:15 – 3:00 Digital Pest Control – What Does the Future Hold?
Steve Broadbent – Ensystex
How to incorporate the Training Package within your business
John Murray - Flick Anticimex
3:00 – 3:45 Title TBC
Dale Hudson - FMC

Government Contracts & Tenders
Andrew Usher - Catand Advisory

 

3:45 – 4.30 Guns and Feral Pests
Shooters Assn – QLD (TBC)
Finding an employee – What assistance is out there for you
Speaker TBC
4.30 - 5:30 Conference Close - Post Conference Drinks (Syngenta) & Passport Prize Draw (Agserv)

*AEPMA reserves the right to change program at any time