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Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2022

Monday 6 June, 2022
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

 
TIME
3:30pm Staggered early Registration Entrance Foyer
5:00 – 6:30pm Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Sentricon Poolside

 

 

Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2022

Tuesday 7 June, 2022
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

“Pest Management in the Digital Age”

Chairs – Phil Sayer (Stream 1) and Peter May (Stream 2)

TIME STREAM 1 STREAM 2
6:30 – 8:00 EXHIBITION HALL OPEN

PWAPM Networking Breakfast

The 2022 PWAPM Networking Breakfast sponsored by Ecolab aims to provide an interactive panel discussion on the challenges of combating administration expectations in a digital age. The breakfast will be held at The Star, Gold Coast – AEPMA (Pesticon) Conference on Tuesday 7th June.   The Networking breakfast provides a great opportunity for like-minded women to meet and discuss the challenges they face.
This breakfast is open to women delegates attending the Pesticon Conference and PWAPM Members. There is limited seating so you will need to register and it will be on a first in basis.  

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

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.
9:30 – 10:30

Panel session: “Going Digital”

Rob Boschma, Vasili Tsoutouras, Kuyan Rider, Kelly Green
10:30 – 11:00 MORNING TEA
11:00 – 11:45 Termites – When things go wrong
Dr Don Ewart
Title TBC
Tom Aldridge - Suburban Pest Management
11:45– 12:30 AEPMA Codes of Practice Update:
• Bed Bugs
• Food Industry
• Termites Prior to Purchase
Marketing my Business – cutting Edge Digital Marketing
Phil Ridley – Bug Doctor Media
12:30– 1:30 LUNCH
1:30– 2:10 Innovation, digitisation and data driven decision making
Mark Wilson - BASF
How to avoid hitting underground Services
Dan McGrath – Abletech Underground Services
2:10 – 2:50 AEPMA in Action
Steve Broadbent – Ensystex Australasia
Talking Insurance
James Wallace – Wymark Insurance Brokers
3:00– 3:30 AFTERNOON TEA
3:40 – 4:30 Pest Management & Climate Change
Stephen Doggett

Why best practice matters for birds and wildlife: insights from industry and conservation
Dr Holly Parsons - Birdlife Australia
Andrew Dinwoodie - Birdlife Australia

4:30pm – 6:30pm “Demand the Best Happy Hour” in the Exhibition Hall - Sponsored by Syngenta

 

Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association

DRAFT Program
AEPMA Conference 2022

Wednesday 8 June 2022
The Star, Gold Coast, Australia

“Pest Management in the Digital Age”

Chairs - Peter May (Stream 1) and Phil Sayer (Stream 2)

TIME STREAM 1 STREAM 2
8:15 – 8:30 EXHIBITION HALL OPEN Housekeeping – update on the day.
 
8:30 – 9:30 The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: What it Means for You
Matt Michaelwicz - Complexica 
9:30 – 10:45 PANEL SESSION: "We need to talk about Mental Health
Guest Speaker - Mr Robert Sams Lifeline
Vasili Tsoutouras - AEPMA
Belinda Smith –Rapid Solutions
Samuel Wood - Bell Laboratories
10:45 – 11:15 MORNING TEA
11:15 – 12:00 Workshop – “Ask the expert”
Gary Stephenson
David Gay
Jay Turner
Troy Dawson
Sensible Digital Marketing | Interactive Workshop
Scott White – Creative Serum
12:00– 12:40 Adapting to labour shortages / The new normal
Leigh Pronk - BASF

Sales for Non-sales people – Teaching technicians to sell 
David Marrs - Syngenta

12.40 -1:20 Create the Future of Pest Control
Raja Mahendran - International Pest Business Consultant 
Title & Speaker (TBC)
Flick
1:20 – 2:15 LUNCH
2:15 – 2:55 Digital Pest Control – What Does the Future Hold?
Steve Broadbent – Ensystex
How to incorporate the Training Package within your business
John Murray - Flick Anticimex
2:55 – 3:35 Title TBC
Dale Hudson - FMC
The future of Pest Management Training Product Development and VET Skills Reform Process
John Murray – Flick Anticimex
3:35 – 4.15 Innovation and digitisation of the Pest Industry
Andrew Stone – Rentokil
The Business of Running a Pest Control Business
Belinda Smith - Rapid Solutions
Kylee Enwright - CPR Pest Management
Jodi Urey - Drop Dead Pest Control
Michelle Downs - Lethal Pest Control
Amanda Robin - Competitive Pest Services
6.30pm – 10:30pm Conference Gala Dinner including Pest Manager of the Year Award – featuring comedian Andrew Nason
Sponsored by BASF

*AEPMA reserves the right to change program at any time