National Conference 2022

Meals on Wheels Australia is delighted to bring you the 2022 National Conference from the banks of the breathtaking Brisbane River in Queensland.

Running from March 23-25, the Conference is an unmissable opportunity to re-connect with fellow members of the Meals on Wheels network and forge a path for the future of our essential service and in-home and community care.

Online registration will be open mid-October, along with details on the Conference social program.

Special Conference rates have been secured with the Stamford Plaza (Conference venue) with all rooms offering excellent views of the Brisbane River. There will also be alternate accommodation options available, including apartment style that may better suit budgets.  All accommodation can be booked when you register for the Conference.

Transport and What To See and Do
Negotiations are currently in place to secure discounted train, bus and river transport for delegates. More information on this will be available in the registration information.  We will also provide a link offering a number of local tours and attractions so that you can plan some sightseeing in any leisure time you have.

Please be advised that COVID safety is our highest priority.  The Conference Planning Committee meets regularly and discusses all COVID-related risks and conditions while dealing with the Conference venue, hotels and suppliers to ensure as minimal risk as possible to everyone involved.   We have a range of contingencies in place and are committed to ensuring a safe, vibrant and engaging Conference experience.  

Thank you to our generous sponsors…

Keynote Speakers

Introducing Gerard Mansour

The first ever Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard is also an Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention. He has a wealth of knowledge in the prevention and response to elder abuse, issues impacting senior Australians, isolation and loneliness of older people and what it means to age well. His report Ageing Well in a Changing World also launched in November 2020.
Gerard’s experience and expertise will provide valuable insights into how Meals on Wheels services across the country can better support the health, wellbeing and social connection of the older Australians we care for.
Introducing Li Cunxin

Li’s remarkable story of determination, perseverance, vision, courage, and hard work, particularly, the sacred family values and integrity that he learned in poverty-stricken China is what drove him to become one of the best dancers in the world. His journey is like no other!
The sixth of seven sons born to peasants who grew up worshipping Mao Zedong before defecting to the United States, Li’s childhood was full of love and the support of his parents gave him the encouragement he needed to pursue his burning passion – ballet dancing.
His presentation will show love, passion, human achievement and empowerment. The process of realising one’s dreams, rising to challenges, and embracing changes is sure to inspire and leave Conference attendees in awe!

Introducing Matt Golinski

Food glorious food! It wouldn’t be a Meals on Wheels Conference without a focus on food and Matt Golinski’s passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients is what has helped him become a well-respected, professional chef.
Well known as one of the original team members of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series, Matt has worked as executive chef at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants over his 30-year career. His inclusion in the National Conference will add a highly anticipated ‘flavour’ to the program.




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