Australian Health Promotion Association 21st National Conference | 17-19 June 2013 | Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Conference Welcome Sunday 16 June 2013

The Australian Health Promotion Association is delighted to invite all Conference Delegates for drinks, canapés and early registration on Sunday 16 June at the Parkside Foyer Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour Sydney.

As the band Chasing the Moon plays and the canapés are passed around - this is a splendid opportunity for delegates to network, to meet old friends, to make new ones and to complete early registration beside the very beautiful Darling Harbour.

Venue: Parkside Foyer, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour Sydney
Date: Sunday, 16 June 2013
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Cost: Included in the Full Registrations
Guest Ticket: Delegates are welcome to invite guests to attend for the fee of $65 per guest.

If you have not booked a ticket with your delegate registration or wish to purchase a guest ticket, please click here and enter your email address that you used to register and the password created at the time of the original registration.


The Australian Health Promotion Association is delighted to invite you to Sydney for its 21st National Conference, 17-19 June 2013. This conference will bring together a diverse range of international and Australian speakers, health promotion and population health workers, partners and stakeholders.

Changing Settings: liveable, vibrant, healthy places`is the Conference title.  The focus will be on settings in health promotion with emphasis on workplaces, children’s environments, local government as well as the virtual communities and the role of social media in health promotion.

Over 700 participants are expected to attend the conference providing an ideal opportunity for networking and professional development. The conference will be of particular interest to practitioners working in government, non-government and private sector organisations as well as those in policy-making, management, research and Aboriginal health areas, volunteers, students.

In addition to being a forum for showcasing best practice, sharing expertise and meeting colleagues the conference will display Sydney’s beautiful harbour and its rich cultural life, with great shopping and world cuisines on offer.

The health promotion sector continues to grow and strengthen. The 21st National Conference reflects the diversity, vibrancy and high quality of contemporary health promotion in Australia. We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in June 2013.

Suzanne Gleeson
Conference Co-Convener
National President, AHPA
Karen Bedford
Conference Co-Convener
NSW Branch President, AHPA

Message of Welcome from the Lord Mayor of Sydney

On behalf of the City of Sydney, I am pleased to welcome delegates of The Australian Health Promotion Association's 21st National Health Promotion
Conference to our beautiful harbour city in June 2013.

Sydney is renowned for its natural beauty and the multitude of pursuits available to visitors and residents alike. Its magnificent harbour setting, cultural life, plentiful shopping, restaurants, cafes, fresh foods and friendly people make the Sydney experience memorable. Sydney is equipped with facilities and services needed to ensure the most successful and enjoyable of conferences and holidays.

Sydney is also increasingly acknowledged as a city leading the way in environmental initiatives and sustainability. The City of Sydney is Australia's first carbon neutral council and our vision for the future, Sustainable Sydney 2030, sets out an ambitious program that will ensure we remain one of the world's top destinations.

I am pleased that you have chosen Sydney for your conference and I wish all delegates a wonderful stay.

Yours sincerely

Clover Moore

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney

Sponsorship opportunities now available.

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