Program & Speakers 2021-09-01T12:33:27+00:00
Program Committee
Social Functions
Keynote Speakers
Invited Speakers

Summit Program

The ALPMA Program Committee is proud to present the 2021 Summit program. Please click on the dates below to view the daily program.

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Summit Program

Please note: The Summit program is subject to change as planning progresses.

Keynote Speakers

Layne Beachley

The Worlds Greatest Female Surfer  |  Australia’s Top 40 Women Over 40

Layne Beachley is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998 to 2003), Layne went on to win a seventh in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour two years later. Having spent two decades breaking down the barriers in her chosen profession, Layne has committed herself to making it easier for young women to achieve their goals by establishing the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation. Celebrating achievement and supporting the journey of Australia’s young women, the foundation provides financial and moral support to encourage them to dare to dream, pursue their passion and aspire to achieve in all endeavours including academia, business, arts and sport.

Not one to rest on her laurels, for the last seven years Layne has also staged the richest stand alone ASP Women’s World Tour Event – The Beachley Classic – at Dee Why Beach. A huge success given the location, prize money and promotion, the Classic is considered the ultimate contest to win by the top 17 female surfers in the world. Due to a lack of sponsorship the event was cancelled for 2013, but is scheduled for a return in 2014. The 2004 Laureus Alternative Sports Person of the Year, 2006 Surfing Hall of Fame inductee, 2011 Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductee, ISA World Masters Champion, and a 2012 Olympic Games Athlete Liaison Officer, in 2013 Layne was recognised as one of the top 10 most influential surfers in Australia (the only woman to grace the top 10) and named the third greatest Australian female athlete of all time, behind Dawn Fraser and Betty Cuthbert.

She was also listed among Australia’s Top 40 Women Over 40 for 2013.Layne currently serves on the board of Surfing Australia and the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame, and as ISA Vice President, Director of the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation and long time Ambassador for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. She also supports several other charities and organisations including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Planet Ark, the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, PCYC, Sunnyfield and Tourism NSW.

Future Crunch

Thought Leaders  |  Science Communicators

The most important skill for the 21st century, and how to start cultivating it right now!

Technological disruption requires us to learn faster than we ever had to before. Behaviours we’ve honed for decades are becoming obsolete in a few short years. Combined with a generational mindset shift in how we view the world, many are wondering how to remain relevant. What’s the key quality for success in this world of constant change?

Future Crunch might be able to help. With trademark humour, dynamism and gold-plated research, they explore what the Harvard Business Review calls, “the new competitive advantage.” You’ve heard of IQ and EQ; this century belongs to those that are quick to read and act on signals of change. People with a high Adaptability Quotient (AQ): the ability to thrive in unpredictable environments. Instead of being really good at doing one thing, adaptive people are really good at learning how to do new things.

Drawing on the latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management, this talk reveals why the best predictor of success is how we embrace rapid experimentation. Audiences will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to foster AQ, how to identify it in others, and how it can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the next economy.


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Social Functions

Corporate Golf Afternoon – Pre-Summit

Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dress Code: Golf Casual
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Golf Course
Cost: $200 per player, Team of 4 players, $800

ALPMA will be hosting a Corporate Golf Afternoon on the Wednesday, 24 November 2021 on the RACV Royal
Pines Golf Course, as an unofficial opening to the Summit.This will be a fun, social game played as a four (4) ball, better ball (4BBB) Ambrose format.

Need some extra assistance to leverage your beginner’s luck? There will be professionals on-hand at the start of the afternoon to give some tips and coaching to help you swing your way into becoming a pro-Golfer.

Offsite Partner-Hosted Activities

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Venue: Offsite from RACV, variety of locations
Cost: Inclusive in full delegate registrations

New for 2021, we are introducing offsite activities and tours for our Summit delegates to enjoy, on the afternoon of Thursday, 25 November 2021. Hosted by our Summit partners, delegates will be taken to an offsite location to enjoy a recreational activity. Delegates will receive full details in advance relating to the activities and we hope it will be an informal and engaging networking opportunity with your fellow Summit attendees.

Progressive Partner-Hosted Dinners

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Inclusive in full delegate registrations

New for 2021, we are introducing the opportunity for our Platinum Partners to host small groups of delegates for dinner parties onsite at the RACV. Taking place across the Resort’s venues, Partners and delegates will have quality networking opportunities throughout the Thursday 25 November evening. Delegates will enjoy a variety of cuisines, served across different locations. An event not to be missed!

“The ALPMA Summit is the “go to” legal industry event to engage with inspirational industry thought leaders, suppliers and the legal management community who will inspire and equip you to create tomorrow’s legal services success.”

Program Committee

Ann-Maree David
CEO/Program Director
College of Law

Stephanie Beard
General Manager – People
Harwood Andrews Lawyers

Diana Dawid
HR Manager
Mills Oakley

Debra Fillipin
Head of Business Development Asia Pacific
Pinsent Masons

Devika Kumar
Practice Manager
Fleming Foster Solicitors
New Zealand

Naomi Mole
People & Culture Officer
Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers

Justine Fletcher
Practice Manager
James Conomos Lawyers

Nicole Anderson
Law Firm General Manager
Bell Legal Group Gold Coast