The Friendlies Conference 2021

Presented by the Australia Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association (AFSPA), the annual Friendlies Conference brings together representatives of Friendly Society owned pharmacies and their associated stakeholders.

The Friendlies Conference 2021 will be held at The Hotel Realm in Canberra on 13-14 September 2021.

The theme of the conference is Planning for Relevant and Resilient Friendly Societies.

Spread over 1.5 days, delegates will enjoy an informative and fast paced program. Following industry updates on day 1, the second day will challenge you to bring together learnings from the current pharmacy business environment and the mutual sector to develop a future vision for relevant, resilient and successful Friendly Society Pharmacies.

Program Overview

Monday 13 September 2021

1200 – 1300Registration and LunchNational Ballroom 4
1300 – 1305Conference OpeningLynne McLennan
1305 – 1400Australian Pharmacy in 2021Bruce Annabel
1400 – 1500National Pharmacy PanelPharmacy Guild
1500 – 1530Afternoon Break
1530 – 1630Capital Chemist: A Model for SuccessAndrew Topp
Rebecca Young
1630 – 1635Closing Comments for the DayLynne McLennan
1640 – 1700AFSPA AGM
1830 – 2100Conference Dinner – Pialligo Estate

Tuesday 14 September 2021

0830 – 0835Opening for the DayLynne McLennan
0835 – 0900Organisational Evolution and How
a Hackathon Works
Belinda Moore
(click on link to
read about Belinda’s
0900 – 0950Beyond 2021 for Mutual Pharmacy
0950 – 1020Morning Break
1020 – 1120Pathways and Projects
1130 – 1430Let’s Hack! (Lunch Break included)
1430 – 1520Pitch Your Ideas
1520 – 1530The Final Strategy
1530Conference ClosesLynne McLennan
1535 – 1700Networking Drinks