The first face-to-face event in 2021 for Arinex

Over 120 people came together to attend the National Congress on Food, Nutrition and the Dining Experience in Aged Care in February for Arinex’ first face-to-face event delivered in 2021.

Industry-leading experts and stakeholders gathered once again to network, share valuable knowledge and provide hands-on demonstrations. All of which, have been identified as some of the most missed elements of physical events.

The program included speakers from Australia, North America and Europe who presented to attendees gathered online and in person at ICC Sydney.

The Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) delivered a comprehensive report of findings to the Department of Health on food, nutrition and the dining experience in Aged Care. The report identified 56 findings and 139 possible action points across nine key topic areas, many of which align with the recommendations identified in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety report. The Maggie Beer Foundation believes the findings and recommendations in the report will inform future Government policy for food and nutrition in aged care.

Mrs Beer stated, “The findings of the National Congress and its close alignment with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care’s Final Report is such a positive step forward and an opportunity to bring all stakeholders together around the table to find real solutions that our aged care residents deserve.”

With this hybrid event format, and all events for that matter, comes several challenges which our teams are skilled in managing. From facilitating virtual workshops to preparing speakers for seamless presentations, Arinex has nearly 50 years of expertise.

“Congratulations to Arinex and their team for the delivery of a ground-breaking hybrid Congress event. This event incorporated live and virtual attendees, International and local speakers, a Minister from the Government, celebrities and representatives of peak bodies from around Australia. It incorporated presentations, panel discussions and workshop sessions, all of which requires strong technical and management support.” Peter Kenny, Chairman Maggie Beer Foundation.

We even took a few clients behind the scenes to explore how a hybrid event operates including a tour of the venue and its COVIDSafe catering practices, a peek into the live stream studios and a panel discussion featuring Arinex and ICC Sydney CEOs. 


Congress Hosts
The Australian Government Department of Health in partnership with the Maggie Beer Foundation