Beyond 2020 NAEN Conference 2019

Headline Speakers

This year’s conference will be on 31 July to 2 August 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast, QLD.  This event will be essential for all Group Training Organisation professionals across Australia, and for industry stakeholders invested in improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Australia’s future apprentices and trainees.

Our theme is ‘Beyond 2020’, responding to shifts in federal government policies, with a stronger political spotlight on employment through apprenticeships and traineeships, and an education system under review.  More than ever, apprenticeships and traineeships are seen as a critical way that new workers can prepare to adapt to changes in technology and work practice as they happen.

Pre Conference Members Luncheon

Another benefit for members!

When: Wednesday 31st July 12.45-3.15pm

Where: Kurrawa Surf Club

Speakers: Stephen Koukoulas, Economist and Fiona Lynch-Magor, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business


Sponsored by

Speakers, Moderators & Facilitators

Linda White

Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Wendy Walker

Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Mark Hodgson

Presenter and Masterclass Facilitator

Megan Lilly

Head of Workforce Development for Ai Group

Neil Pharaoh

Associate Director, Spark Strategy

Tony Feagan

Director of Wheretofromhere (RTO consultant and professional auditor)

James Orr

Chief Technology Innovation Officer at MTA Queensland Group

Peta Skujins

AATIS Director - Masterclass Facilitator

Erik Salonen

Director Business Development, TAFE QLD SkillsTech

Lisel O'Dwyer

Team Leader at NCVER - Masterclass Facilitator

Troy Williams

Chief Executive, Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

Gail Silman

A/Director Industry and Community Relations Training Services NSW Skills and Economic Development

John Tucker

General Manager, TAFE QLD SkillsTech

Allan Bonsall

Director, Looking Glass Pty Ltd

John Hutchinson

Education Training and Employent Manager at National Rugby League (NRL)

Kathryn McGilvray

Managing Director, eLearning Educational Solutions P/L

Glenn Barry

Gamilaraay language group and people from NW NSW

Angus Crowther

Strategic Advisor, Spark Strategy

Peter Hoefer

Resolution Consulting Services - Masterclass Facilitator

Peter Nolan


Conference Sponsors, Supporters & Exhibitors