Limitations live only in our minds.
But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become LIMITLESS.
Join us on 5 November at the CHU SCA (WA) 2021 Convention as we come together to embrace limitless thinking and gain new perspectives on working and living in strata.
Our presenters will be sharing their extensive knowledge on embracing limitless strategies, technology, mindset, and lifestyles to break down barriers in your professional and personal life.
The CHU SCA (WA) 2021 Convention will be held at Rtiz-Carlton on Friday, 5 November 2021. The event will offer highly valued opportunities for attendees to network and learn, and for sponsors to showcase the latest and most innovative products and services in the world of strata. The Convention will include a full program of expert speakers from a range of industries, a trade show exhibition, and extensive opportunities for networking, interaction and education.
Please note that the owner convention will take place in early 2022.
Date: 4th November 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Lavan, 1 William St, Perth WA 6000
On the 4th of November, we will be partnering with Lavan to host the Pre-Convention Sundowner with sweeping views overlooking the Swan River and Elizabeth Quay. With top shelf wines and gourmet canapes, this is an event you won't want to miss! Please note that this event is only open to SCA (WA) Corporate Members and sponsors.
Program: Download the 2021 Program
8:00am - Registrations Open
9:00am - Convention begins
3:00pm - Convention concludes
6:30pm - Awards Gala pre-drinks
11:30pm - Awards Gala concludes
A New Era in Strata | Tim MacKenzie
Macquarie Business Bank unpacks the challenges impacting the strata industry and the opportunities to be unlocked through technology. Tim Mackenzie, the National Head of Macquarie Bank’s strata segment, will be presenting insights into how strata businesses can harness important industry trends to maximise opportunities. This will cover strategic problem solving and what diversification means for scaled growth. Technology will be a focus area to drive better workplace experience and client engagement.
Strata Living and Good Health | Dr Paula Hooper
Australian cities have experienced an apartment construction boom; however concern about design quality has prompted the introduction of comprehensive apartment design policies.
To better develop policy and practice of designing and implementing healthy apartment design standards Dr Sarah Foster, Centre for Urban Research at RMIT and Dr Paula Hooper, Australia Urban Design Research Centre at UWA conducted extensive research into Residential apartment buildings (built 2006-2016) sampled from Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.
Their study benchmarked whether design requirements linked to health and wellbeing from three Australian state policies were being applied. In this session Dr Sarah and Dr Paula will share their findings and provide evidence on how effective implementation of these policies promises to improve design outcomes and create apartments conducive to good health.
Integrated Energy Networks | Lee Morris
Western Australians are increasingly taking an interest in the mix of energy options available in their homes, apartments, and businesses, as well as the environmental impacts and ongoing costs. More than ever, households and businesses are looking towards greener and alternative energy solutions and accordingly, it’s important to understand the new technologies available in the market. Today’s topic will cover the limitless options available through Integrated Energy Networks and how they can benefit your Strata Schemes. Utilising the latest technology to drive sustainability for a better world, you can unlock the potential for your strata complexes through integrated energy systems that combine smart meters, solar power, battery technology and EV charging to be more sustainable and reduce costs. The session will highlight the energy industry in WA including what customers & buyers want, highlighting the benefits of integrated energy networks as well as other things to consider combined with a case study of a current Source Energy retrofit project underway.
Applications & Programs for all Generations - Round 2 | Kyra Murphy
Apps for all generations Round 2 - takes a closer look into the apps, programs and technology available to use within the strata industry to help you work more efficiently and free up time. Now, more than ever we are relying on technology to communicate and assist us with work-related tasks, not just in the office but at home and offsite too. With over 20 years of experience in the strata industry and having recently created her own app, Kyra Murphy wants to share her insight into the best-of-the-best when it comes to time-saving apps and programs to help you on the job. From scanning, communicating with colleagues, marketing, record keeping and more, an oversaturated app market can be overwhelming when choosing what’s right for your business.
Building Infrastructure: Practical Insights and Solutions | Damien Moran
Have you ever wondered how ageing Strata Schemes have been able to generate income, lower their costs and better the environment through sustainability without spending all their savings? Damien will provide inside knowledge by demonstrating 2 case studies which will show managers and strata owners how they can effectively implement changes to their embedded network systems to help save costs, potentially generate revenue, as well as improve the carbon in print on our environment. Having been tried and tested this presentation will deliver the process of implementing embedded Network Solutions which has resulted in win-win opportunities for all stakeholders.
Limitless Strategies for WHS and COVID-19 | Wal Dobrow
Are you an expert on the new WHS Act and Regulations or the COVID-19 requirements for not just your own workplace but for your buildings? Well, you don’t need to be! Wal will show you the salient points of the new WHS legislation affecting strata properties (Jan 2022) and your specific responsibilities as a Strata Manager. He will also provide a guide to assist you to meet your responsibilities in WHS Act and Regulation. Wal will share a COVID-19 Preparedness Kit specifically designed to help minimise the impact of the virus in strata schemes and to assist strata managers meet the government restrictions.
Limitless visual with Thermographic Scanning | Fraser MacDougall
Imagine having a superpower which allowed you to see a “hotspot” which meant you could prevent a major fire, disaster &/or even a fatality. Unfortunately, superpowers don’t exist but thermographic scans do! I will share insights on how thermographic scanning can detect early issues & allow for preventative maintenance to occur to prevent catastrophic events from occurring. Understand and learn effective ways on communicating this with your clients and ways of implementing this “superpower” your day today roll.
A story of Limitless Strength, Resilience and Strategies to Provide Hope | Tony Gorman and Leanne Wahlert
Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja was a deadly tropical cyclone that brought historic flooding and landslides to portions of southern Indonesia and East Timor and later went on to impact Western Australia's Mid-West region. As of May 2021, it is estimated that at least 272 people were killed by the storm, more than 20,000 houses were destroyed and caused over $490.7 million in damages. Sit with a panel of experts to look at the ramifications of such natural disasters and what some strata clients are now being confronted with. Through real life stories learn of the limitless strength resilience and strategies put in place to provide hope and compliance to the strata sector.
Sedgwick Capture - How We Look at Buildings Differently | James McIntosh
Have you ever wondered what the future would look like? Think back 10 years ago... We are now living that future. Implementation of new industry technology has already started, and we are now able to see digital imagery and data of any building or space to effectively manage and maintain a strata building. This presentation will showcase new technology that is being used to gather information & data on a building. It will illustrate how this information then becomes a point of reference and/or the backbone upon which to fall back on when key decisions need to be made about how to deal with various building related issues that may arise well into the future.
How my Strata Changed my Life | Bethan Winn
Bethan has lived in a "retirement village" at the age of 38 and loves it. In her presentation, Bethan will share the story of Kennerton Green, her inter-generational strata complex. From ages 2 to 98, this diverse range of residents has brought community, collaboration and courage to her life like never before.
She will share some of the insights and lessons learned from her neighbours and friends in the strata in my 6 years living in this unique slice of Perth life.
The Power of One - Courageously Leading Change | Sam Reece
The AAA 2021 national apartment owner's research demonstrates that 52% of apartment owners are faced with defects. Strata Managers are often caught in between - feeling helpless with both the builders and Council of Owners not prepared to take steps to rectify the situation. Samantha's initiatives the Apartment Buyers and Owners education kit and the Six step QA programme, have been the catalyst for Apartment Developers to implement further standards to ensure the build trustworthiness of their builds and the robustness of the builders they choose. Samantha's presentation will motivate you as a strata manager or owner to have the courage to champion those aspects in your business or Strata Company that need to be challenged - because limiting your power limits your opportunities.
Limitless Options: What Can You Do Under the Amended Act | Sean Macfarlane
Having orchestrated the amendments to the strata titles act and now implementing this new legislation over the past 18 months, Sean will be able to provide you with the tools to affectively run strata communities and best working strategies to overcome day-to-day issues strata managers and their clients are continually facing. This presentation will allow you to walk away with confidence in providing advice to your clients, understanding your role & how to help your clients, as well as giving you a competitive advantage in the market when dealing with the new legislation.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Jenny Brockis
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Dr Jenny Brockis. Dr. Jenny Brockis is a medical practitioner and board-certified lifestyle medicine
physician, specialising in brain health and mental performance. She works to inspire
others to become the best versions of themselves by translating the findings of the
neuroscience and positive psychology into simple practical tools that enable people to
work smarter not harder.
With three decades experience of working with people, she understands that while
intentions may be good, changing behaviours is not always easy!
An international speaker, trainer and author of three books including the best-selling
“Smarter, Sharper Thinking” (Wiley), Jenny is frequently sought after as a commentator
in the media and has had many articles published in a variety of magazines and journals.
When not speaking, researching or writing, Dr. Jenny loves to spend time with her family,
travel to new destinations and continues to challenge her long-standing fear of heights.
Member Package - Convention and Awards $295 incl. GST
This ticket includes entry to the Convention Strata and Awards Gala. Available to SCA (WA) Strata Management and Services members only.
Member Strata Professionals Ticket $130 incl. GST
This ticket includes entry to the Convention Strata Professional Stream. Available to SCA (WA) Strata Management and Services members only.
Awards Gala Ticket $195 incl. GST
Includes entry to the Awards Gala only and is open to SCA (WA) members and non-members.
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
Join us as a sponsor for SCA (WA)'s largest event of the year, attracting over 200 members! The CHU SCA (WA) Convention is the place to be to connect with industry leaders and strata managers.
Supporting the CHU SCA (WA) Convention is an opportunity to:
Build your profile and brand awareness
Place yourself at the forefront of innovation and growth in strata
Show your commitment to the strata sector
Be a part of our diverse community
Sponsor a presentation or showcase your company as an exhibitor.
Although every effort will be made to keep sessions as represented, SCA (WA) reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programs.
Written notification of a delegate substitution must be sent to email@example.com.
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Sponsorship and Exhibition Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received prior to 15 October 2021 will incur a 30% charge of your applicable booking. Cancellations received after 15 October 2021 are not-refundable. Substitute delegates are welcome until 5pm Friday 22 October 2021. Confirmed registrants who do not attend are liable for 100% of the registration fee.
All cancellation must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy on “Suitcasing” and “Outboarding”
In order to protect our valued exhibitor and conference partners, and the investments they have made in participation in the CHU SCA (WA) 2021 Convention, we are enforcing a strict “suitcasing” and “outboarding” policy.
Suitcasing will not be tolerated at all. Any Strata Services who is not an exhibitor of the conference is NOT permitted to openly market products/services during the conference. Delegates are permitted to converse, hand out business cards/networking with other delegates. Delegates may not, however hand out any form of marketing material for products/services of their organisation and/or verbally market services and/or make appointments to meet with delegates during the conference period. Clothing branded in any way with identifying organisation logos or text is not permitted to be worn during the conference or its functions. This is applicable only to service providers and not strata managers. Breaking these terms may mean ejection from the conference, a fine equal to the cost of a conference sponsorship, the penalty of suspension from the next event and potential loss of membership.
Unofficial Events “Outboarding”
SCA (WA) will not permit any organisation whether a sponsor or not of the conference, to host any event, any kind of invitation only or private event on 4 November 2021 or 5 November 2021 that has not been booked and advertised through SCA (WA).
Breaking these conditions carries the penalty of suspension from the following year’s conference and potential loss of membership.
Where there is an agreement between SCA (WA) and a Sponsor or registrant, it is automatically null and void if any events offered are cancelled due to an act of God including, but not limited to, hurricane, earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption, tornado, famine, terrorism, war, or pandemic. In the event of cancellation due to an act of God neither party shall be liable for any further payments.