Date: 17 March 2021
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch, has announced the date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September 2021.
Being held at the Hilton in Sydney’s CBD, the event will be open to Federal Grant funding for attendees.
The grant, which is available through Austrade, is part of a $50 million initiative launched by the Federal Government to back business meetings and conventions across Australia to support post-COVID economic recovery. To be eligible for the funding, delegates or exhibitors must spend at least $20,000 to get as much as 50 per cent returned.
Pharmacy Connect Convenor and former Guild National President, Kos Sclavos AM said pushing the event back to its original date in September was made because the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) event conflict forcing the move had been resolved.
“Originally, we had to change the date for Pharmacy Connect as there was a scheduling conflict with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP),” Mr Sclavos said.
“Now that FIP has been pushed back to 2023, we’ve been able to move back to our preferred dates of 2-4 September 2021.”
Mr Sclavos said he also was thrilled that the Pharmacy Guild of Australia had secured the Austrade funding for attendees of the event.
“The $50 million Business Events Grants Program is a great initiative by the Federal Government to encourage more delegates and exhibitors to attend conferences in 2021,” he said.
“We’re so excited that we were able to secure this funding for APP2021 as well as Pharmacy Connect.
“Tickets for Pharmacy Connect are open and as there are only 800 places available, and with the Federal Government assistance being made available, we’re expecting a lot of interest in this event.”
Mr Sclavos also stressed COVID-19 safe plans for the event are in place,
“Pharmacy Connect has developed an extensive COVID-Safe Event Plan to keep attendees safe. The health and safety of all our attendees is our number one priority,” Mr Sclavos said.
Contact: The Guild