2024 PIEF National conference & Awards

The PIEF National Conference and Excellence in Personal Injury & Disability Management Awards for 2024 will be held in Perth in October, 2024.

Our previous event, held in August 2023 in Adelaide attracted hundreds of delegates from all across the country, and again from New Zealand. It provided an opportunity to showcase initiatives that have achieved exceptional outcomes and industry best practice in motor accident (compulsory third party), workers’ compensation, disability and life insurance sectors.

The 2023 theme was ‘The Future of Work’ and included a series of plenary sessions that focussed on the following four key themes:

  Mental Health
  Capability and Professional Standards
  Attraction and Retention  
•  Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

We also welcomed two exceptional keynote speakers,  Dr Ben Hamer & Dr Jordan Nguyen, both of whom left us feeling inspired, and in awe of the impact they are having in our community and the wider world.

We enjoyed seeing you all come together, to collaborate, to share and to network with industry peers and colleagues over the two days.

Aside from these sessions, we were also able to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues and friends at The Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards Gala Dinner.

An amazing night was had, with great food, fantastic entertainment, and of course the culmination of the awards process, seeing our amazing finalists receive their well-deserved awards. You can find the list of finalists on the Awards page link.

A huge thank you again must go out to all of our Sponsors, who really came to the party in terms of supporting the PIEF National Summit & Awards. 


2023 Event Video

Acknowledging Diversity

When planning the 2023 PIEF National Summit & Awards, we wanted to include and acknowledge some amazing people who have lived experience of disability.

We approached Tutti Arts, a South Australian multi-arts organisation where learning disabled and neurodiverse artists create art. They introduced us to the incredibly talented and creative Jackie Saunders, a Ngarrindjeri and Wirangu artist, whose artistry is beyond captivating.

We hope you were as impressed as us with Jackie’s artwork, celebrating her rich cultural heritage, and bringing attention to the Summit’s four sub-themes – Mental Health, Capability and Professional Standards, Attraction and Retention, and Innovation and Artificial Intelligence. Jackie’s creations serve as powerful reminders of the impact of art in sparking change and fostering connections between communities.

We’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Jackie and the fantastic team at Tutti for their invaluable contribution to the PIEF National Summit and Awards.

Together, let’s continue amplifying the voices and stories of Indigenous and disabled artists, celebrating their extraordinary talents and preserving their cultural legacy!

Our valued sponsors

Wow! what a conference for 2022!

Keynote speakers

2022 Conference & Awards photos

Photos from the conference can be found on our official facebook page via this link.

Conference & Awards

The Personal Injury & Disability National Conference 2022 was held at the Sofitel Brisbane and online as a hybrid conference on October 10-12, 2022.

The conference showcased initiatives that have achieved exceptional outcomes and industry best practice in motor accident (compulsory third party), workers’ compensation, disability and life insurance sectors.

The conference attracts delegates working in the personal injury and disability management industry from all across Australia.

The Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards event was held on October 11, 2022. 

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Speak At PIEF 2022

We are calling for abstract submissions to be considered for inclusion which are focused on the exceptional programs & initiatives across the themes of Together, Today & Tomorrow.

With the conference reimagined for 2022, we come together to collaborate & support each other with a focus on the rapid industry-wide transformation as we continue to work together to support injured people with their recovery journey and getting their lives back on track.

Submissions open 15 March and close 11 May.

Keynote Speakers


Global Future of Work Expert

Dr Ben Hamer is one of Australia’s few accredited futurists and is a global expert on the Future of Work. 

He heads up the Future of Work market for one of the world's leading advisories and has worked at the World Economic Forum, where he led critical projects on the future of work, skills, and education. Ben is a Board Member for the Australian HR Institute, where he was appointed as the youngest Non-Executive Director in the organisation’s history and provides expert commentary across Australian media on a regular basis.

Dr Jordan Nguyen

Thought leader on the intersection between technology & humanity.

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a leading Australian engineer, inventor and innovator, committed to improving as many lives as possible, and becoming a driving force behind both human and technological evolution as we move into the future.

 An internationally renowned engineer for humanity, Jordan designs life-changing technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly through his role as founder of Psykinetic, a social business committed to bringing positive, sustainable and life-altering change. He also shares his adventures through documentaries across the world. Inspired by human endeavour, Jordan has big ambitions to see our world step consciously and creatively into a better future.

Summit MC

Prue Adams

Journalist, TV & Audio Producer

Our popular MC at last year's conference, Prue Adams, returns to MC the summit and awards dinner. Prue is a multi award winning journalist and television producer with 30-plus years experience at the ABC. While she has been a TV newsreader, a reporter for The 7:30 Report and a newsroom Chief of Staff, her main role was with the national rural affairs program, Landline – where she spent almost 25 years traveling the country telling the stories of rural and regional Australia. She is now running her own business Prue Adams Media, specialising in audio and video production, public speaking and debate moderation.

Key Dates

  • March 6, 2023
    Award Nominations Open
  • April 13, 2023
    Programme Release & Attendee Registration Open
  • May 17, 2023
    Awards Nominations Close
  • July 28, 2023
    Early Bird Registrations Closes 5pm AEST
  • Aug 29, 2023
    PIEF 2023 Summit & The Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards Gala Dinner at Adelaide Oval
  • August 30, 2023
    PIEF 2023 Summit Day 2

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• minimise the impact of harm in the workplace

• improve recovery at work and return to work

• promote the health benefits of good work

We collaborate and partner with other schemes and organisations on research and innovative projects that improve outcomes.

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