2024 PIEF National Conference & Awards

WE’RE HEADING WEST!  For the first time, we are pleased to announce the event will be held in Western Australia, at the beautiful Crown Complex in Perth, located in the lands of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people. The event is being held from October 28 to 30, with the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner held on the evening of October 29.

The 2024 PIEF National Conference provides a unique opportunity for industry practitioners and stakeholders to consider the principles of “Work, Drive and Be Well”, and hear from thought leaders, experts and industry practitioners on the following key themes:

  • Navigating the Changing Landscape: Emerging Trends in Personal Injury Compensation
  • Building Resilience: Adapting to Challenges and Enhancing Recovery
  • Strategies for Success: Collaboration, Innovation, and Best Practice

This event will include International and Australian Keynote Speakers, panel and breakout sessions based upon our three streams – providing many opportunities to come together, collaborate, share and network with industry peers and colleagues over the three days.

The National Conference detailed program will be released in June, along with the opening of delegate registrations.


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!

2023 Event Video

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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.

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 2024

We are calling for abstract submissions to be considered for inclusion which are focused on the exceptional programs & initiatives across our themes.

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 close 29 April.

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 5, 2024 – Abstracts Open
  • April 29, 2024 – Award Nominations Open / Abstracts Close
  • June, 2024 – Programme Release & Attendee Registration Open
  • July 15, 2024 – Award Nominations Close
  • Oct 28-30, 2024 – PIEF 2024 Conference & The Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards Gala Dinner at Crown Perth

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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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