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The PIEF National Conference & Awards wouldn’t be possible without the help of our fantastic sponsors.

Thank you to all of our 2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors for their support.

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2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Participating as a Sponsor or Exhibitor provides your organisation with the opportunity to demonstrate your level of support and commitment to the industry and connects your organisation with your target audience.

Attendees include jurisdictional and government agencies, the insurance industry, policy makers, employers, rehabilitation
providers, return to work consultants, practitioners, learning and development managers, researchers, technology partners and
other industry professionals.

Please follow the link to download the Sponsorship Prospectus. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship please email us.

WorkCover WA is the government agency responsible for managing the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme. It is a statutory authority accountable to the Minister for Industrial Relations.

The role of WorkCover WA includes:

  • Providing strategic policy advice to government regarding workers’ compensation
  • Regulating workers, employers and service providers and monitoring compliance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) (the Act)
  • Educating workers, employers and others about workers’ compensation and injury management, and
  • Providing an independent dispute resolution service.

ABN 13 259 027 099

The Insurance Commission of Western Australia is the State Government’s insurer, providing compulsory third party insurance for motorists and insurance for government agencies. This enables people injured in crashes and government agency staff injured at work to receive support for their treatment and care.

For individuals with catastrophic injuries from a crash, lifetime treatment, care, and support is available through the WA Catastrophic Injuries Support Scheme, which includes ongoing support from a dedicated team of Care Services Coordinators.

Unidex Healthcare ensures that those with injury and disability are provided a high quality of service, by providing a position-matched workforce that meets their needs.

We partner with insurers to improve the everyday quality of life for those impacted by traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other complex care needs.

Our commitment is to offer people-centric support, upheld by impeccable quality standards and clinical oversight.

For over 165 years, CGU has partnered with ambitious brokers to deliver exceptional insurance products and insured peace of mind to their customers.

CGU offers national reach, outstanding service and the financial strength that comes from being part of Australia’s largest insurance parent, Insurance Australia Group (IAG).  But CGU is so much more than a market-leading general insurer. Our value lies in its commitment to be the insurer who supports ambition of our broker partners and the customers we serve.

Our team of experienced technical specialists help to take the complication out of Workers Compensation with a complete end-to-end experience for our broker partners and their clients.

We make Workers Compensation simple by focussing on building strong relationships by:

  • Communicating with Empathy
  • Collaborating to make it Easy
  • Innovating as Experts

Our three steps to success enables us to succeed in providing you, Workers Compensation without the Complication.

 

ABN 11 000 016 722

ReturnToWorkSA provides essential support to injured workers to help them return to work and the community. We aim to ensure that early and purposeful action is taken to support workers to realise the health benefits of work.

Our business model is based on face-to-face engagement with our customers and treating practitioners to provide fast, personalised support to help workers recover and return to work and minimise the impact on business.

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is the independent regulator of three statutory insurance schemes in NSW – workers compensation, compulsory third party (CTP), and home building compensation.

SIRA’s role is to ensure that these schemes are fair, effective, and affordable for policy holders, and deliver support to people who make a claim now, or in the future.

It aims to achieve financially sustainable schemes, affordable premiums, optimal outcomes for injured people, positive customer experiences, and public trust in SIRA and the schemes it regulates.

ABN 19 241 815 442

Suncorp’s purpose is to build futures and protect what matters.

It is based on a strong conviction; we are building a sustainable and responsible insurance Group that will help our customers, people, shareholders, and communities to prosper.

With a portfolio of brands including AAMI, Apia, Bingle, GIO, Shannons and Vero, we put our customers at the heart of every decision; we care about our customers and are passionate about the communities they live in.

ABN 47 105 207 172

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a Victorian Government-owned organisation driven by a clear purpose – to care for the lives of everyone who travels on Victoria’s roads.

Supported by our dedicated health and service providers, we are committed to helping our clients get their lives back on track, with the best possible recovery and return to work outcomes.

At the TAC, we’re working towards a future where every journey is a safe one. By 2030, we’re aiming to halve road deaths, reduce serious injuries, and ensure every Victorian understands their role in road safety.

At icare, we provide insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of NSW. Whether a person is injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their needs and helps them return to health and work.

We provide workers compensation insurance to more than 337,000 public and private sector employers in NSW and their 3.5 million employees. In addition, we insure builders and homeowners, provide treatment and long-term care to people severely injured on our roads, and protect more than $2.99 billion of NSW Government assets, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, schools and hospitals.

Allianz has proudly protected Australians for over 100 years.

Our team of experts in Personal Injury operate across the workers compensation, CTP and life insurance spaces, and aim to make a difference to the personal injury sector, including supporting those injured or in ill health, employers, businesses, and communities.

Allianz Australia Insurance Limited.

ABN 15 000 122 850

FINEOS is a leading provider of core systems for life, accident and health insurers globally with 7 of the 10 largest employee benefits insurers in the U.S. as well as a 70% market share of group insurance in Australia. 

With employees and offices throughout the world, FINEOS continues to work with innovative, progressive insurers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

The FINEOS Platform is the only purpose-built, end-to-end SaaS insurance solution for the life, accident and health market. FINEOS AdminSuite delivers industry-leading capabilities across core administration including absence management, billing, claims, payments, policy administration, provider management and new business and underwriting; all are configurable to operate independently or as one suite. The machine learning-enabled FINEOS Engage solution delivers people-first digital engagement pathways and the FINEOS Insight solution provides predictive analytics and reporting across the business.  

For more information, visit www.FINEOS.com. 

Sedgwick is one of the largest claims management services companies in the world. With the collective experience and expertise of over 33,000 employees worldwide, and more than 700 colleagues across Australia, Sedgwick deals with insurers, brokers, lawyers and corporate risk managers, assisting with a diverse range of services including: third party administration, specialist loss adjusting (property, liability, marine, aviation, cyber, construction, engineering & resources), forensic accounting, building consultancy, repair solutions, workers compensation and absence and injury management.

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers – as the state’s health and safety regulator and the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

WorkSafe are proud to support the Personal Injury and Disability Management National Conference to help promote and showcase industry best practice.

ABN 90 296 467 627

DXC Technology supports people when encountering accidents, disease, and natural disasters through our substantial insurance focus, coupled with our innovation and technology. With over 50 years of insurance industry experience, we help insurers digitise the claimant experience.

DXC aims to deliver enhanced capability, performance, and compliance and provide an improved claims management experience for injured workers and their employers. Our dedicated teams help injured workers recover and return to work sooner.

ABN 18 008 476 944

As Australia’s largest and most trusted multi-line Third Party Claims Administrator, Gallagher Bassett (GB) provides a complete range of claims management and consulting solutions including workers’ compensation, general insurance, self insurance and advisory services.

Drawing on our global network and extensive local resources, we provide customised claim and risk mitigation solutions that improve our clients’ outcomes.

A proud long term supporter of PIEF and recognised expert in personal injury claims management, GB offers clients the ‘best of the best’ in resources, innovation and capability, drawing from our global, national and local experience, providing workers’ compensation, self insurance, return to work and injury management services.

 

ABN 68 009 778 018

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) regulates Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance in Queensland to keep premiums affordable and support people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

MAIC is funded by a statutory levy payable with the CTP insurance premium and supports research and initiatives to reduce the incidence and effects of road trauma.

The National Injury Insurance Scheme, Queensland (NIISQ) is a no-fault scheme that provides necessary and reasonable lifetime treatment, care and support to those who sustain eligible serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, on or after 1 July 2016.

MAIC and NIISQ agencies recently combined, recognising the opportunity to be better together strengthening our collective impact by aligning around the injured individuals we exist to serve.

EML is an Australian owned personal injury claims management organisation helping people get their lives back for 110 years. Our team of 4,000+ people is committed to the care of more than 85,000 workers across Australia annually.

Through our Mutual Benefits Program, we invest in innovative products, tools and services designed to improve outcomes for employers, injured workers and the communities we support.

Since 2012 the Mutual Benefits Program has invested over $121M into products, research, and services designed to help employers to address workplace health, safety, and injury management challenges.

ABN 67 000 006 486

Hall & Wilcox is a firm of more than 1100 people nationally, including over 135 partners. 

With a history of over 100 years, which started in insurance litigation, we have a deep understanding and commitment to the Australian insurance markets. We are a leading independent business law firm with more than 49 of our partners and close to 230 of our lawyers practicing in insurance with one of the largest workers compensation practices in the country. 

We have national capability with a strong local focus. We have offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, and Darwin.

For over a decade, QBE has proudly sponsored the PIEF conference and serves on the PIEF board, supporting the professionalisation of the Personal Injury scheme. Our involvement includes leveraging their courses across our Workers Compensation and CTP businesses.

This year’s objective of attending the conference aims to highlight QBE as a leader in the Personal Injury field, showcasing the work of our teams and programs.

With PIEF being hosted in the West for the first time, we have a valuable opportunity to connect and showcase what we have to offer with key industry members and clients based in the region. We plan to not only highlight our achievements in Personal Injury but also the advancements we are making in healthcare.

ABN 78 003 191 035

WorkCover Queensland has been providing workers’ compensation insurance in Queensland for more than 25 years to more than 170,000 businesses.

Supporting Queensland workers and businesses is at the heart of everything we do. From customer service and managing claims, to accessing rehabilitation, and making sure employers have insurance in place to protect their workers.

The most important thing for us is keeping Queenslanders working and we understand everyone’s needs are different. We work with each individual to make sure they get the best outcome for their situation.

We are a government regulator, workers’ compensation insurer, claims manager and scheme administrator.

Through our role, we work with employees and other workers, employers, service providers and other organisations to:
· 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.

Harness the power of a healthier workforce with Konekt
Konekt is one of Australia’s largest providers of injury prevention, injury management and workplace wellbeing services. With over 30 years of clinical expertise and national reach, and services extending across every stage of the employment lifecycle, makes us well positioned to help you build a healthier, happier, and thriving workforce.

We work in partnership with customers across the insurance, corporate, and government sectors to prevent and manage workplace injuries to reduce social and employment costs – creating a stronger community.

360 Medico Legal is a leading provider of independent expert medical assessments and quality medico legal reports for diverse cases and clients across Australia. 

 360 Medico Legal takes pride in delivering unbiased and balanced medico legal opinions and reports of the highest quality. Our independent medical reports are meticulously crafted by over 120 highly regarded independent medical experts, assisting with various legal and insurance matters. We work with plaintiffs, defendant lawyers, insurance companies, employers, claims managers, and corporate firms on a variety of cases and claims.

 We are also pleased to introduce 360 Occupational Health, our solution to providing immediate access to new and exclusive AMS accredited Occ Physicians.

As Australia’s leading integrated workplace health and wellbeing organisation, Altius Group has been elevating the wellbeing of Australians for over 21 years. Navigating the complex and varied nature of injuries, mental health, work and home environments, disability, and personal injury schemes – is what Altius Group does best.

Swing by their booth and discover their end-to-end solutions tailored to mitigate risks while delivering unparalleled recovery, occupational rehabilitation, and psychological services.

Honeysuckle Health is a health services company helping people lead healthier lives by connecting them with effective, affordable and personalised care.

We take a data science led approach in order to help our clients understand the current and future health needs of their customer bases. Honeysuckle Health strives to deliver better health outcomes for customers, individuals, and the entire community, through the delivery of telephonic and digital health programs, health services buying group, healthcare provider network access and contracting services, and healthcare analytics services.

We drive better value healthcare and a better connected health system.

KINNECT is an independent, privately owned rehabilitation provider delivering innovative, tailored solutions of the highest quality to injured people and organisations across Australia. With more than 26 years of experience providing client centred rehabilitation services, we have an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by individuals recovering from injury.

Our passionate teams of Rehabilitation Consultants, with support of our Occupational Physicians, are firm believers in a holistic approach to recovery by providing the right support at the right time. We are committed to our Core Values of Highly Skilled, Happy People, Creating Sustainable Value.

ABN 31 114 691 860

mlcoa is the largest provider of independent medical opinions in Australia. Covering every major medical specialty, our team has more than 35 years’ experience in delivering medical assessment services.

Our specialists provide trusted, independent and evidence-based opinions to enable the optimal management of your clients’ medical conditions. This insightful advice helps to inform reliable decision-making around an individual’s rehabilitation, recovery and return to work options.

We have the size and agility to be where you need us most, with permanent consulting suites in each Australian capital city, as well as over 70 key metropolitan and regional locations, and a growing international network.

Quantumcorp provides a full range of investigation services to insurers, self-insurers, insurance lawyers, claims management companies, and large employers in all States and Territories throughout Australia.

We are not your everyday investigation firm:
We offer highly specialised investigation solutions, with investigators and support staff aligned to one of five distinct Practice Groups based on their qualifications, experience and skillset, including;

• Liability
• CTP
• Workers Compensation
• General Insurance
• Surveillance & Online Investigations

We favour employee investigators over independent contractors.

We employ Technical Specialists to oversee quality.

We tie it all together with Q-track, our purpose built case management system which provides all users, including our clients, with a 360 degree case view 24/7/365.

Acumen Health is a national provider of Workplace Rehabilitation services, established in NSW in 2003, and today have over 300 staff nationally.

Acumen Health provides rehabilitation and return to work services to workers compensation insurers and agents, employers, compulsory third-party insurers, life insurers, and agencies of the commonwealth government across all states and territories in Australia.

Axis exists to make real differences to the health and capability of people and communities. We assist organisations and individuals across Australia with tailored holistic care solutions and services driven by the belief that happier and healthier people perform better.

Our national footprint and team of specialists provide personalised service and a dynamic approach to all our clients improving vitality, wellbeing, injury recovery, and overall health in an organisation’s workforce.

Injury Prevention | Mental Wellbeing | Occupational Health | Health & Wellness.

At I-MED Radiology, we have a vision – to be the most respected and trusted medical imaging specialists in the world. That’s our vision, underpinned by our purpose – to save lives and reduce uncertainty.

LeapForward creates digital intervention programs to improve mental health, physical wellbeing, and emotional resilience.


We combine psychological frameworks with established clinical efficacy and generative AI technologies to enable safe, engaging, and non-judgmental cognitive and behavioural change coaching. Our programs offer accessible, affordable, timely, and personalised care that supports people anywhere, anytime.


Created by an expert team of allied-health professionals, LeapForward’s recovery program has been designed to address the psychosocial barriers to recovery from injury.


With LeapForward, six weeks can have a lifetime of impact!

Transform your workplace health with RediMed.

Founded in 2008, we have a clear purpose: to support all individuals through innovative, holistic, end-to-end healthcare.

Our comprehensive services focus on pre-employment assessments and the prevention, treatment and management of work-related injuries. We ensure your employee’s health is our top priority and we take time to understand your unique requirements to support the management of health conditions and optimise recovery outcomes. We employ some of the most experienced health professionals in the country and by supporting your people, and your business, we’re creating a healthier, more resilient Australia.

Shoulder injuries are on the rise making up 20% of all serious claims. Surgery is often prescribed however mixed outcomes are common and lower success in WC patients is reported.

The REGENETEN* Bioinductive Implant is an advanced healing solution for biological enhancement and tendon regeneration across all rotator cuff tear types.

The goal of REGENETEN is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing response, induce new tendon-like tissue growth and disrupt rotator cuff disease progression. We are seeing evidence both globally and in Australia that patients and injured workers are benefiting from the biological healing boost Regeneten is giving. The innovation of such biological technology is significantly improving patient outcomes as well as productivity and overall wellbeing.  Pleasingly data shows it is cost effective while sustaining better outcomes over time.

Identifying technologies like Regeneten can be largely impactful to the healthcare sector. Critically evolving best practice treatment while innovating the care pathways to drive cost savings while expanding patient capability into the future.

Talk to us about our education and development plans to reduce the growing cost and societal impact of shoulder injuries in Australia.

Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations has been providing leading edge investigative solutions since 1988. Our core strategy is centred around helping our insurance customers ‘make the right decisions’.

With an unrivalled geographical footprint and first-hand experience of key risk issues facing businesses, we are the preferred investigations partner and advisor for organisations around the globe.

Our contemporary strategy is focused on enabling more accurate decision making through technology-led next level risk insight. We help our insurance customers meet their corporate and social responsibilities by supporting: strong claim outcomes; a better customer experience; reduced claim lifecycles; enhanced risk identification; and improved environmental sustainability.

Haylo People are experts in Personal Injury and Insurance recruitment. Partnering with businesses to provide a full suite of recruitment, consulting and onsite talent acquisition services, Haylo finds the right people to enable organisations to grow and teams to thrive.

At Haylo we understand our client’s needs, after all we’ve been there too. With experience that includes Agency Recruitment, Human Resources, Internal Recruitment, Employee Engagement and RPO/MSP, our expert consultants have a proven ability to consistently deliver for Personal Injury and Insurance teams.

We pride ourselves on innovation, and key partnerships, with our leadership team ensuring a customised, flexible, adaptable, and proactive approach that’s always evolving.

Established in 2000, IA Health Group pioneered the Industrial Athlete concept and brought this focus to achieve employee health.

Over time we observed that the repetitive motion activities of athletes and industrial workers are comparable, resulting in similar injuries which can be prevented by similar sports-focused management.

This observation has been at the core of the IA Health Group vision of keeping all Industrial Athletes safe, proud and protected.

Want direct access to your medicolegal experts?

MEDirect is Australia’s first and only referrer-to-doctor-direct medicolegal Booking and Practice Management System that enables you to work directly with your Medicolegal Experts, without a middleman broker. Think Airbnb, but for medicolegal!

So, if improved communication, reduced turnaround times and better report fees are important to you, book your medicolegal experts through MEDirect.

Procare Group is a multidisciplinary national provider of personal injury insurance risk solutions.

Our expert and comprehensive offering across multiple divisions includes:

– Health, Wellbeing & Injury Prevention Services
– Injury Management, Return to Life & Work Services
– Investigation, Fraud & Forensic Services
– Medicolegal Services

Procare has over 25 years of experience with 40+ locations in all states and territories of Australia. Our experienced and proven team are grounded in authenticity and our enduring commitment to quality, flexibility, and customer experience.

We are excited to be a part of this year’s PIEF Conference in Perth. Come by our booth and say hello!

Rehab Management (part of the Arriba Group of companies) has over 25 years’ experience delivering evidence-based workplace rehabilitation, health and wellbeing solutions. 

Our multidisciplinary team deliver best in class, client-centric, tailored services with innovation and collaboration sitting at the heart of our service delivery. 

With Rehab Management, you can partner with confidence.

We are a group of respected medical specialists providing independent medical examinations across all schemes.

With a thorough understanding of our obligations as expert witnesses we are able to provide reports which are unrivaled in quality, efficiency and objectivity.

We have a drive to remain balanced, considered and meticulous in our assessments of medical evidence. We provide services to insurers, plaintiff and defendant lawyers, employers and all other stakeholders.

Safe Work Australia is an Australian government agency that develops national policy to enhance work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

Safe Work Australia represents the interests of the Commonwealth, states and territories, as well as workers and employers, in pursuit of their vision of healthier, safer and more productive workplaces through improvements to WHS and workers’ compensation arrangements.

Perx Health motivates your members through their recovery, dramatically improving return-to-work rates by 1.7x and reducing length of claims by 57 days. To return workers to full health – especially with complex cases – it’s critical to build recovery habits quickly and to sustain that behavior throughout their recuperation.

This is where Perx excels. Perx delivers 90% adherence by making recovery tasks fun with rewards, gamification, leaderboards and community support. Adherence drives faster recoveries, with users seeing a 34% improvement in symptoms after 8 weeks and one partner projecting $3M savings. 

Find out how Perx can do the same for you.