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An investment in your key people

  •  Jammed packed single day of professional development for Village & HO Management  

  • Unrivalled experience & content

  • Australia's leading PD speakers

  • Leading CEO presentations

  • Culture / Sales / Motivation

  • Invest in your people's skills and commitment

  • Invest in your business stability and growth.    

Unrivalled Speakers


The VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 has assembled a master list of speakers to equip and inspire delegates for personal and business growth in FY22.


The retirement village sector is a people business, where success is measured in resident satisfaction, which translates directly to increased local demand, increased sales and increased business return.

The VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 delivers focused technical and soft skill development, professional development and motivation.

Speakers deliver:

  1. self-awareness and development

  2. leadership and motivation

  3. village sales and marketing

  4. legal and regulatory update

  5. latest resident and operational processes

  6. best practice case studies

  7. 21st Century resident engagement practices

  8. understanding the role of care in villages

  9. dispute resolution techniques

  10. bottom line optimisation

And more.

Only at the VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 will delegates experience Australia’s best ‘skills’ speakers and sector leading CEOs, building pride in the vital roles delegates play in our sector.


600+ Networking Delegates Across the Country


Building on the success of our inaugural VILLAGE SUMMIT with 120 delegates, the VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 returns but in a revised format - a jammed packed single day event in 5 capital cities.

Further building on the success of the DCM Institute, with 450 village management participants across Australia, the VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 will host more than 450 delegates.

This premier event is designed to acknowledge and reward delegates for the vital and central role they play in making their village a success for residents and a success for their operator.


Premium venue, premium networking

All SUMMITS will be held at premium venues within your capital city.

  • Perth - Thursday, 11 November - Crown Perth

  • Adelaide - Friday, 19 November - Crowne Plaza Adelaide

  • Brisbane - Friday, 26 November - Hilton Brisbane

  • Melbourne - Tuesday, 30 November - Crowne Plaza

  • Sydney - Thursday, 2 December - Hyatt Regency Sydney

Delegates will appreciate the same experience as the Leaders who attend our LEADERS SUMMIT, with barista coffee breaks, networking lunch and celebration drinks at the conclusion of the day.


Invest in your management talent


The village sector has experienced its most challenging 18 months with COVID.


Now is the time to recognise and reward your most important people.

At a time where 51% of village managers leave their employers within three years*, the VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 is a sensible investment to:

  1. safeguard against management turnover

  2. reduce disruption/business risk and recruitment costs

  3. recognise and retain valued team members

  4. build core skills and confidence

  5. increase business and compliance IP

  6. build a ‘village/operator of excellence’ reputation

     *AOR 2018 Village Manager Survey of 258 village managers.

Invest Now. 


Individual delegate registration:           $995 + GST 

DCMI PD Members:                                 $0