IHHC Postponement Notification

On behalf of the Institute of Hospitality and Healthcare we are advising today that the 39th IHHC National Conference which was scheduled to take place from 12 – 14 October 2020  will be postponed until the following year.

This has been a challenging decision, made by the IHHC Board and local organising committee after reviewing all available information from Governments and health authorities, in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 virus situation and recognises the evolving global medical crisis and the potential risk to the wider community stemming from the virus.

We’ve also taken into account the concerns of speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, stakeholders and potential attendees to commit to the conference. We feel taking a proactive approach to postpone the conference until the following year  is a responsible and appropriate response to this crisis.

The conference will be held in the later part of 2021 with exact dates to be confirmed with our venue partner, Crown Perth. We will keep everyone updated when new dates are secured.

For any member or stakeholder who would like to discuss their involvement in the 2021 conference, please email ihhcconf@theassociationspecialists.com.au

We thank you for your support and patience at this time and look forward to welcoming you to Perth in 2021.

Carey Bray

IHHC Conference Chair

Welcome to the IHHC 2021 Conference overview

Each year the IHHC hosts a National, and at regular intervals an International Conference bringing together delegates from a variety of health and aged care organisations.


Closing date for submission of abstracts
31 March 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance
30 April 2021
Provisional program available
30 May 2021
October 2021 (TBC)

Delegates include Support Service Managers, Foodservice Managers, Executive Chefs, Cleaning, Laundry and Environmental Services Managers and other professionals engaged in delivering a variety of services to the Health and Aged Care Industry. With this in mind, the conference is a unique opportunity for you and your organisation to connect with our delegates.

The Organising Committee is committed to engaging with delegates through an energising and informative program of speakers, covering a wide variety of topics relevant to our industry, and facilitating networking and business opportunities for delegates, supporters and exhibitors through an extensive trade exhibition and a dynamic program of social events.

We look forward to your participation in this premier industry event, and to welcoming you to Perth in 2021.


Crown Casino, Great Eastern Highway, BURSWOOD WA 6100


Conference Aim

  • To provide a platform to showcase innovation in hospitality and support services in healthcare
  • To share information about practical innovations in healthcare that have demonstrated outcomes in the areas of non-clinical operational innovation


  • Directors of Hotel / Support Services
  • Food Service Managers
  • Cleaning Managers
  • Laundry Managers
  • Ward Services Managers
  • Environmental Services Managers
  • Retail Outlet Managers
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Meals on Wheels Coordinators
  • HealthCare Industry Professionals