Seminar Program Day 1 – Wednesday 22 June 2022

  Breakfast Workshop


Striving for Excellence whilst Striving for Balance
Brooke Hanson OLY OAM

Olympic gold and silver medalist Brooke Hanson has built a successful business as an inspirational speaker, media consultant, energy management coach, mentor, facilitator as well as TV and radio presenter. Brooke’s journey as a career woman whilst raising a family and running her own business has given her a true understanding on the pressure women face. Brooke looks forward to encouraging the audience to make “WAVES” by striving for vision, excellence and celebrating your success along the way.

Brooke will share the keys to energy management and the importance of self-love and care whilst striving for a better balance. Provide tips for juggling the daily pressures of the full workload and expectations on women to be wonder women and share how she copes with the fast-paced life as an active mum.

“I’m not giving you an Olympic Gold Medal because your busier than me”, Brooke will break down “busyness” and why women in particular wear it like a badge of honour.

Breaking down the external and internal pressures women are feeling and the added strain it puts on every aspect of your life and how you can find “YOU” again.

The life lessons, compassion and personal growth Brooke has learnt through her journey gives her an opportunity to share the tools she has gained that have resulted in successful outcomes in every aspect of her life.

Embracing what’s important through passion, purpose, love, leadership and finding internal strength to persevere in the face of your biggest challenges. Brooke looks forward to empowering a room full of women during an interactive session, enjoying a hot breakfast without racing out the door!

8.15am-8.45am WAVES Industry Panel
Panelists TBC

When Silver Is Gold – Believing, Succeeding and Achieving
Brooke Hanson OLY OAMThe importance of ‘the journey’ sharing my personal journey to Olympic glory and empowering internal self -belief to reach your goals, hopes and dreams.Our opening address is from the bubbly and energetic swimming star Brooke Hanson OLY OAM.Brooke is an Olympic gold and silver medallist and she remains one of Australia’s most recognised Olympians. Empowering people through the importance of ‘the journey’ Brooke will give an insight of her remarkable journey to Olympic glory and how she has implemented her learnings into life beyond the pool.

Brooke finds happiness and faces every difficulty with a smile and looks forward to sharing her inspirational story and her keys to individual and team success by encouraging self-belief and accountability.

Inspiring people through her story of resilience, determination and her positive outlook after much heartache is motivating. Brooke will focus on the importance of resilience, adversity, success, motivation, happiness and well-being.

As well as the Olympic journey Brooke will discuss the importance of mindfulness, exercise, mental health and energy management and the incredible impact they all have on your mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Come ready for an energised opening session as Brooke inspires you to think about the changes you can implement to achieve personal excellence both professionally and personally.

Brooke’s outcome for the opening address is to empower individuals and businesses to achieve personal and team greatness by inspiring you to live a purpose driven life

  Session 1  
10.00am – 10:45am

Exhibition Room 1

Jonathan Bristow – Senior Category Manager, Fluidra Group Australia

Central Room 2

Health & Wellness Panel – Better for Body and Business
Daena Bougoure-Latchford – Business Development Manager, SPASA

  Session 2  

Exhibition Room 1

Spa specific suction and skimmer safety
Adrian Lacy – Managing Director, Spatex

Central Room 2

Marketing Panel
Panelists TBC

  Session 3  
1.00pm – 1.45pm

Exhibition Room 1

A Dive into the Deep End: A look into the emerging challenges & opportunities facing our industry 
John O’Brien – CEO & Founder, Poolwerx

John O’Brien, CEO & Founder of Poolwerx shares his insights into what the Australian pool and spa industry can expect over the next two years. With Poolwerx’ strong US presence and John’s 30+ years franchising & pool retail/service experience, you’ll gain valuable information into how our local industry is influenced by the global market, the challenges and opportunities we can expect to see, and how to best prepare your business for the future challenges through retail, marketing, HR and supply chain relationships.

Central Room 2

The new energy efficiency regulations for pool pumps: what do I need to know?
Jennifer Hammond – GEMS Product Review, Residential Energy Efficiency Branch, Energy Efficiency Division

We’d be going through what the regulations cover including the new energy performance standards and the new energy rating label, how and when to register pumps so that they can be sold in Australia, and the expected timing for when this will all happen.

  Session 4
2.00pm- 3.30pm

Central Room 2

On the surface- Working through water chemistry and the impact on equipment and surfaces. A robust discussion, working through the significant developments within our industry.

 – How has the introduction of new equipment, the demand for heating and types of sanitation affected the industry?

– Are todays professionals equipped to deal with these changes?

– How are customers being impacted?

 – What would the united, best practice view be to prevent the deterioration of pool equipment and surfaces look like?

Moderated by Lindsay McGrath – CEO, SPASA

  Session 5  
4.00pm- 4.45pm

Exhibition Room 1

Climate Care: The Next Crisis – Active measures you can take to generate momentum from an energy & water shortage
Spiros Dassakis – Chief Operating Officer, SPASA

Water & Energy – The Twin Crisis

The swimming pool and spa industry is heavily dependent on water and energy resources.

With greater power demands due to population growth and frequent drought related water restrictions, governments and their agencies seek to influence and regulate for more sustainable water and energy efficient usage.

Looming expensive and regulated energy supply along with water restrictions will make owning a swimming pool and spa less desirable. Without change, the swimming pool and spa industry will have to overcome significant commercial, consumer and regulatory barriers.

Everyone has some skin in the water and energy game. The risks have driven SPASA Australia to think creatively and collectively to meet future industry needs.

Sustainable swimming pools and spas, installations and related products will enjoy a distinct advantage in the future. How we all respond to the challenge of becoming a sustainable industry will determine the outcome.

Overcoming future barriers requires a new approach, with industry having an important role to play in future-proofing our industry.

Central Room 2

Pool Barrier Australian Standards. – A complicated  affair.
Jacqui Pascoe – Principal Trainer, SPASA