• Standards Australia CEO, Adrian O’Connell, will be a speaker.
    Standards Australia CEO, Adrian O’Connell, will be a speaker.

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) has announced its initial speaker lineup for Accreditation Matters 2024, which will be held in Sydney on 25-26 June, 2024.

The landmark two-day event will focus on the crucial role accreditation and conformity assessment play in trade, construction, health and safety.

To be held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, more than 400 industry leaders, technical experts and quality champions are expected to attend.

Devin McDaniels, deputy secretary of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Committee, will speak at the conference highlighting the importance of accreditation and conformity assessment, standards and regulations to global trade.

Speakers from the National Measurement Institute (NMI), Standards Australia (SA), CSIRO, Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), Sydney University, the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA), SafeWork NSW and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will participate in the conference. 

Organisations including Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory (ASDTL), Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA), GS1 Australia, Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) and companies including Sealy, Coregas and leading laboratory trainer LTT will also present at the conference.

More than 30 sessions are already confirmed in the multi-choice program, putting the spotlight on the role accreditation plays in the quality and safety of all aspects of our daily lives, and highlighting the importance to global trade for Australian companies.

Conference themes include Future Focused, Accreditation Matters, Trade and Supply Chains, Health as well as a streams for People Development within Australia’s conformance community.

Confirmed speakers include NATA CEO Jennifer Evans, Dr Bruce Warrington, CEO at NMI, as well as Olivier Salvado, Lead AI for Mission, CSIRO, Adrian O'Connell, CEO of Standards Australia and Wodek Jakubik, innovation manager at Coregas.