Highlights from the 2023 CCV Club Conference | Community Clubs Victoria


Highlights from the 2023 CCV Club Conference

Nov 27, 2023 | Uncategorized

The 2023 CCV Club Conference, held at the prestigious Moonee Valley Racing Club,was an exceptional industry event. This event gave the club community a golden opportunity to delve into current industry trends while fostering meaningful connections with peers. The venue, featuring a state-of-the-art bar, stage, and an expansive tiered timber deck with breathtaking views, set the perfect location for a day of learning, networking, and collaboration.

Club leaders from diverse domains, including committee members, operational managers, and staff, converged for this essential one-day event. It has become a cornerstone for professional development, equipping attendees with a comprehensive program to enhance their skills, preparing them to tackle future business challenges.

One of the conference’s highlights was the engaging and insightful presentations from esteemed speakers and panellists. Liam Twomey, an Elite Triathlete and Aspiring Paralympian, shared his inspiring journey, embodying the conference theme of “Resilience, Support, and Professional Development.” His story, aligned with the theme, resonated with attendees, and the conference organisers wished him the best on his Olympic journey to compete at the Paris Paralympics in 2024.

Leon Cox from the Governance Institute of Australia provided a deep dive into Sports Governance, shedding light on the nuances of effective management and decision-making within sports organisations. Matthew Elefanty’s presentation on Facial Recognition Technology and Victorian Gaming Venues was equally illuminating, addressing compliance and regulatory systems for commercial enterprises. Attendees gained valuable insights, covering considerations for adopting Facial Recognition Technology, challenges prompting its necessity, and anticipated future developments in Victoria.

Andrew Carnegie emphasised the forthcoming collaborative and interactive workshops with CCV. The tactical solutions workshop is crafted to support frontline venue staff handling complex customer interactions related to RSG, RSA, and AML source of funds discussions. The workshops are scheduled for the upcoming year, so anticipate the announcement of specific dates in the early part of the new year.

Beyond the educational components, the Club Conference offered extensive networking opportunities. Attendees had the chance to connect with peers and industry partners, establishing valuable contacts within the club community. The partner stalls provided a platform for fostering connections and engaging in between club members and industry experts in meaningful conversations. interactions. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the our MC for the day John Deeks, the remarkable speakers and partners who contributed to the success of the day.


Mark Ryan, State Manager – KENO
David Dicker, General Manager Venues – TAB
Stefan Zubielevitch, Hostplus Senior Relationship Manager – HOSTPLUS
Liam Twomey, Para triathlete – Guest Speaker
Leon Cox, General Manager, Membership & Engagement – GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
James Bate, Director – Insite Architects
Mike Chandler, Director – BSPN Architecture
Richard Butler, Chief Executive – Rubicon Design
Jason Beach, Hospitality Consultant & Client Liaison – AllSkilled
Matthew Elefanty, Senior Associate – BSP Lawyers
Freddie Deegan, Director – ON TAP Hospitality
Andrew Carnegie, Director – Carnegie Consulting Group
Steve Harry, Commercial Business Development Manager – BUNNINGS TRADE

Partner Stalls

BSPN Architecture
Bunnings Trade
Carlton & United Breweries
Insite Architects
Next Payments
On Tap Hospitality
Plant Image
Rubicon Design
SW Accountants & Advisors
Treasury Wine Estate

At the end of the conference, attendees carry with them a renewed vision for their respective clubs and a network of connections and practical skills acquired during this enriching event. The CCV Club Conference continues to be a beacon of inspiration and knowledge for club leaders, committed to achieving excellence in their roles. We eagerly anticipate more transformative experiences at next year’s conference!

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