Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Chris Minns to officially open Pharmacy Connect Conference

The Pharmacy Guild New South Wales Branch President, David Heffernan is proud to announce that the Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Chris Minns will officially open this year’s Pharmacy Connect conference in Sydney on Thursday 31 August.

The Premier will officially open the Welcome Reception and address the hundreds of delegates registered to attend this year’s event.

Hosted by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Pharmacy Connect is an annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney from Thursday 31 August – Saturday 2 September 2023.

Branch President, David Heffernan said it is an honour to welcome the Hon. Chris Minns back to the conference in his new role as Premier of New South Wales.

“We are very pleased to have Premier Minns officially open the conference. Last year the Premier attended as a key speaker in his role as Opposition Leader, and we proudly welcome him back to reconnect with hundreds of community pharmacists.

“With the introduction of NSW’s trial of treating uncomplicated UTIs for women and the role of pharmacists continuing to expand, Premier Minns is keen to engage with the community pharmacy sector to attain a deeper understanding of the opportunities which community pharmacy can provide the heath sector,” says Mr Heffernan.

Mr Heffernan said Premier Minns joins an impressive line-up of speakers including Infectious Diseases Physician and Ambassador for Health Reform, Dr Nick Coatsworth and Founder and Director of EQ Minds, Chelsea Pottenger.

With a theme of ‘Make every connection matter’, this year’s national conference will bring together pharmacists, suppliers and key industry leaders to discuss issues impacting community pharmacy both now, and into the future.

The conference features pre-conference workshops on ownership, regulatory activities and full scope of practice, a two-day education program, a 55-plus stand trade exhibition plus social networking opportunities.

For those wanting to attend, registration is still open. For further details go to