First speakers for Accreditation Matters 2024 announced

Industry News February 6, 2024
First speakers for Accreditation Matters 2024 announced
NATA team

NATA celebrates another milestone in February as we mark our 77th anniversary. It’s a time to reflect on an incredible journey of growth and achievement providing confidence in testing and conformity assessment activities through accreditation, to ensure all Australians can live their lives safely.  

Accreditation Matters 2024 – Speaker Announcement 

To celebrate, we are very excited to announce our initial speaker lineup for Accreditation Matters 2024, a pre-eminent two-day conference on June 25-26 that focuses on the crucial role of accreditation, testing and conformity assessment. 

We are pleased to announce that 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.

Other key speakers will be presenting from industry heavyweights including: 

  • The National Measurement Institute (NMI) 
  • Standards Australia (SA) 
  • CSIRO  
  • Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) 
  • Sydney University 
  • Royal College of Pathologists Australasia 
  • SafeWork NSW  
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) 

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

Who else is going? 

Other key organisations sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting include: 

  • LTT 
  • Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory (ASDTL)  
  • Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA) 
  • GS1 Australia  
  • Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL)  
  • Sealy 
  • Coregas 
  • AES Environmental 
  • LabWare 
  • And many more.. 

Speaking about the conference, NATA CEO Jennifer Evans said:  

“In 2024, we want to showcase the role accreditation plays in all our lives. We will explore the future of accreditation and discuss important topics around global trade by bringing together domestic and international experts to offer insights into the workings of our National Standards and Conformance Infrastructure. Accreditation Matters 2024 will look to the future, but also provide upskilling and professional development opportunities for those in the science community looking to implement change today.” 

The NATA Excellence Award  

NATA will also proudly host the inaugural NATA Excellence Award at the Accreditation Matters Celebration Dinner as part of the conference. This award recognises a Member organisation that has, through its accredited services, made a significant and positive impact by contributing to improvements in domestic industries, communities, and the broader scientific and technical landscape. Nominations are open and you can read our criteria here.

To stay up-to-date and discover more information as well as securing your seat at Accreditation Matters 2024, please visit