2016 ALPMA Legal Management Summit

September 7 - 9, 2016 | Etihad Stadium | Melbourne

The ALPMA Legal Management Summit & Trade Exhibition is the largest legal management conference and trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.  More than 300 law firm leaders and managers from across Australasia will converge on the Melbourne for an action-packed three days of intense professional development, networking and fun from 7 - 9 September, 2016.  Put this date in your diary now!  

Registration will open in late May, 2016.  Summit partnership, exhibitor and merchandising opportunities are now on sale.


Outstanding Value for Money

Summit offers outstanding value for money.

Your registration includes:

  • An action-packed two day program of expert speakers 

  • A ticket for the Welcome reception on Wednesday evening

  • A ticket for the Thursday night Gala DinnerALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards Presentation

  • Entry to the largest Legal Management Trade Exhibition in Australasia

  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days.

Check out the photos from the 2015 ALPMA Summit.


Largest Legal Management Trade Exhibition

The ALPMA Summit features the largest legal management trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 50+ market-leading vendors showcasing the latest products, services and technologies for the legal sector.

This year, we welcome InfoTrack as our Principal Partner, LexisNexis as our Thought Leadership Awards partner and SAI Global and Veda as our Summit Gold Partners. Other major partners include Thomson Reuters, The Information Management Group, Worldox Cloud hosted by Matrix Solutions, BigHand and Law In Order.   ALPMA offers a range of partnership, exhibition and merchandising opportunities that are now on sale - and are snapped up quickly! 

Learn more about becoming a 2016 Summit Partner

Check out our 2016 Summit Exhibitors

Check out photos from the 2015 Summit Trade Exhibition


Why attend Summit?

Attending Summit is a not-to-be-missed experience.  But don't take our word for it! 

Watch the video below to see what past Summit attendees have to say about their Summit experience:

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A Blueprint for Change

The 2016 ALPMA Summit will have a strong focus on providing law firm leaders and managers with practical advice on how to implement the people,
process and technology changes required to keep their firms competitive in a rapidly evolving legal landscape - and this is reflected in our theme "A Blueprint for Change"

Summit presenters will explain how delegates can adjust their business models, strategy and operational practices to ensure their firms are well-positioned for the future, backed by real-world case studies. Delegates will leave Summit armed with the guidance and insight they need to successfully create blueprint for change at their firm. 


The Challenges Facing Tomorrow's Firm

In the video below, law firm leaders share their views on the challenges facing tomorrow's law firms. 

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Pre-Summit Master Class Workshops

There will be two optional half-day pre-Summit Master Class workshops, held concurrently on Wednesday 7 September, 2016. These will provide attendees with deep insight on two topics critical for creating a law firm that successfully adapts and flourishes:

  1. Legal Innovation for Small Firm Teams

  2. A Process of Change and the Leader's Role

Stay tune for more information on our workshop speakers! Learn more about becoming an exclusive workshop sponsor.

Each workshop = 3.5 CPD Units/ 3.5 NZ Hours Practice Management and Business Skills


2015 Summit On-Demand

ALPMA video recorded presentations from the 2015 ALPMA Summit and makes them available for you to watch on-demand after Summit. These are now available from the ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre.

For Summit delegates, this means you can re-play your favourite Summit sessions when you get back to the office and share the insights you gained with other members of your team.  For those who did not attend, you can experience and share these brilliant presentations on-demand.

Purchase the whole 2015 ALPMA Summit On-Demand package for $330 (including GST) or watch individuals session on-demand for just $99 (including GST) each.


Watch Summit Live Online

ALPMA broadcasts Summit presentations live, which means you can watch the fantastic line-up of Summit speakers live and online - as they present at Summit.

You can interact with speakers, posting your questions for speakers on Twitter (#ALPMASummit) or via our Livestream platform.

All you need to view the Summit live broadcast is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.

You can purchase individual session Summit Live passes or the full Summit Live package and set-up a mini-Summit in your boardroom.


Summit Program

The ALPMA Summit features an outstanding and inspiring program of international and local speakers, sharing their expertise and delivering practical insights that you can apply directly at your firm. The Summit Committee is currently finalising a brilliant line-up for 2016. In 2015, our two-day program of speakers included:

  • Canadian analyst and consultant, Jordon Furlong 
  • US branding expert, Tim Williams
  • Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs
  • Executive Chairman of Beaton Research + Consulting, Dr George Beaton
  • Performance expert, Dr Bob Murray 
  • Law firm leaders from Allens, Gilbert + Tobin, Coleman Greig, KSF Lawyers and TressCox Lawyers (and many more!)
Check out the full 2015 program.

Major Summit Partners

Principal Partner

Thought Leadership Awards Partner

Gold Partner

Gold Partner


Workshop Partner

Document Solutions Partner

Technology Partner


Live & On-Demand Partner