ALPMA Summit 2019 2020-06-16T12:40:21+10:00


Name: ALPMA Summit 2019
Host: Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)
Date: Wednesday, 4 – Friday, 6 September 2019
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


Delegates: 468
Partners: 14
Exhibition Booths: 51
Keynote Speakers: 3
Streams: 3 plus two pre-Summit workshops
Speakers: 29


ALPMA is the peak body representing managers and lawyers with a legal practice management role. ALPMA provides an authoritative voice on issues relevant to legal practice management.

Members of ALPMA provide professional management services to legal practices in areas of financial management, strategic management, technology, human resources, facilities and operational management, marketing and information services and technology.


The annual ALPMA Summit is the most prominent legal management conference in the Southern Hemisphere attracting a large number of legal management professionals from small to large firms, companies and government departments each year. Delegates from across Australasia, as well as from overseas, attended the event at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne from 4-6 September 2019.

The 2019 ALPMA Summit brought together senior legal management professionals, world-class industry and subject matter experts and leading industry suppliers to hear about best-practice, find out what is new, share experiences, make contacts and have fun.


The Summit program featured two extensive days of keynote and breakout presentations with two pre-Summit workshops offered. The Summit closed with its first ever Hackathon, with live polling, to a very successful outcome.

Three networking functions during the Summit allowed attendees to meet with exhibitors and mingle with speakers and peers in a relaxed setting.


ICE Australia have been working with ALPMA since 2016 to manage all aspects of their annual Summit. The scope of management includes venue and budget management, supplier liaison, partnership and exhibition sales and logistics and delegate services, to name a few. Monthly meetings were attended by ICE Australia and the Organising Committee with ICE Australia providing progress reports on the different elements of the Summit planning process.


  • The final budget generated a healthy surplus.
  • Over 94% of survey respondents rated their Summit experience as very satisfied.
  • Partnership income target was exceeded even after an increase from the previous Summit. New first-time partners were secured this year.



  • Actionstep
  • Aderant
  • BigHand
  • Canon Australia
  • Citec Confirm
  • Client Sense
  • Compu-Stor
  • DocsCorp
  • FilePro
  • GlobalX
  • Grace Information Management
  • InfoTrack
  • InMailX by Digitus
  • Innessco
  • Kastle Systems
  • Law in Order
  • LawMaster
  • LEAP Legal Software
  • legalsuper
  • LexisNexis
  • Macquarie Bank
  • My Info Tech Partner
  • Netdocuments
  • people2people
  • Perfect Portal
  • PEXA
  • PracticeEvolve
  • Quickfee
  • Red Rain
  • Ricoh
  • SAI Global
  • Social Hive
  • The College of Law
  • The Search People
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TIMG
  • Trinogy Systems
  • VoiceX Communications
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Worldox Cloud Hosted by Matrix Solutions
  • ZircoDATA