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One Fell Swoop - International Study Tours

For 10 years, we have been delivering bespoke study tours of the world’s finest in seniors’ living. From Canada to Europe to the USA, our International Study Tours deliver cutting-edge knowledge, first-hand experiences and invaluable connections with the industry’s most progressive leaders and thinkers. We examine the built form, financial models and service and operations culture of diverse communities to bring this innovation into our thinking.

We visit mixed-use developments, communities co-located with universities and childcare and architectural projects that are breaking new ground. To complete the experience, we stay in five star hotels and enjoy the best of local cuisine at celebrated restaurants. Sharing such experiences and insights with your industry peers makes our IST a must for all those in the seniors’ living industry at the C-suite level.

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Top reasons for joining our next IST

Thought leadership conference

A meeting of minds in which leaders and innovators across the global seniors’ industry share their knowledge. We share current insights and future-forward thinking from the Australian market, too.

Tour leading communities

Visit unique broadacre developments, cutting edge land lease communities, inner city vertical communities, boutique resort style and mixed use communities in countries that are leading the way.

Gain valuable insights

Discover the intrinsic importance of a robust health and wellbeing offering – a key ingredient for today’s seniors. Learn how care pathways and scalable services play a vital role in modern communities.

Key sales and finance insights

Learn how to achieve even stronger sales results from the best in the business. Take away key insights and challenge your thinking on current Australian financial models and fee structures.

Experience resort-style communities

See first-hand how some of the world’s most luxurious operators work. Immerse yourself in the culture of communities that challenge the status quo and meet the dedicated people running them.

Networking opportunities

Connect with your Australian peers and international counterparts. Every IST offers one-of-a kind opportunities to forge lasting relationships with those committed to the advancement of the seniors’ sector.

The places we have been on IST

  • 2023

    Chicago, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Los Angeles


    One Fell Swoop - Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park Chicago

    Our last International Study Tour encompassed three US states, four hotels, 18 community tours and 20 delegates, over 31,733 km. The packed program included presentations from experts on senior housing, longevity, mixed use projects, research, customer experience, health and wellbeing and dementia care, along with valuations, financing and sales. We toured luxury resort communities, boutique independent living projects, broadacre and vertical communities and world class developments.

  • 2018

    Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver


    One Fell Swoop - Canadian Mounties charging on horseback

    On this ambitious and exciting tour, we learned about diverse communities; from brand new vertical developments to ethnic and religion specific villages, to an exciting mixed-use project. Our delegates gained first-hand knowledge of the latest industry developments from Canada’s finest, along with a leadership conference in Toronto, where insights from the Canadian industry’s most impressive minds were shared.

  • 2017

    Copenhagen, Malmo, Hamburg, Berlin


    One Fell Swoop study tour - Brandenburg Gate

    Our tour took delegates through five of the best cities in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. We discovered why Europe’s wealthiest families are changing retirement living for the better by building their own environments. We toured multi-generational housing developments, luxury seniors’ apartments, ‘living’ neighbourhoods, a converted convent, an innovative end-of-life facility and a Buddhist centre, while hearing from leading seniors’ architects, urban developers and housing companies.

  • 2016

    Britain, Rotterdam, Amsterdam


    One Fell Swoop - Tower Bridge London

    Our IST2016 delegates discovered the latest innovations in UK seniors’ living, while experiencing the exceptional service delivery of an award-winning suite of luxury hotels. Kicking off the tour was a two-day leadership conference, followed by 14 vertical and broadacre tours, masterclasses with the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, insights on assisted living, in-home and residential aged care and a trip to The Netherlands to learn more about their innovative work on dementia care.

  • 2015

    New York City, Washington, Orlando, Dallas


    One Fell Swoop - Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline

    Starting in New York, we packed our dynamic tour into 10 days. For IST 15 we attended over 20 presentations and tours, met some of the world’s best operators, went ‘backstage’ at leading retirement communities and prestige hotels, and got the low down on new technology. Delegates arrived home armed with a wealth of newfound knowledge and inspirational ideas – ready to nurture much needed growth in the Australian seniors’ industry.

  • 2014

    Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco


    One Fell Swoop - LAX

    For our first ever IST, 24 delegates from Australia and New Zealand travelled to eighteen communities across Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. A key focus of the tour was to develop insights into high-end hospitality and experiential businesses. Back-of-house hotel tours (including the London in West Hollywood and the Grand Del Mar in San Diego) were organised to understand their approaches to large scale customer service delivery.

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