ARCO Summer Network Briefing & Drinks Reception 2024

Thursday, 16 May, 2024 - 16:00

10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

ARCO Network Briefing (Private Event)

Join ARCO to hear exclusive insights into key trends in the Integrated Retirement Community sector and network with sector peers

Exclusive to all ARCO Members, Accelerators, Partners and Affiliates


This event offers the chance to the ARCO Network to come together for a summer networking and drinks reception as well as hearing the latest sector update.

The Summer Network Briefing & Drinks will be held on 16 May in London and due to venue capacity, it is limited to one representative per organisation. 

We are thrilled that our Guest Speaker for the event will be John Collyns, Executive Director of New Zealand’s ARCO – the Retirement Village Association (RVA). John will be joining to give his insight on a sector that is 20 years ahead of our own – what they’ve learnt along the way and share his thoughts on the UK sector.

About our Guest Speaker:

John Collyns - Executive Director.

John was appointed Executive Director of the Retirement Villages Association (NZ) Inc  (RVA) in October 2007.

 The RVA represents the interests of retirement village owners, developers and  managers around New Zealand. John is responsible for setting the Association’s strategy and policy direction, as well as developing relationships with members, key stakeholders, central and local government agencies, and the media. Key stakeholders include the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, the Retirement Commissioner, the Financial Markets Authority, the Office for Senior Citizens, District Health Boards, Business NZ, statutory supervisors, and consumer advocacy groups such as Age Concern and Grey Power, amongst others.

Prior to this appointment John was the Executive Director of the Bus and Coach Association (NZ) Incorporated, a position he had held since September 1994. Prior to this role John owned a ran a restaurant for four years (so has an understanding of the risks members face when running their own businesses), a marketing manager for NZ Railways in their freight business, and a Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Minister of Railways in the 1980s.

John was a founding director of the Road Transport and Logistics Industry Training Organisation and he is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Association Executives.

John has a BA from Victoria University in Wellington.


Thank you to our hosts

Thank you to BNP Paribas, ARCO Partner for hosting this event