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Business Forum 2014 QLD

Over the past 25 years, Business Forum has earned its reputation as one of Australia’s premium business events. In 2014 we once again bring together the best minds in accounting, law, business and politics, to expand your knowledge and challenge your thinking. Don’t miss your spot.

Over two days, you’ll hear from some of the best minds as they share their secrets for successfully adapting to change and give you practical tips for adding value to your organisation, no matter what the economic climate.

Thought-provoking, often provocative and always inspiring, Business Forum will give you the skills you need to get ahead, and stay there.

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12 - 13 JUNE

Book your place by 24 April to take advantage of the 10% early bird discount.



TH2 Protecting & passing on your wealth – what you need to know
Donal Griffin, Principal, Legacy Law

In this session Donal Griffin will explore strategies for protecting your assets for your family, how to guard against family business issues, how to build effective trust structures, and how superannuation can sometimes end up in the wrong hands.

TH3 Managing tax disputes - current best practice
Peter Poulos, Partner - Tax Controversy, Maddocks Lawyers
Heydon Miller CA, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

If you work in tax, it’s likely that you’ll face a dispute from the ATO at some point. What’s important is a proper understanding of the process, and the skills to navigate the various issues that may arise.

TH4 Building dynamic budgets & forecasts with Excel
Tim Heng, Associate Director, Corality Financial Group

When you consider how quickly markets change these days, it’s not surprising that forecasting is regarded as one of a business’s most important functions. In fact, having the tools to successfully forecast different scenarios can be the difference between ongoing success and being left stranded in the past.

TH5 Performance Measurement - how to build leading performance indicators
Bryan Whitefield, Director, Risk Management Partners

In this workshop, Bryan Whitefield will show you how to turn information that already exists – on databases, on your knowledge systems and in people’s heads – into useful, hard data. You’ll also learn how to ensure your indicators are SMART, whether they’re derived from the P&L, a ‘soft’ data source, or even a staff survey.


Michael Pascoe
Master of Ceremonies

Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe will be joining Business Forum as Master of Ceremonies. As one of Australia’s leading finance journalists, Michael sees daily the challenges businesses face in our changing economy.

Chris Richardson
F1 Business breakfast - economic update

Chris Richardson Chris Richardson will be leading the Business Breakfast in Qld. Chris is one of Australia’s leading macroeconomists, Chris’ expertise includes the Australian and global economies, Federal budget analysis and property, ageing and industry trends.

Clive Palmer
L1 Business lunch

Clive Palmer Join Clive Palmer, federal member for Fairfax as he discusses the domestic and global economic issues and challenges facing Australia and particularly what Queensland has to do to navigate these challenges and remain successful and competitive in uncertain times.
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