W1 Change from the top - Opening plenary panel
Peter Bush, Former CEO McDonalds; David Hall FCA, CEO, Jetstar Australia & New Zealand; Robert Scott CA, Finance Director, Coles Group Limited; Moderated by Lee White FCA, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Presented as a Q&A panel format, you’ll hear first hand from a range of Executives as they discuss their approach to change and the techniques they’ve used for thriving in today’s multi-speed economy.
L1 Business lunch - Federal Budget
Tom Elliot, Host, 3AW's Drive Program and co-presented by Michael Croker, Head of Tax Policy, Institute of Chartered Accountants
He may be best known now for his role as 3AW’s drive time host, but Tom Elliot has been analysing and reporting on state and federal budgets, superannuation, investments and financial reform for years. Join Tom and Michael as they share their entertaining and enlightening views on the Federal Budget.
W3 Managing tax disputes – current best practice
Carmen McElwain, Partner – Tax Controversy, Maddocks Lawyers
Melanie Baker, Barrister, Victorian Bar
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.
W14 Building a Leading Procurement Function for your corporate competitive advantage
Warren Smith CA, Client Engagement Manager, Portland Group
If you’re looking to keep your costs under control, a well-functioning procurement department is a must. But, as Warren Smith will show you, procurement teams can also help generate revenue, mitigate operational risks and improve overall supplier performance.
W5 Building dynamic budgets and forecasts with Excel
Tim Heng, Associate, 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.
W12 What the ATO have to say about SMSFs
Matthew Bambrick – Assistant Commissioner, Superannuation Australian Taxation Office
Liz Westover FCA – Head of Superannuation, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
If you work in the SMSF sector, you’ll know how much the industry’s grown in recent years. You might also be wondering how to keep on top of changing regulation, and ahead of the competition.