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Business Forum 2014 NSW

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 three 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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26 - 28 MAY

Offering excellent value and
real flexibility

Our individual and group packages will help you get the most out of
Business Forum



L1 Business lunch
David Murray AO, Leader in Finance & Banking, & head of Australia’s financial system inquiry 

Recently appointed by the Abbott government to head an inquiry into Australia’s financial system, David Murray AO is recognized for his meaningful economic analysis and insights. Join David for an informative lunch as he shares his views on the current state of play and future direction of Australia’s commercial environment.

M1 Change from the top - Opening plenary panel
Ann Sherry AO, CEO, Carnival Australia; The Hon Nick Greiner AC, Former Chairman of Infrastructure NSW
Steve Sargent, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Australia and New Zealand; David Housego, CFO, Fairfax Media
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.


W17 Closing plenary session - Futurevation: The tomorrow and beyond of business
Morris Miselowski, Business Futurist, Eye on the Future

In the next 10 years, we’ll see the equivalent of 100 years of change. What’s more, by 2020, 60 per cent of the workforce will be doing jobs that don’t yet exist, in industries that haven’t been created.

M3 Managing tax disputes - current best practice
Chris Kinsella FCA, 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.


Michael Pascoe
Master of Ceremonies

Michael Pascoe

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

Ann Sherry
M1 Change from the top - Opening plenary panel

Ann Sherry Ann is one of this country’s most admired business women. Since taking over as CEO of Carnival Australia - she’s transformed the industry and delivered six years’ of double-digit growth. She has previously held roles as CEO of Westpac New Zealand, CEO of Bank of Melbourne, First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, and was Australia's representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women's rights.

David Murray
L1 Business Lunch: Leading human systems for continuous improvement

The tendency to emphasise technical systems over human systems limits an appreciation of the role of culture in a continuous improvement process. If approached in the right way, good leadership will adapt the culture through behaviours and work systems, to build competitive advantage through agile continuous improvement. Join David for an informative and insightful lunch.
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