NSW/ACT Division Conference & Dinner

This year's NSW/ACT Conference & Dinner once again took place at The Westin Sydney, on Thursday 7 June.

The full-day conference was followed by fantastic networking opportunities at the Dinner with pre-drinks and a sit-down three course meal in The Westin's Ballroom.

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Program sessions included:

Cybersecurity – a ‘real-time example’ Paul Black, Partner at KPMG will unwrap the impact and implications of Cyber Security Incidents, from global breaches that hit the news to national attacks that impact Australian businesses every day.

The implications of the new Mandatory Breach Notifications legislation and privacy issues
Stephen Rennick, Executive Director at Ferrier Hodgson.

Making change management work – Aaron McEwan, Senior Director and Advisory Leader at Gartner on helping employees to deal with the impacts of restructuring while keeping them engaged and productive in the process.

Bankruptcy update panel – focusing on day-to-day issues for practitioners. Chaired by Kirsten Farmer, Partner at DWF (Australia), who will be joined by Jason PorterDirector, SV Partners; Chad Rapsey, Director, Rapsey Griffiths Insolvency + Advisory; and Andrew Scott, Partner, PPB Advisory.

Retro restructuring – the resurgence of creditors' schemes of arrangementCamilla Clemente, Partner, Ashurst, will discuss recent schemes including Boart Longyear, Atlas Iron, Slater & Gordon, Emeco and BIS.

Saving Arrium, saving WhyallaScott Langdon, Partner; Kate Dunne, Executive Director; Ryan Rabbitt, Executive Director, KordaMentha.

New GST withholding regime Matthew Cridland, Partner in the Tax team of K&L Gates, will discuss the applications of the new GST withholding regime to sales of 'new residential premises' and 'potential residential land' from 1 July 2018, and its practical implications for IPs.

Ipso facto panel discussion with Jason Ireland, Partner at McGrathNicol, Tim Klineberg, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, and Mark Wellard, ARITA Legal Director.

Illegal phoenix activity an update on ASIC's initiatives and whole of government approach to tackling illegal business restructures presented by Carl Sibilia, Senior Manager, Insolvency Practitioners, and Joe Zubcic, Senior Manager, Small Business Compliance & Deterrence, ASIC.

ARITA update – NSW/ACT Division Committee Chair Michael Brereton will be joined by fellow Committee and Board Member Scott Atkins and John Winter, ARITA CEO.

Photos of the conference and networking dinner are available to view via ARITA's Flickr page: View the photos

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