NSW/ACT Division Conference & Dinner

The full-day conference is designed for senior practitioners to stay up to date with developments, as well as sharing industry best practice, followed by networking opportunities at the Dinner with pre-drinks and a three course meal.

Conference sessions

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Speakers and sessions include:

  • Safe Harbour Review – Panel discussion
  • Recent release of the Review of the Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour Report – November 2021
    Jason Harris, Professor of Corporate Law, The University of Sydney; Joseph Hayes, Managing Director, Wexted Advisors; Leah Fricke, Non-Executive Director. Moderated by Noel McCoy, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • The intersection between family law disputes and bankruptcy - Practical insights for insolvency practitioners and their lawyers
  • This session will discuss the intersection between bankrupt estates and contested/uncontested family court proceedings in respect to the division of matrimonial property. 
    Ben Katekar QC, New Chambers
  • An economic and geo-political view of the post COVID world: risks and opportunities
  • Jodie Patron, Director, KPMG's Economics Group; Phil Quinlan, Partner, Restructuring Services, KPMG; and Merriden Varrall, Director of the KPMG Australia Geopolitics Hub. Moderated by Jonathon Turner, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Case law update
  • A rapid fire review of a number of important decisions impacting the profession over the last twelve months together with insights into potential future developments.
    Scott Aspinall, Barrister, Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers 
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Alison Mirams, CEO, Roberts Co
  • Construction industry update panel: what’s on the horizon and how to prepare
  • Michael Butler, Executive Director, KordaMentha Real Estate; Alison Mirams, CEO, Roberts Co; and Matthew Stulic, Partner, Construction & Projects, Maddocks. Moderated by Kate Conneely, Partner, KordaMentha.
  • Cryptocurrencies in insolvency
  • The McGrathNicol forensics team will discuss the identification and management of cryptocurrencies in insolvency, covering the perspectives of the practitioner, the investigator and the technology.
    Kathy Sozou, Restructuring Partner; Andrew Gill, Forensic Director; and Evan Vougdis, Forensic Technology Manager, McGrathNicol
  • 2022 budget - the good, the bad & the ugly insolvency announcements
  • John Winter, CEO, ARITA; Mark Wellard, Senior Lecturer, UTS Faculty of Law; and Simon Cathro, Principal, Cathro & Partners
  • Mental health and wellbeing at work: Staying well in trying times
    A discussion of critical aspects of psychosocial risk factors at work, the changing terrain of workplace mental health, and the importance of addressing these concepts. Practical and evidence-based advice for improving personal and team wellbeing will also be provided..
  • Dr Mark Deady, Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute

Further information will be released shortly.

Event details

Date:       Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Venue:    Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Timings: Registration from 9.45am; Conference sessions 10.10am - 5.15pm; Followed by the networking dinner from 5.15pm-10.00pm.

Networking dinner:
Book an individual ticket or a table of 10 and invite clients to the popular networking dinner. Pre-Dinner drinks will be served followed by a three-course meal.

Rates to attend

  All prices include GST     Member Graduate 
 Conference  $555 $786 $832 $925
 Dinner Ticket $258
 Conference & Dinner Package  $813 $1,044  $1,090  $1,183 
 Dinner Guest Ticket $258
 Table of 10 $2,322
 Conference & Table of 10 Package  $2,877  $3,108  $3,154 $3,247 


5.5 CPD hours/points. 

Dress code

Business & smart casual

COVID-safe and booking with confidence

We know that the world has changed and there is always going to be uncertainty around events in the age of a pandemic, so here is our approach to making this work:

  • The event will be fully COVID-safe and compliant above and beyond any basic government health requirements to do what we reasonably can to protect your health and safety and that of all attendees. That will include appropriate social distancing and other measures.
  • COVID cancellation: if the event is cancelled or has to be moved due to COVID issues, we will offer you a full refund.
  • If you’re unwell we will offer a cancel-on-the-day refund. It’s in everyone’s interest to ensure anyone who feels unwell stays away from events, so we will offer you a full refund if you are showing any COVID-like symptoms with no questions asked.
Thank you to our sponsors

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