QLD Division Conference & Dinner

The half-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 Dinner.

Conference sessions

Speakers and sessions included:

  • What could possibly go wrong? 
  • This session will look at Macquarie’s big picture view starting with the global growth outlook, key risks (economic and geopolitical) before drilling down to a deep dive on Australia and finish with some interesting perspectives for the Asia Pac region over the coming decade.
    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Bank.

  • A perfect storm for the construction industry? Not just another bust after a boom 
  • The panel will provide their views on the current state of the Queensland construction industry, lessons learned from recent high profile failures, how practitioners can manage stakeholder expectations, as well as what makes a successful restructure.
    Omar Ameer, Director Financial Compliance, Queensland Building and Construction Commission; Wayne Clark, Executive Director, Building Industry Credit Bureau; Kelly Trenfield, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; and Shane Wilson, Director Insurance Services, Queensland Building and Construction Commission. Moderated by Matthew Joiner, Partner, Cor Cordis.
  • Cryptocurrencies, asset trading and insolvency
    The McGrathNicol team will discuss the identification and management of cryptocurrencies in insolvency, covering the perspectives of the practitioner, the investigator and the technology.
    Andrew Gill, Director and Evan Vougdis, Manager, McGrathNicol.
  • Tax issues for insolvency practitioner's; is it Blue Sky or Dark & Stormy?

    Panel discussion on recent decisions that impact insolvency practitioners obligation to prepare and lodge tax returns and retain adequate funds for the ATO. How to maximise tax and the ATO to your advantage when realising assets or selling a business.  Unprecedented levels of ATO debt. What is the ATO going to do, and how?
    Jane Madden, Partner, PwC; Robert Puckeridge, Assistant Commissioner, Tax Counsel, Australian Taxation Office; and Jonathan Woodger, Partner, PwC. Moderated by David Johnstone, Director, KordaMentha.

  • Collaborating with insolvency practitioners in directions applications
    This session will look at the benefit of early engagement with the FEG Recovery Active Creditor team in applications for directions and draw on recent examples of successful collaboration between the FEG Recovery Team and insolvency practitioners, including Re Spitfire Corporation Limited (in liquidation) [2022] NSWSC 340.
    Michael Richter, Senior Forensic Investigator and Janine Cole, Senior Forensic Investigator, Attorney-General’s Department. 

  • Getting your ticket
    This session will discuss the the practical side of how the interview process for both a registered liquidator and registered trustee works and how to prepare for the interview. 
    Chris Cook, Partner, Worrells and Glen Oldham, Managing Director, Oldhams Advisory.

  • Interesting insolvency updates from a young professional's perspective
    This session will include presentations on Cyber security and risks for administrators, current challenges and the future of plant and equipment and project trust account pitfalls for insolvency practitioners to be aware of. 
    Matthew Hudson, Associate Director, SV Partner; Patrick Quigley, Associate Director, KordaMentha; and Aaron Smith, Business Development Manager & Senior Valuer, Slattery Auctions & Valuations.

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Event details

Date:       Tuesday, 7 June 2022 
Venue:    The Westin Brisbane - Level 1, 111 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Timings:  Registration from 12.30pm; Conference 1.00pm, Networking Dinner 5.30pm - 10.15pm  

Networking dinner: Book an individual ticket or a table of 10 and invite clients to the popular networking dinner.                             

Rates to attend

All prices include GST Member  Graduate Subscriber Student
Non- Member 
Conference $232 $328  $348  $386
Dinner Ticket $258
Conference & Dinner Package  $490 $586 $606  $644 
Dinner Guest Ticket $258
Table of 10 $2,322
Conference & Table of 10 Package  $2,554 $2,650  $2,670  $2,708 



Up to 4.5 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.

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QLD Conference & Dinner 2022

This half-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.
7/06/2022 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Westin 111 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA
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Tuesday, 07 June 2022

Add for partner/client tickets. Please email the guest name and any dietary requirements to [email protected] by Friday, 27 May 2022.
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