Vic/Tas 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. The conference was followed by the opportunity to network over a three course Dinner. 

Conference sessions

Speakers and sessions included:

  • Administrative forms of recovery for antecedent transactions
  • Bankruptcy has long used administrative remedies for antecedent transactions but this ability has only recently been granted to ASIC. Has phoenix activity been dealt a mortal blow or is this just a paper sword in the never-ending battle against unethical conduct? This session will discuss the legislative framework and their implementation by the respective bodies.
    Michael Lhuede, Partner and Louise Thompson, Special Counsel, Piper Alderman
  • Economic update
  • The economy will be a key focus of both political parties at the forthcoming Federal election with a State election later in the year. What do market forces hold in store for us on both a National and State level? Rising petrol prices and northern floods will surely throw a spanner in the works but fortunately Martin will be able to decipher the meaning of clashing chart lines and a tree changed workforce.
    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Bank
  • Halifax Investment Services – Misuse of investor funds, breach of trust and cross border insolvency issues - Panel discussion
  • Halifax – whose assets are they anyway? 
    Panel Discussion with Morgan Kelly, Partner, KPMG; Jason Opperman, Partner, K&L Gates; and Elisa Holmes, Counsel. Moderated by Sarah Arnfield, Associate Director, KPMG.
  • Bankruptcy case law updates
  • Practical and insightful commentary on recent decisions impacting upon how Trustees deal with insolvent estates. The session will cover everything that you need to know to ensure that your files are run in accordance with the latest rulings.
    Nathanael Kitingan, Principal, Macpherson Kelley and Petr Vrsecky, Partner, PKF Australia.
  • ASIC Director banning
  • Brett Warren, Senior Investigator, ASIC
  • Cybercrime – what happens when the hack occurs
  • In September 2021, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) confirmed it had received 67,500 reports of cyber incidents in Australia for the financial year ending 30 June 2021 with losses totalling more than $33 billion to Australian businesses. With cybercrime regularly making the news and continual warnings that accountants and finance professionals are a key target, hear from an expert on preparing for and responding to a cyber incident.
    Eden Winokur, Partner, Hall & Wilcox 
  • Section 561 and its implications for the profession
  • Nobody likes working for free. Hear how taking on a liquidation with employees and a banker may result in you being at the bottom of the pecking order and without remuneration. This sleeper issue has been around for many years with little hope for legislative change in the immediate future. Be informed so that you can make the right choice prior to providing that Consent to Act.
    Melissa Jeremiah, Senior Associate, Maddocks
  • Case law update
  • If you only attend one case law update this year, then this is the session for you. This Goldilocks presentation will be not too long and not too brief – it will be just right. Our speakers will apply a surgeon’s scalpel to recent Corporations Act decisions handed down to ensure that you get what you need to know.
    Pravin Aathreya, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery; Catherine Macrae, Partner, MinterEllison; and Fiona Murray-Palmer, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • ARITA update
  • John Winter, CEO, ARITA

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Event details

Date:       Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Venue:    RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Timings: Registration from 10.00am; Conference 10.30am - 5.30pm, Networking Dinner 5.30pm - 10.00pm.

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 
 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 


Up to 5.75 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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