National Conference Highlights Reel

Celebrating its 25th year, ARITA's National Conference continued to bring together the who’s who of Australia’s restructuring, insolvency and turnaround profession to discuss issues of national and international importance.

Taking place in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Sydney (map) on 24-25 October, the two-day conference featured high-profile keynote addresses and expert speakers covering the most relevant topics in technical sessions, plus tailored masterclass presentations and case studies.

Keynotes & highlights

Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which led to the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history with over $600 billion in assets, symbolised the power of the global financial crisis. Former United States Bankruptcy Judge the Honorable James M. Peck reflected on the Lehman Brothers experience 10 years on and considered where we are now, particularly given the scrutiny of our financial institutions by the Royal Commission.

Other highlight sessions included: an entertaining panel of senior IPs and Lawyers debating whether time's up on hourly billing; a review of the last 18 months' of law reform, recent case reports and a selection of thought-provoking case studies, and what you need to know about cryptocurrencies and other 'hidden' funds.

Trust is critical for our profession. But who and how we trust is shifting, dramatically and quickly, and we're moving to an age of 'distributed trust' where reputation has never mattered more. International change expert and renowned speaker Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent, discussed how to remain effective in this new trust landscape and be aware of trust's role in human relationships, innovation and society. 

View the full conference program    

Conference Dinner & Welcome Reception

Our popular Conference Dinner took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Sydney, following Day 1 of the Conference on Wednesday 24 October. Pre-dinner drinks were served from 6.30 pm followed by a three-course dinner for our 450 guests in black tie, celebrating the 25th anniversary in style.

We kicked off the event with stunning weather and fantastic networking at the cocktail Welcome Reception on Tuesday 23 October at Hacienda Sydney, a vista bar inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, mixed with the modern vintage hotels of 1950s Miami. With stunning views of Sydney Harbour, this was the perfect location for guests to catch up with colleagues and meet new contacts informally before the conference.

View photos from the Conference, Welcome Reception and Dinner

Our National Conference 2018 venues

National Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce dates for next year's National Conference in Melbourne on 24-25 July 2019 (with the Welcome Reception taking place on the evening of 23 July).

View details for the 2019 ARITA National Conference in Melbourne

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