Time Topic Presenter
8:50am - 9:00am Welcome from IPA  
9:00am - 9:45am

The future is bright for an Accountant
It’s an exciting time to be an accountant. Technology is granting us new freedom to reframe our practices now and into the future. Learn how this change and new solutions like IPA Books+, make it easier for you and your clients to manage business finances and compliance.

Sam Allert

CEO of Reckon Limited

9:45am - 10:30am Economic Update Janu Chan

Senior Economist, St.George Bank

10:30am - 11:00am

Are you ready for the restructured suite of professional and ethical standards?
The revised suite of APESB pronouncements becomes effective from 1 January 2020. This session will inform practitioners of the key changes to the pronouncements and assist them to successfully navigate the changing professional and ethical landscape.

Channa Wijesinghe 
Chief Executive Officer, APESB
11:00am - 11:20am Morning Tea
11:20am - 12:05pm

The 3 pillars to a successful Accountants Marketing Strategy
How to attract new business with a marketing strategy that doesn’t overwhelm, provides a clear ROI and can be done without you


Brenton Ward
Financial Consultant- Dublin and Co-Founder Wize Mentoring

12:05pm - 12:50pm

Linked in for Practice Success
LinkedIn for Practice Success: How public accountants can use LinkedIn to position online, generate leads and grow their business.

Kylie Chown
Reach Certified Social Branding Analyst - LinkedIn Coach and Trainer

12:50pm - 1:35pm Lunch
1:35pm - 2:20pm

From HR to Operations and beyond
No matter how big or small your organization
Effective People Solutions require consistency, clear direction & communication

Glenn Ahern
Manager - Professional Lines, AB Phillips

2:20pm - 3:05pm

Family business Succession – Best Practice and Key Learnings
Family business represents a large proportion of many small accounting practices’ client base. This session will provide practitioners with some tools to advise these clients on how to achieve a successful transition.

Robert Powell
Grant Thornton Partner - Private Advisory, Family Enterprise and Succession Planning Specialist

3:05pm - 3:25pm Afternoon Tea
3:25pm - 4:10pm

It’s time to rethink the “hustle” mentality and reconnect with what’s truly important
Achieving a work/life balance seems so elusive.
Don’t wait for the wake-up call, because by then, it could be too late!

Amanda Gascoigne
Consultant and Coach, Amanda Gascoigne Consulting and The Balanced Firm

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Small Practice Success Panel Featuring:

  • Harry Hoang, Tailored Accountants
    IPA ACT Member of the Year 2016
  • Bachir Zreike, The Tax Factor
    IPA Practice of the Year NSW 2017
  • Debra Anderson, Anderson Consulting
    2018 Small Business Adviser of the Year

Facilitated by Alexi Boyd – Expert Interviewer, Panel Moderator, Radio Host

4:55pm - 5:00pm Close