Conference Structure

The 2019 WA Regional Congress educational program will run over two days, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 March, with a welcome reception being held on Wednesday 27 March.

Program and speakers are still in progress. Please list your topic suggestions when filling out your pre-registration form!

CPD Hours

Delegates are able to obtain up to 18 CPD Points by attending the two day Congress.

Presentation Notes

The Presentation Notes will be available for attendees to download and view electronically. Hard copy notes will be available for those who have purchased a Deluxe Package, or for an additional fee of $55.

Dress Code

The Dress Code for the Congress is Business Casual. Dress code for social function will be announced when the social program is released, as the beach may be involved!

Day 1 - Wednesday 27th March
Welcome to Country & Congress
10:30am - 2:00pm Bus charter from Perth to Pullman Bunker Bay (optional extra)
6:00pm - 6:45pm Join us on the private beach of the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort for a special Welcome to Country, Fire Talk & Dance before sharing some local Indigenous specialties.  Private beach
6:45pm - 8:00pm Moving on from the welcome, enjoy a drink, meet your fellow delegates and some indulge in some canapes all whilst overlooking the Ocean on the Terrace. Terrace
Day 2 - Thursday 28th March
Time Presentation Speaker
8:00am Registration Desk Opens 
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome to Congress Andrew Colrain
9:00am - 9:55am The Changing Role of the Trusted Advisor - Insights from the Small Business White Paper Prof Andrew Conway
10:00am - 10:55am Beyond Automation Will Gilbert
10:55am - 11:20am Morning Tea
11:20am - 12:15pm Tax Head Winds Tony Greco
12:20pm - 1:15pm Will a Robot take my job? How to stay relevant Michele Rawlins
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch 
2:15pm - 3:10pm My Client has issues with People and I'm supposed to know how to fix them Martin Nally
3:15pm - 4:10pm Building Exceptional Customer Service Mark Holton
4:10pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea
5:30pm Close of Day 1
6:00pm - 7:00pm Wine Tasting  
6:30pm - 10:00pm Gala Dinner  
10:00pm Close
Day 3 - Friday 29th March
Time Presentation Speaker
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Back Andrew Colrain
9:15am - 10:10am Small Business Big Impact David Eaton
10:15am - 11:10am A - NFP Governance: What should keep you awake at night Prof David Gilchrist
B - Tax Strategies for Superannuation David White
11:10am - 11:35am Morning Tea
11:35am - 12:30pm A - Best-practice Letters of Engagement for Accountants Tom Meagher
B - Mother or Meal: Tax Accounting treatment for livestock Dr Lex Fullarton
12:35pm - 1:30pm TBA  
1:30pm - 1:45pm Sponsors' Prize Draws  
1:45pm - 2:00pm End of Formal Event - Closing Comments  
2:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch
3:00pm - 6:30pm Bus charter from Pullman Bunker Bay to Perth (optional extra)
Day 4 - Saturday 30th March (Optional)
10:15am - 5:00pm Wine and Food Tour of Margaret River $99 Extra
Day 5 - Sunday 31st March (Optional)
10:30am - 2:00pm Bus charter from Pullman Bunker Bay to Perth (optional extra)