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.

Day 1 - Wednesday 27th March
Welcome to Country & Congress
10:30am - 2:00pm Bus charter from 509 Murray Street to Pullman Bunker Bay, Perth (Optional - Additional Cost $35pp one way)
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 FIPA
9:00am - 9:55am Building Exceptional Customer Service

Mark Holton
Director, Smithink

10:00am - 10:55am Automation and Single Touch Payroll through IPA Books+ Will Gilbert
National Sales Manager, Reckon / IPA Books+
10:55am - 11:15am Morning Tea
11:15am - 12:10pm Tax Head Winds Tony Greco
General Manager, Technical Policy, Institute of Public Accountants
12:10pm - 1:05pm Will a Robot take my job? How to stay relevant Michele Rawlins MIPA
Director, Connecting the Change
1:05pm - 1:50pm Lunch 
1:50pm - 2:45pm

My Client has issues with People and I'm supposed to know how to fix them!

Martin Nally
Director, People Solutions, hranywhere by AB Phillips
2:45pm - 3:40pm Tax Strategies for Superannuation

David White
Private Client Adviser, Shadforth Financial Group

3:40pm - 4:10pm BeyondBlue Ambassador Sean Allen
BeyondBlue Ambassador
4:10pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:30pm - 5:30pm KEYNOTE PRESENTER Danny Green
Four time World Champion Boxer, Olympian, Carpenter, TV Personality, Author, Bravery Award Recipient, Philanthropist and Small Business Entrepreneur and Owner
5:30pm Close of Day 1
6:00pm Wine Tasting Wine presentation and tasting from a local winery on the Ocean View Terrace.
6:30pm - 10:00pm Gala Dinner Three course meal on the Ocean View Terrace overlooking the pristine water of WA's South West Coast. Enjoy an evening of wonderful food, drinks, cabaret performance, live music, laughter and dancing.

Cabaret theme, bring your suits, hats, flapper dresses and pearls, or just come along and enjoy.
10:00pm Close
Day 3 - Friday 29th March
Time Presentation Speaker
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome Back Andrew Colrain FIPA
8:45am - 9:40am Small Business Big Impact David Eaton
WA Small Business Commissioner
9:45am - 10:40am The Changing Role of the Trusted Adviser – Insights from the Small Business White Paper

Prof Andrew Conway FIPA
CEO, Institute of Public Accountants

10:40am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 11:55am NFP Governance: What should keep you awake at night

Prof David Gilchrist
Chair in Accounting, University of Western Australia

Best-practice Letters of Engagement for Accountants

Tom Meagher
Balfour Meagher

12:00pm - 12:55pm Levelling the playing field - The ATO's approach to Agent assurance and engagement Tim Roach
12:55pm - 1:40pm Lunch
1:40pm - 2:30pm Ethics Hypothetical Panel Facilitated by: Vicki Stylianou, Institute of Public Accountants 
2:30pm - 2:45pm Sponsors' Prize Draws
2:45pm - 3:00pm End of Formal Event - Closing Comments
3:15pm - 6:30pm Bus charter from Pullman Bunker Bay to 509 Murray Street, Perth (Optional - Additional Cost $35pp one way)

Friday Dinner Under the Stars (Optional - Additional Cost $90pp)

For those delegates staying on, we will be heading to Lot 80 Restaurant & Bar to enjoy a blend of Mediterranean and Australian wood fired food and local Margaret River wines. Transport included.

Day 4 - Saturday 30th March (Optional)
10:00am - 5:00pm Wine and Food Tour of Margaret River
A tour of Margaret River's iconic and boutique wineries as well as gourmet food discoveries on the way. Lunch provided.
$99 (Optional - Additional Cost)
Day 5 - Sunday 31st March (Optional)
10:30am - 2:00pm Bus charter from Pullman Bunker Bay to 509 Murray Street, Perth  (Optional - Additional Cost $35pp one way)