Program

Day 1 - Thursday 30 May 2019
1:00pm

Optional Activities Including

Derwent River cruise to the Museum of Old and New Art
MONA attracted 1.3m visitors last year, second only to the Saturday Salamanca Market (3 minutes’ walk from the Congress venue) and followed by the summit of Mt Wellington (a 20 minute drive) and the Port Arthur Historic Site (1 hour’s drive from Hobart).

2:00pm Battery Point Historic Walk
To be led by local identity Michael Johnston (depart 2pm - return 4pm)
5:00pm Registration Desk Opens
Hobart Function and Conference Centre
6:00pm Welcome Cocktail Function
Canapes served and a tasting of fine wines conducted by Phil Manser from Wines Direct, a supporter of the Tasmania Congress since 2007.
7:30pm Own dinner arrangements (there are any number of fine dining establishments within easy walking distance)
 
Day 2 - Friday 31 May 2019
7:00am Own breakfast arrangements (neither Somerset on the Pier nor HFCC offer a breakfast option on their premises but you can charge back to your room at some nearby eating establishments)
7:30am Registration Desk Opens
8:45am Scene Setting and Welcome to Delegates
Andrew Colrain FIPA FFA, Master of Ceremonies since 2003 and Petris Lapis FIPA FFA, Keynote Speaker since 2010, Joint MC since 2015
8:55am

Session 1 - Keynote and Official Opening

The Changing Role of the Trusted Advisor - Insights from the Small Business White Paper and Issues Related to Mental Health
Professor Andrew Conway FIPA FFA, CEO, IPA, and Stephen Dowling FIPA FFA, Managing Director, Delivering Safe Services

9:50am

Session 2 - Keynote

The Evolving Role of the Inspector General in the Current Tax Landscape
Karen Payne, Inspector-General of Taxation and former Chief Executive of the Board of Taxation

10:45am Morning Tea
11:05am  Session 3 - Concurrent
3A: Testamentary Trust, Family Trusts and Estate Planning: What Accountants Need to Know
Matthew Burgess, Foudner and Director, View Legal

3B: The Findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Sectors – Implications for Accountants and Financial Planners
Sam Zervides MIPA AFA, Director, Australian Wealth Solutions, President, Vic Division, IPA.

11:55am Session 4 - Concurrent

4A: The Changing Face of Cyber Security in Australia – the New Threats
Stuart Wilson, Chief Product Officer, The Bentley Group

4B: The Australian Property Markets – an Overview of the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Retail Sectors
Kel Spencer, CEO, Spencer Property Group

12:40pm Session 5 - Plenary

Automation and Single Touch Payroll through IPA Books+
Will Gilbert & Corey Anderson FIPA FFA, IPA Books+

1:10pm  Lunch
2:00pm Session 6 - Concurrent
6A: Single Touch Payroll for Mini and Micro businesses - Are You Ready for 1 July?
Lisa Greig, Tax Consultant
6B: SMSF Transfer Balance Reporting: Is it Really TBARmageddon?
Aaron Dunn, CEO, Smart SMSF
2:50pm  Session 7 - Concurrent

7A: Attracting, Managing and Retaining Staff in a Modern Accounting Business
Nick Sinclair, CEO, The Outsourced Accountant

7B: Better Safe than Sorry – What Accountants Need to Know about Safe Habour Reforms
Amy Sheggerud-Woods, Special Counsel, Commercial Disputes and Insolvency, Mills Oakley

3:40pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm 

Session 8

Sharing Knowledge – The Small Business Roadshow
Regulators’ Presentations and Q&A Session facilitated by Vicki Stylianou, EGM, Advocacy and Technical, IPA and featuring: Joe Zubcic, Senior Manager, Small Business Compliance and Deterrence, ASIC, Sarah Clifford, Assistant Director, Shareholder, Strategy and Engagement, Fair Work Ombudsman, and Darryl McCarthy, Senior Executive Adviser, Small Business Assurance, ATO.

4:55pm

Session 9 - Keynote

Integrative Medicine - Why it is the Best
Professor Avni Sali AM - Founding Director, National Institute of Integrative Medicine

5:50pm

End of Education Program Day 1

7:00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks at Hobart Function and Convention Centre
7:30pm Official Gala Dinner
3 Course Dinner Showcasing Tasmanian produce and featuring Entertainment by the 18 piece Matt Ives Big Band with Andrew Colrain and John X, and other Guest Vocalists and Dancers.
Generously sponsored by St Lukes Health
11:00pm
Free Bar Closes 
11:30pm Good Night 
 
Day 3 - Saturday 1 June 2019
7:00am Own breakfast arrangements 
8:00am Registration Desk Opens
8:35am Start of Day 3
8:40am

Session 10

Professional Independence - Are You Swimming Between the Flags?
David Sauer FIPA FFA, Principal, David Sauer, Chartered Accountant 

9:30am

Session 11

Board of Taxation update - Trending Topics
Dr Mark Pizzacalla FIPA FFA, Partner BDO and Member of the Board of Taxation

10:20am Morning Tea
10:45am

Session 12

Tax Headwinds and Downwinds Post the Federal Budget and Election’
Peter Adams FIPA FFA, Founder and Managing Director, Augmentors

11:35am

Session 13

Preserving the Corporate Veil: The Limits of Limited Liability
Ivan Glavas MIPA AFA, Partner, Worrells, Victoria Member of the Year 2019

12:25pm

Session 14

My Client has Issues with People. How do I Advise them How to Deal with Them?
Martin Nally, Director, People Solutions, AB Phillips

1:15pm Lunch
2.05pm

Session 15

From Compliance to Reliance - the Pathway to Business Advisory Success
Mark Holton FIPA FFA, Director, Smithink

2:55pm

Session 16 - Panel

Ethical Issues Facing Accountants
Expert Panel: Facilitated by Vicki Stylianiou, EGM, Advocacy and Technical, IPA

3:45pm Afternoon Tea
4:05pm

Session 17 - Keynote

Small Business: Big Bucks?
Dr Michael Schaper FIPA FFA, CEO, Canberra Chamber of Commerce

4:55pm

Session 18 - Keynote

The Key to Out-of-the-Box Thinking
Petris Lapis FIPA FFA, Author, Motivational Speaker, Trainer

5:45pm Closing Remarks
7:00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks 
7:30pm

Farewell Dinner/Dance
Featuring: The Premium Buffet, Music and Dancing to The Mighty Kravats, Tasmania’s and
perhaps Australia’s most enduring Pop/Rock Band (established 1958!)
Farewell Dinner generously sponsored by IPA Books+

 11:30pm Free Bar Closes 
12:00am 2019 Tasmania Congress Officially Concludes
 
Day 4 - Sunday 2 June
12:30pm Optional Lunch for Guess Remaining in Hobart Glove Hotel, 178 Davey Street, South Hobart