Annual conferences

Each year we run a series of one or half-day conferences, designed to bring anyone involved in governance up-to-speed on the latest legal, regulatory and governance issues.

Corporate Governance Forums

Designed to keep you informed of the latest governance and corporate accountability issues and provide cutting-edge solutions and strategies, this one-day conference is held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. It presents a variety of key issues surrounding the changing governance landscape in Australia and provide insights as to how companies are responding to the challenges.

Public Sector Updates

The Public Sector Updates explore the most recent, topical and sometimes controversial issues in governance and risk management facing those in public sector entities. It is held in selected cities and programs are tailored specifically to address relevant state, federal and local government topics. Attendees at the Updates will gain practical knowledge for application in their roles as well as an overview of the major concerns and key focus areas for the public sector, through presentations from experts. Run in September and October in several states, the Updates are essential professional development for anyone involved in governance in the public sector.

Annual Governance Masterclass

An annual feature event providing a unique opportunity for governance professionals who want to take their understanding of key issues a step further, the Annual Governance Masterclass is designed for senior managers and directors. It is an advanced one-day program delivering an in-depth examination of hot topics. Experienced senior governance practitioners lead the discussion and participants workshop issues in Sydney.

Risk and Governance Masterclass

This one-day event brings together expert practitioners and advisers to share the benefit of their experience and knowledge in risk and governance practice. Topics cover the gamut of issues facing governance professionals as they implement strategic risk management into their operations. Benchmark your organisation’s risk management performance as you interact with presenters and colleagues in this essential group event.

Annual Conference

Governance Institute's Annual Conference is our highest profile event and continues to explore key issues facing governance professionals in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Held each year in December, it brings together key players, from Ministers to the heads of regulatory bodies such as ASIC, ASX, ACCC and APRA, providing case studies, practical solutions to governance problems, analysis of emerging topics and development of the soft skills required to champion and drive governance and risk management programs in any organisation.

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Corporate governance practices are an important component of market integrity. Company secretaries are at the front line in maintaining Australia's outstanding reputation for capital markets' integrity. Belinda Gibson, Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investments Commission