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.

National Conference

4-5 December 2017, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Australia’s leading event for governance and risk management professionals just got bigger!

Governance Institute’s 34th National Conference offers a concentrated program that packs more into a shorter timeframe with:

  • a brand new theme  Governance in a world of disruption
  • a customisable program 
  • international speakers
  • a focus on practical learning across many sectors
  • the chance for you to gain first hand leadership and career support
  • increased networking opportunities, particularly for those who are new to networking.

National Risk Management Forum 

National Risk Management Forum brings together Australia’s leading risk management professionals. Attendees of this content-rich event leave armed with the latest risk tools, tips and strategic thinking through practical topic sessions and a take home toolkit. This is a must-attend event in the calendar of any professional with operational risk management responsibilities wanting to excel their professional development and grow their network of valuable peers.

Public Sector Governance Forum

The Public Sector Governance Forum explores the most current, relevant and sometimes controversial issues in governance and risk management facing individuals and 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 forum will gain practical knowledge that can be applied in the workplace as well as an overview of the major concerns and key focus areas for the public sector via the presentations from experts. Run from September through to October in several states, the forum is essential professional development for anyone involved in governance in the public sector.

Not-for-profit Governance Forum

Collaboration within the Not-for-Profit sector is the key to success in an increasingly austere economy. And our masters of governance and risk management will provide tips, tools and techniques to enable you to put your knowledge in practice.

Corporate Governance Forums

Designed to keep you informed of the latest governance and corporate accountability issues and provide cutting-edge solutions and strategies, this 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.

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.

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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, former Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investments Commission