2016 Governance Institute National Conference kicks off on 27 November

Governance Institute’s 33rd National Conference will be held in Sydney from Sunday, 27 November to Tuesday, 29 November this year. True to our theme of ‘Governance at the Core’, this year’s conference will discuss how whole-of-organisation governance helps shape good corporate culture and show you the latest ideas to help you make strong governance the foundation of your future success.

I’m particularly pleased that Living National Treasure John Bell is the keynote speaker at the conference gala dinner on the Monday evening. A trail-blazer from the very beginning, John founded the Bell Shakespeare Company in 1990. His productions include over 15 of Shakespeare’s greatest works. An award-winning actor, acclaimed director, risk-taking impresario, torch-bearing educationalist and speaker on leadership, John has been a key figure over the past 50 years in shaping the nation’s theatrical identity as we know it.

Conference highlights

Below is a small selection of highlights from the program:

  • The Regulators Panel, where senior regulators from ASIC, APRA, and ASX will share unique insights on where governance regulation is headed in the coming year. This is always a keenly anticipated session and is your chance to hear first-hand from our top enforcement agencies.
  • Kevin McCann AM, the widely respected chairman of Citadel Group, Dixon Hospitality and Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, will describe how the practice of governance has evolved over his career. He’ll describe his experience in implementing the changing focus and priorities of governance, and what drove these changes at the time.
  • Dr Mike Briers AO, the Knowledge Economy Institute’s co-founder and Chief Executive, was recently named in the Knowledge Nation 100 as Australia’s Chief Evangelist for Big Data and the Internet of Things. He is a serial entrepreneur and founder of big data company RoZetta Technology, e-Research service provider Intersect Australia, the CMCRC and, most recently, Kei and FoodAgility.com. Mike is also an angel investor and a founding director of AgTech business, The Yield.
  • How cyber savvy is your organisation? Hacklabs’s Chris Gatford will look at the range of emerging cyber-security trends, including bring your own key (BYOK) for cloud computing services, bio-metrics, identity management, mobile device management, message encryption, database encryption and broader security trends. He will also raise the question of how prepared you are for the inevitable cyber-attack.

Our exciting program includes many more topical and informative sessions tailored specifically to help the governance profession master present and future challenges. The conference also provides a fantastic opportunity to meet your peers, make new contacts, catch up with old ones, and trade war stories and industry news.

We have a great program in store for you. I encourage you to attend the 2016 National Conference and look forward to seeing you there.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.governanceconference.com.au/.

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