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A universe of ideas: Leadership, trust and foresight in the spotlight at Governance Institute’s National Conference

The global leaders in governance and risk management will take centre stage at the Governance Institute of Australia’s National Conference in December, launched for the first time in its 37-year history as a purely virtual event.

With 18 sessions and more than 45 speakers, experts will be drawn from across Australia and from as far afield as Europe, the UK, US, and Asia for the two-day event on 7 and 8 December.

Sessions will cover issues from the pillars of modern governance, to leading calmly through the storm, to forward-looking boards and risk management in the new world.

Economist Saul Eslake will lead a panel on the State of the Nation and Chairman of Wesfarmers Michael Chaney AO will discuss the key factors currently driving change and thinking in governance with national affairs writer at the Australian Financial Review, Jennifer Hewett.

And leading the international guest contingent, Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer at Novartis AG, Dr Klaus Moosmayer will be beamed in direct from Switzerland to pinpoint the global forces affecting strategic choices and new frameworks for ethical decision-making.

Governance Institute’s CEO Megan Motto said the virtual format has enabled the gathering of significantly more international experts than in previous years — particularly important at a time when a world view is most needed.

While this format has certainly been prompted by the events of 2020, it is also a format that we have moved to with much thought and deliberation,’ Ms Motto said.

‘It has proved to be a unique opportunity to secure a truly global perspective about the years ahead. This virtual format will deliver unprecedented reach for our members and networks from all corners of Australia and overseas.

‘We are absolutely thrilled to be launching our first ever virtual National Conference and excited that we are already seeing a strong, positive response to the program.’

National Conference 2020 delegates will have access to a dedicated portal throughout the event for both the live and on-demand sessions.

View the two-day program and register here

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