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Conferences 2015 - your unfair advantage begins here

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 2015 Conferences are designed for people like you, business and finance professionals who recognise that continuous learning is the foundation of ongoing success. Our suite of nine conferences – covering the full spectrum of finance disciplines – will sharpen your technical skills, keep you on top of the latest industry changes, and develop your leadership capabilities.

They will also provide you with the one thing that only a conference can provide – the opportunity to connect with and learn from your industry colleagues face-to-face.


Australia Only Conferences


Business Forum 

Sound Thinking - Ingenious Ideas

Business Forum is your premier education event focusing on the intersection between sound principles and ingenious thinking.

This 2015 event will be the first Business Forum under the new Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand brand. Our new organisation combines strengths and heritage of the best of New Zealand and Australia to better serve our global network.

Business Forum is unquestionably the premier event on the corporate calendar. We have focused on creating an enhanced Business Forum experience based around ‘relevance, experience and flexibility’ — going way beyond simply delivering a program of excellent speakers, peers and experts and towards providing a complete holistic ‘before, during and after — event experience’. Significantly enhancing value for you and providing a platform for networking and knowledge sharing building up to the event date and far beyond.


Be part of the future of business – your forum.








25-26 April


29-30 May


20-22 June

11-12 June



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Women in Business Conference

If you’re on your way to a successful career within business, it pays to learn from those who’ve already paved the way.

  • Hear from a hand-picked panel of successful and inspiring women who will provide insights and sage advice based on their own experiences in the world of business.
  • Your chance to enhance and develop your skills, ignite your leadership ambitions and connect with other women.

The Women in Business Conference will be held in May in Auckland and Wellington.


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Course for New Practitioners

Seeking to establish yourself as a Chartered Accountant? This course is required to attend within the two years immediately prior to submitting an application for a CPP to ensure the integrity, quality and standards of the profession are maintained.

  • Join a team of experts in their areas as they explore and explain the significant responsibilities and standards associated with this important role.

The Course for New Practitioners will be held in Christchurch on 22 April 2015.



Forensic Accounting Conference 2015

When you work in a field as specialised as forensic accounting, continually updating your expertise is crucial.

  • Featuring a mix of subject matter experts and industry leaders, the Forensic Accounting Conference is your chance to update your skills.
  • Brings together Forensic Accountants - chance to connect with others in the field.

The Forensic Accounting Conference will be held in Auckland in May.


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Corporate Sector Conference 2015

The Innovation Conversation

Deserving of its reputation as the single most powerful one-day event available to professionals looking to stay up-to-date with perpetual changes in the business and wider economic landscapes.

  • The conference has a reputation garnered for quality of content, relevance of themes and pedigree of speakers.
  • An empowering event that will extend your skills as a finance or business professional

The Corporate Sector Conference will be held 18th March in Auckland.


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Regional Conference 2015

Our New Zealand members in some of the regional centres will have an opportunity to attend a one day business conference event.

  • An exciting range of business leaders and experts will be updating you on both practical and technical issues that are highly relevant to current business demands.
  • Designed to appeal to all sectors of the profession and will also feature timely updates specific to the region in which it’s held.

The Regional Conference will be held in August and September in several New Zealand locations.


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Audit Conference 2015

Learn about the audit quality essentials through a wide variety of sessions from practice management through to trending practical audit issues.

  • The Audit Conference will arm you with a range of techniques to take back to your practice to strengthen your audit effectiveness and sustainable business models.
  • Hear from some of the industry’s leading experts, tackling the industry’s biggest issues affecting small to large practitioners

The Audit Conference will be held between March and April in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide.


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Accounting Conference 2015

If you’re looking to have more influence and make a greater impact, this conference will deliver exactly what you are after.

  • Range of sessions delivered by the best minds in the industry
  • Designed to sharpen your technical and analytical capabilities.
  • Build your strategic skills, and develop your commercial acumen

The Accounting Conference will be held between March and April in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.


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National SMSF Conference 2015

If you provide SMSF advice or you’re looking to add SMSFs to your business it’s essential to stay on top of the latest developments.

  • The industry’s leading technical SMSF event features a stellar line-up of speakers, covering the most important topics in SMSF.
  • Learn practical skills and specialist knowledge needed to confidently advise clients, and the key risks and opportunities to consider in this growing industry.

The National SMSF Conference will be held on the Gold Coast on the 10th and 11th September.


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Public Practitioners Conference 2015

Anticipate. Innovate. Accelerate

The 2015 Public Practitioners Conference presents a great opportunity to hear about the latest issues, impending regulatory changes and trends affecting your clients and practice.

  • Increase your ability to anticipate your client’s needs, hear the latest on how to innovate so your practice grows and remains successful in a competitive and uncertain economy.
  • A line-up of experts and thought leaders will share insights that you can immediately apply to your practice.

The Public Practitioners Conference will be held during March and June in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Hunter Valley.


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For a full list of our conferences being held in Australia and New Zealand please see the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand website.

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