All Conference 2018

Conference 2018

This year, FSAA brings you a one-day National Conference to be held on

Friday 23 November at Park Royal Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney

The cost to attend represents excellent value at just $700 for members and $800 for non-members.  Ready to book?  REGISTER NOW for the 2018 National Conference. 

Speaker profiles will be added below as they are received so be sure to check back soon.


 

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Bernard Salt, Key Note Speaker

Bernard Salt is a leading commentator and advisor on consumer, cultural and demographic trends who has earned an international reputation as a trend forecaster for business and government. He is also a best-selling author, a columnist with The Australian newspaper and in high demand as a speaker.

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Victor Walter, NDIA

The Right Time to be a Financial Services Accountant?  

The Financial Services industry is in a state of turmoil with community expectations, the Royal Commission and regulators driving both concerns and change. IFRS 17 and the associated changes add to the work load particularly for accountants and actuaries. In addition to these impacts, the Productivity Commission report into competition in the industry must also be considered.

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Joanne Gorton, Deloitte

The Right Time to be a Financial Services Accountant?

As above.

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Dr Ian Enright

Ethics, Trust & Reputation

What is insurance without ethics, trust and reputation? The behaviour of the insurance industry has been under the spot light and the industry has not emerged well.  This session will explore what ethics, trust and reputation means for the financial services industry as a whole and for accountants in the industry.

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Geoff Atkins, Finity

Royal Commission Implications for Insurance

The Round 6 hearings of the Royal Commission into the Financial Services Industry will be held in September 2018, and cover Life and General Insurance.  This presentation will reflect on the hearings, evidence, and key themes from Round 6, and explore the broader implications for insurers.

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Susie Amos, Finity

Royal Commission Implications for Insurance

As above. 

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Anne Driver, QBE

IFRS 17 – Where are we now and where do we go from here?

There are only two years to go until 1 January 2021, the starting date for the new insurance accounting standard IFRS 17.  This session, presented by two of the most knowledgeable IFRS 17 experts in Australia (and the world), will discuss some of the key interpretations that have come out of global discussion on the standard over the past 12 months, key areas of uncertainty still remaining, the pathway to resolving that uncertainty, and issues to be aware of as Australian insurers begin implementation.

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Brendan Counsell, EY

IFRS 17 – Where are we now and where do we go from here?

As above.

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Sarah Butler, PwC

Future of Health and Insurance

This session will focus on the key trends in health and healthcare and the implications for health insurance. With the health insurance industry sector increasingly under affordability pressure, what reforms and actions are needed?

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Nick Teulon, Interim Chief of Staff, Formalytics and Co-Founder - Lodg

Technology Development and Investment - how to stay relevant

Nick will provide an overview on the technology landscape and show us how to collaborate with startups to trial and develop technology;  how to invest and strategically partner with tech companies and how to develop new technology yourself 

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Eran Thomson, Laugh Masters Professional Development

Communication and Engagement 

There’s more to improv than comedy. In fact, when applied correctly the philosophies of long-form improvisation can have a powerful and positive impact in the workplace.  Primarily improv is about learning to “React, Adapt & Communicate,” as well as stay focused and in the moment at a very high level. This can be extremely valuable on the job because the truth is, you’re only going to go so far in business if you don’t know how to listen, work collaboratively, respond to failure, and pivot with agility when the unexpected happens. Think of improv as a set of techniques to be used at the right time and place. It can improve the way ideas are generated, help manage unforeseen circumstances, open lines of communication, and boost the efficiency of any organisation.  With training and practice, people transform into more mindful, empathetic and authentic versions of themselves and discover new levels of confidence, self-respect, and joy along the way. And by embracing an “ensemble mentality” teams will enjoy improved collaboration and communication, and foster a positive work environment where people and ideas thrive.

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Panel Session of Non-Executive Directors

We have secured a panel of three independent non-executive directors of insurance companies and a senior executive who has served Boards for many years to talk about what are Insurance Boards focussing on in the current insurance climate. After a short 'setting the scene' we will have an open discussion with conference participants encouraged to ask the panel questions and join in the discussions.  Participants: Vicki Allen, Jann Gardner, Stephen Curley with Victor Walter. 

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Vicki Allen, Non Executive Director

Panellist - Panel of Non-Executive Directors

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Jann Gardner, Non Executive Director

Panellist - Panel of Non-Executive Directors

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Steve Curley, FSAA

Panellist - Panel of Non-Executive Directors

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