Conferences and Events

Queensland

Connect, learn and share with professionals at upcoming events near you.

Events for 2018 listed in date order.


Question and answers

Taxation Discussion Group

Wednesday 18 July

Superannuation: Key considerations for a SMSF
Join the discussion to understand superannuation changes take effect from 1 July 2018, including downsizing the family home and making a superannuation contribution, “catching up” concessional contributions, the value of franking credits, and improving the integrity of superannuation – recommendations from the Productivity Commission.

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SME snapshot series

Thursday 19 July

A practical guide to AI
Get a crash course in the theory underpinning cutting-edge artificial intelligence. The session will explore examples of how AI technologies are already being used to disrupt the professional service industry, and give you a framework to identify how you can leverage artificial intelligence today.

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Question and answers

Southside Discussion Group

Wednesday 18 July


Old thinking versus new strategies – why you are leaving business on the table?
Jeremy Streten, Legal Practice Director at Streten Mason Lawyers will provide you with insight on the business legal lifecycle and how it can be used for your business and your clients.

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Refershments

CPA Australia Business Lunch

Friday 20 July

Cyber risk – a different perspective
Last year the world’s largest ransomware attack struck, affecting many Australian businesses and highlighting the need in addressing systems’ weaknesses and staff awareness.

Discover the different types of cybercrime and the criminal motivations of hackers. You will pick up practical tips to manage cyber risk and minimise the disruption and potential losses from a major breach.

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Networking

Young Professionals Networking Evening

Townsville, Friday 20 July

The North Queensland Young Professionals CPA Australia committee have joined together with CAANZ, Townsville Engineers and the Townsville District Law Association and are delighted to invite you to attend an evening of social networking with other young professionals, and engage with the next generation of leaders. 

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Question and answers

Information Technology Discussion Group

Monday 23 July

Mergers and acquisitions transaction trends in IT
Brendan Larsen, Lead Partner at M&A, KPMG will provide update on the mergers and acquisitions market for the IT sector.
He will address sub-sectors experiencing the strongest activity levels, counterparties that are driving the activity, and implications for the Queensland marketplace.

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Question and answers

FEEDBACK SESSIONS

Brisbane, Tuesday 24 July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

CPA Australia draft corporate strategy
CPA Australia is seeking your feedback on a draft of the CPA Australia Corporate Strategy 2018-2021 (PDF), designed to drive our organisation forward over the next three years. 

The strategy is built on six months of consultation, including a member engagement survey, a board and management workshop with Division and Branch Council Presidents, 40 focus groups with members and Division and Branch Councils, and input from the CPA Australia Board, staff and management.

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Question and answers

Bayside discussion group

Capalaba, Wednesday 25 July

CPA Australia’s Strategy 2018-2021 presented by Melissa Georgiou FCPA, Queensland President 2018 and Richard Chapman, General Manager Queensland.

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Refershments

Industry visit

Toowoomba, Wednesday 25 July

Sarah Delahunty, Communication and Stakeholder Director at Nexus will present on the Toowoomba Range Crossing.

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Question and answers

Global Leaders Discussion Group

Townsville, Thursday 26 July

The North Queensland Branch Committee invites you to join Global Leaders Insights 2018 and its discussion evening.

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Question and answers

Public Practice Committee Discussion Group

Thursday 26 July

Navigating Safe Harbour and restructuring and turnaround
Sallyanne Pitt, Director at Ferrier Hodgson will guide you through the recent legislative changes to promote a greater corporate rescue culture and entrepreneurship, known as Safe Harbour.

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Question and answers

Public Sector Discussion Group

Thursday 26 July

Join to uncover insights into the tools and techniques available to support the successful delivery of projects.

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Networking

Third Age Network

Friday 27 July


A gentle introduction to blockchain and distributed ledger technology
Ian Sims FCPA explores key aspects of the technologies and developments which are expected to affect us outside the bitcoin and other crypto-currency phenomenon, including the implementation of smart contracts and the potential impact on governance of society, including internal control and audit.

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Fast class

Tax risks in contracting arrangements

Sunshine Coast, Monday 30 July

This DVD will cover the evolving employee versus contractor test, payroll tax and superannuation issues with contractors, labour hire arrangements, GST and contractors, and the new Single Touch Payroll regime.

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Conference

Macakay Conference Day

Tuesday 14 August

Registrations have now opened for our full-day conference, which has been designed to equip you with the tools to keep you informed about local industries and the economic climate in Mackay. Join to network with fellow members and explore how you can navigate and limit the change factors on a day-to-day basis.

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CAREER BUILDER SERIES

Thursday 16 August

Leadership – it is an attitude
In today’s fast-moving environment, business professionals need to be able to evolve and adapt to changes in business needs. In this interactive and engaging session, learn essential personal effectiveness skills that can take your career to the next level.

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Conference

Management Accounting Conference

Monday 6 August – Tuesday 7 August

In an age of rapid automation and change, management accountants are uniquely placed to help businesses exploit the benefits of new technologies and create value. Our event will help you become a true enabler within your business, able to influence decision making and strategic direction at every level and communicate the message behind the numbers.

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Announcement

CBD Toastmasters

Listen, think and speak on your feet at CBD Toastmasters and gain the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.

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