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fresh thinking. real success.
                                Achieving real success today requires
                                a fresh and dynamic response
                                to a new set of challenges.
                                Stimulate fresh thinking
                                at CPA Congress 2008.
                                Claim up to 20 CPD hours.

                                High-profile speakers include:
                                › Charles Kovess, Australasia’s
                                  Passion Provocateur and CEO
                                  of Kovess International
                                › Rachael Robertson, Station Leader for
                                  the 58th Australian National Antarctic
                                  Research Expedition to Davis Station
                                › Noel Whittaker, Founding Director,
                                  Whittaker Macnaught
                                › The Honourable Nick Sherry, Minister
                                  for Superannuation and Corporate Law
                                › Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan,
                                  Professional adventurers, film-makers,
                                  BASE jumpers




                                5 – 7 November 2008
                                Hobart, Tasmania
                      Welcome from                                                                         Acknowledgements
                      CPA Australia’s President
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to         We selected the theme of CPA Congress 2008,            CPA Australia would like to acknowledge the contribution made by the members of the Tasmanian
attend CPA Congress 2008.                           ‘fresh thinking. real success.’, to highlight topics   CPA Congress Task Force Committee. Their advice was invaluable and we thank them for their time
                                                    and issues which relate to today’s challenging         and assistance in the development of the program.
CPA Congress presents an excellent opportunity
                                                    economic environment. The two-and-a-half-day
for you to gain knowledge and expertise from
                                                    program will provide many opportunities for            › Leigh Burrill CPA                                › Rebeccah O’Halloran CPA
some of Australia’s and Tasmania’s leading
                                                    you to strengthen your core skills and you’ll also       Manager Finance & Business,                        Group Accountant, Roaring 40s
business and government figures.
                                                    have a chance to network with people who are             Transend Networks                                  Renewable Energy Pty Ltd
CPA Congress will provide the highest               involved in Tasmanian business.
standard of professional development for both                                                              › Richard Cooper CPA                               › Scott Parnham FCPA
                                                    I encourage you to take advantage of this
CPA Australia members and the broader business                                                               Principal, WHK Denison                             Chief Financial Officer,
                                                    exceptional program and the possibilities
community. We have proudly developed a                                                                                                                          Prologic
                                                    it presents to you and your staff.
program that will offer you an immense amount                                                              › Ian Davenport FCPA
of diversity and you’ll hear fresh perspectives     I look forward to seeing you at                          Chief Executive Officer,                          › Nicky Roberts CPA
from our keynote speakers and presenters.           CPA Congress 2008.                                       Accountability Tasmania                            General Manager,
This year’s program offers variety and choice so                                                                                                                Hi-Vis Labour Hire
you can tailor a program that meets your unique                                                            › Allan McKinlay FCPA
needs. We kick off with a master class session                                                               Consultant
along with four keynote speakers presenting on
a range of issues and topics. They are sure to
motivate, educate, amuse and inform.
You’ll also have a choice of eighteen concurrent
sessions to choose from that cover both technical   Paul Viney FCPA,
and topical business issues.                        Tasmanian President
                                                    CPA Australia Ltd




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fresh thinking. real success.                                                    Key benefits:

In today’s challenging economic environment where the only                      › Discover how the changing global economy and key world
                                                                                  events will shape your profession
constant is change, success will no longer come from riding
                                                                                › Find out how to overcome the challenges of the labour shortage
the wave of a surging economy.                                                    through innovative recruitment and retention strategies
                                                                                › Hear about the latest developments in legislation, compliance
A fresh, dynamic approach is required – a renewed effort
                                                                                  and standards and how they will impact you
that balances logic and innovation, focus and vision, reflection
and forward thinking.
CPA Congress will strengthen your core skills and broaden
your horizons so you and your team can confidently tackle
the challenges of today and tomorrow.

    Achieve real success with fresh thinking at CPA Congress 2008

As a premier event for finance, accounting and business professionals, this
is your opportunity to hear fresh perspectives from local experts on areas
such as business planning, financial analysis, management accounting and
financial accounting.
And with a diverse range of technical and networking sessions, you can tailor
a program to meet your unique needs.


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› Meet and chat with like-minded professionals through the online
  CPA Congress community
› Look out for the CPA Congress blog and virtual Q+A sessions




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                                                                                         Information                                                Packages

                                                                                         Enquiries                                                  Platinum two-and-a-half-day
› Unlock the career secrets of some of Australia’s most successful                                                                                  package: 5 – 7 November
  business leaders                                                                     Contact CPA Australia on 1300 857 705 or visit us
› Acquire skills to help you empower decision making and boost                         at cpaaustralia.com.au/cpacongress                          › Consists of one master class; four keynotes; nine
  organisational performance in a challenging environment                                                                                            concurrent sessions; the cocktail reception (5 Nov);
                                                                                                                                                     the networking dinner (6 Nov); all networking
                                                                                         Venues and dates
                                                                                                                                                     luncheons, morning and afternoon tea networking
                                                                                       Wednesday 5 November –                                        breaks and available presenter papers.
                                                                                       Friday 7 November 2008
                                                                                       Wrest Point,                                                 Gold one-day package:
                                                                                       410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7005                Day two – Thursday 6 November

                                                                                                                                                   › Consists of two keynotes; five concurrent sessions;
                                                                                         Continuing professional
                                                                                                                                                     networking luncheon, morning and afternoon tea
                                                                                         development (CPD) hours
                                                                                                                                                     networking breaks and available presenter papers.
                                                                                       If you are a CPA Australia member registering for any         Note: The networking dinner is not included in this
                                                                                       sessions at CPA Congress 2008, it is important to include     package. Tickets for the networking dinner can be
                                                                                       your membership number to ensure that your CPD hours          purchased individually.
                                                                                       are recorded against your CPA Australia records.
                                                                                       CPD hours to be claimed                                      Gold one-day package:
                                                                                                                                                    Day three – Friday 7 November
                                                                                       Attendees of CPA Congress may claim up to 20 CPD
                                                                                       hours for attending the full two-and-a-half days.           › Consists of two keynotes; four concurrent sessions;
                                                                                                                                                     networking luncheon, morning and afternoon tea
                                                                                                                                                     networking breaks and available presenter papers.


                                                                                                                                                    Partial registration packages
                                                                                                                                                   Single keynote/concurrent sessions
                                                                                                                                                   Entitles an individual to:
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                                                                                                                                                   networking dinner tickets
                                                                                                                                                   › Additional tickets for the cocktail reception and
                                                                                                                                                     networking luncheon can be purchased individually
                                                                                                                                                   › Additional tickets for the networking dinner can
                                                                                                                                                     be purchased individually or as table of ten.


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                                                                                                                                      This online network is available exclusively to CPA Congress delegates.
                                                                                                                                      Connect with like-minded professionals around Australia and the world
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                                                    Multimedia resources                                                              CPA Congress virtual Q+A
                                                                                                                                      Shape the debate with the CPA Congress virtual Q+A. Selected sessions
                                                   A range of audio and video resources will be available from
                                                                                                                                      will be allocated a dedicated ‘room’ within the Congress community. This room
                                                   CPA Congress 2008. CPA Australia President Alex Malley will
                                                                                                                                      will be home to a discussion commencing in the lead up to CPA Congress,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 | Highlights
 › Master class 1                             › Keynote 1                                   › Keynote 2                                    › Keynote 3                                  › Keynote 4
MC1 Leading change                            KN1 Leadership when there                     KN2 Simple strategies to maximise              KN3 Superannuation in Australia              KN4 One step beyond – reaching
                                              is no turning back                            your wealth – understanding                    – adequacy, equity and simplicity            new heights
                                                                                            the share market and other
                 Charles Kovess,                               Rachael Robertson,           investment opportunities                                                                                    Dr Glenn Singleman
                 Australasia’s Passion                         Station Leader for                                                                          The Honourable                               and Heather Swan,
                 Provocateur and CEO                           the 58th Australian                                                                         Nick Sherry, Minister                        Professional
                 of Kovess International                       National Antarctic                                                                          for Superannuation                           adventurers, film
                                                               Research Expedition                           Noel Whittaker FCPA,                          and Corporate Law                            makers, BASE jumpers
Wednesday 5 November                                           to Davis Station                              Founding Director,
2.00pm – 5.00pm                                                                                              Whittaker Macnaught           Friday 7 November                            Friday 7 November
                                              Thursday 6 November                                                                          9.05am – 10.00am                             3.50pm – 4.45pm
In this master class, Charles Kovess will     9.05am – 10.00am                              Thursday 6 November
provoke, inspire and show you how to                                                        3.50pm – 4.45pm                                Minister Sherry has been a Senator for       Join Glenn and Heather, a husband
                                              The second woman to successfully lead                                                                                                     and wife team, as they take you on
lead change in any type of organisation,                                                                                                   Tasmania since 1990, and is based in
                                              a National Antarctic Research Expedition      Creating wealth for yourself and your                                                       a remarkable, death defying journey.
large or small.                                                                                                                            Devonport on Tasmania’s North West
                                              to Davis Station, Rachael has a truly         family only requires you to make a small                                                    One that stares fear right in the eyes and
Most change programs are ineffective                                                                                                       Coast. He has more than nine years
                                              inspiring and unique story of leadership      number of wise decisions.
                                                                                                                                           experience as the Shadow Minister            tears it down with both hands, proving
and lose momentum and they often              and strategic planning.
                                                                                            To invest successfully, you don’t need to      responsible for superannuation before        that with the right attitude and approach,
generate significant resistance from team
                                              With breathtaking photographs and plenty      understand all the jargon. But if you can      becoming the Minister.                       you can vanquish any obstacle.
members who feel threatened by
                                              of humour, Rachael recounts her               identify the right assets and estimate their
innovation, creativity, and ‘new ways of                                                                                                   Having amassed over 20 years of              Glenn and Heather jointly hold two
                                              leadership and team-building experiences      worth, you are bound to create wealth.
doing things’. This master class will                                                                                                      experience in the Australia superannuation   astonishing world records: one for the
                                              from a year in the highest, driest, coldest                                                                                               highest Base jumper and the other for
address these challenges and equip you                                                      Join Noel as he discusses the impact           system has given him deep knowledge
                                              and windiest place on earth.                                                                                                              the highest Wingsuit Base jumping which
to face them in a number of enjoyable                                                       of the budget on investment decisions,         and interest in design and operation
and effective ways!                           Rachael will focus on the lessons she         strategies and markets.                        of pension systems.                          were set in May 2006 on a 6660 metre
                                              has learnt from her most challenging                                                                                                      Himalayan mountain.
After 20 years of high-level business                                                       Noel is a founding director of Whittaker       Minister Sherry has kept abreast of the
                                              leadership role to date as well as how                                                                                                    Using their compelling personal
experience, lawyer Charles Kovess came                                                      Macnaught Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s most     international pension scene, studying
                                              to adapt to a changing environment.                                                                                                       experience, Glenn and Heather draw
to realise that most people have a                                                          respected independent financial advisory        closely the systems and developments
wonderful and under-used ingredient           In 2004 Rachael was seconded to the           companies. Noel is unquestionably one of       in the UK, US and Switzerland. Minister      on important peak performance
they can use to produce significant            Australian Antarctic Division from her        Australia’s leading financial advisers having   Sherry was sworn in on the 3rd of            enhancement subjects including:
changes in their lives. Turning his back on   job as a senior manager (Chief Ranger)        won awards for his services to the financial    December 2007. His presentation will cover   › Understanding and using your brain
the law 15 years ago, he decided to share     at Parks Victoria, where she successfully     planning industry.                             the direction of the forthcoming Henry       › Managing and overcoming fear
those secrets as a professional speaker,      led the 58th Australian National Antarctic                                                   Commission into Australia’s tax system,      › The strength of personal responsibility
                                                                                            Every week, in Australia, he reaches over
educator and workshop facilitator. Now        Research Expedition to Davis Station.                                                        including its work on superannuation and       and commitment
                                                                                            three million people with his columns in
he’s a walking example of what he has                                                                                                      retirement incomes issues.                   › Powerful mental techniques to transform
                                              She returned to Australia in 2005 after       such prestige newspapers as the Sydney
so clearly proven... that ‘passion powers                                                                                                                                                 your reality
                                              12 months in the Antarctic and is only        Morning Herald, Brisbane Sunday Mail and       Minister Sherry will also outline his
performance’, and that ‘passionate                                                                                                                                                      › The importance of peak health
                                              the second female to ever lead a team         the Perth Sunday Times. He also has a          thinking on what constitutes an
people produce’!                                                                                                                                                                          and fitness
                                              at the Station and one of the youngest        radio talkback program that is broadcast       adequately funded retirement and how
As Australasia’s Passion Provocateur he has   ever leaders.                                 on over 50 stations.                           we go about getting there.
enthused and inspired many companies
and individuals to achieve their goals and
to live and work at world-class levels.




For CPA Congress assistance or information, contact CPA Australia on 1300 857 705 or visit cpaaustralia.com.au/cpacongress                                                                                                           7
Program at a glance |
    › Day one                              › Day two Thursday 6 November                           › Day three Friday 7 November
      Wednesday 5 November
                                          Registration and arrival refreshments
      master class                        8.15am – 8.50am
                                                                                                  Registration and arrival refreshments
                                                                                                  8.30am – 9.05am                                         CPASOLUTIONS™
Registration and arrival refreshments     President’s welcome 8.50am – 9.05am                     Keynote 3 9.05am – 10.00am
1.30pm – 2.00pm
                                          Keynote 1 9.05am – 10.00am                              KN3   Superannuation in Australia – adequacy,
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                                                  Using the balanced scorecard to improve         Concurrent sessions H 1.25pm – 2.20pm
                                          C1                                                                                                              • Full access to BRW.com.au, including a
                                                  forecasting throughout your organisation              Financial officers’ legal responsibilities           mammoth 18 years of archives.
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                                                  online marketplace                              2.20pm – 2.50pm

                                          D2      Rolling forecasts – the future of forecasting   Concurrent sessions I 2.50pm – 3.45pm                   Hurry this offer is only available during
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                                          KN2   Simple strategies to maximise your wealth         Keynote 4 3.50pm – 4.45pm
                                                – understanding the share market and other
                                                investment opportunities                          KN4   One step beyond – reaching new heights
                                          Concurrent sessions E 4.50pm – 5.45pm
                                                  Understanding today’s volatile real estate
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                                                                | Wednesday 5 / Thursday 6 November Day one / Day two
Wednesday 5 November                                  › Cocktail reception                                     Thursday 6 November                                   › Morning tea and networking break
                                                      5.10pm – 7.10pm                                                                                                10.00am – 10.30am
 › Registration and                                                                                            › Registration and
   arrival refreshments                               CR1 Welcome drinks at Portlight Bar                        arrival refreshments
                                                      Mark the start of CPA Congress in style by attending                                                           › Concurrent sessions A
1.30pm – 2.00pm                                                                                                8.15am – 8.50am
                                                      welcome drinks.                                                                                                10.30am – 11.25am

 › Master class 1                                     Enjoy the company of your peers and let the networking
                                                                                                               › President’s welcome
                                                      begin whilst you enjoy a relaxing drink and delicious                                                          A1 Developing a culture that maximises
2.00pm – 5.00pm                                                                                                                                                      employee potential
                                                      canapés, in the Portlight Bar at Wrest Point.            8.50am – 9.05am
MC1 Leading change                                                                                                                                                   Tony Baker, General Manager, Searson Buck

                                                                                                                                                                     Does your workplace encourage people to perform
                                                                                                                                Paul Viney FCPA,                     at their best? Do the people who work in your
                 Charles Kovess, Australasia’s                                                                                  Tasmanian President,                 organisation come to work looking forward to
                 Passion Provocateur and CEO                                                                                    CPA Australia Ltd.                   contributing and engaging in an ‘honest day’s work
                 of Kovess International                                                                                                                             for an honest day‘s pay’? The culture of your workplace
For session information refer to highlights section                                                                                                                  has a vast impact upon staff retention, productivity
on page 7                                                                                                      › Keynote 1                                           and overall job satisfaction. Some organisations still
                                                                                                                                                                     don’t understand the individual potential that can
                                                                                                               9.05am – 10.00am
                                                                                                                                                                     be unlocked in the right environment.
                                                                                                               KN1 Leadership when there is no turning back          This session provides managers with insight on how
                                                                                                                                                                     to encourage employee engagement effectively.

                                                                                                                                Rachael Robertson, Station Leader    Topics include:
                                                                                                                                for the 58th Australian National     › Managing expectation and performance
                                                                                                                                Antarctic Research Expedition        › Walking the talk as a manager
                                                                                                                                to Davis Station                     › Engaging the ‘whole person’
                                                                                                               For session information refer to highlights section   › Developing people at work
                                                                                                               on page 7
                                                                                                                                                                     A2 The DNA of forensic accounting
                                                                                                                                                                     Craig Seymour, Managing Director,
                                                                                                                                                                     Focussed Strategy Pty Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                     With the introduction of the tough new standard ASA
                                                                                                                                                                     240 there is now increased accountability for corporate
                                                                                                                                                                     boards to detect and prevent fraudulent behaviour.
                                                                                                                                                                     All steps should be taken to deter, detect, investigate
                                                                                                                                                                     and penalise it.
                                                                                                                                                                     This intensive session has been designed to provide
                                                                                                                                                                     a definitive step-by-step guide to conducting audits
                                                                                                                                                                     on financial statements and commercial transactions.
                                                                                                                                                                     You will be provided with sample worksheets, fraud
                                                                                                                                                                     indicators, case studies to identify a fraud and more.




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Day two Thursday 6 November |
Thursday 6 November                                         › Concurrent sessions C                                    › Concurrent sessions D                                       › Afternoon tea and
                                                            1.25pm – 2.20pm                                            2.25pm – 3.20pm
                                                                                                                                                                                       networking break
 › Concurrent sessions B
                                                                                                                                                                                     3.20pm – 3.50pm
11.30am – 12.25pm                                           C1 Using the balanced scorecard to improve                 D1 Maximising the opportunities of the
                                                            forecasting throughout your organisation                   online marketplace
                                                            Lance Balcombe CPA, General Manager-Corporate,             Grant Young, Senior Consultant, Zumio                         › Keynote 2
B1 Best practice disclosure for not-for-profits              Hydro Tasmania
                                                                                                                                                                                     3.50pm – 4.45pm
David G Howie, Partner, KPMG                                                                                           From the embers of the dot-com collapse we are seeing
                                                            Implementing an effective balanced operational             a new breed of internet-based businesses and rapidly          KN2 Simple strategies to maximise your wealth
Not-for-profit organisations play an important role in the   scorecard can highlight business improvement               evolving opportunities for business service delivery          – understanding the share market and other
Australian community today. These organisations exist       opportunities and forge stronger links between             through internet technologies. Yet even organisations         investment opportunities
through many different legal forms and structures and as    key business units. By analysing both financial and         that have the right formula are faced with the challenge
a result have varying degrees of reporting requirements.    non-financial key performance indicators in the             of managing rapid growth whilst still ensuring quality
This session will explore:                                  scorecard, finance professional’s will be able              of service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Noel Whittaker FCPA,
› The various frameworks typically governing                to make more informed and accurate forecasts
                                                                                                                       This session will examine some of the key trends                               Founding Director,
  the disclosure requirements of not-for-profit              drawing from all key divisions across the business.                                                                                       Whittaker Mcnaught
                                                                                                                       and concepts underpinning successful e-commerce
  organisations in Tasmania today                                                                                      businesses, including:                                        For session information refer to highlights section
                                                            C2 Changes in the new IR legislation
› The proposed changes to Australian Accounting                                                                        › The rise of Web 2.0                                         on page 7
  Standards and their impact on disclosure                  Gregory Geason, Special Counsel, Hunt & Hunt
                                                                                                                       › Agile methodology
  requirements for not-for-profits                                                                                      › Leveraging network effects
                                                            Few areas have been subject to as much change as the
› The case for additional disclosure beyond those                                                                      › Mash-ups & social media
                                                            law of employment. The myriad rules and regulations to
  contained in the Australian Accounting Standards                                                                     › Going mobile
                                                            which employers are subject to make it essential to have
› Better practice guidance available on not-for-profit                                                                  › User-centered & social design
                                                            an understanding of the present law, an appreciation
  reporting including the key attributes of disclosures                                                                › Scaling & internationalisation challenges
                                                            of recent changes and prospective ones, and access
  in financial reports
                                                            to up-to-date advice.
                                                                                                                       D2 Rolling forecasts – the future of forecasting
B2 Reporting to non-financial managers                       This session aims to provide an overview of the new
                                                                                                                       Trevor Wilmshurst CPA, Senior Lecturer,
Rachel Mallinson CPA, Chief Finance Officer,                 National Employment Standards, the award modernisation     University of Tasmania
Circular Head Council                                       process, collective bargaining and some practical advice
                                                            on managing workplace issues such as excessive             Organisations are increasingly turning to more dynamic
Financial reports speak their own language, and             absenteeism, and termination of employment.                tools to facilitate planning and rolling forecasts are
managers without a strong finance background                                                                            becoming the tool of choice for such organisations.
are often confused in trying to make sense of what
                                                                                                                       Using case studies, this session looks at how organisations
is being said.                                                                                                                                                                                      Fin
                                                                                                                       can effectively manage and evaluate their business with                  maxim d out ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                with s ise your w to
This session will provide managers with a guide to                                                                     the aid of rolling forecasts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      imple     w
                                                                                                                                                                                                            strateealth
understanding the information contained in financial
reports as well as how to use this information to make                                                                 In this session you will:
                                                                                                                       › Learn how to introduce a rolling forecast                                                gies
informed and reasoned decisions. It will also highlight
the impact that financial decisions have on overall                                                                     › Analyse the advantages and disadvantages
business and operational objectives.                                                                                      of rolling forecasts
                                                                                                                       › Discuss how rolling forecasts compare with traditional
                                                                                                                          budgets from a practical perspective
 › NL1 Networking luncheon 1                                                                                           › Examine the challenges of implementing a successful
12.25pm – 1.25pm                                                                                                          rolling forecast




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                                                                                   | Thursday 6 / Friday 7 November Day two / Day three
 › Concurrent sessions E                                    › Networking dinner                                         Friday 7 November                                     › Concurrent sessions F
4.50pm – 5.45pm                                             7.30pm onwards                                                                                                    10.30am – 11.25am
                                                                                                                        › Registration and
E1 Understanding today’s volatile real estate               ND1 Official dinner – Moorilla Estate                          arrival refreshments                                F1 Disaster recovery – planning and infrastructure
market – tips, tricks and traps
                                                            Join the CPA congress delegation for a dinner at            8.30am – 9.05am                                       Damian McFarlane, Senior Consultant, Ross Campbell
Kim Morgan, Director & Auctioneer, Charlotte                                                                                                                                  and Associates
                                                            Moorilla Estate, an icon of the Tasmanian wine industry.
Peterswald for Property Sales
                                                            Your carriage awaits as a London red double decker bus                                                            Responding rapidly to a disaster or crisis can
                                                            transports you to and from this unique venue.
                                                                                                                        › Keynote 3
The real estate market is constantly changing and at the                                                                                                                      save a business, a bottom line and a reputation.
moment we are seeing great opportunities arise for                                                                      9.05am – 10.00am                                      This presentation will provide the decision making tools
                                                            Enjoy the history, location and focus of arts while being
both buyers and sellers. Over the last six years our        treated to a dinner of Tasmania’s best local produce                                                              to respond and recover from the worst case scenario.
                                                                                                                        KN3 Superannuation in Australia: Adequacy,
market has undergone one of the most dramatic               and exceptional wines and beers. Entertainment will         equity and simplicity                                 It will assist you in identifying the threats, selecting
periods of growth ever experienced with spectacular         also be provided to add to this memorable experience.                                                             a response team and managing stakeholders while
rises in the top, middle and more affordable ends of the                                                                                                                      continuing to run your business.
market. This session will examine not only changes in       This special evening soirée is a must attend opportunity
                                                            to relax and unwind with partners, friends, colleagues                       The Honourable Nick Sherry,          Damian is a senior consultant in disaster/crisis
the market from “street” level but will also discuss how
                                                            and new acquaintances alike.                                                 Minister for Superannuation          management recovery. He has extensive background in
buyer and seller psychology can affect the market’s
                                                                                                                                         and Corporate Law                    crisis scenario development and facilitation through his
performance, ultimately assisting in the generation
                                                                                                                        For session information refer to highlights section   military career and experience in national compliance
of ideal outcomes.
                                                                                                                        on page 7                                             risk and occupational health and safety.
E2 Leveraging social networking
                                                                                                                                                                              F2 Contemporary issues and future challenges
Grant Young, Senior Consultant, Zumio                                                                                                                                         in public sector audit, financial and non-financial
                                                                                                                        › Morning tea and networking break                    reporting and governance
Social networking sites feature in the top ten sites for
                                                                                                                        10.00am – 10.30am                                     Mike Blake, Auditor General, Tasmanian Audit Office
a large number of countries – and social media use
is growing. Is this just a passing fad, or is this a sign                                                                                                                     This session will explore contemporary issues and future
of significant social and business change to come?                                                                                                                             challenges in public sector audit, financial and non-
Through discussing the way in which social media has                                                                                                                          financial reporting and governance. Mike will also cover
developed, this session will cover both the ethos and                                                                                                                         a very wide range of matters facing public sector
technology that is the substance beneath the hype and                                                                                                                         auditors both now and in future.
look at the business, professional and personal benefits                                                                                                                       As expected, many of these matters will need to be
that can be gained through smart engagement with                                                                                                                              anticipated and addressed, in the first instance, by
Web 2.0. The session will cover:                                                                                                                                              public sector managers having responsibility for financial
                                                                                                                                        T
                                                                                                                                     CPA o register f
› What is Web 2.0 (and what happened to Web 1.0?)                                                                                                                             management and public sector performance. He will
› How does Software as a Service (SaaS) fit into
                                                                                                                                   to pag Congress or                         then consider governance in the public sector and
                                                                                                                                         e          t
                                                                                                                                     regist14. Earlyurn
   the picture?                                                                                                                                                               address known changes, anticipated developments
› What types of social media sites are there? Blogs,                                                                                       ration     bi
                                                                                                                                                  close rd
                                                                                                                                                                              and their implications.
   wikis, Facebook, Twitter – what is the difference?                                                                                   1 Oct
› What impact will social networks have in the future,
                                                                                                                                              ober.
   in particular on the finance industry?




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Day three Friday 7 November |
Friday 7 November                                             › NL2 Networking luncheon 2                                › Afternoon tea and                                             › Keynote 4
                                                              12.25pm – 1.25pm
                                                                                                                           networking break                                              3.50pm – 4.45pm
 › Concurrent sessions G
                                                                                                                         2.20pm – 2.50pm                                                 KN4 One step beyond – reaching new heights
11.30am – 12.25pm                                             › Concurrent sessions H
G1 Opportunities in emerging                                  1.25pm – 2.20pm                                            › Concurrent session I
international markets                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr Glenn Singleman and
                                                                                                                         2.50pm – 3.45pm                                                                  Heather Swan, Professional
Steve Symons CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Roaring 40s         H1 Financial officers’ legal responsibilities                                                                                                adventurers, film-makers,
Renewable Energy                                              and liabilities – know where you stand                                                                                                      BASE jumpers
                                                                                                                         I1 Taking the leap – discover what it takes
                                                              Melanie Kerrison, Director, Rae and Partners Lawyers       to become the next CEO or CFO
The world global economic landscape is rapidly                                                                                                                                           For session information refer to highlights section
                                                                                                                         Vince Hawksworth, Chief Executive Officer,                       on page 7
changing with emerging markets presenting a range             Directors, senior finance officers and other executives
                                                                                                                         Hydro Tasmania
of business opportunities. Roaring 40s, a leading             have a perception of increasing legal risk.
Australian based renewable energy company is                  This presentation will identify where the real risks lie   High calibre executives have common traits that ensure
exemplary in demonstrating the sheer potential                and will recommend mitigation strategies.                  successful career paths. Listen to a first-hand account
of these opportunities, having amassed a number                                                                          of what it takes to be a leader as Vince Hawksworth
                                                              The session will cover:
of joint venture partnerships with companies from                                                                        shares his personal experiences that have traversed him
                                                              › The current state of the law on duties of
both China and India.                                                                                                    along a successful path and catapulted him to the top.
                                                                company officers, including recent cases
Steve will provide insights on:                               › Likely changes in law                                    Vince will rationalise business planning, analytical ability,
› Identifying opportunities, finding a partner, risk           › How personal liability can arise                         people skills and his unrelenting ambition, providing
   assessment (country and project wise), establishing        › The perils of de facto directorship and how              a detailed explanation of how planning your future
   an effective structure                                       to avoid them                                            and taking the right steps are necessary in order
› Managing the investment i.e issues faced, cultural,         › The effect of relying on others – internal staff                                                                                  Entry
                                                                                                                         to achieve success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   i    to CPA
                                                                                                                                                                                                Finds easier tha Congress
   governmental, accounting, tax, financing                      or external advisers
› Future outlook                                              › What to do when you find yourself                         I2 Wills and EPA’s for individuals and businesses                           out m      n
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ore on ever.
G2 Staff retention – strategies to combat
                                                                in a difficult situation                                  Brendan McManus, Corporate Solicitor,                                                    page 1
the skills shortage
                                                                                                                         The Public Trustee                                                                              3
                                                              H2 Intellectual property – an intangible asset
Richard Cooper CPA, Principal, WKH Denison                                                                               Brendan McManus will be talking about the critical
                                                              Daniel McKinley, Patent Attorney & Lawyer,
                                                              Phillips Ormonde & Fitzpatrick                             aspects of wills and powers of attorney and highlight
The current employee driven labour market, coupled with
                                                                                                                         how these areas affect both individuals and businesses.
the ‘skill shortage’ faced by the Australian workforce        Most accountants’ clients that operate a business
means, senior management need to re-evaluate their                                                                       Brendan’s session will cover intestacy, the appointment
                                                              develop intellectual property. Unlike the competitive
leadership, recruitment and retention strategies.                                                                        of an executor, challenges and cancellations as well
                                                              market approach that businesses are usually subject
                                                                                                                         as highlighting the common problems that can occur
Generational differences, retirement of baby boomers,         to, IP laws allow businesses to register their IP to
                                                                                                                         with home made wills, gifting, trusts and non-estate
the shortage of labour, increasing wages and demands,         have monopoly rights that often have a tangible and
                                                                                                                         arrangements. The presentation will also cover the
developing career paths for staff.                            significant value. However, failure to correctly register
                                                                                                                         role of the Guardianship Administration Board and
                                                              the IP may result in the client being unable to maximise
This session discusses the issues and strategies in meeting                                                              financial exploitation.
                                                              their return on this asset. Accountants are being
the challenges faced by organisations in attracting and
                                                              increasingly asked to value IP, and understanding
retaining staff.
                                                              the IP registration process will assist in attributing
› Implementing effective talent management strategies
                                                              a fair value.
› Attracting and identifying potential high flyers
› Approaches to employee retention, managing                  This session explores the process for protecting
   expectations, and maintaining competitiveness              intellectual property including patents, registrations
                                                              for trade marks and designs, and how fair value may
                                                              adjust throughout that process.


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410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7005
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All registrations for CPA Congress TAS close                if a registrant is unable to attend a session or wishes to
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on Wednesday 29 October 2008.                               change a session (subject to availability). Changes must
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          Please tick only one concurrent session for each time slot.                                                                              Organisation



 › Day one Wednesday 5 November                            › Day two Thursday 6 November                           › Day three Friday 7 November
Master class 1 2.00pm – 5.00pm
 MC1 Leading change
                                                         Keynote 1 9.05am – 10.00am                               Keynote 3 9.05am – 10.00am                               CPA Congress virtual world
                                                           KN1 Leadership when there is no turning back             KN3 Superannuation in Australia – adequacy,
Cocktail reception 5.10pm – 7.10pm                       Concurrent sessions A 10.30am – 11.25am                        equity and simplicity
                                                                  Developing a culture that maximises             Concurrent sessions F 10.30am – 11.25am                  Explore new frontiers by entering
  CR1   Welcome drinks at Portlight Bar                     A1    employee potential                                                                                       the virtual world Second Life and
                                                                                                                    F1   Disaster recovery – planning and infrastructure
                                                            A2    The DNA of forensic accounting                                                                           experience a CPA Congress session
                                                                                                                         Contemporary issues and future challenges in
                                                                                                                    F2   public sector audit, financial and non-financial    in animated 3D.
                                                         Concurrent sessions B 11.30am – 12.25pm
                                                                                                                         reporting and governance
                                                            B1    Best practice disclosure for not-for-profits                                                              You’ll hear about how organisations and
                                                                                                                  Concurrent sessions G 11.30am – 12.25pm
                                                                                                                                                                           businesses are stepping into borderless
                                                            B2    Reporting for non-financial managers                    Opportunities in emerging
                                                                                                                    G1   international markets
                                                                                                                                                                           collaboration and exploring the future
                                                         12.25pm – 1.25pm                                                Staff retention – strategies to combat            over the web.
                                                                                                                    G2   the skills shortage
                                                           NL1 Networking luncheon 1                                                                                       Register your interest in attending this
                                                         Concurrent sessions C 1.25pm – 2.20pm                    12.25pm – 1.25pm                                         session in a virtual world!
                                                                  Using the balanced scorecard to improve           NL2 Networking luncheon 2                              Email your details to:
                                                            C1    forecasting throughout your organisation
                                                                                                                  Concurrent sessions H 1.25pm – 2.20pm
                                                            C2    Changes in the new IR legislation                                                                        knowledge@cpaaustralia.com.au
                                                                                                                         Financial officers’ legal responsibilities
                                                                                                                    H1   and liabilities – know where you stand
                                                         Concurrent sessions D 2.25pm – 3.20pm                                                                             and we’ll keep you informed of session
                                                                                                                    H2   Intellectual property – an intangible asset       details and when registrations open.
                                                                  Maximising the opportunities of the
                                                            D1    online marketplace
                                                                                                                  Concurrent sessions I 2.50pm – 3.45pm
                                                            D2    Rolling forecasts – the future of forecasting
                                                                                                                         Taking the leap – discover what it takes
                                                                                                                    I1   to become the next CEO or CFO
                                                         Keynote 2 3.50pm – 4.45pm
                                                                                                                    I2   Wills and EPA’s for individuals and businesses
                                                           KN2 Simple strategies to maximise your wealth
                                                               – understanding the share market and other
                                                               investment opportunities                           Keynote 4 3.50pm – 4.45pm
                                                         Concurrent sessions E 4.50pm – 5.45pm                      KN4 One step beyond – reaching new heights
                                                                  Understanding today’s volatile real estate
                                                            E1    markets – tips, tricks and traps
                                                            E2    Leveraging social networking

                                                         Networking dinner 7.30pm onwards
                                                            ND1 Official dinner – Moorilla Estate




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fresh thinking. real success.
5 – 7 November 2008
Wrest Point – Hobart
For more information visit
cpaaustralia.com.au/cpacongress