Date posted: 21/06/2018 2 min read

ACT Regional Update for June 2018

Hear about the latest ACT news and upcoming events

In brief

  • Regional manager's update
  • Recap of recent events and activities
  • Upcoming events

Regional manager update

The Future of Business - "Public Sector Symposium"  

The Public Sector Symposium was held on Thursday, 21 June with over 200 members attending the conversation facilitated by Kieran Gilbert.   

The keynote speaker was Professor Genevieve Bell followed by Victoria Stuart Co Founder of Beam Australia who were joined for the panel discussion by Petr Adamek CEO Canberra Innovation Network and Dr Craig Latham from Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

The discussion explored, with businesses being responsible for around 70% of gross value added and over 85% of employment in our economy. Businesses are facing unprecedented levels of uncertainty and competition. Increasingly important is businesses having broader social responsibility to attract and retain customers. (If you’d like to see more, view the recording on the CA website).

Professor Genevieve Bell

Professor Genevieve Bell

ACT Public Sector Symposium

Petr Adamek, Stephanie Reuss, Dr. Craig Latham, Professor Genevieve Bell and Kieran Gilbert

Whilst on the topic of social responsibility, I was contacted by Marymead to encourage our members to assist in raising 1.3 million to build to Care Cottages to provide short-term crisis accommodation for vulnerable children. For more information on how you and your firm can assist, you can visit to their website.

Renee Le Grande
ACT Territory Manager

Recap of last month's events and activities

Public Sector Forum – Friday 15 June
Improving debt management capabilities

Presented by Rob Hanlon, National Manager, Integrity and Information Group, Human Services will discuss understanding the key challenges to improved debt management and driving a long term strategy for enhanced processes. Over 100 members attended this lunchtime event held at the Commonwealth Club. 

Robert Hanlon CA

Robert Hanlon CA

Disruptive Technologies for Finance – Friday 22 June
Growth through Innovation

This full day conference is designed for CFOs, finance directors and leaders, equipping attendees with strategies to navigate through the disruptive forces of business.

Members explored the cutting-edge technologies transforming finance teams to become the change leader in your finance function. This full day workshop was held at the Senate Alcove in Parliament House. 

Upcoming events

Building Knowledge – Wednesday, 1 August

Participating in continuing professional development is essential for all members. This quarterly breakfast series develops essential skills to progress your career in today’s rapidly changing world.

Public Sector Forum – Friday, 10 August

This lunchtime event series, is for those members working in, or closely with government.  The topics are wide and varied equipping members with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their field.

YCA Trivia – Wednesday, 29 August 

This annual event is always a complete sell out, save the date in your calendar and book early!  More information coming soon.

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