FinPro Conference 2015November 25, 2015
196 Delegates attended the 2015 FinPro Confernece, held at the beautiful Peppers The Sands Torquay.
The Conference commenced on Wednesday 11 November with the Opening Dinner. Following a warm welcome from the Deputy Mayor of Surf Coast Shire, Cr Clive Goldsworthy, a relaxed and excited group of delegates and sponsors sat back and listened to the inspirational speaker, Abdi Aden who spoke to the Conference Theme – Change Adapt and Thrive. Abdi has certainly done this himself and he explored his past to give a commentary on how the group around him could also Change, Adapt and Thrive in their own work and person lives.
Proceedings on the main day of the conference were busy with 8 speakers scheduled for the day, speaking on a range of issues and topics from the Economy to Innovation, Preparing Long Term Financial Plans, Integrity Frameworks and Fraud. The day was ‘lightened’ a little with a wonderful presentation by Robyn Moore on how to make communications count. There were certainly many laughs during her session that helped the afternoon fly by!
A very enjoyable Theme Dinner followed on Thursday night. At least 80% of the 240 dinner guests made a spectacular effort in dressing to the theme which made for a very interesting night. The Band, Revive 80’s performed brilliantly as always and the dance floor was never vacant.
Friday proceedings for the conference were quite technical with discussions on the impending Rate Capping Legislation as well as the provision of an update from both VAGO and LGV. The day ended though with a more ‘light-hearted’ approach with Dr Tony Villano giving a lively and very humerous talk on ‘The Future of Local Government in Australia’. Though not sure whether this was a little ‘tongue in cheek’ , his presentation at least left everyone on a ‘high’ to depart Torquay.
Many thanks to all the delegates who attended and contributed to a wonderful learning and networking experience. Thank-you too to all the Conference Sponsors:
- TechnologyOne – Platinum Sponsor
- Commonwealth Bank – Gold Sponsor
- BankWest – Silver Sponsor
- Civica – Silver Sponsor
- Computron – Silver Sponsor
- Curve Securities – Silver Sponsor
- Genesis Accounting – Silver Sponsor
- IMB Bank – Silver Sponsor
- IT Vision – Silver Sponsor
- LG Solutions – Silver Sponsor
- Magiq Software – Silver Sponsor
- Midstate Creditcollect Pty Ltd – Silver Sponsor
- NAB – Silver Sponsor
- Westpac – Silver Sponsor
- Print Mail Logistics – Key Note Speaker Sponsor
- Vision Super – Program Partner
The contribution of each and every sponsor, both financially and also to adding to the enjoyment and networking during the conference.
Well done everyone. Presentations that were made at the FinPro Conference 2015 are attached as listed. If a copy of the presentation by Rowena Morrow from Boroondara City Council on Innovation is requried, please contact the Executive Officer FinPro at [email protected]
FinPro Conference 2015 – Gareth Aird CBA – Thursday 12 November 9am
FinPro Conference 2015 – Paul James Thursday 12 Nov 1200 noon
FinPro Conference 2015 – Mark Davies – Long Term Financial Plan
FinPro Conference 2015 – Dr Stuart McIntyre IBAC – Thursday 12 Nov 345pm
FinPro Conference 2015 – Scott Moore Stonnington City Council
FinPro Conference 2015 – Display of Sponsors