FinPro Conference 2018

October 22, 2018

The picturesque Mantra Lorne was the perfect location to hold our 2018 Conference.  Last week over 300 delegates, speakers and sponsors met up in Lorne to discuss all things Local Government Finance related, Data and more.

The 3 day program, themed ‘Waves of Data’ saw many speakers delve into different aspects of data and how we use it in both our everyday lives and also in the work context.

The Conference Program was managed through a conference app which delegates and sponsors also used to both share information and provide updates on last minute changes to the program.

All available presentations have been linked to the speaker page on the app.

Speakers at the conference were as follows:

VAGO – Auditor-Generals Key Note Address – FinPro – Auditor-General’s Insights – Andrew Greaves 

Local Government Victoria Update – FinPro – Hannah Duncan-Jones, LGV Update

Show us the data – a lesson in Demographics and how they can be used to better understand the role of LG today  – Bernard Salt – Presentation not available

“On the crest of a wave’ – John O’Connor – LG Solutions – FinPro – John O’Connor – On the Crest of a Cloud-(small)

Andrew Murray  – Curve Securities  FinPro – Andrew Murray – Managing Investment – Curve Securities

Panel of CEO’s – Challenges facing Local Government Today – no presentation

Productivity Tips using MS Outlook & OneNote – Geoff Prior – FinPro – Geoff Prior – Productivity outlook & onenote (small)

Creating a Smart Data Driven City – FinPro – Chris O’Connor – Smart Cities (small)

Technical Stream: FBT Insights  – FinPro Conference 2018 – FBT Concurrent Session – ATO

Practical Tips to Improve your Productivity – Geoff Prior, Lingford Consulting Services – FinPro – Geoff Prior – Practical tips to improve productivity (small)

Practical tips on how to move to your next leadership role – Sharon Ardley – Davidson – FinPro- Sharon Ardley- Pratical tips on how to move to your next leadership role

Accounting Standards Practical Session – AASB 15 and AASB 16  FinPro – Accounting Standards Working Group Discussion – led by Danny Wain and Tony Rocca

Promoting your strengths to further your career  – Sharon Ardley – Davidson –FinPro- Sharon Ardley – Promoting your strengths to further your career

Collaborative Procurement – John Kanelopoulos – Melbourne City Council  – no presentation available.

Development Contributions – Aaron Chiles Wyndham City Council – FinPro – Development Contributions – Aaron Chiles Wyndham City Council (small)

Data Analytics – VAGO, Audit and a Practical Experience – Ben Jiang – FinPro – Ben Jiang – VAGO – Data Analytics.(small)

What a wonderful World – Jonathon Pain – FinPro – What a wonderful World – Jonathan Pain

Daily IQ – Harnessing the power of big data – no presentation available

Best Practice Approach to Collaboration- Mark Davies – FinPro – Mark Davies – Collaboration

Key Note Closing Address – personal story – making artificial hands for children – no presentation available but can be seen on Catalyst Tuesday 21 October 2018


Thank-you to our wonderful delegates, speakers and sponsors.  Without you all the conference would never happen.

Our sponsors for this year were:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia – Platinum

LG Solutions –  Gold
Curve Securities  – Gold

Aptean Company (Computron) –  Silver
Bankwest  – Silver
IT Vision  – Silver
Magiq Software Pty Ltd  – Silver
National Australia Bank –  Silver
Recoveries & Reconstruction (Aust)  – Silver
Westpac Institutional Bank  – Silver
InLogik  – Silver
Midstate Credit Collect Pty Ltd  – Silver
Laminar Capital Pty Ltd  – Silver
Genesis Accounting  – Silver
TechnologyOne Corp –  Silver
CT Management  – Silver

CPA Australia –  Key Note Speaker Sponsor
Vision Super  – Program Partner
Local Government Victoria  – Program Partner
VAGO  – Program Partner