Speakers

This year we welcome the following speakers who have indicated they may be available:

Barbara Carle-Thiesson & Richard Rees
respectively President and CEO,
Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

Frank Kraemer
Executive Director,
Canadian Bar Association
British Columbia

Jim Matkin QC
Executive Director,
The Law Society of British Columbia

Susan Tanner
Consultant Psychologist

Her Honour Judge Audrey Balla
District Court of New South Wales

The Honourable Justice Frank Marks
Industrial Relations Commission of NSW

Michael Hewitt
Partner,
Singleton Urqhart, Lawyers
Vancouver
British Columbia

Alan Beasley
Investment Management Consultant

Ian Gamble
Partner,
Thorsteinssons Tax Lawyers
Vancouver
British Columbia

Barbara Mescher
Lecturer,
Discipline of Accounting and Business Law
The University of Sydney

Tim O╣Mara
Managing Director,
O╣Maras Valuers & Auctioneers

Ken Farrow
CEO,
Australian Financial Markets Association

Christopher Brown
Partner,
Gillis Delaney Brown, Lawyers

Peter Wright
Partner,
Gillis Delaney Brown, Lawyers

Ron Dean-Willcocks
Chairman Partner,
Star Dean-Willcocks
Business & Insolvency Solutions

The professional program will be confirmed prior to the Conference and may include a number of the speakers listed above. Additional speakers (if any) will likely be from the Australian & Canadian accounting and legal professions.

The professional program has been developed to cover a number of major areas including issues such as:
  • Directors╣ duties
  • Examination of experts
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Personal financial management
  • Accounting developments
  • Trends that will effect the professions
  • ASIC and ACCC investigations
  • GST review
  • International tax cases update
  • Insolvent trading issues and cases
  • The professional╣s role in preventing money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Asset tracking
  • Insolvency issues

 
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