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AICD Chairman’s invitation to the Australian Governance Summit

About the Australian Governance Summit

Following our sell-out 2016 inaugural Summit, we are pleased to bring you the latest thinking on the current and emerging issues facing today’s organisations and the strategies needed to respond to these challenges.

Reasons to attend

Join more than 1,000 like-minded professionals for the landmark event in the governance calendar.

We understand that our members want to participate in the director community. You want to learn, network and discuss topics and relevant issues with your peers and colleagues. The Australian Governance Summit provides you with opportunities to:

  • Connect with governance professionals and directors from around Australia

  • Discover best practices and trends that will help strengthen the governance of your organisation

  • Benefit from the expertise of some of Australia’s leading authorities on governance and directorship

  • Expand your peer networks and explore new opportunities

  • Support your personal and professional development goals

Who should attend?

Whether you report to a board, are an aspiring or established director or chair, our program can be customised to suit you.

We are committed to excellence in governance. If you aspire to make a serious commitment to excellence in governance, in any sector, then attendance at the Australian Governance Summit is for you.

Sectors  Types of people 
  • Aspiring listed co. directors
  • Committee members
  • Company secretaries
  • Executive and managing directors
  • Listed co. non-executive directors
  • Listed co. chairs
Private Enterprise
  • Owners
  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs
    and company secretaries
  • Professional advisors
  • Executive and managing directors
  • Non-executive directors
  • Chairs
  • Managers and executives
  • Professional advisors
  • Committee members
  • Directors
  • Chairs
Public / Government
  • Deputy secretaries
  • First assistant secretaries
  • CEOs / CFOs
  • Audit committee members
  • Committee members
  • Directors
  • Commonwealth companies
  • Statutory authorities
  • Professional advisors
  • Office holders


Registration inclusions and fees

Get access to the latest governance and business trends, robust discussions and exclusive networking opportunities.


  • Access to all plenary sessions
  • A choice of two sector-specific concurrent sessions
  • A choice of two general concurrent sessions
  • All-day summit catering
  • Welcome reception
  • Networking breakfast
  • Biggest boardroom lunch
  • Pre-summit articles, research and content
  • Post-summit videos, transcripts and papers

Registration Fees

AICD Member            $1475.00 
Non-member   $1875.00

Director Professional Development

By attending the Australian Governance Summit you will earn 20 DPD units



The 2017 Summit will be held at the world-class Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Melbourne Convention Centre

1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Melbourne

Located in the heart of Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River, the Melbourne Convention Centre is close to the central business district, shopping and restaurants, and adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex.

On arrival

The registration desk will be located on the ground floor in the foyer of the Melbourne Convention Centre. On arrival please proceed to the registration desk to pick up your Australian Governance Summit registration pack


There are a number of accommodation providers in close proximity to the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is adjacent to the venue.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is approximately 650m from the venue, across the Yarra River.

Crown Melbourne is approximately 1km from the venue and an easy walk along the Yarra Promenade.

Further accommodation options can be found on the Visit Melbourne website.

* Please note, accommodation is not included in your summit registration. Rates and availability may vary, please book directly with your preferred hotel.

Getting there

Melbourne Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing maximum flexibility in scheduling domestic and international travel.

Virgin Australia


The SkyBus express bus service to the city operates 24/7 and runs every 10 minutes. Taxi’s are also available from the airport. The journey into the city takes approximately 20 minutes


Getting around Melbourne

Trams run along Spencer, Clarendon and Flinders Streets. Trains: Southern Cross Station is a seven minute walk from the MCEC. Taxi ranks are located outside all major hotels within the CBD, Southern Cross Station, Crown Casino Complex and Hilton Hotel South Wharf.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the 2017 Australian Governance Summit, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.

General Enquiries

Melanie Wells

Account Manager, Advisory

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Cancellation policy

Read more about our cancellation policy for the Australian Governance Summit.

If a member would like to cancel their registration they may be entitled to a refund in some instances

  • Up to and including 31 December 2016 – full refund

  • From 1 January 2017 – 31 January 2017 – 50% refund

  • From 1 February 2017 – 14 February 2017 – no refund available, substitution only

  • From 15 February 2017 – Registrations closed, no substitution allowed

Registrations cannot be split between members, where a non-member is substituting a member the difference in fees will be invoiced.

Cancellations incurred as a result of family bereavement or medical emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Nicky Leadley, Manager Conference & Forums.

By registering for this event I indicate that I have read, understood and agree to:

  • Registration Cancellation Policy above

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (“Company Directors”) Privacy Policy and Privacy and Communications Consent available on its website and on behalf myself and any person I am registering I agree to Company Directors handling and disclosing personal information provided by me in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and that Policy and Consent and it being provided to relevant hotels and others to process my booking.

  • Your name, position and organisation will appear on our delegate list for distribution to speakers and panellists, sponsors and and corporate partners during the summit, unless you opt out at the time of registration.


All details were correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes to the event without notice where necessary.

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