Essential Director Update:16

Attended by more than 5,000 people across Australia each year, the Essential Director Update
is our largest complimentary event for all members.

Essential Director Update 2016 will be the 10th year we have run this national event.

be informed

Be Informed

Hear about the contemporary issues relevant to your role and responsibilities.
stay ahead

Stay ahead

A timely and concise update to help you stay relevant and ahead of the crowd.
make connections

Make connections

Connect with a broad cross-section of peers in the governance community.

Topics covered in the Essential Director Update

The business environment

  • Digital disruption and the ‘fourth industrial revolution’
  • Virtual Reality technologies
  • Advanced machine learning/automation
  • Industrial analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Government’s response to the FSI and Harper Review (s46 ACCC)
  • Retention of the ACNC
  • Changes to the definition of charity
  • Blueprint for reform
  • Election Update- implications for policy
  • Social impact investing
  • Voluntary tax transparency code
  • The rise and change of economies in Asia
  • Independent directors
  • Independence of super fund trustee boards
  • Board’s role in strategy

The governance environment

  • Corporate culture
  • Short-termism
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activism
  • Diversity and progress towards 30% by 2018
  • Cognitive diversity
  • Review of the 2015 AGM season
  • Environmental, Social and governance (ESG) Reporting
  • Insolvent trading reforms
  • Enhanced auditor reporting

The regulatory environment

  • ASIC Update
  • ACCC Update
  • APRA Update
  • Financial reporting Update

Can’t make it on the day?

Our Essential Directors Update is available as an interactive online webinar.

Receive your Essential Director Update at a time that is convenient for you by registering for the live webinar session or recording.

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