Essential Director Update:17

Learn about the latest changes that directly impact your duties and responsibilities.

Join more than 5,000 Australian directors and business leaders at our largest complimentary event for members.

2017 topics

This year's update will cover recent governance, business and regulatory changes and explore what is in store for directors and business leaders in the year ahead.

The business environment

  • AICD’s Director Sentiment Index
  • Trust and business legitimacy
  • Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth 2017
  • China relations
  • Foreign bribery
  • Technology trends and the future of work
  • The rise and change of Asian economies
  • Independent directors
  • Independence of super fund trustee boards
  • Board’s role in strategy

The governance environment

  • Corporate culture
  • Whistleblowing reform
  • Shareholder activism
  • Executive remuneration
  • Insolvent trading safe harbour developments
  • Phoenixing activity
  • Climate change and director liability
  • Gender diversity and progress towards 30% by 2018
  • Cybersecurity developments
  • Enhanced auditor reporting

The regulatory environment

  • ASIC and new crowdfunding legislation
  • ACCC update and changes to Section 46
  • AASB update and changes to standards
  • ACNC update and fundraising reform

Registrations are now open

Now in its 11th year, the Essential Director Update will be travelling to more places than ever before.


Melbourne - 6 Oct

Bendigo - 9 Oct

Traralgon - 17 Oct

Geelong - 31 Oct

Ballarat - 1 Nov

Albury / Wodonga - 23 Nov


Sydney - 16 Oct

Parramatta - 26 Oct

Newcastle - 24 Nov

Wollongong - 28 Nov

Bathurst - 28 Nov

Wagga Wagga - 28 Nov


Darwin - 12 Oct

Alice Springs - 12 Oct


Adelaide - 9 Nov


Brisbane - 9 Oct

Gold Coast - 20 Oct


Perth - 15 Nov


Canberra - 10 Oct


Hobart - 24 Oct


Webinar - 23 Nov

Can’t make it on the day?

Our Essential Director Update is available as an interactive online webinar. Access the Essential Director Update by registering for the live webinar session or recording.

be informed

Be informed

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

Stay ahead

Keep your finger on the pulse and stay ahead of the curve with this timely update
make connections

Make connections

Connect and learn from a broad cross-section of directors and business leaders

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding these events, please contact your local state office.