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Australasia Region Meeting 2018

Meeting Overview

This year’s MGI Australasia Region conference took place on 12-13 April in Australia's capital, Canberra, ACT with representatives attending from across the region including Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Auckland and Perth.

Canberra panoramic

Informative workshops and discussions

Lorin Joyce, managing partner of our host firm MGI Joyce|Dickson, opened proceedings which was followed by an interactive and engaging morning workshop facilitated by our keynote speaker, Ross Dawson, covering the theme of “the Future of Accounting.” 

This theme continued into our popular breakout sessions over the two days where delegates split into groups covering the core focus areas of practice management, business development and services specialisations and also into our full group discussions where we workshopped the benefits of the network in our changing environment.

Regional updates

Delegates also received an update from our outgoing Australasian Chairman, Grant Field in which he shared the activities conducted by MGI Australasia over the last 12 months to provide value to its members and announced his successor, Lorin Joyce as Chairman of the MGI Australasia network.  Casey Lightbody, MGI Australasian Marketing and Area Coordinator then provided an update of 2017/18 marketing activities to date and reported on the progress of the second My Catalyst benchmarking tool and Matt Moy, an update on international activities.

Our evening festivities included a memorable evening in one of function halls at the Australian War Memorial surrounded by large war relics including the massive Lancaster bomber, "G for George", a midget submarine, and rare First World War aircraft and a delectable dinner at On Red with 360 degree views of Canberra.

Thank you to our sponsors and hosts

Thanks go to our sponsors this year, Hugh Fahy, Nick Zouros and Jonathan Longmire from MYOB, Daniel Tramontana from BGL, Ian Lane from Aura and our closing dinner sponsor, Accountancy Insurance.

Thank you too to our hosts MGI Joyce|Dickson and to Lorin Joyce for organising a fabulous meeting with plenty of opportunity for delegates to interact with their colleagues from around the Australasian region. Next year's meeting is scheduled to be in Sydney in April 2019.

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Meeting information:

Date: 12-13 April 
Venue: Canberra, Australia
Attendees: 29 delegates

Meeting downloads:

Delegate list

Meeting presentations:

The Future of Accounting - Ross Dawson
2017/2018 Marketing ctivities - Casey Lightbody
Aurea Group presentation
Aurea FASEA presentation
BGL presentation

For more information contact the Regional Director for Australasia, Casey Lightbody CLightbody@mgiaust.com 

MGI Australia is part of MGI Worldwide, a top 20 ranked global accounting network with some 5,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 250 locations around the world.