• BDO 2018 PPN Business and Taxation Forum

BDO 2018 PPN Business and Taxation Forum

From: 12 October 2018
To: 13 October 2018
RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Trent Jones Dr
Cape Schanck, VIC  3939
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Susan McBride
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The BDO Professional Practices Network are proud to be hosting the 2018 BDO PPN Business & Taxation Forum, to be held at the brand new RACV Cape Schanck Resort on 12-13 October. This year the theme of the Forum is Achieving Financial Fitness - helping you and your business be healthy and strong, and achieve maximum potential!

During the event various topics will be covered in two separate streams. One will be our Main Stream, and the other will be a Future Leaders Track 

Our Future Leaders Track will be covering topics such as Leadership, Networking Skills and Customer Relationships. This stream is aimed at those who are newer to the profession, or newer to managing a practice - however will be of interest to all delegates.

Sessions will continued to be confirmed over the coming weeks. To view the list of presenters and topics covered across the two streams.

What is included with my registration?

  • One and a half days conferencing and materials
  • Overnight luxury accommodation
  • All meals, including the Gala Dinner
  • Entertainment, prizes and giveaways
  • Networking & social opportunities.

We hope you can join us for a jammed packed couple of days in this amazing new venue.

Please note, Forum sessions may be counted towards your CPD hours.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Susan McBride.


Friday 12th - Saturday 13th October 2018


Friday 12th October
9:00am Registration 
9:30am Technical sessions 
6:00pm Networking Cocktails 
6:30pm Gala Dinner 

Saturday 13th October 
7:00am-9:00am Breakfast 
9:00am Technical sessions 
12:00pm Forum concludes


RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Trent Jones Drive
Cape Schanck Victoria 3939


This event is heavily subsidised for our members. Please click through to the registration page to see the pricing schedule.


Thursday 27 September 2018

Here is the list of presenters and topics for this year's event. (More will be added as they are confirmed.)

Dr Mark Pizzacalla - PPN Melbourne Chair & Partner, Tax & Advisory, BDO, Member of the Board of Taxation Topic: SME Tax Update Details: Mark will present an SME Tax Update including the latest from the Board of Taxation.
Mark Wilkinson – BDO Partner, Superannuation Topic: Superannuation – Building Wealth for Retirement Details: Mark will examine the steps that should be taken to grow and preserve wealth in a superannuation environment for a young couple, a couple approaching their 60’s and a couple well into their 80’s.
Keynote Speaker - Brennon Dowrick Topic: Building Fitness for your Business on Strong Foundations Details: How does one achieve business fitness to allow them to reach the success they are striving for? More importantly how do they have longevity at the top of their career?
Brennon will share his secrets on how he was able to achieve great success in one of the most demanding sports in the world and sustain his performance for many years.
If you are looking for that edge on your competitors or are striving to get better results Brennon’s formula to success can help you make that difference.
A dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Brennon now uses what he learnt on his journey to help people and their businesses reach their true potential.
Shirley Schaefer - BDO National Lead Partner, Superannuation Topic: Superannuation – 2018 & 2019 common mistakes and how to avoid them Details: Fresh from being voted Australia's Superannuation Auditor of the Year, Shirley will present a Super session not to be missed.
David Garvey - Melbourne Office Managing Partner | Partner, Audit & Assurance, Melbourne Topic: Digital Disruption Details: Our Melbourne Office Managing Partner will present a session on Digital Disruption to the accounting industry, and what that means for PPN Members.
Nicholas Martin – BDO Partner, Business Restructuring Topic: Safe Harbour - Restructuring Insolvent Business Back to Financial Health Details: Nick will lead a discussion on how practitioners can utilise recent amendments to the Corporations Act, to restructure under-performing businesses, and dealing with their key stakeholders.
Belinda Cheesewright - BDO Partner, Tax Topic: Tax Risk Management for Small Business Details: This practical session provides an overview of the ATO’s tax risk management and governance review guide, how to be prepared for ATO audit and risk reviews and how to manage them if they happen. This session will also touch on the ATO’s expectations of tax practitioners and tax dispute resolution.
  Rhondalynn Korolak - Managing Director, Businest Topic: FUTURE LEADERS TRACK Presentation Details: Rhondalynn will be presenting a session for our Future Leaders Track

Chris Barlow - Thought Leadership Coach

Topic: FUTURE LEADERS TRACK Presentation

Details: Chris will be presenting a session for our Future Leaders Track

Also sessions on:

  • How to use and grow your network
  • Leadership skills
  • Legal Session
  • Sponsor Sessions
  • Future Leaders Stream Sessions

Please note these sessions are subject to change.


Presentation materials for these sessions will be available prior to the Forum, as well as on the day of the event via USB, and an email link after the event.