Ringside 2022 – No undercards, just main events


Switzer Financial founder and RINGSIDE 2022 keynote speaker Peter Switzer.
Small Business and Family Enterprise ombudsman
Bruce Bilson.

There’ll be no ho hum undercards or warm up bouts ahead of the main event at the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (AIIP) Ringside 2022 Annual Conference.

The line up of talent scheduled to assemble at Canberra’s Hyatt Hotel in late June promises hard hitting infotainment in equal measure.

Now in its third year, Ringside 2022 boasts an expanded line up in recognition of the growing range of issues that are front of mind for Australian insolvency practitioners.

Current and forecast market trends, regulation, Safe Harbour, Simplified Liquidations and Small Business Restructuring will all be debated.

How the profession will likely deal with digital assets like Crypto currency is another critical topic to be ventilated at Ringside 2022, which will feature well-known financial media commentator and Switzer Financial founder Peter Switzer as keynote speaker.

Other speakers include Macquarie Group private client advisor Ben Forrester who’ll provide his ever popular economic update and analysis and CreditorWatch chief executive Patrick Coghlan who’ll provide expert insights into what the latest trends in trade and consumer credit are signalling about the wider economy. Then there’s the fisticuffs.

No AIIP Ringside conference is complete without sessions designed to stimulate robust debate between expert panellists and their well informed audiences and this year is no exception.

ERA Legal’s Blake O’Neill can expect to have his hands full moderating the Rumble with the Regulators session which will see FEG Recovery Unit chief Henry Carr; AFSA’s Paul Shaw and ASIC’s liquidators’ cop Thea Eszenyi take the audiences’ best shots and counter with the latest guidance the regulator’s can give.

Also certain to be delivering the eight count will be AIIP board member, liquidator and trustee Shabnam Amirbeaggi, who’ll moderate a tag team session with representatives from various professional bodies including CAANZ senior policy advocate Jill Lawrence; CPA Australia’s Kirsten Beadle and the IPA’s head of advocacy and policy, Vicki Stylianou.

There’ll also be a range of TED talks where audience members can probe the defences of practice review specialist Richard Morrow; simplified liquidation practitioner and AIIP board member Ginette Muller; succession planning advisor Craig West and recruitment expert Craig Rainbow.

Then there’s a session titled The Great Reset, which will likely be very keenly attended given it could provide clues as to which sectors of the SME markets will emerge from the pandemic-related shutdowns in the poorest shape and which will be the most resilient.

Speakers for this event include Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson; ASIC regional commissioner for NSW Mark Adams; National Australia Bank executive general manager for small business and MedFin Ana Marinkovic and the ATO’s Lodge & Pay deputy commissioner Vivek Chaudhary.

In case those attending aren’t inflamed enough, further TED Talks will canvass various issue guaranteed to provoke.

Dissolve chief executive Cliff Sanderson will argue his case for inconsistency in the way regulators treat conflicts of interest as between practitioners from large firms and registered liquidators from small practices.

Lawyer Thomas Russell will next tackle the vexed issue of trading trusts and Dye & Co’s Shane Deane will follow with insights into Safe Harbour.

See the Speakers here: AIIP Conference Speaker List

See the Conference Schedule here: AIIP Conference Brochure

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