Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

March 2021

This year the ICB Annual Conference has gone virtual, and we are offering an optional bonus face-to-face workshop in each state.

What does this mean?

A day of live virtual engagement:

The ICB team was joined on 3rd March 2021 by visionary business leaders, and inspiring guest speakers as we envisioned how to grab the opportunities around us and celebrate the influence of Professional Bookkeepers in Australia for a live streamed event. With over 800 registered delegates engaging with us on the day, all content that was streamed live is now available for viewing as on-demand educational content together with additional sessions available for viewing.

Until 31st December 2021, delegates will have access to the virtual on-demand content presented at the live event and more.

Plus…

An Optional Summit Bonus

Face to Face Workshops – Opportunity Meets Connection.
These will be held in each State. See dates below.

It’s been a year since we have been able to personally connect, and we miss you all. These workshops are all about you.

Join us for great food, reconnection and collaboration with colleagues, partners and senior members of the ICB Team. These hands-on, face-to-face sessions, to be held in each state, will be guided by a senior ICB team host who will introduce workshop and networking activities and lead discussions that stem from the virtual event experience.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE – You can register to access the Virtual On-Demand content until at least 31st March 2021 and register for the face to face workshops up until the day before each event.

On-Demand Content

On-demand content includes:

  • A Professional Bookkeeper…what is bookkeeping in 2021 and beyond
  • What history tells us about opportunity and Influence
  • The Impact of Bookkeepers – From the Outside
    • Guest Speaker Panel Session with Kate Carnell, ASBFEO Deborah Jenkins Deputy Commissioner, ATO & Peter Strong, CEO, COSBOA:
    • What impact have professional bookkeepers had through 2020?
    • The 2021 Small business environment – things to know
    • What role do professional bookkeepers play in the future?
  • Dealing with difficult conversations – Employees, Clients, Accountants and Stakeholders – enhancing your confidence and knowing your limits
  • HR Topics with Shane Duffy, Employment Innovations:
    • Lay of the Land HR reform
    • Personal & Carers Leave
    • Parental Leave
  • What the TPB review means for Professional Bookkeepers
  • Opportunities Knocking – NDIS & Sporting Associations provide great opportunities for building income streams, getting work experience and volunteering
  • STP 2 in detail
  • Know Your Client
  • How to Engage with a Client – a seven part technical series
  • NDIS Q&A Interview with Will Flescher, Provider Plus & Rob Marshall
  • ATO Cashflow Coaching Kit interview – how and why it’s more important now than ever; with Andrew Watson, Assistant Commissioner of Taxation, Small Business & Amanda Linton
  • The importance and range of Insurance interview; with James Gillard, Insurance Made Easy and Amanda Linton
  • AI and Machine Learning – an opportunity for bookkeepers to evolve their services with Kue Hall, Xbert
  • Celebrating our members – ICB Member Service Awards – 5 and 10 year recognition and the awarding of Fellow for 2021
  • ICB – the year that was, and future planning

The virtual event platform is where you can also access an electronic copy of the official 2021 Australian Bookkeepers Summit Manual and other presentation supporting documentation, including copies of the slide presentations.

Pricing

To register, you must log on to the ICB website.

To attend a face-to-face workshop you must also attend the virtual event.

The prices below are the costs for both events.

2021 Virtual Event and Workshop Pricing
 Registration Fees (ex GST) 
Regular pricingOnline Event OnlyOptional Summit BonusTotal CombinedIncl. GST
Members $320 $150 $470 $517
Educators & Partners $320 $150 $470 $517
Students $320 $150 $470 $517
Non-Members $550 $250 $800 $880

Optional Bonus Face to Face Workshops

In association with the virtual event, there are optional bonus face-to-face workshops – “Opportunity Meets Connection” – to be held in each state. These events will not be a duplication of the virtual event.

Our face to face events are all about you! Join us for great food, reconnection and collaboration with colleagues, partners and senior members of the ICB Team. These intimate hands-on, face-to-face sessions, to be held in each state, will be guided by a senior ICB team host who will introduce workshop and networking activities and lead discussions that stem from the virtual summit event experience. Each participant will receive a workbook to complete and take home.

LocationsDatesVenuesWorkshop Host
Canberra Tuesday 16th March Hyatt Hotel  Colin Walker, ICB Non Executive Director
Perth Tuesday 16th March Crown Perth  Rob Marshall, ICB Support & Resources Manager & Director
Adelaide Thursday 18th March Adelaide Convention Centre  Amanda Linton, ICB CEO & Director
Sydney Thursday 18th March Rosehill Gardens Racecourse  Leanne Berry, ICB Support & Resources Team Member & Director
Cairns Wednesday 24th March Pullman Cairns International  Leanne Berry, ICB Support & Resources Team Member & Director
Hobart Wednesday 24th March The Old Woolstore  Amanda Linton, ICB CEO & Director
Brisbane UPDATED –
Tuesday 20th April
Wednesday 21st April
Pullman Hotel  Leanne Berry, ICB Support & Resources Team Member & Director
Melbourne Tuesday 30th March
Wednesday 31st March
Sofitel on Collins  Matthew Addison, ICB Executive Director

Pauline Walton, ICB Senior Support & Resources Team Member

Darwin Wednesday 31st March Skycity Casino  Amanda Linton, ICB CEO & Director

* Workshop Hosts may alter if required to maintain COVID travel and event requirements - updated 29th March 2021

Workshop Agenda

TimeAgenda Details
9:00am Registrations and morning tea
10:00am Welcome, meet the team, thank the sponsors, housekeeping
10:15am Exercise 1 – Reflect on the Past – Why?
11:00am Exercise 2 – The Professional Bookkeeper
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Exercise 3 – Design your own journey
1:30pm Exercise 4 – You
2:00pm Refresh Break
2:15pm Exercise 5 – Action Plan
3:00pm Close

Dietary Requirements – Important Note

At the time of booking your place for the workshops, we ask that you also note any special dietary requirements you might have. Please note that the venues have advised that they can only cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, and pescatarian as per the venues’ instructions. We cannot guarantee that any other special dietary requirements can be met. We require all special requests to be made within 10 days prior to event.

CPE

Virtual Event After attending the virtual event, in April you will receive confirmation of the amount of CPE that you have earned from that event. Each event session that you engage in will be allocated CPE hours based on the length of that session. This will mean that the more sessions that you engage in, the more CPE hours you can earn. Not all on-demand content will have CPE hours accredited to them. You will be required to add this CPE to your CPE register following your participation and upload a copy of the CPE confirmation.

CPE earned for these events will not automatically be added to your ICB CPE Log.

Opportunity Meets Connection Workshops This counts 4.0 hours towards your CPE requirements. This will be automatically added to your CPE register by the ICB team.

Booking for the Event

Virtual On-Demand Event Only (see further down to register for face-to-face workshops)
– available until 31st December 2021

Click on image below to register for Online Only event. 

 

Canberra
Hyatt Hotel
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra ACT
16th March 2021

Perth
Crown Perth
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA
16th March 2021

Adelaide
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide SA
18th March 2021

Sydney
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Grand Pavilion, Rosehill NSW
18th March 2021

Cairns
Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD
24th March 2021

Hobart
The Old Woolstore
1 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS
24th March 2021

Brisbane
Pullman Hotel
King Geoge Square, Brisbane QLD
20th April 2021
or
21st April 2021

Melbourne
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC
30th March 2021
or
31st March 2021

Darwin
Skycity Casino
3 Gilrush Avenue, Darwin NT
31st March 2021

Registration Cancellation Policy

General Event Booking terms and conditions are available on ICB’s Terms and Conditions web page.

The Australian Bookkeepers Summit 2021

  1. The ticket holder acknowledges that all notifications of cancellations must be confirmed via email to and by admin@icb.org.au prior to the event.
  2. The ticket holder acknowledges that in relation to events hosted in an online, or virtual environment, which may contain live or on demand content enabling real time interaction with speakers or facilitators, where the presentation of such content is subsequently available in a recorded or pre-recorded format accessible to the ticket holder for a period of no less than 14 days, no refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be offered.
  3. If you wish to cancel your ticket to the Virtual Summit event and/or the Virtual Summit event and the Opportunity Meets Connection workshop combined:
    1. prior to the end of the early bird date for the event, you will be entitled to a full refund and any pre-approved access to the events will be removed.
    2. after the early bird date but more than fourteen days before the commencement of the Virtual Summit event, we will charge a cancellation fee of $45 per event and we will provide a refund for the remaining amount and any pre-approved access to the events will be removed.
    3. within fourteen days of the commencement of the Virtual Summit event or otherwise do not use your ticket for the event, no refund will be paid or credit will be offered and any pre-approved access to the events will be removed.
  4. If you have attended the virtual event or have not cancelled your ticket to that event in accordance with the terms and conditions above, but wish to cancel your ticket to the Opportunity Meets Connection Workshops:
    1. prior to the end of the early bird date for the workshop event, you will be entitled to a full refund.
    2. after the early bird date but more than fourteen days before the workshop event, we will charge a cancellation fee of $45 per event and we will provide a refund for the remaining amount paid.
    3. within fourteen days of the workshop event or otherwise do not use your ticket for the event, no refund will be paid or credit will be offered. If you are a member of ICB, an electronic copy of the Summit event manual will be provided to you. If hard copy of the Summit manual is required, it can be requested at admin@icb.org.au.

If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss any of the above with us, please do not hesitate to contact us – email admin@icb.org.au or call 1300 85 61 81.

Resolution of Complaints

  • We will in good faith attempt to resolve any complaint or dispute with you as quickly and amicably as possible. · You may notify a complaint or dispute to us at any time by sending an email to us at admin@icb.org.au
  • If you wish to make a complaint or raise a dispute regarding Fees, you must send us an email within 30 days of such Fees being paid by your Payment Method.
  • In the event that you do not raise any complaint or dispute in relation to an amount of Fees within 30 days of payment, we will take this as your acknowledgement that the Fees are fair and reasonable and as a waiver of your right to dispute them.
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