We are proud to invite you to the 16th Conference and welcome the support and participation of the sponsors; SV Partners, the Institute of Public Accountants, Virgin Australia, GraysOnline, Hill Rogers Financial Services, Baillieu Host Ltd, myaccounts, The Aussie Group, Atanasov Audit & Consulting, Professional Risk Managers, ITC Law, Breene & Breene Solicitors, Carrera and Head. Without their support the conference simply would not go ahead.


The inaugural Conference was held in 2000 in Aspen, Colorado. In 2001 it was moved to Whistler, British Columbia, where it was held for the next six years before returning to Colorado, at Steamboat Ski Resort in 2007 and then back to Aspen in 2008 where it has been held since. We are very pleased to be returning to Aspen in 2015.

Formally the Australian Accountants & Lawyers Conference™, the program was expanded in 2013 to accommodate company directors to reflect the delegate mix of the conference. Feedback from non-accountants & non-lawyers indicated the professional program is also relevant to the everyday operations of a business. This is particularly so given the professional advice from accountants and lawyers is an integral part of any business and that prudent directors will often seek the counsel of their professional advisors when considering many business decisions. We hope to attract more directors for the mutual benefit of all delegates and to create additional networking opportunities to those already available at the conference.

Clearly, the professional and director who keeps up to date with recent developments is in a better position to best conduct his or her practice or business. How do we identify problems before they overtake our clients or businesses and what steps can be taken to maintain systems at efficient and effective levels? In its 16th year, the AALDC™ will address contemporary issues and create meaningful discussion about issues faced by the professions and in business. The program is designed to provide continuing professional education points for participation (however participants should make independent enquiry of their professional association*).

Previous conferences have been well attended by accountants, lawyers and directors. Additionally, the Conference program is structured to be of professional interest to other advisers  who are often called upon by the accountant, lawyer and director and the cross fertilization of ideas has extended every presentation. We welcome and encourage those from other professions to attend the conference for the mutual benefit of the delegates. The “Open Forum” sessions or ‘Discussion Workshops’ provide a stimulating environment beneficial to all delegates and enhance networking opportunities.

The  Australian Accountants, Lawyers & Directors Conference™ 2015 will emulate the high standard of professional content and the relaxed friendly environment of previous conferences.

The Conference provides a wonderful opportunity to compensate families for the disruption caused by the demands of the busy professional and commercial life. Registered family members may be actively or passively involved in various aspects of the program.

Early registration is highly recommended.  Numbers are limited and places will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of deposit payment. Travelplan Australia has highly competitive travel packages however airline seats will fill quickly. 

It is important to BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment.

As package prices have been negotiated on group fares and hotel rates, immediate confirmation for those wishing to register outside the package cannot be guaranteed however a waiting list will be established and places offered only in the event of the conference package not being fully subscribed. In the event of the conference being fully subscribed all subsequent booking and registration fees received will be refunded. Please call Ian Purchas on 02 8986 8986 to discuss.

The Conference is promoted by Travelplan Australia Pty Limited.

*The Conference co-ordinators, promoters, sponsors, speakers and associated parties do not warrant the tax deductibility of the conference or availability of continuing professional education points.