The Public Practice Conference 2020 has now ended

Conference details for 2021 coming soon

One-day Virtual Conference

This year the Public Practice Conference will be going virtual with a flexible one-day program designed to equip you with both the strategic and technical insights to navigate today’s challenges and build your firm for the future.

If you’re new to virtual conferences, this promises to be an exciting experience. The conference will provide all the key elements of a face-to-face conference such as the opportunity to ask questions, to network with your peers, to view content and to choose sessions – all from the comfort of your office or home.

On this page: The online experience • Conference Theme • Keynote speakers • Pricing • Sponsors

The Online Experience


Networking lounge
Connect 1-on-1 or in group discussions with like-minded peers.

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Watch live or watch later
Live sessions will be recorded, so you can customise your daily agenda.

Sponsor booths 

Virtual sponsor booths
Engage with exciting products and services that can benefit you and your business.

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Live Q&As
Gain further insights into data security, technology software soultions and the evoloution of the role of a public accountant.

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Build the firm of the future

The world has changed, and businesses need to adapt to a new way of working. Discover how to build a sustainable practice from leaders in accounting, technology, health and wellbeing, and business.

Attend informative keynotes, concurrent sessions and peer-to-peer networking opportunities to gain the tools and knowledge required to support and guide you and your clients through this new working environment.

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Grow Your Business

Acquire actionable knowledge to drive change and discover practical tips to minimise risk in your practice.

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Leader in Your Profession

Gain the tools and guidance to manage the complexity of regulation and acquaint yourself with the latest technical updates.

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Build Your Personal Brand

Share common ideas and business challenges with like-minded peers through peer-to-peer sessions and networking opportunities.

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Leader in Technology

Technology is a key driver of change. Discover tools that will help you improve efficiency, reduce costs, enhance delivery of services, and maximise business profitability.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Alan Fitzgerald

Alan Fitzgerald

Founder, Practice Connections

Alan Fitzgerald is the founder of Practice Connections where he works as an independent specialist technology and services advisor.

With 20 years of experience in specialist tax and accounting software, Alan assists accounting firms in choosing software fit for their needs, as well as other technology advisory positions.

Alan will be discussing the changing trends in accounting technology, the importance of choosing the right tools for your team, and practical tips for managing change.

Clare Mann

Clare Mann

Psychologist, Communicate31

Clare has practised as a psychologist and organisational consultant for over twenty years and has extensive international experience in the areas of communication, leadership, executive coaching, organisational development and work/life integration. 

Clare’s session will equip you with the knowledge and tools required to help maintain the mental health of ourselves, our staff and our clients during this time of unrelenting change and uncertainty.

Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt AM

Managing Director, The Demographics Group

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.

Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business.

Hear Bernard discuss the dramatic shift the workforce is experiencing and the implications of working in an increasingly agile and mobile environment. His session will help you prepare for the future workforce and discover where the new growth areas and opportunities will be.



Trusted by millions of customers, Sage is a global market leader for technology helping small and medium businesses perform at their best.

Accountancy Insurance

Accountancy Insurance has protected accounting firms for over 16 years. Find out how we can protect your firm.

Hamilton Murphy

Hamilton Murphy is a specialist Insolvency, Business Recovery and Personal Bankruptcy practice with a rapidly expanding national footprint.

Practice Ignition

Impressive proposals that look great, outline your services & fees, collect payment upfront and can be signed digitally in the one place.


Officeworks is Australia’s leading retailer and supplier of office products and solutions for home, business and education needs.

Fenton Green

Fenton Green is an insurance brokerage who specialise in providing insurance solutions to CPA firms. We understand the risk and cover required for your firm.

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank is Australia’s better big bank. We offer a personalised business banking experience, with the expertise to support and grow your business.

2020 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this event?

With an expected audience of 500 public accountants, the Public Practice Virtual Conference presents an exciting opportunity to connect your organisation with our highly engaged finance professionals from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe.

Customised sponsorship opportunities and a virtual exhibition space are available to showcase your products, services and expertise to accounting and finance decision makers.

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