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or discover innovative new time-saving tools, you’ll find it all at MYOB Partner Connect.

Welcome function - Thursday 27 September

Time Session Venue Description
4:30pm – 7:00pm Welcome drinks function QT Hotel ‘Reds Bar’ We welcome you to MYOB Partner Connect at this spectacular setting to watch the sun set across the majestic Remarkables. Enjoy delicious food stations, DJ entertainment and Queenstown’s finest bartenders serving you some signature tipples as you mingle with some new, and some familiar faces.

Day 1

Time Session Speaker Description
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Tim Reed – CEO, MYOB MYOB CEO Tim Reed will be on stage to personally welcome you to the biggest and best MYOB Partner Connect yet.
9:15am – 9:45am Million dollar bookkeeping practice Mel Power- Co Founder, The Revolutionary Firm Are you wondering whether you can actually get your business to hit that magic million dollar turnover mark?
In this session The Revolutionary Firm will show cover the 5 fundamental principles that you need to have in place to have that create the foundation that you need in your business to be ready to hit that million dollar mark.
Be prepared to be challenged in the way you think and get ready to grow!.
9:45am – 10:30am Keynote 1 Steve Sammartino – Futurist and Author Steve is a leading, highly respected futurist and commentator on emerging technology. Author of MYOB’s Radar report, Steve will leave you excited about what the future holds.
10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
11:00am – 11:45am Products for your practice & your partnership with MYOB MYOB - Nikhita Khanduri & Anton Gargiulo  All journeys are easier when you have the right support and the right tools. Your journey to becoming a Connected Practice is no different. Join us as we explore the latest developments and travel the roadmap for our Partner Solutions and the MYOB Partner Program that will help you transform your business.
11:45am – 12:15pm Start up panel MYOB - Rebecca Huang  
12:15pm – 12:45pm MYOB Advisor masterclass MYOB - Chris McCormack, Lorren Kilgour
Are you an accountant looking for tips to using MYOB Advisor with clients? A bookkeeper unsure of the advisory angle to take with yours? Join our product gurus as we deep dive into MYOB Advisor and play out scenarios that illustrate the endless possibilities that advisory could bring to your practice.
12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
1:30pm – 2:15pm Keynote 2 Robett Hollis  
2:15pm – 3:00pm Products for your clients MYOB - Dale Dixon, Merrin Hughes Clients are the life blood of your business and they certainly drive our world, which is why helping them succeed in this ever evolving online world is so important to both of us. Come along and hear all about the latest developments and what’s next with the solutions that will underpin this success now and in the future.
3:00pm – 3:30pm Important changes coming at Inland Revenue Corey Sinclair – National Leader, Community Compliance Join us to find out what they are and how they’ll affect you and your clients. We’ll talk about AIM, Payday reporting, TDS (transactional data service – TAWs replacement for tax agents) and efile. We’ll also cover legislation before parliament, which if passed will result in significant changes for individuals’ end-of-year tax processes, and extended IR services for intermediaries including bookkeepers and accountants.
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon tea Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
4:00pm – 4:30pm Payments NZ Jane Retimana – GM Strategy and Corporate Affairs The future of payments systems and the move to open ecosystems.
4:30pm – 5:00pm Payments and the Connected Practice MYOB - Paul Buchanan Every business needs to pay and get paid.  With the rise of alternate payment types and other non-bank payment solutions there are many options for your clients to choose from.   Come along to hear how you can assist your clients to make the right choice and add payments advisory as part of your Connected Practice.
  Wrap day one    

Agenda subject to change

Day 2

Time Session Speaker Description
9:00am – 9:30am NZ Compliance MYOB - Elisabeth Reid & Jesse Logan Compliance changes have been coming in thick and fast the past few years and there’s more on the horizon with Inland revenues Business Transformation project moving into another phase. This session will cover the Accounting Income Method (AIM) for provisional tax introduced this year, Pay Day Reporting which becomes compulsory from April 1 2019 and new AML requirements for accountants and bookkeepers being introduced in October.
9:30am – 10:00am An Integrated suite of practice solutions Angela Beswick Reduced effort across every workflow. Processes that optimise the way that you want to work. It’s not a dream, it’s a vision that is quickly coming to life. Come and hear how your practice solutions are evolving to redefine efficiency in transaction processing, compliance, running your business and providing advisory services.
10:00am – 10:30am Keynote 3 Jennie Wyllie – Chief Executive, Netball NZ  
10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
11:00am – 11:30am Advisory – Who, What and How Sue Inkersall, Di Crawford-Errington, Greg Steed - ICNZB What are the different types of advisory, how do you get into this space, what does it take? Its about having the confidence to do so (or not), know your limitations and create / maintain your relationships with experts of varying types to deliver.
  Rise (not rage) against the machine Jeremy Rowe - GM Innovation, CA ANZ Accountants can be the co-authors of disruption instead of being the disrupted.  Listen to real world examples of practitioners who have embraced innovation by capitalising on emerging technologies to add value to their clients and develop capabilities to drive prosperity in new markets.
11:30am – 12:00pm The benefits of e-invoicing Robin Sands – Author, Link 4 Why is e-invoicing relevant? Join Robin to find out what the government are doing with invoicing and why, what it means for your clients and what you need to do to be ready. 
  Data privacy & the future of marketing Joel Campbell – Digital Marketing Manager, Synergy 8​ Data privacy is constantly in the headlines, and concerns about data-driven advertising are at the heart of the issue. But is anything really going to change? Joel will make a case for why it will. And what he thinks will come next.
12:00pm – 12:45pm Keynote 4 Cecilia Robinson – My Food Bag, Founder | AU Pair Link, Co-founder  
12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
1:30pm - 2:00pm MYOB Agri session MYOB - Anton Gargiulo & Lorren Kilgour We’ve been involved with NZ’s rural based businesses for more than two decades. To demonstrate our ongoing commitment, we’ve increased our focus on the industry and launched new agricultural focused functionality. A cost effective online solution to help accountants and farmers with reporting obligations, GST compliance and better insights into cash flow. Check out the new agri features we’ve delivered and celebrate life on the land us. 
  How to use real-time data to unlock your practice potential Christine Hanna, New Partner Consultant, Receipt Bank

We are reaching the end of the first phase of accounting automation. The key to success will be how to use  the new information age to help your clients achieve their goals by optimising your firm’s processes, structures and tools. Join our session to find out how to:

• Troubleshoot and improve your processes
• Save time on manual tasks
• Deliver more value in a digital world

2:00pm - 2:30pm Agri panel MYOB - Paul Buchanan  
  Hiring 100 staff in 100 weeks Tasmin Trezise – Tanda Starting from nothing, Tanda have learned a thing or two about hiring and building fantastic teams. They are obsessive about recruiting great people and believe this has been the key to their success. Join them to hear their secrets.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Afternoon tea Grab some refreshments and check out our Expo space!
3:00pm - 3:30pm Value add services - effort is currency Viv Brownrigg – Co-Founder, The Gap Viv will challenge us to view effort as the new currency for accounting and bookkeeping firms. Effort will be spent on a deep commitment to clients achieving success on their terms. Those who spend the currency of effort will see AI and automation as the ultimate opportunity.
3:30pm - 4:00pm Accountant and bookkeeper panel MYOB - John Wilkins  
4:00pm Wrap Tim Reed – CEO, MYOB  
6:00pm - 11:30pm GALA DINNER Coronet Peak Hosted by Ben Hurley, this year’s night of nights will be held at the spectacular Coronet Peak. The exclusive venue will be transformed especially for our night of nights. Take in the stunning views as you enjoy a gorgeous 3-course dinner, drinks, and of course, lights, music and dancing!

Agenda subject to change

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