Governance Institute of Australia 34th National Conference

Governance in a world of disruption

4-5 December 2017

Grand Hyatt Melbourne


This is Australia’s pinnacle event for those interested in governance and risk management. It will allow all delegates to network and explore the latest developments affecting their roles via dedicated streams- listed, SME and unlisted, risk management, NFP and personal leadership.

Our conference focuses on whole-of-organisation governance and brings together:

  • business leaders and directors
  • c-suite and senior management
  • company secretaries and governance professionals
  • risk managers.

This year’s conference will be held Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
‘Governance in a world of disruption’ is the theme of this year’s conference. Together we’ll explore the strategies, standards and structures your organisation needs to enhance its performance and safeguard against unforeseeable change and challenges.

View the conference program

What is on offer this year?

Thought leadership and strategic thinking

Learn how to improve your thinking as a leader, extend your mind and hear from the thought leaders in governance and risk management.

Career & personal leadership skills

Hear from top executives, board members, and c-suite recruiters to discover what qualities are needed for advancing your career in governance and risk management and how to transition into a board role.

Practical content

Stay up-to-date with the latest topics and issues in governance and risk management and champion good governance and risk management practices in your organisation. 

International speakers

Hear from Australian and international industry experts about their experiences within the governance and risk space. Use their insights, to ensure you stay ahead of the game.


Expand your professional network by creating valuable relationships with Australia’s most influential business leaders and directors, c-suite and senior management, company secretaries, governance professionals and risk managers. This year we are hosting a First-Timers Networking breakfast and a New Orleans themed Cocktail Reception from 5pm till 7pm December 4.

CPD points

Gain points towards your Continuing Professional Development for attending the National Conference. You’ll gain:

  • 10.5 CPD hours for attending both days
  • 6.5 CPD hours for attending day one
  • 4 CPD hours for attending day two.

Who Is Governance Institute?

Governance Institute of Australia is the leading professional membership association dedicated to the support and empowerment of those responsible for governance and risk management. Our topical events, education programs, extensive resources, and commitment to ethical advocacy ensure our 8,000+ members and subscribers have the tools and knowledge necessary to implement a whole-of-organisation governance approach that drives strong, accountable performance. That’s why 25,000 professionals are signed up to our practical governance and risk content.