Agenda

QuickBooks Connect 2019 offered education, inspiration and networking opportunities.

Main Day

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8:00–9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:15–8:45 am
Are you looking to increase your business referrals?  BNI can help! Business Network International provides a positive, and structured environment to help you build relationships with dozens of business professionals in your area. During this meetup, you'll learn more about BNI and tips to make networking more succussful.

Best for: All Audiences
Location: Room Eureka 4
9:00–10:00 am

Best for All Audiences.

Start the day off right with this Main Stage session. In this jam-packed hour, you’ll hear special keynotes from featured speakers.

Best for: All Audiences
10:00–10:30 am
Explore the Exhibit Hall to learn about apps and tools, see the latest QuickBooks features, and attend 1:1 consultations.

From 10:05am-10:25am, hear from Unleashed Software and EzzyBills at the Tech Theatre.

10:30–11:30 am
Breakout Sessions

Best for All Audiences.

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Creating a high performance culture starts with finding the right people. Often leaders hire in their own image and miss out on the value of a different perspective. The ability to find unlikely leaders and see beyond the surface behaviors people present is a key skill needed for small business owners looking to grow and create cultures of innovation, accountability and high performance.

In this intriguing and engaging talk, Anneli will challenge what you think you know about finding good people for your business, especially if you don’t click with them! She’ll uncover the key distortions that affect our ability to cultivate brilliance in others and find unlikely leaders and what to do about it.

Ideal Audience: Anyone who relies on others to deliver results.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Anneli Blundell
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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In this session, accounting professional Kane Munro will share the information you need to better manage your small business finances. You'll learn how to improve cashflow, increase profitability and understand and reduce your liabilities.

Ideal audience:  small business owners and self-employed individuals managing their own finances.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Kane Munro
Location: Room Eureka 1

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare your small business for Single Touch Payroll. Cloud accounting expert Lielette Calleja will walk you through the steps you need to take to stay compliant, share tips to save you time, and explain how MyGov will replace annual payment summaries.

Ideal audience: small business owners with employees.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Lielette Calleja
Location: Room Eureka 2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Everybody is talking about the age of big data, but what does it mean to accountants? Few would argue with the importance of quality data, but at what price is it worth the investment? This session will share the experiences of several industry leaders in the space, what they have done to justify the investment in quality data and what steps they have taken to make it a reality.

Ideal audience: mid to large accounting firms that want to be involved in advisory services that require large quantities of quality data or smaller accounting firms and bookkeepers looking to build data collection efficiencies.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Grant Quick, Scott McLiver, Sam Rotberg, Sarah Lawrance
Location: Room Eureka 4

Best for All Audiences.

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Complement your word of mouth referrals by adding online to your marketing mix. This session takes you through how to leverage the cloud to win clients 24/7.

Ideal Audience: advisors or small businesses who want to leverage online tools to win new clients.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Sera Awad
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2
11:30 am–1:00 pm
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00–2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Intuit is the global leader in accounting software and our success is partly due working as a disruptor within the industry and leveraging emerging technologies to reinvent our products. This session will explore some of these emerging technologies and how they will impact Australian accountants.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Bianca Bowron-Cuthill, Grant Quick
Location: Room Eureka 1

Best for All Audiences.

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Pinpointing what makes your business unique is no easy task. Your unique selling proposition must highlight your service benefits and be meaningful to your customers so you can beat your competition to new clients and revenue.

In this session, Intuit’s own sales coach will share his top tips to help you build your unique selling points and boost your business to stand out amongst the rest.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Damien Pigott
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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QuickBooks expert, Lauretta Finis will show you how to use QuickBooks to run your business smarter. You'll learn how to organize your books the way you work, keeping all job-related information in the one location to help you make faster decisions with accurate reporting.

Ideal Audience: Growing small businesses or larger businesses needing to track jobs and projects.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Lauretta Finis
Location: Room Eureka 2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Single Touch Payroll provides a great opportunity for accountants and bookkeepers to enter into advisory services. Learn how to use this opportunity means an opportunity to show the value you provide - and price your services accordingly.

Ideal Audience: Ideal for advisors who want to learn practical steps to introduce advisory services to their offering.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Rhondalynn Korolak
Location: Room Eureka 4

Best for All Audiences.

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There’s nothing “nice,” “fluffy” or “positive” about the mindset hacks International Coach of the Year finalist, Clare Desira, will share with you. Clare has worked with thousands to understand practical ways to change their brains in minutes a day for more productive and calm life. You’ll be able to use these tools for business, life, relationships and other areas of your life.

Ideal audience: anyone with an interest in improving business results, confidence, culture and impact.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Clare Desira
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2
2:00–2:30 pm
Explore the Exhibit Hall to learn about apps and tools, see the latest QuickBooks features, and attend 1:1 consultations.

From 2:05pm-2:25pm, hear from Intuit and LodgeiT at the Tech Theatre.

2:30–3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

Best for All Audiences.

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In this session, CEO of Mad Paws Alexis Soulopoulos will share growth hacking secrets, tips for scaling a business on a low budget and insights on how to raise the first venture capital. He will share the frugal approach to business is still in Mad Paw’s DNA and how to deploy these early stage tactics at scale as well. You'll leave with actionable takeaways on how to achieve early stage company growth, then scale to the next heights.  

Ideal Audience: Business owners interested in acquiring customers with little to no marketing spend and scaling awareness.

Best for: All Audiences
Location: Room Eureka 1

Best for All Audiences.

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You run your own business. You love what you do. You have a fantastic product or service which provides a unique solution for your customers. You are a high achiever. You value your freedom. And you thrive on being your own boss. You love knowing that you can create for yourself and your family a lifestyle that you love. That’s why you went into business.

So, what happened? Why does it sometimes (or always) feel like the business is running you rather than you running the business?

It’s time to rethink how you value and use your TIME. You need to start doing things differently because trying to do it all represents a huge risk to your ongoing wellness, success and lifestyle choices.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Kate Christie
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for All Audiences.

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Take a deep dive into the best apps for businesses running online stores, retail stores or projects.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Heather Smith
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Most advisors know the basic key accounting measure as second nature, but what other metrics are being used by advisors that are outside the norm. This panel discussion will explore four areas where advisors are increasingly being asked for advice and the KPIs that are providing the most value in these areas. 

Ideal Audience: accountants who operate in or wish to move into the business advisory space.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Meagan Wood, Allanah Miller, Kelly Cherniwchan, Warwick Russell, Kristin Harris
Location: Room Eureka 4

Best for All Audiences.

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Experience a day in the life of a small business and how they can manage their business on the go using QuickBooks Self-Employed and the QuickBooks Online mobile application.

Ideal Audience: Advisors or small businesses who want to gain efficiencies by using mobile applications to do business on the go like raise invoices or capture receipts.

Best for: All Audiences
Speakers: Lielette Calleja
Location: Room Eureka 2
3:30–4:00 pm
Explore the Exhibit Hall to learn about apps and tools, see the latest QuickBooks features, and attend 1:1 consultations.

From 3:35pm-3:55pm, hear from Practice Ignition and Receipt Bank at the Tech Theatre.

4:00–5:30 pm

Best for All Audiences.

End the day with a full hour of inspiration on the Main Stage, where today’s featured speakers will share their journeys and important business lessons.

Best for: All Audiences
5:30–7:30 pm
Join us for drinks and networking with your peers, along with some live music and special surprises. The Exhibit Hall will also be open to connect with partners and demo our products.

Advisor Day

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8:00–9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00–10:00 am

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Hear from Intuit about the most important innovations for accounting professionals as well as a mind-opening speaker about what the future holds.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
10:00–10:30 am
Explore the Exhibit Hall to learn about apps and tools, see the latest QuickBooks features, and attend 1:1 consultations.

From 10:05am-10:25am, hear from Intuit and Australian Taxation Office at the Tech Theatre.

10:30–11:30 am
Breakout Sessions

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Change is a necessary evil when it comes to growing a business. Hear from practical experience how a technical worker can become a leader and take advantage of technology and the global talent pool to achieve sustained business growth.

Technical worker or business owners who knows they need to get off the tools and lead the business to a stronger future.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: David Boyar
Location: Room Eureka 1

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Learn how to use QuickBooks Online payroll to better track and report the profit margins of labour based jobs.

Ideal Audience: advisors looking for advanced payroll techniques.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Diane Lucas
Location: Room Eureka 4

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Check out how to save hours with the new QuickBooks streamlined tax workflow using Prep for Taxes and LodgeiT, Intuit's new online tax prep and lodgement solution.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Matthew Pisarski, Andrew Noble
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Perfect for smaller firms, learn how to use QuickBooks Online Accountant to bill your clients and manage your practice's workflow, free of charge.

Ideal Audience: accounting or bookkeeping firms with straight-forward billing and workflow needs.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Kane Munro, Angie Karpouzis
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Single Touch Payroll is a reporting change for employers. Over 92,000 employers are already reporting including small employers who have started voluntarily.

Australian Taxation Office Assistant Commissioner John Shepherd will provide an insight on Single Touch Payroll, how it is progressing, the transition options for small employers, the benefits and the future of payroll reporting.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: John Shepherd
Location: Room Eureka 2
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Lunch & Exhibits
12:30–1:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Check out how to save hours with the new QuickBooks streamlined tax workflow using Prep for Taxes and LodgeiT, Intuit's new online tax prep and lodgement solution.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Matthew Pisarski, Andrew Noble
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Learn how to use your compliance 'Trojan Horse' to create insights that lead to advisory conversations, better client relationships and increased profits.

Ideal Audience: advisors interested in expanding their service offerings beyond compliance.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Clayton Oates
Location: Room Eureka 1

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Single Touch Payroll provides a great opportunity for accountants and bookkeepers to enter into advisory servces. Learn how to use this opportunity means an opportunity to show the value you provide - and price your services accordingly.

Ideal Audience: anyone looking for help with productivity.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Rhondalynn Korolak
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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See how to squeeze more functionality and productivity from QBO with a review of the latest advanced hints and tips from our QuickBooks Online gurus.

Ideal Audience: advisors with solid QuickBooks Online skills interested in advanced techniques for more sophisticated clients.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Lauretta Finis, Leanne Davis
Location: Room Eureka 2

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This session guides you through how to have the conversation with clients about moving from old desktop systems to something new and compliant.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Sam Rotberg
Location: Room Eureka 4
1:30–1:45 pm
Explore the Exhibit Hall to learn about apps and tools, see the latest QuickBooks features, and attend 1:1 consultations.

From 1:35pm-1:45pm, hear from Expense Check at the Tech Theatre.

1:45–2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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A panel of experts will discuss what apps will look like and the role they will play in the future.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Geoff Baker, Heather Smith, Keran McKenzie, Matt Paff, Jon Levin
Location: Room Eureka 4

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Perfect for smaller firms, learn how to use QuickBooks Online Accountant to bill your clients and manage your practice's workflow, free of charge.

Ideal Audience: accounting or bookkeeping firms with straight-forward billing and workflow needs.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Angie Karpouzis, Kane Munro
Location: Room Courtyard 1&2

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Using your compliance 'Trojan Horse' to create insights that lead to advisory conversations, better client relationships and increased profits.

Ideal Audience: advisors interested in expanding their service offerings beyond compliance.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Clayton Oates
Location: Room Eureka 3

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Learn how to use QuickBooks Online Payroll to better track and report the profit margins of labour based jobs.

Ideal Audience: advisors looking for advanced payroll techniques.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Diane Lucas
Location: Room Eureka 1

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This session guides you through how to have the conversation with clients about moving from old desktop systems to something new and compliant.

Best for: Accountants & Bookkeepers
Speakers: Sam Rotberg
Location: Room Eureka 2
2:45–4:00 pm
Stay for a final celebration of all that you have learned over the course of the two days, and say goodbye to all the great connections you have made along the way. 

* Sessions, speakers, and timing are subject to change.

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