Class has announced the Class Connect 2017 conference, following a “tumultuous” year for professionals working with SMSFs.
“It’s just a few days until most of the federal government’s superannuation reforms come into force on July 1,” said Class.
“Meanwhile, changes in technology continue to shake up the industry, creating new challenges and opportunities for accountants wanting to future proof their business.”
“On July 26-28, some of the industry’s most insightful thought leaders and your industry peers will gather at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney for Class Connect 2017.”
Class says the focus of the 2017 Class Connect conference is giving accountants the tools and strategies to help them take advantage of the changes and unlock new profitable revenue streams.
The keynote speaker will be Bernie Ripoll, former chair of the Federal parliament’s financial service inquiry, on Trends in the superannuation sector and the workplace. Some of the other topics to be covered in the conference include:
- New strategies and insights on the Super Reforms: ATO Assistant Commissioner Kasey Macfarlane, Meg Heffron from Heffron SMSF Solutions, Brad Eppingstall of RSM Australia and Craig Day from Colonial First State
- The latest on what’s happening in the accounting and SMSF space: Michael Blomfield from Investment Trends, Brad Geelan from Business Fitness and Class CEO Kevin Bungard
- The latest technology updates and trends: Chris Ridd, CEO of myprosperity, Kelly Power of BT Financial Group and Al Bentley at Simply Wall St
- Practice management and leadership: Wayne Schmidt, founder of KarbonHQ, Karen McDonald of Accountancy Insurance and Countplus CEO Matthew Rowe
There will also be a ‘dedicated content stream’ for Class users to help them implement the superannuation reforms in the software and “acquire the additional knowledge and skill to get the greatest efficiencies and business growth from Class software.”
“At this critical time in the accounting and SMSF industries, make sure you have the knowledge and insights to secure your business future.”
Registrations for Class Connect 2017 are now open, with more details available here.