MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Dear Members,

A key component of the strategy of any Association is (or should be!) the provision of consistent and quality CPD and Education. The Board and I have a strategy of getting the core business right, which includes
our CPD program, while continuing to explore new opportunities – which in this space means more educational workshops with our partners, more targeted networking events and eventually a core certification program.

While we understand that we have a way to go in this space to be truly offering a complete program, it is starting to gain some momentum. Over the coming months we will continue to hold our successful and popular Treasury Management course in conjunction with KPMG, this time in Sydney; we will partner with Deloitte to offer workshops on the new leasing standards in Melbourne and Sydney; we will hold our quarterly state functions with help of our State Committee’s; will again hold APLMA training around the country in October; and will continue to offer our monthly webinars with upcoming topics to include ‘Back to basics – Automation has arrived, why Treasury needs to lead the way with technology’; Valuation Techniques; and Insurance. We are also working on the Fundamentals workshop event tentatively for early December. All of this come’s via direction from the Technical Committee – if any members have recommendations of topics they would like to see and/or present, please get in touch with myself or a Technical Committee member.

Last but not least, is our flagship Conference, on the Gold Coast in November. The program is now almost complete and will be released shortly – please keep track via the Conference website for information on program, partners and exhibitors, accommodation and of course registration – http://ftaconference.com.au/

Thanks and have a great September,

Ben Leaver
CEO
Finance & Treasury Association