Conference mishmash

Last week we ended our 2014 Conference season with Learning@Work and GRC 2014.

The Learning@Work conference brought together thought leaders from across Australia to share the latest challenges affecting the workplace learning environment.

Everything from social learning and company culture to new learning technology trends and gamification was covered with ample networking opportunities thrown in between. Both Dean Rogers our Business Development Manager in Melbourne and Sam Gibbins, General Manager of Asia were flown over to Sydney to greet friendly faces at our exhibition booth.

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The GRC Institute Conference kicked off with a lively start at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday night. Julian Fenwick, Managing Director, Sam Gibbins, General Manager Asia and Tricia Clarke, Business Development Manager from Perth were there enjoying a drink with delegates, exhibitors and old friends.

Day one involved an extremely well run crisis management simulation exercise. Delegates were given different roles during a bribery and corruption incident occurring in a fictional mining company. As part of the crisis management team, groups were challenged to find the right strategy to mitigate risks as the crisis unfolded. Effective monitoring of social media and PR were central to the discussion. KPMG’s Geof Mortlock and Dominika Zerbe placed strong emphasis on companies avoiding their board’s Chairman becoming the public face of their company during a crisis situation.
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Delegates had a fantastic time at the remaining conference workshops and seminars with great leaders sharing their thoughts on governance, risk and compliance challenges being faced.
The conference ended with a Halloween themed Gala dinner including awards, dancing and karaoke.

We were delighted to see that one of our Salt Compliance clients, Toyota Finance Australia, were successful in taking out the award for Compliance Team of the Year over all Winners

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We were thrilled with the positive response we received at both conferences from delegates showing genuine interest in our products and services, particularly our newest product the GRC Legal Obligations Register – GRC LOR. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with many of our existing clients that were attending the conference.

We look forward to following-up with all of our fellow delegates to see what governance, risk and compliance avenues we can support them with leading into 2015.