Join Australian Payroll Association as we challenge our delegates to change pace and shift gears. Fueled by big ideas, we're reimagining the future of payroll.
Our theme in 2019 is:
‘Perform to Transform'
Our aim is to elevate payroll professionals to a seat at the executive table. Take part in an immersive day packed with talks from crucial leaders, high performers, executive coaches and technical experts, all while networking with leading suppliers of tomorrow's payroll world, as well as all the technical & legislative topics you'd expect.
In 2019 delegates can plan their own experience by choosing between two presentation streams.
The conference offers an inspiring program of Australia's top thought leaders and technical experts in the payroll sector who will deliver practical sessions with information and ideas you can implement immediately. With over 500 payroll professionals attending our conference in 2017, this event has become an essential part of the payroll calendar.
|0800 - 0845||Event registration, coffee and tea served|
|0845 - 0900||Welcome|
|0900 - 0945||LESSONS FOR PAYROLL FROM AN AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST SWIMMER
Olympic Gold Medallist and CEOChris Fydleris an Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer who competed for Australia in three consecutive Summer Olympics. During his career he amassed over 20 national championships including five consecutive national 100-metre freestyle championships.
His finest hour came at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, when he was a member of the gold winning men's 4×100-metre freestyle (guitar smashing) relay team that defeated the Americans, alongside Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe and Ashley Callus. It was the first time in Olympic history that the US team had been beaten in that event.
Chris is currently the President of NSW Swimming and was the Deputy Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team in 2012 and 2016.
In this not to be missed session, Chris shares his lessons from his swimming career and how these can be applied to a high performance payroll operation.
|0945 - 1030||THE FUTURE OF WORK... AND OF YOUR EMPLOYEES
Joshua van Gestel
National Education Manager, SunSuper
Joshua will reflect on recent research, developed by Sunsuper, providing delegates with key insights into how Australian employees feel about their workplace, the benefits they receive from their employer and the key contributors to their stress at work.
We’ll place special focus on the impacts that financial stress can have on the health and relationships of employees, as well as to their productivity – looking at how employers can build the resilience of their employees today and into the future..
|1030 – 1100||MORNING TEA|
|Main Stage||Breakout Room|
|1100-1145||HOW CAN PAYROLL SUPPORT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?
Join our expert panel they discuss the critical relationship between payroll and employee engagement. From getting the pay right, to effective channels for communication and even providing the right tools to employees to check and query payroll transactions, the impact this fundamental process has on employee morale and engagement can’t be underestimated. Are you doing all you can to ensure payroll helps drive your engagement strategies?
|LOOKING UNDER THE BONNET OF DEFAULT SUPERANNUATION
Alex Dunnin // SelectingSuper
What is important other than the performance of a super fund?
Where do you start when looking for an alternate default fund?
How to engage your employees with their default fund and superannuation generally.
|1145–1230||AN STP UPDATE
Jason Lucchese // ATO, Single Touch Payroll, Assistant Commissioner
Jason Lucchese will share insights in what the ATO are seeing in the data, employer engagement, Tax Time 2019 and what the future holds for data sharing across government.
|BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL: BUILDING THE SYSTEMS CAPABILITY ROADMAP
Looking forward in your organisation involves not only seeing the needs in the present, but also needs that will pop up in the future. This is an important part of organising your systems capability roadmap.
A systems capability roadmap is an important piece to your efficiency, automation and integration puzzle.In this session, participants will discover:
|1230 – 1330||LUNCH|
|1330 – 1415||THE ROAD AHEAD: USING PAYROLL DATA ANALYTICS TO MAKE STRATEGIC DECISIONS
Thu Dinh // ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
The payroll profession is at the start of an exciting transformation from tactical to strategic. A key driver in this transformation is the use of data analytics to identify trends, spot anomalies and make more informed decisions. How can organisations make the best use of payroll data, and what future possibilities is this opening up? In this session, hear about:
|WORKPLACE LAW SEMINAR
Lara Pascuzzo & Nicola Josey //Workplace Law
Workshop with a mix of short presentations and active learning questionnaires for the attendees to complete.
|1415 – 1500||AUSTRALIAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION SEMINAR
Maria Nikoletatos & Jasmine Fernance //APA
Join Australian Payroll Association’s Knowledge Experts Maria & Jasmine for a high-energy seminar packed with insights and legislative updates.
|IMAGINATION CAPITAL - THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATION
Ever felt like a hamster caught on a wheel? Going from work to home and back again in a cycle of crisis management that never seems to end? When we are stuck in this survival mode, is it any wonder that we struggle to think outside the box, to question how things have always been done at the office … to dream?
In this session Peita shares the secret to transforming thoughts into actions.
|1500 - 1530||Afternoon tea|
|1530 – 1615||PLAYING TO WIN – HOW A TRANSFORMATIVE TEAM CULTURE AFFECTS YOUR PERFORMANCE
What world-class sports teams and global rock bands have in common is that they know when you play in a champion team your people report feeling invincible, like the very best version of themselves. They feel like they can take on any obstacle and thrive. That reaching way beyond the current capabilities and goals becomes entirely possible and totally energising.
Brett will use his experience in the sporting and music world to show you how to create a culture that transforms performance.
It’s going to be fun
|PAYROLL AND THE DIGITAL AGE - ARE YOU KEEPING UP OR LAGGING BEHIND?
Frank Klasic & Kylie Rusten // Ernst & Young
As we enter the digital age, employers are facing scrutiny around their payroll obligations like never before. With Revenue Authorities investing heavily in data matching technology to identify non-compliance and media reporting on high profile scandals of wage and superannuation underpayments, there is little room for error when it comes to complying with employment tax obligations.
This session will cover how employers can take proactive steps using current technology and visualisation tools to obtain comfort that employment tax obligations are being met whilst avoiding huge fines and reputational damage.
|1615 - 1700||CONFESSIONS OF A PAYROLL MANAGER
CEO, Australian Payroll Association
After 25 years in the payroll industry, Tracy has a story or two to tell.
In this session, Tracy will share stories from the Payroll Front Line. The good, the bad and the ugly of payroll problems, solutions and transformations. Plus, the most hilariously creative sick leave excuses you’ve ever heard.
*agenda is subject to change
Say hello to Beam
Beam is the brighter way to manage super and STP reporting in one central place – your payroll software.
Designed to save you time, Beam streamlines compliance tasks without the fuss of data extracts, external portals and endless paperwork. Make super contributions in a single batch and report to the ATO in real time, all from within your payroll software.
Beam is powered by Sunsuper, integrated with leading payroll software and designed for you.
With Beam, compliance is easy.https://beamconnect.com.au/about/
Mat Gilroy - 0478 494 530
Frontier Software is an acknowledged leader in the provision of global HR & payroll solutions and services. Representing over 3 decades of investment in people-facing technology, our solution, ichris – International Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Software – sets the benchmark for human capital management software solutions. Frontier Software currently has offices in 7 countries and has plans to achieve an even greater global presence. Frontier Software provides its software solutions to more than 1700 clients in 28 countries.http://www.frontiersoftware.com/
03 9639 0777
An award winning global leader in workforce management & Global Payroll technology, with innovative concepts of Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning, Context-sensitive Pop-ups and Chatbots to carry out self-service, and Voice based HR transactions on Google Assistant & Alexa.
Ramco has been setting the benchmark for Innovation in the segment of Payroll and People Transformation. With compliance across 45+ countries covering Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Middle-East & Africa, UK and Ireland, the Payroll solution with Core HR, Time & Attendance is available in multi-country, multi-currency form.
Part of the USD 1 billion Ramco Group, Ramco’s focus on Innovation to differentiate itself has resulted in growing clientele in Australia and across the globe. Some of the accolades are:
Endorsed for Payroll Innovation Award, 2018 by the Global Payroll Association (GPA)
· HR Vendors of the Year Award for Best Payroll Software, 2018
· ISG Paragon Award for ‘Imagination’ , 2018
· Positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant and Forrester Wave for Cloud HCM
· ‘Contender’ in Everest Group’s Multi-Country Payroll Platform PEAK Matrix
· LEADER in NelsonHall NEAT Matrix for Payroll
· Top 5 usability leaders in Nucleus Research WFM Matrixhttps://www.ramco.com/
Richa Vijayraj - 0428 816 170
Ceridian - A full HCM provider
Ceridian is a global human capital management (HCM) software company with Australian operations headquartered in Melbourne. With Australian customers, including Optus, Country Road, Newscorp, Harris Farm, G8, our HCM platform Dayforce brings together human resources, payroll, workforce management, and talent management functionality in a single, cloud-based platform. Its unique continuous calculation of pay – combined with deep workforce and talent management – is perfectly suited for multi-site operations. Our platform is used to optimize management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying, and developing people. Visit Ceridian.com/au or follow us @Ceridian.http://www.ceridian.com/au
Nathan Reynolds - Vice President ANZ - +61431 299 523
Official Airline Partner
Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2019 Australian Payroll Association Conference being held in Sydney. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code APA19 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.
Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Sydney for the Australian Payroll Association Conference in 2019.
Chris Fydler OAM
3 x former Australian Olympian & Gold Medallist
Caboodle Financial Services
Joshua van Gestel
National Education Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Single Touch Payroll
Chief Knowledge Officer
Australian Payroll Association