Benefiting from strong relationships & effective engagement strategies with regulators
Conference Date
19th & 20th March 2019
Location
The Grace Hotel, Sydney
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Day 1 - Tuesday 19th March, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Mary O’Leary
General Counsel, Corporate
Orica
Exploring the changing landscape of regulation
8:40
KEYNOTE: Regulation today
Michael Cosgrave
Executive General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
9:20
The drivers behind growing regulatory scrutiny & how to be prepared
  • Exploring the key drivers and processes behind regulatory activity
  • How to take a strategic approach to the preparation for and anticipation of regulatory scrutiny
  • Strategies to manage the burden on business
  • Key objectives and outcomes for both the regulator and regulated
Geoff Petersen
Special Counsel
Gilbert + Tobin
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to set up conversations for the rest of the event.

10:20
Morning tea & networking
10:40
Good Copyright Governance – managing risk and leveraging opportunities
  • Navigating copyright compliance in a digital world – the operational and reputational risks at stake
  • Leveraging copyright works in business – typical use and options to facilitate workflow
  • ‘Doing the right thing’ – how hitting a benchmark for copyright compliance supports quality information and Australian content creators
Josephine Johnston
General Counsel
Copyright Agency
11:20
How to work with regulation in today’s environment
  • Walking the fine line – how to have a good relationship with regulators whilst keeping a safe distance
  • Realising the importance of clear, accountable and transparent relationships with regulators
  • Ensuring the right incentives for positive behaviours of both regulated firms and regulators
Iain Little
Executive - Economic Regulation
Telstra
12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Reviewing regulatory oversight – challenges & opportunities
  • Are there too many cooks in the kitchen? Defining the challenges for industry as regulation changes and expands
  • What does industry need from regulators? What makes for an effective relationship?
  • How can regulators and industry best work together to grow and develop policy?
  • Discussing appropriate accountability of regulators to ensure their approach is comprehensive
Ellen Liondis
Chief Legal Counsel, Pacific
Mercer
John Stanton
Chief Executive Officer
Communications Alliance
Olga Ganopolsky
General Counsel - Privacy & Data, Legal & Governance
Macquarie Group
12:40
Networking lunch
Dealing with complex & frequent regulatory change
1:40
CASE STUDY: Managing regulatory change – The privacy credit reporting code
  • Law making in times of uncertainty – lessons learnt from changes to the privacy credit reporting code and what it means for participants in fast changing industries
  • Exploring the challenges between regulators, credit reporting bureaus and lenders as to how data should flow and be managed, how long it should be retained for and what it should be used for
  • As a GC, how you respond to regulators affects the organisation now and into the future – how to manage the stakeholder interests to maximise outcomes for all
Mary O’Leary
General Counsel, Corporate
Orica
2:20
CASE STUDY: Operating the business under a raft of changing data regulations
  • Resourcing day to day operations
  • Insights into the workings of the inhouse project teams
  • Managing an influx of both local and international data regulations
Olga Ganopolsky
General Counsel - Privacy & Data, Legal & Governance
Macquarie Group
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
Managing regulatory inquiries
3:30
CASE STUDY: Managing a significant regulatory inquiry – best practices
  • Determining how to engage with the inquiry process
  • Internal and external stakeholder management
  • Protecting legal privilege
  • Preparing employees and management
Ellen Liondis
Chief Legal Counsel, Pacific
Mercer
4:10
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Drawing wider lessons from recent royal commissions

In this session delegates will discuss in working groups the lessons and issues that have arisen from extreme events such as the recent banking royal commission. The role of the inhouse team has been under the spotlight and delegates will discuss what can be learned in order to prepare for future extreme events becoming more commonplace.

4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday 20th March, 2019

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Mary O’Leary
General Counsel, Corporate
Orica
Responding to a market review
9:10
Case study: Approaching & managing a major market review
  • Determining best practice processes – proactive measures to deliver quick and effective responses
  • Engaging with the regulator prior to and during a review – what activities can help build relationships and the review process?
  • Implementing changes and understanding the wider long-term impacts of a market review to your business
Elizabeth Molyneux
General Manager Energy Markets Regulation
AGL Energy
Creating strong relationships with regulators
9:50
Creating strong & worthwhile relationships with regulators
  • Dealing with regulators – day to day as well as during a period of review
  • Exploring engagement strategies and relationship building activities
Jakob Vujcic
Deputy General Counsel, Corporate
Optus
10:30
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this interactive networking session you will have the opportunity for reflective discussion with other delegates. Gain a better understanding of all organisations present and the different challenges they face.

10:50
Morning tea & networking
11:20
Working with the board to drive a positive position with regulators
  • Leading a proactive, cooperative and discerning position with the regulators
  • Securing board level buy-in on regulatory matters – pre-empting solutions before there are problems
Ian Pendleton
General Counsel & Company Secretary
First State Super
Demonstrating effective engagement strategies
12:00
Setting an engagement strategy
  • Determining the right engagement strategy early on – setting the tone on cooperation
  • Stages of engagement across various levels and touch points across your organisation
  • The importance of accountable and transparent outcomes with regulators
Judilyn Beaumont
Executive Manager, Legal - Insurance & Marketplace
Suncorp Group
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Navigating regulatory relationships
  • Examining the similarities and differences between regulatory relationships
  • Balancing engagement activities across several regulators
  • Understanding the strategic priorities of each regulator and developing suitable engagement approaches
Henrietta Thomas
Regulatory Strategy & Financial Crime
Tabcorp Holdings
Melanie McIntyre
Former HO Regulatory Change & Strategy, Legal National
National Australia Bank
2:20
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Proactive steps to anticipate regulatory scrutiny

In this session delegates will discuss in working groups the proactive measures for anticipating regulatory activity. The session will offer an opportunity to wrap up key learnings and tangible takeaways from the conference.

3:00
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference followed by afternoon tea
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Key Speakers

Elizabeth Molyneux
General Manager Energy Markets Regulation
AGL Energy
Ian Pendleton
General Counsel & Company Secretary
First State Super
Michael Cosgrave
Executive General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Henrietta Thomas
Regulatory Strategy & Financial Crime
Tabcorp Holdings