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ABSIA Annual Conference 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018


ABSIA is hosting its annual conference eInvoicing: Efficiencies and Industry Impacts in and for the Region on Wednesday, October 31 2018, at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto (495 Collins Street, Melbourne Vix 3000) from 9am-5pm followed by post-conference drinks and networking opportunities.

Following on from the Australian Government announcing they will be moving ahead with eInvoicing. this conference will cover the benefits and challenges of adopting eInvoicing, both the NPP's and the Government's roles in eInvoicing and a look at how eInvoicing will impact our greater region. 

Current Speakers and Panelists Include:

  • Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  • Singapore Government IMDA Assistant Chief Executive, Jane Lim
  • Michelle Crosby, ATO Deputy Commissioner, Business Registration & Reporting
  • Christopher McSporran, Director, Financial Operations and Reform, SA Government
  • Peter Stokes, Axway Regional Director, ASEAN Single Window Trade Program
  • Katrina Stuart, Head of Engagement, New Payment Platforms Australia
  • John Dardo, ATO's CDO and Deputy Commissioner
  • John Shepherd, Assistant Commissioner, STP, Australian Taxation Office
  • Emma Dobson, Director, Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Bill Allen, Program Manager, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Jack Skinner, Head or Engineering ABSS Asia
  • Glenn Dawson, Senior System Support Consultant, Bus. Systems & Performance, SA Government
  • Shae Howard, Executive Director ICT Procurement, NSW Government

Presentations by ABSIA SIG Convenors and Members on:

  • Single Touch Payroll
  • eInvoicing
  • Practitioner Lodgement Service
  • ATO Operational Framework & Identity

More speakers and the full agenda will be announced soon.

Ticket Pricing:

  • ABSIA Members: $260.00
  • Government Employees: $260.00
  • Non-ABSIA Members: $370.00
  • Students: $70.00

Please register here.


Conference Accommodation


If you are looking for conference accommodation, ABSIA have organised special rates at the conference's location: Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto. The special rates are available for the following dates: 29th October - 1st November, on a first come, first served basis and can be booked using this link:

Otherwise, ABSIA are happy to suggest the following hotels which are within walking distance to the conference location:

  • Oaks on Collins - $250
  • Clarion Suite Gateway - $250
  • Ibis Styles Kingsgate - $110
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank - $170
  • Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders - $300
  • Great Southern Hotel - $100
  • Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne - $180
  • Aura on Flinders - $130
  • Punthill Northbank Melbourne - $200

(These prices are estimated for the conference date and are for one night only.)


Women in Tech Fest 24-26 October 2018


The third annual Women in Tech Fest will be held from October 24-26 2018 at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort. Women in Tech Fest brings together Australia's most successful tech founders, leaders and role models from diverse industries and skill sets covering DevOps, systems, digital, IT, ICT and sales, in an inclusive and supportive environment. 

This year, ABSIA is proud to be a supporting partner of this event. ABSIA members qualify for a 10% discount off the registration fee, quote the code 'ASSN' when you register online here.


Operational Framework Workshops
Coming to Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane


The digital tsunami is approaching as new security frameworks are introduced to better protect taxpayers, businesses and software developers!

Spend an evening with ABSIA and learn about the ATO Operational Framework and how other strategic policy initiatives are impacting the developer community. Presenters include the ATO and a range of digital service providers working in the payroll, superannuation, taxation and business ecosystem spaces.

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - 6pm 
Xero Melbourne, 1/6 Elizabeth St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Click here to book

Thursday 1st March 2018 - 6pm 
Intuit Sydney, Level 34, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
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Thursday 14th March 2018 - 6pm
River City Labs Brisbane, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4000
Click here to book

ABSIA Members/Government price $50
Non-Members price $95


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