Finance & Procurement Conference

Finance and procurement professionals in higher education continue to confront new challenges as they adapt to funding pressures, adopt sometimes ‘game changing’ new technologies and business models, and strive for best practice to deliver best outcomes for their institutions and the communities they serve. 

‘Staying ahead of the game’ means that universities and higher education providers are able to respond appropriately while anticipating what the future might hold.  With an underlying theme of Future Proofing Finance and Procurement in Higher Education the conference will provide a forum to explore shared challenges, discover new technologies, learn from each other’s successes and failures and gain practical experience and insights into what it will take to transform work practices ready for the future.

The conference will be held at Bond University Events Centre on the Gold Coast over 2 days where topics such as finance transformation, category management, technology, sustainability, contract and supplier relationship management, and best practice in procurement will be addressed.

Who should attend?

The conference is relevant to university and higher education executives, managers and staff involved in finance and procurement functions, compliance, purchasing, travel, risk and audit and associated areas in higher education.

  • DVC Corporate
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Procurement Managers and Strategists
  • Senior Finance Staff
  • Finance Systems Officers
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Information Technology, Human Resources and Administration managers. 

What will you take away? 

The conference is designed to provide delegates with 

  • the professional and personal tools to adapt to changing technologies
  • the latest relevant information and product knowledge to support strategic and practical decisions
  • the lessons sector colleagues have learnt in their transformation journeys
  • new skills, contacts and networks to enhance their productivity.

How much does it cost?

The two day conference registration fee includes all conference sessions, refreshment breaks and lunches over both days and the conference dinner to be held poolside at The Mercure Gold Coast Resort. 

Early bird registration rates are $1195 for an individual or $995 for group registrations of just 2 or more delegates registering from the same institution. 

Accommodation and travel are additional. We have negotiated excellent room rates at The Mercure Gold Coast Resort from just $135 per night.

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