Cooper Grace Ward (CGW) is looking forward to bringing the Advoc Asia AGM to Brisbane, Australia for the first time, in October 2016.

Taking place from 19 to 23 October, the full AGM program is now available online via an exclusive website where guests can find out all the details they need and register to attend.

The event will provide a vital opportunity to facilitate an important discussion around the future of the legal industry in the Asia region.

As part of the program, CGW will host a Business Session on Thursday, 20 October, which will feature keynote presentations from:

  • Damien Frawley, Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) – Damien has over 26 years’ experience in the financial services sector, strongly focusing on developing and executing strategies, particularly around growth and sales.

QIC was created in 1991 by the Queensland Government to serve its long term investment responsibilities and has grown into a Global Diversified Alternatives business. Delivering to over 90 like-minded institutional investors in Australia and internationally, QIC is bound by a common philosophy – to deliver investment outcomes. QIC’s reputation is built on predictability and what’s pursued day in, day out and that’s why $78 billion dollars of people’s dreams are entrusted with QIC.

  • Brian Sheahan, Managing Director of Morgans Financial Limited – Brian has over 30 years’ experience in the finance and resources industries and has had extended periods working offshore in both London and China.

Morgans Financial Limited is Australia’s largest national full-service retail stockbroking and wealth management firm, with more than 300,000 clients, 500 authorised representatives and 850 staff, operating from 60 offices in all states and territories of Australia; and

  • David Goener, Partner of Beaton Research + Consulting Pty Ltd. – David has over 35 years’ experience in professional and financial services and has extensive c-suite experience in Queensland’s largest professional services firms.

Beaton Research + Consulting is a benchmarking, customised and evidence-based consulting house serving organisations that provide professional, financial and member services around the world. Working with clients in Australia, UK-EU, USA-Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa and in South-East Asia, Beaton Research + Consulting uniquely provides strategic advice through high-end research and related consulting solutions to B2B services organisations.

The program also features an exciting mix of social activities, including a tour of Brisbane, its historic law courts, a day trip to the stunning Noosa region on the Sunshine Coast and dinner at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

CGW is delighted to have the opportunity to host the 2016 Advoc Asia AGM and looks forward to reciprocating the wonderful hospitality we have experienced at many Advoc events.

Click here to find out more about the AGM and register

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