BICB AGM & Seminar – Registration


Welcome to the registration page for BICB Seminars.

Use this form to register your interest in attending the next scheduled BICB AGM & Seminar which will be held on 25th October, 2023. (Note: Please submit a separate registration for each attendee).

Venue: Victoria Park Function Centre, 309 Herston Road, Herston.

Note that this will be an “in person event”, ie no part of the event will be streamed on ZOOM or YouTube. A recording of the Seminar will be available to watch on the BICB YouTube channel and also the Videos Page of this website.

BICB Seminar 20231025 Registration (#12)

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Session 1 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

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Dealing with a Restructuring Practitioner, What you need to know

Anna Taylor and Nicholas Boyce

The restructuring process allows eligible companies to; retain control of the business, property, and affairs of the company while it develops a plan to restructure the company’s affairs with the assistance of a restructuring practitioner. It also allows the company to enter into a restructuring plan with creditors.

Anna and Nicholas will provide an overview of how to handle queries from a restructuring practitioner, actions you should take and other considerations to this process.

The presentation will cover:

  • What are the eligible criteria for restructuring?
  • Who is an effected creditor?
  • Who is an excluded Creditor?
  • What is an admissible debt or claim?
  • Who can act as a restructuring practitioner?
  • What is the roll of the restructuring practitioner?
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Anna Taylor
Nicholas Boyce

Session 2 – 2:30pm – 3:55pm

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A Profile of Changing Risk in the Building & Construction Industry

Renee Dobson, Maria Tisdell and Patrick Schweizer

Since mid – 2020, we have witnessed a period of rapid growth in domestic construction activity in Australia. This rapid growth caused significant supply and demand issues within the Australian building & construction economy. The industry experienced substantial price increases, shortages in critical building materials, cost blowouts, labour shortages and, in many cases, a doubling of construction time frames.

The Australian economy is now being impacted by rapid increases in official interest rates which have been employed to ease inflationary pressures. We explore the questions; “Will these pressures lead to a further increase in business failures?” Now more than ever suppliers and sub-contractors need to understand the potential impact of these pressures. This topic will be explored from a number of different perspectives, insurance, court actions, insolvency trends and payment trends.

Please join Renee Dobson and Maria Tisdell from NCI and Patrick Schweizer from Alares, as they explore these questions and more.

The presentation will cover:

  • What factors have been at play over the last two years?
  • What factors are at play now?
  • How have insurance claim statistics been trending?
  • How have court actions been trending?
  • How have payment times been trending?
  • What could trigger further failures?
  • Reading the signs.

Through an interactive group discussion, Renee, Maria, and Patrick will endeavour to challenge your current processes and thinking in preparation for the next 12 months and beyond.

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The Speakers

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Tim Heenan

Tim Heenan

Partner, Financial Advisory Deloitte

Tim is a Deloitte Turnaround and Restructuring Partner with over 23 years of Corporate Finance, Restructuring and Advisory experience. 16 years have been spent at Deloitte including engagements across Australia, US, Europe and the Middle East. Tim is a registered liquidator, member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

Since 2010, Tim has led numerous investigative reviews of Queensland and national businesses, including formal insolvency appointments, in a variety of industries including construction, property, agribusiness, mining services, health services and senior living. Client engagements include the provision of Safe Harbour advice to boards of directors, and informal restructuring advice to distressed businesses with the goal of returning them to sustainability.

Tika Shelton

Tika Shelton

Manager Financial Investigations Unit – Queensland Building Construction Commission

Tika’s main area of responsibility is looking after Monies Owed Complaints (MOC’s) and Exclusions, ensuring licensees meet the minimal financial requirement, exclusion and cancellation of licences subject of insolvency events and identifying risks and trends of company and individual potential for insolvency. Tika has previously worked in Insolvency with the Australian Financial Security Authority.

Tony Gavan

Tony Gavan

Principal Investigator – Home Building-Proactive Investigations Team – NSW Fair Trading

Tony joined NSW Fair Trading in 2019 focusing on financial crimes with a particular focus on real estate and building. The current investigations team works with both government and private sector organisations to devise strategies to minimise risk, maximise opportunities and to reduce the prevalence of financial and organised crime in the building and construction industry. Our team investigates and prosecutes serious criminal offences alongside our partner agencies including the NSW Police, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Taxation office.

Maria Tisdell

Maria Tisdell

Maria commenced her tenure with NCI in 2017. From this time Maria has worked as a Client Service Manager and is currently the Manager of the Client Service in QLD. Prior to this Maria was a National Credit Manager in the Timber/Building sector. Maria works to ensure NCI clients are informed on market risks and tailors credit insurance solutions for client businesses. She works closely with her team to ensure NCI clients are provided with the highest levels of client service.

Patrick Schweizer

Patrick Schweizer

Patrick has a strong background in technology, holding a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. For the past 20 years he has worked in Technological Product Development and Business Development and has successfully developed and commercialised many products in the military, industrial and professional services sectors. In 2017 Patrick co-founded Alares Systems, a technology platform that fills a critical gap in the data provided by the credit reporting agencies to deliver greater insights into financial and reputational risks relating to customers, suppliers, and other key stakeholders.