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.
Session 1 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm
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?
Session 2 – 2:30pm – 3:55pm
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.