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We are excited to announce that the Grant Thornton Bankers’ Boot Camp (BBC) will return in October 2019 with half day conferences in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Now approaching its 20th year in 2020, this market-leading event brings together bankers from all major financial institutions, across all areas of the banks, providing attendees with a unique forum to engage with their peers and colleagues. During the afternoon you will hear from legal, accounting and advisory experts, industry and sector specialists, as well as directly from customers of the banks.

This year, we confront the key issues facing lenders and their customers, impacted by economic pressures, trade and political uncertainty, and tighter lending driven in part by increased regulation & compliance – however, we will also turn our minds towards identifying opportunities to support our clients to grow and succeed in a challenging environment.

In times like these with heightened global and economic pressures...

“In times like these with heightened global and economic pressures, driven in part by trade uncertainty, increased regulation, and political change, we are drawn to focus on the challenges facing clients, as well as in our own businesses and the economy more broadly. But the reality is, only by doing this can we best prepare to manage through tough situations - it forces us to strive to innovate and find solutions to help our clients preserve and enhance value. Whilst the challenges are many, and we will confront those head-on in our national Boot Camp series, there are also opportunities to better support clients to grow and be successful. The Grant Thornton Bankers’ Boot Camp provides the ideal forum to come together and share ideas about how best to tackle these issues and challenges over next 12 months.”

- Matt Byrnes, Partner & National Head of Restructuring Advisory

What we will cover:

Client insights

We will discuss the learnings from our Grant Thornton Mid-Sized Business Report and draw on our experiences in leading and undertaking over 1,300 client growth and strategy sessions over the past 2 years, utilising our global Grant Thornton 6-Box framework, in order to share with you the real issues, challenges, and opportunities facing your customers.

Guest speakers

Our guest speakers in each market will challenge you and stretch your thinking on issues relevant to our future workplaces and business environment.

A customer’s tale

You will hear directly from a bank customer, via an intimate and frank one-on-one interview, to experience first-hand what is required to address the complexities of a growing business and how we, as lenders and advisors, can support and provide value-add to the customers’ growth ambitions.

Interactive panel and workshop sessions

We will use client experiences and industry case studies from the past year to provide a framework for our panel and workshop discussions on what is driving our clients towards success, as well as their fears and challenges in the current market. Our legal partners, Norton Rose Fulbright, will bring a valuable legal and commercial perspective to a number of our sessions.

Our workshops and technical sessions will be complemented with a market update from our sponsors CBRE, focusing on the key property and economic trends we can expect to see in each local market over the coming year.

A key attraction once again is the opportunity to network with your peers from the other major banks and lending institutions. We will be inviting a cross-section of bankers across all major institutions from front end, credit and risk and asset management ensuring a spread of thoughts and ideas. In addition to the interactive workshop sessions, the opportunity to network and share ideas with your peers from other financial institutions will be available throughout the afternoon and at networking drinks following the close of the day’s formal sessions.

We look forward to you joining us at the Bankers’ Boot Camp 2019...!

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Norton Rose Fulbright