About the Conference
In a changing world and uncertain higher education policy environment, the job of Finance and Procurement Managers and their teams continues to be quite a balancing act.
Funding cuts, tenuous economic outlooks, global and domestic competition and rapid technological change, means the pressure is on to cut costs, drive efficiencies and review and renew systems and processes. ‘ The Balancing Act - Doing More With Less’.
Couple these pressures with expectations of compliance, probity, responsiveness and new service cultures and it’s no wonder some feel like they are walking a tightrope.
The 2015 National University Finance & Procurement Conference will address these issues and more and provide the opportunity for finance and procurement management professionals and the business sector to explore solutions and share best practice successes.
The conference will be held between Monday 27 July and Wednesday 29 July, 2015 at the Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort.
Venue and Location
With a beachfront location at Charlesworth Bay, just 3 kms north from Coffs Harbour, Novotel Pacific Bay Resort is framed by the Pacific Ocean and natural forest in a sub- tropical environment. The venue provides a relaxed space for conference delegates to network and learn. Coffs Harbour Airport is serviced daily by Qantas, Virgin and Tiger Air with nine flights a day from Sydney.
Who Should Attend?
Chief Financial Officers, Senior Finance Staff, Finance Systems Officers, Procurement Managers and Strategists, Chief Operations Officers, DVC Corporate, IT, HR and Administration managers.
Why Should You Attend?
This conference is extremely relevant to any university management and staff involved in finance, finance systems, compliance, procurement, purchasing, travel, audit and associated areas in Higher Education.
With a 15-year history, the National University Finance and Procurement Conference has proved itself to be the premier event in the Higher Education calendar that addresses the issues facing those working in and on the business of universities.
The conference also provides an opportunity to engage with the business community who partner with universities and higher education providers to develop innovative and efficient systems to provide service excellence to students and university stakeholders.