Keeping Ahead of the Curve | IMC National Conference

National Conference
Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Held in-person and online, Canberra ACT.

***The IMC National Conference is postponed to early 2023!  Stay tuned for the new date!**

The 2022 IMC Australia National Conference will bring together professionals, business improvement leaders and technical specialists from many industries, sectors and disciplines to share their expertise and insights necessary to Keep Ahead of the Curve. Learn from experienced leaders in their respective fields as they share insights that have enabled them to stay in front of the rapid changes happening around us. In our first in-person national event in over two years, this year’s conference promises to provide delegates with direct opportunities to collaborate with others who bring different skills, experience and practices to their consultancy and assignments. We have chosen our nation’s capital, Canberra, as the perfect backdrop for a conference that is focusing on helping you to Keep Ahead of the Curve of the latest developments happening nationally and globally.  

The event will also be livestreamed to enable those who are unable to attend in person to view the presentations via a live link.  

Join us for this exciting day jam-packed with stimulating speakers and strategies and the opportunity to network in person with like-minded colleagues while investing in your professional development at East Hotel, Canberra. 

Stay tuned for the new conference date, which will be announced soon.  If you'd like to secure your ticket now, you can still register below!

Key conference take outs include:

-  What does ‘the curve’ look like for management consultants?

-  Keeping on the front foot and how to be agile and change your business model in a VUCA environment

-  Latest updates in the world of cyber security for management consultants

-  Leveraging government initiatives to access business and support your clients

-  Tips for navigating government procurement processes

-  Change management for keeping ahead of the curve

Session themes include:

-  Entrepreneur initiatives for management consulting services in Australia

-  Keeping ahead of the cyber security curve – what you need to be doing now

-  When the Commonwealth Government is your client

-  The art of leveraging collaboration to access bigger projects

-  Ethics and the benefits of the ‘ethical advantage’ for management consultants


View Conference Details


 Conference only      
Early Bird rates - until 9th September 2022
Member - in person $ 607.00
Non Member - in person $ 705.00
Member - online $ 440.00
Non Member - online $ 440.00
Standard rates - from 10th September 2022
Member - in person $ 759.00
Non Member - in person $ 880.00
Member - online $ 440.00
Non Member - online $ 440.00
Optional Extras
Cocktail reception - 9 October 2022 $ 60.50
Conference dinner - 10 October 2022 $ 176.00
Conference package - includes conference, welcome cocktail reception + conference dinner
Early Bird rates - until 9th September 2022
Member $ 843.70
Non Member $  941.50
Standard rates - from 10st September
Member $ 995.50
Non Member $ 1,116.50


* Pricing includes GST (Goods & Services Tax)

For bulk tickets, join as a Supporting Consultancy. Find out more by downloading the Sponsorship Prospectus or contact us.


East Hotel, our conference host has kindly extended a 10% discount off the current flex rate to all IMC Conference Delegates. Please call the hotel directly on 02 6295 6925 and quote the discount code: BDS at the time of booking or contact [email protected] for further details. 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Major Sponsor

Social Events Sponsor


Cancellation Policy

Note: a full recording of the event will be available for 30 days after the Symposium, so you will be able to access the content if you have an unscheduled diary conflict. There are no refunds under any circumstances for cancellations.  A registrant can contact the Institute to transfer their registration to another person provided they meet the requirements of the registration category.

Terms and Conditions

The Institute of Management Consultants:

  1. Reserves the right to substitute advertised speakers and topics, and
  2. Does not guarantee the quality of online access to the Conference.  A recording will be made available online to registrants for up to 30 days after the event.
10/10/2022 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
East Hotel 69 Canberra Ave, KINGSTON, ACT 2604 AUSTRALIA
Registration is closed.


Sunday, 09 October 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM

Monday, 10 October 2022

Russell Pearson, MC and Peter Westlund, IMC President
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:15 AM
Richard Everson ACT - Entrepreneur's Program and Business Australia | Chair: Steve Ibbotson
10:45 AM - 11:15 PM
10:45 AM
Dr James Galloway, CEO, Joint Accreditation Scheme ANZ |  Chair: Steve Ibbotson
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:15 AM
Simple Strategies to Make Your Business Safe | Roger Smith, CEO, CareMIT & Tim Slattery, Senior Director Enterprise Protective Security - Providence Pty Ltd Chair: Steve Ibbotson
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
11:45 AM
Steve Ibbotson
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
12:45 PM
Lunch and networking
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM
Panel Session:  Kerri Hartland, Principal Advisor, - Proximity, Cait Tynan, Principal Advisor -Proximity, Peter Bell, Expert Advisor - Proximity, Jennie Vickers, CEO - Zeopard and a Government Representative | Chair: Jenifer Frederick
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
1:45 PM
Jenifer Frederick
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM
Dr Simon Eassom, Chief Futurist and Director at Australian Council of Professions | Chair: Michael McLean
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM
Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Reflections on the Conference & Putting it into Action | Michael McLean, CMC – Academic Fellow, FAICD, Juran Medallist  Chair: Michael McLean
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
4:30 PM
Peter Westlund CMC IMC President
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
4:50 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM