The Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney


Saturday 20 October 2018
Day Event:
Registration opens:
8.00 am
Session times (with breaks):
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Annual Awards Dinner:
Welcome Drinks:
from 6.30 pm in the Foyer
Dinner (3 courses – alternate plating):
7.00 pm – 10.30 pm


Student Members:
Additional dinner tickets:
Your registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks and also includes admittance to the dinner IF attendee is registered to the appropriate event.

*CLICK HERE to learn more about AICNSW membership



Nominations for the 2018 Annual Awards are now closed. The winners will be announced at the State Conference Dinner.


Cartoonist David Green will be on hand during the day, so why not get your speed portrait done for your office wall ~ a great talking point!

"It's All About You"


  • It's All About You! - Rob Edwards
  • Cyber Security - Reece Colbett-Wilkins
  • What is Ethical Behaviour? - Trent Moy
  • Dilemmas in Leasing - Catherine Hallgath
  • Conveyancing Pitfalls - Tony Cahill
  • What's next in Conveyancing - David McDowell
  • Revenue NSW Update - Mark Smith


Rob Edwards BSc CSP

Keynote Address: It’s All About You!

Rob’s focus is simply to encourage people to take a brief time out in their busy lives to consider their most important asset - themselves.  And to get you thinking about sustainable actions that you can do so you have a long and high-quality life.

We can’t look after other people unless we look after ourselves first.  That’s why the session is called “It’s All About You”

Rob has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Anatomy & Physiology and has been a company director for 20 years in the health and well-being industry where he designed and delivered staff development programs for hundreds of organizations.

Prior to that he worked for five years in a cardiac rehabilitation program where he wrote the internationally distributed book "Better Blood Pressure".

He has diverse experience working with people at all levels of business, cardiac patients, young offenders, elite athletes and remote island communities and manages the Its Time Foundation that he established in 2007 – which replaces diesel power with solar in remote island schools.

Reece Corbett-Wilkins

Cyber Security

Reece Corbett-Wilkins is an associate in the Sydney Insurance team at international legal firm Clyde & Co.  He advises on a wide range of insurance issues including professional indemnity and general liability claims.  He advises on both liability and indemnity issues as well as representing Insurers’ interests in subrogated litigation disputes. Has an active interest in the emerging cyber risks that companies and their officers face, and is keeping an eye on the way in which cyber risks will transform the insurance market in the coming years.

Trent Moy

Trent Moy

What is Ethical Behaviour?

Trent Moy is a Senior Adviser at the The Ethics Centre (formerly the St James Ethics Centre).

Trent joined The Ethics Centre in 2014 as an Executive in Residence from the Commonwealth Bank. Upon conclusion, he joined as a Fellow helping organisations improve their culture, leadership and governance.

Trent is a specialist in corporate responsibility, sustainability and marketing. With deep experience in the financial services sector, he consults to public and private sector organisations including large ASX-listed clients.

Before working with The Ethics Centre, Trent held senior corporate responsibility, sustainability and marketing roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Trent is a tutor at the Australian Catholic University and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Community Directors.

Catherine Hallgath

Catherine Hallgath

Dilemmas in Leasing

Catherine is a partner in the Sydney Property team at Mills Oakley. Admitted in 1994, she is a Law Society accredited specialist in property law who loves property law and working with all those in and associated with the industry.

Catherine has worked with a number of leading Australian and Asian property owners and has considerable experience in:  acquisition and sale of commercial, industrial and retail properties; leasing; off the plan sales; mortgages and advising on issues arising with the ownership and management of property assets.    Her leasing expertise includes:  stream leasing; leasing of retail, commercial, industrial and strata title properties, special purpose leases and environmentally sustainable (or green) leasing.

Catherine is a member of the Property Law Advisory Committee to the Law Society Accredited Specialist Programme and is the author of the Leasing and Land Tax Modules for LexisNexis Practical Legal Guidance.

Catherine was voted by her peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers for Real Property Law. Catherine was also listed as a Recommended Leasing Lawyer in New South Wales by Doyle’s Guide in 2017 and 2018.

Tony Cahill

Tony Cahill

Conveyancing Pitfalls

Tony Cahill was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1981 and practiced extensively in conveyancing, probate and commercial law.

In July 2002 he commenced a ‘sabbatical’ from private legal practice to concentrate on legal education and writing.

He has been involved in redrafts of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land since the 1992 edition, and the Contract for the Sale of Business since the 2000 edition.

He currently serves on the Law Society’s Property Law and Environmental Planning and Development Committees.

Tony has co-authored Conveyancing Service New South Wales since 2005. He is also the co-author of Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation New South Wales and is the General Advisor in the Property Law module of Practical Guidance, all published by LexisNexis.

David Mc Dowell

David Mc Dowell

What's next in eConveyancing

David McDowell is the eConveyancing legal consultant to the Office of the Registrar General.

Prior to this, David was the Legal Officer for eConveyancing in the Legal and Dispute Resolution Division of Land and Property Information, now NSW Land Registry Services.

He has over 30 years’ experience in land registration and administration, including as a consultant to land titling projects in several developing countries.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Revenue NSW Update

Mark Smith has been a Business Development, Stakeholder and Client Engagement Manager at Revenue NSW since early 2015 and before that was a Business Specialist on the National Electronic Conveyancing project team responsible for delivery of OSR-PEXA integration and change management services. Mark is currently working to improve many aspects of the client experience with OSR.