Always a 'must-attend' for practitioners advising the property and construction industry, the expansion of this year's Property & Construction Tax Intensive to one and a half days reflects the dynamism and continued importance of this sector.
Peter Glindemann, Senior Manager in EY's Private Client Services team, will co-chair the Intensive and here he tells us a little more about what to expect from the event in April.
Focussing on topical tax and commercial insights from leading figures in the tax profession, the Intensive is designed for experienced practitioners who work in - or have clients in - the property and construction industry.
The event offers a mixture of in-depth, technical, direct and indirect tax topics, together with updates from the regulators (i.e. the ATO and Qld Office of State Revenue) and industry insights, including economic trend analysis and "war stories" from an industry veteran.
We're pleased to count practitioners including Tim Lawless, Bob Sharpless, Ken Morrison and David Marks QC among many other the well-known speakers. In his Keynote Address, Tim will provide an update on market activity and trends for the Queensland and Australian market generally, as well as touch on the broader macroeconomic issues that are affecting the property sector.
In the "Learning from the Legends" session we'll be welcoming Bob Sharpless, Deputy Chairman of Springfield Land Corporation, and developer of Australia's largest privately owned master planned community. Bob will share some of his insights, strategies and lessons learned around delivering a development project.
David Marks QC, CTA, features on a panel looking at recent developments in capital v revenue disputes. The session will canvas how recent cases provide guidance to the tax implications of different types of property development activity.
Aside from these and many other high profile speakers, the organising team feel the real strength of the Intensive lies in the diverse range of experience in tax and commercial issues impacting the industry that the event brings together.
What makes this event different to others is the unique opportunity, in a single event, to learn from not only tax advisers recognised for their depth of experience in the property and construction industry, but to also gain commercial insights from a leading market analyst, an industry veteran, and to hear direct from the regulators and industry bodies.
The broad range of tax (both direct and indirect) and commercial insights from speakers in professional practice, industry and regulators makes this an event that will be valuable to an equally broad range of delegates.
2016's Property & Construction Tax Intensive takes place on 12–13 April at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Find out more about the event here.