10th INSOL Quadrennial Congress
In the world of insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy, diversity has been an issue for years. As the industry body, INSOL realised that leading by example was the best way to inspire widespread progress. At INSOL’s 10th Quadrennial Congress, 'Embracing Change' was the key theme. And Sydney, with its flourishing financial and professional services sectors, was chosen as the host city. More than 1,000 delegates came together at the International Convention Centre Sydney to connect, exchange ideas and help promote diversity in the industry.
- Keynote address from David Gonski AC in which he called on businesses to embrace change and lead from the top by appointing a board of directors with diverse backgrounds, skills and approaches
- A focused effort to improve the gender balance of the speakers
- Delegates and firms are now generating new business from the connections made
- Conversations about diversity have continued and the INSOL President has made the issue a top priority
- Sydney cemented its reputation as a strong base for insolvency and restructuring – and Australia’s law firms have boosted their profile with the global community
- Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Moot - This was held in the week of the main event and encouraged students to consider insolvency as an area of specialism
- 12th Multinational Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency - This coincided with the congress and helped build on the progress made by the adoption of the Model Law – with more nations starting to introduce elements of the framework and improve global collaboration.
SUCCESS BY NUMBERS
- 1,139 registered delegates from across Europe, Asia, USA, Australia and New Zealand
- Uniting a global network of more than 10,000 members
- Over 100 judges from 40 jurisdictions attended the Judicial Colloquium.
"It’s not just an iconic city, but also a financial and professional services hub that offers fantastic business and partnership opportunities for delegates," Claire Broughton, CEO, INSOL.
"We were delighted with the outcome of our 10th World Congress. It’s always a great event, but hosting it in a city that was so engaged and supportive of what we’re trying to achieve took it to another level." Claire Broughton, CEO, INSOL.
Making this congress a success meant securing domestic sponsors and support from the local industry and NSW government. INSOL couldn’t have done this without BESydney’s expertise, connections and passion.Our job is to understand your needs and get results. And, from start to finish, help you generate a legacy that’s felt around the world.