Why Attend

Join us for breakfast and networking at our biggest FREE event of the year! Discover ways to future proof your practice and earn CPD hours. This is a must-attend event that delivers a learning and networking experience that will inspire you to drive your practice forward. Focused on the Sage product portfolio, Sage Sessions provide Sage accountants with actionable tools and insightful knowledge through product demonstrations and industry presentations.

Preview relevant technology

Get up-close and personal with solutions and services tailored to support productivity and practice growth.

Talk to the experts

Get advice and inspiration from the best and the brightest local experts in their field. Receive updates on interacting with the ATO through practice software and what it means to agents and Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS) by Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO.*

Rebates and Special Offers

Sage Sessions attendees will receive rebates on FY2018 license fees. Join Sage Sessions to learn more about Sage HandiSoft rebates.


Hear how Sage energises the success of practices and their communities through the use of smart technology
and the imagination of our people.

  • Peter Williams*
  • Colin Walker*
  • Kerry Agiasotis
  • Michael Farrell
  • Gary Weisz

Peter Williams*

Chief Edge Officer, Centre for the Edge Australia,
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Pete is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation with a particular focus on digital innovation.

Although his professional training was as a Chartered Accountant Pete started working with internet technologies in 1993 while working in the UK and on his return to Australia in 1996 founded an eBusiness Consulting group within Deloitte Australia. Since that time Pete was the CEO of the Eclipse Group, a Deloitte subsidiary that was one of Australia’s largest web and mobile development firms, and then founded Deloitte Digital, which now operates in over 20 countries and has been recently called out as the 2nd largest Digital Agency network in the world by AdAge in New York.

Pete is now Chief Edge Officer for Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU. The Centre focuses on major changes in the business environment driven by digital innovation and globalisation. It identifies and explores emerging opportunities related to big shifts not yet on the senior management agenda but ought to be. While it is focused on long-term trends and opportunities, it is equally focused on implications for near-term action, the day-to-day environment of executives and their teams.

He has been the Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council since 2004 and has worked with boards and senior executives of many companies helping them understand and adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment as well as being a sought after speaker and media commentator both locally and internationally.

He is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT, and on the boards of Deloitte Foundation, Reach Foundation and Hall and Wilcox Lawyers.

To find out more follow him on Twitter where his handle is @rexster

*Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth only

Colin Walker*

Assistant Commissioner Practitioner Risk and Consultation Australian Taxation Office

Colin joined the Australian Taxation Office in 1975 from University. From then until the early nineties he worked in many areas of the Tax Office but mainly focussed on indirect taxes particularly sales tax. After a short stint with Ernst and Young as a Senior Manager consulting in Sales Tax he worked for the International Monetary Fund providing in country technical assistance in Tax and Customs Policy and Administration in many overseas developing countries including 3 years in Kyrgyzstan, part of the former Soviet Union, and most of the Pacific Island Countries from 1994 to 2002.

In 2002 Colin returned to the Tax Office and as an Assistant Commissioner has worked on the development and implementation of significant business and individual new legislation projects including Consolidation, the Review of International Tax, the Childcare Rebate and the more recent Minerals Resource Rent Tax and the extension to the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax. He has also led the development of the use of design in the ATO, led tax legislation interpretation areas and is currently responsible for the relationship with tax practitioners and other intermediaries in the tax and superannuation system.

Colin has extensive experience in public administration and the leading and managing of major projects.

*Sydney and Melbourne only

Kerry Agiasotis

Managing Director, Sage Software Asia Pacific & Australia

Kerry has more than 20 years of business management, sales and consulting experience gained primarily in the Financial Services and IT industries. Australian-born Kerry was previously President of Western Union’s global Business Solutions division, and has held leadership positions at Oracle and Siebel Systems. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is based in Sydney, Australia, where he is responsible for ensuring Sage’s continued growth and success in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and Sage’s Australian business.

Michael Farrell

Director, Accountants, Sage Software Australia

Michael began his career working as a Graduate Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before branching into the logistics, technology and telecommunications industry at companies such a Toll, Hutchison Telecoms, OzEmail and Hostway. Before joining Sage Michael was General Manager Sales and Marketing at Engagis where he helped deliver innovative solutions to customers that facilitated a digital transformation of the physical space.

A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney (Business, Accounting and Finance), he has worked in finance, sales, business management and consulting roles.

Gary Weisz

National Sales Manager, Sage Software Australia

Gary has held the position of National Manager responsible for sales and marketing at Sage HandiSoft for 14 years. A management accountant with a post graduate certificate in Taxation, Gary has spent the last 20 years providing accounting firms with software solutions, ranging from financial analysis and forecasting to practice management systems.

Having worked with Accountants Office, APS, Xlon and Solution 6 results in Gary having unsurpassed industry knowledge and insight into the most effective solutions for Australian accounting firms.


Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth

8:00 AM
Registration Networking

8:30 AM
Understanding the Connected Economy – Kerry Agiasotis, EVP, Sage Asia Pacific

9:15 AM
Digital Transformation - Peter Williams, Deloitte

10:00 AM
Coffee & Connect

10:30 AM
The Integrated Practice Enabled – Accountants – ATO update - Colin Walker, ATO (Sydney and Melbourne only)

12:00 PM

Hobart, Adelaide, Parramatta, Gold Coast and Canberra

8:00 AM
Registration Networking

8:30 AM

9:10 AM
The Integrated Practice Enabled – Accountants

10:15 AM
Coffee & Connect

11:00 AM

*Agenda & Speakers are subject to change

Event Details & Register

Registration and Breakfast 8:00am | End Time 12.00pm


5 March
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Room: Harbour View Room 2
1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000

6 March
Pullman Adelaide
Room: Grenfell Room
16 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000

8 March
ICC Sydney
Room: Cockle Bay Room 2
14 Darling Dr Sydney NSW 2000

9 March
Rydges Parramatta
Room: Triple Crown Ballroom
116 James Ruse Drive Rosehill NSW 2142

15 March
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Room: Ballroom Le Grand 3
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Gold Coast
16 March
Mantra on View
Room: Boulevard 3
22 View Ave
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

20 March
Mantra on Northbourne
Room: Tom Roberts
Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2612

23 March
Crown Promenade
Room: Promenade Room 1
Level 1, 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne VIC 3006

27 March
Crown Perth
Room: Astral Ballroom
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100

Register today for the 2018 Sage Sessions

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