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Migration Conferences 2013 - Melbourne three-day event

Migration Conferences 2013 - Melbourne three-day event

The Migration Conferences 2013 will hit Melbourne in September this year, making it a great opportunity for registered migration agents (RMAs) to learn more about the latest industry developments.

Whether you are based in the city or are just keen to visit the Victorian capital, the conferences offer a full schedule of seminars presented by leading experts spanning government departments and the best of the business world.

From Thursday September 19 to Saturday September 21, the event will be held at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, with a range of migration industry topics covered including SkillSelect, visa subclass updates, 457 training benchmarks and much more.

Guest speakers

The Melbourne event has a number of guest speakers, with PricewaterhouseCoopers director Glen Frost kicking off proceedings on the first day. 

He will be opening the conference with a seminar on business investment clients and how to effectively handle their transfers to Australia, which will begin at 8:00am on the Thursday.

Other industry experts providing insights on the first day include Lucinda Chan from Macquarie Bank; Stephen Wood, chief executive officer of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority; and Jeremy Stokes, director of program delivery at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

The next day, shadow minister for immigration Scott Morrison will welcome attendees with a political address, which will be followed by a presentation from Bankstown City Council councillor Peter Naji Najjar on how RMAs can be more effective in federal, state and local politics.

Dr Stanley Goldstein from BUPA and Blue Wealth Property's Dr Tony Hayek are among the speakers in attendance on the third and final day of the conference.

For a full list of speakers and planned seminars, please click here. Prices listed are available to Migration Alliance members only, although the conferences are open to all attendees who wish to come.

Visiting Melbourne

Melbourne is often described as the cultural capital of Australia, so if you are not from Victoria and you intend to stay in the city for the Migration Conferences 2013 - you may want to take some time out to explore local attractions.

The city is home to the National Gallery of Victoria - Australia's largest and longest-running public art museum - as well as some of the most picturesque parks in the country and the internationally renowned Royal Botanical Gardens on the south bank of the Yarra River.

If you're more interested in retail therapy, try out Queen Victoria Market - considered the shopping mecca of the city, while Melbourne Zoo may appeal more to wildlife fans, with more than 320 species from around the world on show. 

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