Business Valuation Conference 2020 - Online

Featuring a keynote address from Prof. Aswath Damodaran, this online conference will keep you abreast of new standards, technologies and techniques that are transforming the efficiency and accuracy of business valuations.

As the only Chartered Accountants ANZ event dedicated to Business Valuation, it's an important opportunity to build on technical knowledge and critical-thinking skills that support client relationships.

The online program comprises four recorded conference sessions. Ideally suited to accountants in Business Valuation and Financial Reporting roles, the engaging sessions are designed for professionals with an intermediate or advanced level of skill and experience.

Content description

This conference has been created in collaboration with the Business Valuation Committee. It opens with a keynote address from 'the dean of valuation' Prof. Aswath Damodaran, and features a host of Australian and international experts who will explore topics such as:

  • Key developments in International Valuations Standards
  • Advanced techniques that incorporate risks and possibilities
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on valuers
  • Digital technologies and a data driven future

Professor Aswath Damodaran

Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Before coming to Stern, he also lectured in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Damodaran's contributions to the field of Finance have been recognised many times over. He has been the recipient of Giblin, Glucksman, and Heyman Fellowships, a David Margolis Teaching Excellence Fellowship, and the Richard L. Rosenthal Award for Innovation in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. His skill and enthusiasm in the classroom garnered him the Schools of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 1988, and the Distinguished Teaching award from NYU in 1990. His student accolades are no less impressive: he has been voted "Professor of the Year" by the graduating M.B.A. class five times during his career at NYU.

Professor Jon Whittle

Jon Whittle is Director of CSIRO's Data61, the digital and data science arm of Australia's national science agency. With around 1000 staff and affiliates, Data61 is one of the largest collections of R&D expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in the world. Data61 partners with over 200 industry and government organisations, over 30 Universities, and works across vertical sectors in manufacturing, health, agriculture, and the environment. Prior to joining Data61, Jon was Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, the largest university in Australia. He was named CEO Magazine's 2019 Education Executive of the Year. Jon is also a former Technical Area Lead at NASA, where he worked on software for NASA space missions. Jon is passionate about the role digital technologies can play in society. He has a world-leading reputation on how to adapt software development methods to fully take into account human values and ethics, so that we build software for a society we want rather than one we get by accident.

Jay Shaw CA

Jay is a partner at Grant Thornton New Zealand and leads their business valuation and forensic accounting service line. He is a committee member of the CAANZ business valuation special interest group. Since 2017, he has sat on the Business Valuation Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the leading independent global valuation standard setter.

Professor Michael Potter CA

Michael is a director of Axiom Forensics Pty Ltd, a forensic accounting practice located in Sydney that he cofounded in 2004. He has been a chartered accountant for 30 years and has both a business valuation specialist and forensic accounting specialist designation from the CAANZ. Axiom provides a broad range of forensic accounting services including dispute related valuations (for example shareholder and joint venture disputes) economic loss assessment, litigation support (also known as expert witness work), financial investigations, fraud investigations, fraud risk management and general consulting. Michael’s clients include a number of major law firms, major telecommunications and media companies, insurers, financial institutions and regulators.


Topic: Audit & Assurance, Business Mindset, Corporate Finance, Reporting

Sub-Topic: Business Valuation

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 2.5 hours