2017 THEME: BEING AN AGENT OF CHANGE
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy
not on fighting the old – but on building the new.
The legal industry has been subject to more change in the last few years than it has across the last century. New competitors and the rise of alternative business models, advances in technology, Biglaw vs NewLaw and the emergence of artificial intelligence, just to name a few have caused predictable disruption. Change is inevitable and adapting to change is what separates the weak from the strong in this brave new legal landscape. As an old Chinese proverb states: “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills”.
It is a shift in thinking from cataclysmic to opportunity and growth
that distinguishes the new managing partner as an agent of change
Being an agent of change is the theme of the 2017 programme, with the format of the two days adapting to the times, changing to bring it into context. The event will have more small workshop style sessions and less death by powerpoint - allowing better understanding of topics and more open discussions. The topics sourced and directed by the exceptional advisory panel which boasts five leaders of large and mid-tier law firms ensures that the forum remains current and relevant.
The Managing Partners Forum is a level ground for legal leaders to converge and discuss concerning issues and to learn and explore innovative ways to build their firm and overcome obstacles. Held again at the beautiful Byron at Byron Resort & Spa it is the ultimate environment for learning and networking.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This event has been exclusively produced to address the function and capacity of the following position holders from mid-tier to large law firms:
- Managing Partners (current and imminent)
- Executive Committee members including Chief Executive Officers; Chairpersons; Chief Operation Officers
- Senior Partners with an eye towards Management
- General Counsel from leading organisations
ABOUT CHILLI IQ
Thank you to
2017 ADVISORY PANEL
Thank you to
OUR 2017 SPEAKERS
AN OVERVIEW - 2017
by Jenny Katrivesis (Conference Director)
The theme for 2017 was how law firm leaders can become agents of change and the word most commonly used to express this is the other four letter word ‘innovation’. During the two days, delegates learnt that every law firm – no matter its size and reach – has the opportunity to adopt new practices, embrace new technologies and explore fresh business practices in order to streamline operations and deliver better value. What the conference showed was that you must not fear taking the first step towards this innovation journey.
from 2017 Attendees
"Michele was amazing. What an impressive woman. I would go as far as to say she is the best presenter I have encountered."
-MANAGING PARTNER | Swaab
"No matter how many times I attend this conference I am always enlightened by what is presented and appreciate the open discussions that surround both the formal and informal sessions. Thank you to all at Chilli IQ."
-TREVOR EDMOND | Wallmans