2018 Forest Grove Customer Conference - PERTH

11 - 13 NOV 2018  |  CROWN PERTH  

Registration $799 + GST

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Build your product knowledge and learn how finance and operational professionals from around Australia and New Zealand are making the most of Prophix, Tableau and KNIME to achieve greater insight.  

Hands-on Training  |  BI in Finance  |  CPD Hours  |  Industry Expert Keynotes  |  Corporate Performance Management Best Practices

CPD Hours: Join CC18 and if you are a member of CPA or CA tick 2 full days off your annual CPD hour requirements


Our hands-on lab sessions provide delegates with the opportunity to discover powerful and potentially un-tapped features of Prophix, Tableau and KNIME.  

Everything about Prophix is changing in only the best ways possible and this year you will have the chance to test drive the latest Summer Release update features.

With members of each of the product teams at the conference this will be the perfect chance to give feedback and ask questions relating specifically to your business.


With data blending and predictive analytics becoming increasingly vital in all businesses, delegates will learn how a cost effective and secure Business Intelligence solution can best be achieved when utilising open source advanced analytics tool KNIME and cloud data warehousing options.  

Discover how you can gain an unprecedented level of insight into your organisational activities with help of the Forest Grove Product Suite.


This year you will hear from a number of high calibre industry leaders as they discuss market trends in the areas of finance and operations.

They will also be giving examples of innovative ways that their organisations capitalise on tools such as Prophix, Tableau and KNIME to provide valuable and tangible insight.

11 Nov: Cocktail Reception (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

12 Nov: Conference Day 1 (9:00am - 4:30pm)  |  Networking Dinner (6:30pm)

13 Nov: Conference Day 2 (9:00am - 4:00pm)





Regardless of whether you are a Finance Professional or a Data Analyst, there are many reasons why the 2018 Customer Conference will be a valuable experience for you. Here are 4 reasons why you should attend CC18:

1. Take Prophix       even further

Whilst we’ve all seen how Prophix enhances financial processes and achieves higher levels of accuracy, not all organisations make the most the product’s abilities to integrate with operational data.  With a number of hands on workshops and customer case studies, discover how to take Prophix to the next level at CC18.  

2. Get Hands on

Whether you are a Prophix, Tableau or KNIME customer, CC18 offers a number of opportunities to get hands on and build your product knowledge.  Guided by the Forest Grove consultants you will learn simple and effective processes for data cleansing and management, how to integrate operations with financial data, as well as discover creative, unconventional ways to visualise your data.

3. A great      networking opportunity

CC18 is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow finance and Business analyst professionals from a range of Australian and New Zealand organisations.  As most modern organisations experience similar pain points when it comes to data and processes, CC18 is your chance to draw on the experience of other professionals and learn how they overcome these hurdles.  

4. CPD Hours

Join CC18 and if you are a member of CPA or CA tick 2 full days off your annual CPD hour requirements.

11 - 13 NOV 2018  |  CROWN PERTH  

Registration $799 + GST

Guest Speakers


Bob Walker - Chief Technology Officer, Prophix

We are delighted to announce that Head of Technology at Prophix Software Bob Walker will be a feature of this year’s Forest Grove Customer Conference CC18.    

Bob has been responsible for the transformational development of Prophix software since the company was founded in 1987. He has driven the Prophix technological evolution from mainframe solutions, to PC, SQL and more recently to the Cloud. 

Bob will discuss the exciting new Prophix Admin Web Interface which will revolutionise the way your finance function operates thanks to its unprecedented flexibility and control. He will also unveil and demonstrate a number of key new features including the introduction of Audit Trails, Row Notes and much more.

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Paul Barber - Chief Executive Officer, Prophix

We are excited to announce that Paul Barber, CEO and Founder of Prophix will be joining us at this year’s Customer Conference.  Paul has been the driving force behind the success and direction of Prophix since the company was founded in 1987 both as a product and an organisation and he will be sharing the company’s vision at CC18. 

Paul will discuss the current state of Corporate Performance Management and how Prophix is striving to maintain its competitive advantage in the market. The huge new updates that will be discussed at the conference are only the beginning, and Paul will share the organisation’s roadmap and future releases and features. 


Kilian Thiel - Partner Manager, KNIME

We are pleased to announce that KNIME's very own Dr Kilian Thiel will be speaking at CC18. Dr. Kilian Thiel is Partner Manager at KNIME GmbH, Berlin, Germany and is at the forefront of innovation in analytics.  Kilian is a thought leader in the field of advanced analytics, and will be showcasing a number of effective ways that organisations around the world are staying ahead of disruption and change by leveraging analytics to streamline their processes and drive innovation.

Kilian’s session is designed to empower you to think more creatively about what you can achieve with your organisational data in both a financial and operational context.   



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Crown Perth offers a range of luxurious accommodation options for all budgets. We have exclusive CC18 rates at the Crown's Metropol Hotel which boasts 5 star quality (click on the Book Accommodation button to the right).

If you are interested in CC18 rates at Crown Promenade or Crown Towers, please email the bookings team at reservations.pcm@crownhotels.com.au and quote Forest Grove Technology 2018.