Sydney Conference: 30-31 Jan 2018

The RAG roadshow travels to the Asia-Pacific region for the first time, seeking to bring together professionals for a unique event

In collaboration with Optus, RAG’s January 2018 conference will be held in Sydney, Australia. We will bring together speakers from Asia-Pac and beyond for an event that should prove a special opportunity to showcase the risk and assurance work being done by telcos in this part of the world. And like all RAG conferences, telcos can come for free!

New information will be regularly added to this page, so keep coming back for updates. Alternatively, you can join RAG and receive our regular e-newsletters, telling you all about progress with the agenda for RAG Sydney in addition to highlighting global developments in telecoms risk and assurance.


The agenda for RAG Sydney will cover fraud management, revenue assurance, other kinds of business assurance, enterprise risk management, security and credit risk. Unlike other conferences we want to avoid promising speakers until we are confident they can take part, so we share the draft of our agendas as we keep adding new speakers to it. Some exciting speakers have already been lined up, and the first draft agenda will be shared soon.

To get an impression of the quality of RAG speakers and agendas, we recommend you review the programs of our last two conferences, held in Bonn and Johannesburg.

Location, Evening Entertainment and Hotels

The conference will be held at Optus’ headquarters in Sydney. More details and a map will be added soon.

Recommendations for nearby hotels will also be added to this website. Attendees of RAG events are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Complimentary lunch and refreshments are included in RAG conferences, and we also intend to offer free food at networking events on both evenings. Further details will be given when they have been confirmed.


We know that some telco managers like to see a printed brochure before they agree to approve the travel costs to attend our free conferences. A printable PDF brochure will be offered when the agenda is more than half-complete. However, RAG always adds speakers right up to the week before the conference, so be sure to use this web page to check the most accurate and comprehensive version of the agenda.

Register to Attend

All telco managers and staff can attend RAG Sydney for free, so long as they register for the event with the email address they use at work. The registration form will be added soon.

Sponsoring businesses may also send their representatives to RAG Sydney. RAG receives ongoing support from several market-leading suppliers, but there are also opportunities to sponsor individual conferences. If your business is interested in participating in RAG Sydney then please make your initial query through our contact form.

RAG also allocates some free seats for freelance consultants, subject matter experts, industry leaders and representatives of regulators. To ensure we maintain the right balance for RAG Sydney, these seats will be made available by invitation to specific named individuals. Guest list invitations to RAG Sydney will be emailed in due course. The best way to be added to the guest list is by making a direct enquiry to a member of the RAG Committee or to relevant contacts working for the host or sponsors.

One of the most important aspects of our conferences is what we call the ‘RAG Spirit’. We want attendees to feel relaxed and have the freedom to talk openly about the challenges they face. To protect the RAG Spirit, we aim for balanced audiences of reputable professionals with a relevant interest. We also keep sales talk to a minimum, so we can focus on ideas rather than products. With that in mind, RAG reserves the right to decide who may attend on a case-by-case basis.