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. The draft agenda can be seen below. Click the speaker’s name to review his or her profile, or else see the profiles of all the confirmed speakers by looking here.

Click here to open the working agenda in a new window


Location, Evening Entertainment and Hotels

The conference will be held at Optus’ headquarters in Sydney. Their address is: 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113. A Google map of the location is shown below.

Recommendations for nearby hotels will also be added to this website, and included on the map. 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. This can make life difficult for RAG because our events involve lots of speakers, and new ones keep being added! However, here is an early version of the RAG Sydney brochure; it names speakers who confirmed by the beginning of November.

Download the RAG Sydney brochure by clicking this link or you can view the brochure below.


RAG always adds speakers right up to the week before the conference, so be sure to keep checking the agenda on this web page for the most accurate and comprehensive rundown of speakers.

Free Registration for Telcos

Managers and staff employed by telcos can attend RAG Sydney for free by registering in advance using the official email address of their employer. The registration form is below. RAG will reject registrations for free seats that come from individuals who are not employed by a telco, or who use an email address not associated with the telco they work for, and may permanently ban individuals who deliberately misuse this registration form.

Attendance Options for Sponsors and Invited Guests

Sponsoring businesses may 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 allocates a limited number of complimentary 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 only 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 telco or one of the event 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.

Pre-Conference Revenue Assurance Training Course

In partnership with Geoff Ibbett of rrmSolutions, we are offering a revenue assurance training workshop entitled “Accelerating Revenue Assurance Maturity by Exploiting Risk Management Techniques”. The workshop will be run the day before the conference, on Monday 29th January. There is a fee for taking part in this course, which must be paid in advance. Details about the course and registration instructions can be found here.