MFAA National Convention 2015
The MFAA held its National Convention in Melbourne, with presenters such as Movember founder Adam Garone and decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith. The association’s gala dinner took place at the Crown Palladium, and featured Australian comedy icon Bob Downe on emcee duties.
DIFA Red Tie Charity Dinner 2015
The Debtor and Invoice Finance Association held its inaugural Red Tie Charity Dinner to raise funds for Variety, the children’s charity. The event was emceed by Channel Seven personality Karen Ledbury, and raised nearly $40,000 through the auctioning of donated items.
MPA Aggregator Roundtable 2015
Australian Broker’s sister publication MPA held its aggregator roundtable in Sydney. The heads of major aggregators attended to discuss the service they offer to brokers, white labelling, vertical integration and other issues facing the industry.
Vow Mini-Conference 2015
Vow Financial held its one-day mini-conference in Sydney. The event featured updates, business building tips and presentations by Yellow Brick Road chairman Mark Bouris and The Apprentice winner Andrew Morello.
Westpac Broker Roadshow 2015
Westpac’s broker distribution team recently held its Broker Roadshow event at Randwick Racecourse. The County Fair-themed event featured sack races, egg and spoon races and face painting, as well as a presentation from Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Brad Smith.
MPA Non-major Bank Roundtable 2015
Australian Broker sister publication MPA held its second annual Non-major Bank Roundtable in March. Leaders from Suncorp, Bankwest, ME Bank, AMP and Adelaide Bank discussed the future of the non-major sector and the mortgage broking industry.
Origin Finance Annual Staff Party
Origin Finance held its annual staff party in North Sydney, hosted by Choice Aggregation Services. Choice CEO Stephen Moore delivered a keynote speech at the gathering, which was attended by Origin Finance, Chan & Naylor Finance, Mortgage Mart and Walker and Miller Training.
MFAA Excellence Awards 2015
The MFAA Excellence Awards were held in Melbourne, honouring brokers and businesses in the mortgage and finance industry. The night featured entertainer Tim Campbell serving as MC and musical entertainment.
FBAA Annual Conference 2014
The FBAA held its annual conference at Sea World on the Gold Coast in November 2014. The one-day conference themed “transform your thinking” featured key industry speakers Martin Grunstein and Deena Janes as well as international guest speaker Dr Koichi Saito. Comedian Vince Sorrenti returned to MC the day.