ASIC to speak at FBAA conference

by Madison Utley04 Sep 2019

The speakers for the Finance Brokers Association of Australia’s (FBAA) annual conference have been announced, with ASIC’s front-line team among those to “challenge the future” – the theme of this year’s proceedings.

The FBAA’s conference for finance and mortgage brokers will be held on November 8, with the focus placed firmly on the future, as the industry moves beyond the mire of the banking royal commission.

Joining the ASIC team as speakers at the event are economist Stephen Koukoulas, futurist Steve Tighe, mental health advocate Anthony Hart, and social media and small business marketing strategist Carolyn Miller.

The event is free to FBAA members, but all within the industry are being encouraged to attend.

“This is for the entire industry including brokers, BDMs, lenders, small businesspeople and senior executives,” said FBAA managing director, Peter White.

White celebrated the industry having successfully navigated the royal commission, but also acknowledged it “will continue to be challenged due to changes in customer behaviour, technology and regulation.”

“We must rise to this challenge and pave the way for an innovative future for brokers and our customers,” he said.

The association is expecting around 1,000 brokers to attend this year’s conference, taking place at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

The conference is followed by a gala dinner at which ‘Awards of Supremacy’ will be distributed to recognise broker achievements. Nominations for the awards close on Monday, September 9.

White highlighted that the event is not only an opportunity to network and renew relationships with colleagues across the country, but a chance to enjoy a well-earned break.

“Being a one day and night event, many choose to take advantage of the beautiful Gold Coast and spend time with family,” he said.

Tickets can be secured through the FBAA website.