Details of 'Evolution'-themed conference emerge

The annual FBAA conference will be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast

Details of 'Evolution'-themed conference emerge


By Rebecca Pike

The Finance Broker Association of Australia (FBAA) has released details of its spectacular annual conference.

The conference has the theme of 'evolution' and will be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast as it has been in recent years. It will include updates from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as well as panel discussions from industry heads.

Following the daytime conference will be the evening dinner and 'Awards of Supremacy' recognising broker achievements. After this will be a Firstmac after party.

FBAA executive director Peter White said the conference will benefit all who attend, not only due to the inspiring speakers, but from the opportunity to network with other industry professionals from across Australia.

He added, “This year’s theme is ‘evolution’, and without sounding like a cliché, I think we can accurately say that we are at a time of great change, and the industry must evolve if we are to grow stronger."

The conference will focus on changes to the industry in many areas including technology, consumer behaviour, and, in the shadow of the banking royal commission, regulation.

However, White said it’s far more than a talkfest, but also “an amazing weekend away”.

He added, “Last year we had over 180 families come and enjoy Sea World, and we offer child care facilities during the gala dinner, so it really is something for the entire family.

“And don’t think of the gala dinner as being remotely similar to anything you’ve experienced before. It’s a dinner with entertainment like no other where we hire the entire Movie World theme park."

The FBAA conference is free to members but White has encouraged all to attend.

He added, “This is a conference for all industry professionals and is attended by many who are not FBAA members.

“It really has become an event you can’t miss, and those who do regret it.”

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