FBAA conference kicks off tomorrow on the Gold Coast

by Julia Corderoy13 Nov 2014
The FBAA conference, to be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast tomorrow, will focus on helping members maximise their business opportunities, the association's head says.

Peter White, CEO of the FBAA, says the association has always been “run by finance brokers for finance brokers” and tomorrow’s conference will be a good opportunity for them to interact with their members as they “don’t see what we do day-to-day”.

“From advocating with politicians, regulators, lenders and other industry participants, to providing practical assistance and helping to build the industry as a whole, we are always working on behalf of our members,” he said.

“The conference is a way to build on this year-round work and inspire our members to be the best they can be.”

The one-day conference received a huge vote of endorsement from participants last year, according to White.

“So many conferences are shallow, and while the social and networking benefits can’t be under-estimated, we want finance professionals to leave with tools that help them take hold of new opportunities,” he said.

The conference will feature key industry speakers Martin Grunstein and Deena Janes as well as international guest speaker Dr Koichi Saito. 
Comedian Vince Sorrenti will again be MC, while the day ends with a gala dinner in the Sea World theme park. Cricketing great Max Walker will be the guest speaker.

“The FBAA continues to place a great emphasis on developing our members professionally and we are confident this conference will again be a time for our members to refresh, refocus and refine their business plans,” White said.