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22-24 Nov 2017, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

Grow, share and connect at the FPA Professionals Congress.
The leading event for the financial planning profession.
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See things differently

Be inspired and challenged by a program designed by planners, for planners. Hear from business leaders and respected professionals, including fellow financial planners.

Discover your potential

Earn up to 14 CPD hours and tailor your learning with your choice of workshops on best practice solutions, technical skills, leadership and personal growth.

Explore new connections

Meet and share with people who are as passionate about financial planning as you.
It's rare I attend a conference and get something from all sessions, but this was one of them.

Save $150 with Early Bird until 31 Aug

Speakers

Introducing our speakers in the Inspire and Engage streams plus some of our keynote speakers.
More speakers announced soon!

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Mike Walsh

Futurist, global nomad and strategist

Bio

Daniel-Susskind

Dr Daniel Susskind

Thought leader from Oxford University

Bio

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Claudia Hammond

Broadcaster, psychology lecturer and author

Bio

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Effie Zahos

Editor of Money

Bio

Bernard-Saltv2

Bernard Salt AM

Leading social commentator Bio
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Dr Louise Mahler

Communications specialist Bio
Craig-Hassed

Dr Craig Hassed MBBS, FRACGP

Mindfulness coordinator, Monash University Bio
Michael-Licenblat

Michael Licenblat

Resilience expert Bio
Brennon-Dowrick

Brennon Dowrick

Elite gymnast and motivation coach Bio
Michele-Chevalley-Hedge

Michele Chevalley Hedge

Modern day nutritionist Bio
Nils-Vesk

Nils Vesk

Innovation researcher Bio
Robert-de-Rooy

Robert de Rooy

Lawyer and developer of the Comic Contract Bio
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Alison Hill

Psychologist and behavioural expert Bio
Omer-Soker

Omer Soker

Leadership and management adviser Bio
TDPv2

The Decent People

Improvisation performance coaches Bio

Program

Day 2 | Thursday 23 November

Your choice of workshops across four streams:
Streams
Evolve
Technical capability and critical thinking in financial planning specialty areas.
Engage
Engaging and developing your clients and staff.
Grow
Improving the operational side of your practice.
Inspire
Get motivated and nurture your mind and body.
 
7:30am
Networking Breakfast
9:00am
10:40am
Morning Tea
11:20am
Evolve Workshop 1
Engage Workshop 1
Grow Workshop 1
Inspire Workshop 1
12:20pm
Lunch
1:30pm
Evolve Workshop 2
Engage Workshop 2
Grow Workshop 2
Inspire Workshop 2
2:40pm
Evolve Workshop 3
Engage Workshop 3
Grow Workshop 3
Inspire Workshop 3
3:50pm
Afternoon Tea
4:30pm
Evolve Workshop 4
Engage Workshop 4
Grow Workshop 4
Inspire Workshop 4
6:30pm

Day 3 | Friday 24 November

Your choice of workshops across four streams:
Streams
Evolve
Technical capability and critical thinking in financial planning specialty areas.
Engage
Engaging and developing your clients and staff.
Grow
Improving the operational side of your practice.
Inspire
Get motivated and nurture your mind and body.
 
7:30am
Networking Breakfast
8:30am
Keynote Session 2
Claudia Hammond, Effie Zahos
9:40am
Evolve Workshop 5
Engage Workshop 5
Grow Workshop 5
Inspire Workshop 5
10:40am
Coffee/tea break
11:00am
Evolve Workshop 6
Engage Workshop 6
Grow Workshop 6
Inspire Workshop 6
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Closing Keynote Session
2:30pm
Congress closes

Functions

Opportunities to connect, learn more and relax.

FPA Professional Practice Workshop

Wednesday 22 November

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Designed for our FPA Professional Practice community, this workshop will focus on sharing best practice ideas and strategies to enhance your individual practice. Complimentary and open to those working in an FPA Professional Practice.

Paraplanner Workshop

Wednesday 22 November

3:00pm – 5:00pm

This workshop will focus on sharing the best practices, technical knowledge and skills required to be a successful paraplanner. It’s also a great opportunity to share and connect with your peers. Complimentary session.

Welcome Reception and Expo Opening

Wednesday 22 November

5:30pm - 7:30pm

To celebrate the opening of Congress and the Expo, spend the evening connecting with your colleagues, enjoying drinks and canapes. Complimentary event.

MONA: A Future2 Celebration

Thursday 23 November

6:30pm - 11:00pm

Join us for a special event at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to celebrate Future2. Experience the Derwent, as you travel by ferry. Then spend the evening exploring the many layers of MONA, from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. See, taste and experience an abundance of food, art and entertainment as you explore within and outside the galleries. Not a seated event. Ticket $150. Partner or spouse $130. Book 10, get one free.

FPA Women in Wealth Breakfast

Thursday 23 November

7:30am – 8:45am

Start your day with a breakfast that will uplift and motivate. Whether it be an award-winning journalist, or respected food personality and Member of the Order of Australia, our guest speaker will share their story and what inspires them to succeed. Open to everyone. Ticket $60 including gourmet breakfast.

Prices

Select from these Congress ticket and social function options.

All prices include GST

Your Congress Tickets

Congress tickets

Early bird

Standard

until 31 Aug
from 1 Sep
FPA member $1,100 $1,250
Non member (Congress +
Become an FPA member)^
$1,550 $1,700
Non member $1,550 $1,700
FPA Student member* $100 $100
Partner/Spouse ticket# $130 $130

Social event tickets

MONA: A Future2 Celebration $150 $150
FPA Women in Wealth Breakfast $60 $60
Groups of 10 discount available for both events
Welcome Reception and Expo Opening Complimentary Complimentary
^ Includes FPA Allied Professional membership from Dec 2017 – 30 June 2018. FPA will contact you after Congress to complete your member application.
* Open to FPA Student Members who are full-time university students only.
# Discounted ticket for partner/spouse to MONA: A Future2 Celebration, access to opening and closing keynote sessions and welcome reception.

Congress tickets include:

  • All keynote sessions
  • All workshops
  • Access to the Expo Hall
  • Welcome Reception
  • Congress app
  • Light breakfast, lunch & refreshments
Congress tickets do not include social event tickets or partner tickets. FPA has the right to review and confirm attendance.

Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Situated on Hobart’s waterfront, just 20 minutes drive from the airport and minutes away from popular attractions and restaurants.

Make the most of Hobart

A city that offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture.

  • Admire the history and architecture of Battery Point
  • Visit Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market
  • Take in spectacular views from Mount Wellington
  • Tour Australia’s oldest brewery, Cascade

Extend your stay and discover Tasmania

Captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences. Tasmania is a joy to discover and explore.

  • Cradle Mountain
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur historic site
  • Cataract Gorge

Visit Discover Tasmania for more travel inspiration.

Location

Stay

Book a nearby hotel at a great rate

Secure your hotel when you complete your Congress registration.

HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR HOBART

1 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Mountain / City View Room $220* per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
Harbour View Room $255* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days before arrival.

MANTRA COLLINS STREET

58 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Hotel Queen Room $285* per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
Hotel King Room $295* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 80 days before arrival.

HENRY JONES ART HOTEL

25 Hunter Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate (SOLD OUT)
Guest Room $350* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 31 days before arrival.

HADLEY’S ORIENT HOTEL

34 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Hotel Room (1 x Queen bed) $213* per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
Superior Room (1 x Queen bed) $235* per night

Room rate 3
Family Room (2 x King or 4 x Singles) $285* per night

Room rate 4
Spa Suite (1 x King bed) $305* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days before arrival.

THE OLD WOOLSTORE

1 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Studio Apartment (1 x Queen bed or 2 x singles on request) $268* per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
One Bedroom Apartment (1 x Queen bed or 2 x singles on request) $288* per night

Room rate 3
Two Bedroom Loft Apartment $368* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days before arrival.

RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel

154-156 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Hotel King Room $237* per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
King One Bedroom Apartment $274* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days before arrival.

TRAVELODGE HOBART

167 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 
Guest Room (1 x Queen bed) $160* per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days before arrival.

QUEST WATERFRONT

3 Brooke St, Hobart TAS 7000

Room rate 1 (SOLD OUT)
Hotel Apartment $259 per room per night

Room rate 2 (SOLD OUT)
Studio Deluxe Apartment $305 per room per night

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Changes & Cancellation Policy
Up to 30 days before arrival – no penalty
Within 30 days of arrival – one night room charge
Within 14 days of arrival – full charge for all rooms and all nights

Partners

Thank you to our 2017 partners.

FAQs

Financial planners and those working in the financial planning profession from across Australia, including practice managers, paraplanners and support staff. Both FPA members and non-members attend.

Wednesday 22 November – Friday 24 November 2017.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6235 4535

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You can register by clicking on the ‘register now’ button found in the top right hand corner of this page or click here.

Please visit an airline website or book with your travel agent. We encourage you to book flights to and from Hobart as far in advance as possible to secure the best times and airfares.

You can cancel your registration by emailing FPACongress@eventsctm.com  by 5.00pm Friday 20 October 2017 (subject to a $200 administration fee). After such date, refunds will only be made at the discretion of the organising committee. Please refer to the cancellation policy in the Terms and Conditions.

Registrations will officially close two weeks prior to the event. Registration will be available at the event, however in order to reserve the workshops and functions of your choice we strongly recommend you register prior to this to avoid disappointment.

Early Bird offer ends on 31 August 2017.

Yes, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart has secure, undercover car parking available. Early bird parking is available for anyone in before 9:00am and out before 6:30pm, at $13.00 per day. Special rates available to in-house guest. Other nearby parking is available on Evans St.

We are excited to be holding a special event with a difference this year in honour of Future2 – MONA: A Future2 Celebration.

At 6:30pm, travel by ferry and experience the Derwent. Then spend the evening exploring the many layers of the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. See, taste and experience an abundance of food, art and entertainment as you explore within and outside the galleries. Not a seated event. Ticket $150 | Partner or spouse $130 | Book 10, get one free

No, this is not a seated event. It’s an evening to explore within and outside the galleries and enjoy an abundance of food, art and entertainment throughout.

Tables of 10 tickets are available for purchase when you are registering for the FPA Women in Wealth Breakfast. A  10% discount is given.

Groups of 10 tickets are available for purchase when registering for MONA: A Future2 Celebration. Please note: this is not a seated event. A  10% discount is given.

Should you have any enquiries about registering a group of 10 please email FPACongress@eventsctm.com

You can earn up to 14 CPD hours by attending the 2017 FPA Professionals Congress.