Welcome

The FPA Professionals Congress is the leading event for financial planners featuring global thought leaders and expert Australian financial planning professionals.

ICC Sydney, 21 – 23 November 2018

CONNECT

and learn from business leaders and experts from around Australia and overseas. Hear up-to-the-minute insights that will benefit you and your career development.

CULTIVATE

your leadership, technical and personal development skills and knowledge as you refresh and refocus. Earn up to 15 CPD hours and customise your program from a choice of 24 workshops.

COMMUNICATE

and share your ideas as you gather with your peers including financial planners, practice owners, managers, paraplanners and many more.
It's rare I attend a conference and get something from all sessions, but this was one of them.
Attending an FPA Congress influences and drives you to strive for the best for your clients and your business. Most of all, it reminds you about what you do for society and makes you proud to be a Financial Adviser.
The FPA Congress is a must-attend event for all experienced and aspiring advisers!
The FPA Congress delivers the ideal mix of professional development, personal development and networking that I need to be the best financial planner I can be for my clients; the best leader and business owner I can be for my team.
The FPA Congress provides a unique range of topics that allows attendees to choose between technical and personal development sessions.
The speakers have challenged me, made me laugh and cry, taught me how to look after myself better, educated and most importantly demonstrated great ways to adapt to our ever-changing profession.

View some of the highlights from the 2017 FPA Congress in Hobart.

Speakers

Stay tuned for 2018 speaker announcements coming soon.

Program

Day 1 | Wednesday 21 November 2018

1:00pm
Workshop session
Professional Practice Workshop
Paraplanner Workshop
4:15pm
Opening keynote session and FPA Awards presentation
6:00pm
Welcome reception and Expo opening

Day 2 | Thursday 22 November 2018

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
Expo Networking Breakfast
9:00am
Keynote session 2
10:10am
Workshop session
Workshop 1.1
Workshop 1.2
Workshop 1.3
Workshop 1.4
11:10am
Morning tea
11:50am
Workshop session
Workshop 2.1
Workshop 2.2
Workshop 2.3
Workshop 2.4
12:50pm
Lunch
2:00pm
Workshop session
Workshop 3.1
Workshop 3.2
Workshop 3.3
Workshop 3.4
3:30pm
Afternoon tea
4:00pm
Workshop session
Workshop 4.1
Workshop 4.2
Workshop 4.3
Workshop 4.4
7:00pm
Future2 Celebration

Day 3 | Friday 23 November 2018

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.
 
7:15am
FPA Women in Wealth breakfast
7:45am
Expo Networking Breakfast
9:00am
Workshop session
Workshop 5.1
Workshop 5.2
Workshop 5.3
Workshop 5.4
10:15am
Workshop session
Workshop 6.1
Workshop 6.2
Workshop 6.3
Workshop 6.4
11:15am
Brunch
12:30pm
Closing keynote 3
2:00pm
Congress concludes
Program is correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change.

Functions

Grow your network, deepen your knowledge and enjoy a break.

FPA Professional Practice Workshop

Wednesday 21 November 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

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 21 November 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

This workshop will focus on sharing 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 21 November 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Spend the evening connecting with colleagues and enjoy complimentary drinks and canapes as we celebrate the opening of the 2018 Congress and Expo.

Future2 Celebration

Thursday 22 November 2018

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Make a difference to young Australians in need – join us at this special event to celebrate and support the work of Future2. Spend your evening enjoying Sydney Harbour views with superb food and beverages, live music and entertainment. Last year’s Future2 celebration was a sell-out event. Don’t miss out – secure your tickets now.

FPA Women in Wealth Breakfast

Friday 23 November 2018

7:15am – 8:45am

Kick start your day with an inspiring session featuring a special guest speaker. Open to everyone.

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 $1,150 $1,395
Non member (Congress +
Become an FPA member)^
$1,595 $1,795
Non member $1,595 $1,795
FPA Student member* $100 $100
Partner/Spouse ticket# $130 $130

Social event tickets

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 2018 – 30 June 2019. 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 includes welcome reception and keynote sessions.

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

ICC Sydney

ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. Featuring a striking contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology and leading facilities, the world class venue provides the ultimate in quality, choice and flexibility for collaboration and innovation.

Make the most of Sydney

Situated in the vibrant Darling Harbour waterfront precinct and adjacent to the financial services hub at Barangaroo, ICC Sydney is easily accessible by light rail and ferry and is a short 10-minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations.  It is 8kms from Sydney airport.

Extend your stay and discover Sydney

Sydney is the perfect location for a weekend stay following the 2018 Congress:

  • Take in a show at the Sydney Opera House
  • Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Enjoy the sun at Bondi Beach and follow the coastal walk to Coogee.

Visit Destination NSW for more travel inspiration

Image 1: ICC Sydney

Image 2: Destination NSW

Location

Stay

Book a nearby hotel at a great rate

Secure your hotel when you complete your Congress registration.

HOLIDAY INN DARLING HARBOUR

68 Harbour Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Room rate $299 per night

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

HYATT REGENCY SYDNEY

161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Room rate $350 per night

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

NOVOTEL SYDNEY DARLING SQUARE

17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Room rate $349 per night

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

OAKS GOLDSBROUGH APARTMENTS

243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Room rate 1

Studio Apartment $311 per night

Room rate 2

1 Bedroom Apartment $326 per night

Room rate 3

1 Bedroom City View Apartment $338 per night

Room rate 4 (SOLD OUT)

2 Bedroom Apartment $455 per night

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

SOFITEL SYDNEY

12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Room rate $469 per night

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*Rate is room only, no breakfast included. Cancellation fees apply within 60 days before arrival.

Supporters

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 21 November – Friday 23 November 2018.

ICC Sydney

14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

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Please visit an airline website or book with your travel agent.

You can cancel your registration by emailing [email protected]  by 5.00pm Friday 19 October 2018 (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.

Early Bird offer ends on 31 August 2018.

Yes, ICC Sydney operates two 24-hour car parking stations.  Visit ICC Sydney for pricing, maps and further information.

You can earn up to 15 CPD hours by attending the 2018 FPA Professionals Congress.

To be eligible to receive qualifying CPD hours for attendance at workshops, delegates must register by ‘tapping in’ to each workshop and attend a minimum of 80% of the workshop.

FPA is offering a huge range of partnership opportunities in relation to Congress 2018. Exhibitors and sponsors are an integral part of the FPA Congress delegate experience.

As an exhibitor or sponsor at the event your presence will be showcased to over 1,000 financial planning professionals from across Australia. You will also receive the benefits of having your brand showcased across the year to our 13,000-strong FPA membership.

For all sponsorship enquiries and to request a copy of the prospectus please contact:

Michael Berdon
FPA Event Sponsorship Manager
Telephone:  02 9220 4542 Mobile: 0409 242 454
Email: [email protected]