Book now for the Women in Wealth breakfast

Book now for the Future2 Celebration

Welcome

The FPA Professionals Congress returns to Melbourne this November.
Register before 31 August to take advantage of early bird savings.

We’re creating another unforgettable and inspiring program to help you reignite your business. The FPA Professionals Congress is the leading event for financial planners, business owners and their support teams.

COMING TOGETHER

The annual FPA Professionals Congress is the leading event for financial planners. Deepen your networks, make new connections and discuss issues that matter most to you.

RETHINK. REIMAGINE.

Sharpen your leadership, business and personal skills in ways that matter most to you. Customise your own learning program from a choice of 24 workshops. Earn up to 15 CPD hours.

REIGNITE YOUR BUSINESS

Benefit from up-to-the-minute learnings and insights for your business and career development.

Program

Day 1 | Wednesday 27 November 2019

Your choice of workshops across four streams:
Streams
Evolve
Improve technical capabilities
Engage
Communicate with impact
Grow
Enhance your business
Inspire
Nurture your mind and body
 
1:00pm
Workshop session
4:15pm
Opening keynote session
Mitch Anthony, Phil Billingham CFP®, Simon Hoyle, Janet Hugo CFP®, Andrew Talbot CFP®
6:00pm

Day 2 | Thursday 28 November 2019

Your choice of workshops across four streams:
Streams
Evolve
Improve technical capabilities
Engage
Communicate with impact
Grow
Enhance your business
Inspire
Nurture your mind and body
 
7:30am
9:00am
Keynote session 2
Simon Costa AO, Radek Sali, Tim Reid, Dr Catriona Wallace
10:30am
Workshop session
11:30am
Morning tea
12:10pm
Workshop session
Which code?
Speaker to be announced
FOSOA – the future of SOA’s
Speaker to be announced
1:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm
Workshop session
3:40pm
Afternoon tea
4:10pm
Workshop session
7:00pm
Future2 Celebration

Day 3 | Friday 29 November 2019

Your choice of workshops across four streams:
Streams
Evolve
Improve technical capabilities
Engage
Communicate with impact
Grow
Enhance your business
Inspire
Nurture your mind and body
 
7:45am
Expo Networking Breakfast
9:00am
Workshop session
Amplify your impact
Andrew Horsfield
How to be a good corporate citizen
Speaker to be announced
A roadmap for living life
Matthew Johnstone
10:15am
Workshop session
In the interests of others
Speaker to be announced
11:15am
Morning tea
12:30pm
Closing keynote 3
Cédric Dumont, Penny Locaso
2:00pm
Congress concludes
Program is correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change.

Meet the speakers

Introducing our Congress speakers with more to come…

MitchAnthony_web

Mitch Anthony

Founder and President - Advisor Insights Inc.

Bio
Launch Video

Phil Billingham 300x180

Phil Billingham CFP®

Director, Perceptive Planning (UK)

Bio

Simon Costa 300x180

Simon Costa AO

Businessman, humanitarian & philanthropist

Bio

Future Crunch 300x180

Future Crunch

Intelligent optimists

Bio

Cedric Dumont 300x180

Cédric Dumont

Red Bull action / Adventure athlete

Bio

Jess G 300x180

Jess Gallagher

Olympic medallist

Bio

Mina Guli

Mina Guli

Ultra-runner and water activist

Bio

Simon Hoyle 300x180

Simon Hoyle

Head of Market Insight, CoreData Research

Bio

Janet Hugo 300x180

Janet Hugo CFP®

Director, Sterling Private Clients (South Africa)

Bio

Penny Locaso 300x180

Penny Locaso

Entrepreneur, Happiness Hacker & Founder, BKindred

Bio

Tim Reid 575

Tim Reid

Founder & Host, The Small Business Big Marketing Show

Bio

Sali Radek 575

Radek Sali

Chairman, Light Warrior Group

Bio

Andrew Talbot 300x180

Andrew Talbot CFP®

Vice President, Global Eye, Singapore

Bio

Catriona Wallace 575

Dr Catriona Wallace

Founder & CEO, Flamingo AI

Bio

Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Director, Minds at Work Bio
Mykel Dixon 150

Mykel Dixon

Creativity expert Bio
John Hale

John Hale

Founder, Hale Consulting Group Bio
Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Executive coach Bio
Jen Harwood

Jen Harwood

Business coach Bio
Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson

Workplace culture expert Bio
Andrew Horsfield

Andrew Horsfield

Performance consultant Bio
Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone

Author and mental health and wellbeing advocate Bio
Andrew May

Andrew May

Workplace performance & wellbeing expert Bio
Derrick McMannus

Derrick McManus

Founder, Australian Centre for Human Durability Bio
Michelle Sales

Michelle Sales

Leadership and communication expert Bio

Networking

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

Future2 Celebration

Thursday 28 November 2019

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate with your friends and make new connections as you experience Melbourne’s famous St Kilda Sea Baths. Relax and enjoy this spectacular venue on the beach with views across St Kilda Pier and Port Phillip Bay. The evening will be designed for fun and informality with fantastic food and wine, live entertainment and dancing. The annual Future2 Celebration at the FPA Congress always sells out – so get in fast to secure your ticket. Tickets $150 per head including bus transfers to and from St Kilda from MCEC. Group of 10 discount available. The evening is a stand-up, cocktail style event. The dress code is smart casual.

FPA Women in Wealth Breakfast

Thursday 28 November 2019

7:30 am – 8:45 am

The FPA Women in Wealth breakfast is a great opportunity to take inspiration from our guest speaker as you extend your network and deepen your relationships over breakfast. This year’s guest speaker is water activist, Mina Guli. Everyone is welcome to attend! Tickets $60 per person. Discount available for a group of 10.

FPA Professional Practice Masterclass: Take control of what your business will look like in 2024

Wednesday 27 November 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Designed for our FPA Professional Practice community, this masterclass will encourage participants to grab change by the horns and set practice up for success. In this three-hour session, we’ll explore the critical decisions you will need to consider to ensure your advice business is thriving for years to come. You will be taken through powerful frameworks, processes and tools that will help you thrive in a changing environment and re-calibrate your advice business for lasting success with your clients and staff. Complimentary and open to those working in an FPA Professional Practice.

Paraplanner Masterclass: Forward Thinking. Getting the advice process right

Wednesday 27 November 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This three-hour complimentary masterclass is a ‘must-attend’ session for paraplanners and support staff in a financial services practice. The session will challenge your thinking in best practice paraplanning by providing a deep dive into preparing you for the future of paraplanning post Royal Commission, including covering best practice SOA construction, compliance hot spots, overcome obstacles and new tools to improve the efficiency of advice.

Welcome Reception and Expo Opening

Wednesday 27 November 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend the evening connecting with colleagues and enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 Congress and Expo.
Loved hearing from Stephen M. R. Covey and Mitch Anthony. I have left and started using some of the phrases they presented. They were very relevant to current industry issues.
The highlight was the networking opportunities. While everyone generally tends to have a product or service to sell there was a genuine atmosphere and intention among attendees to network and mingle with some great connections created and a lot of sharing of ideas that took place.
Being my first FPA conference…I was extremely impressed by how professionally run everything was and the content of the workshop sessions. I found the sessions extremely valuable and have a lot to take back into my business as a result.
Keynote speakers Michael Crossland and Alex Sheen really put things into perspective in relation to the challenges our industry faces and at a time when I was feeling quite stale after 20 years, increased scrutiny and massive changes, those sessions actually reignited motivation and passion for what I do. I'd been waiting awhile for that to happen!
Loved this Congress - best yet and probably best ever (for me). I can honestly say that every session I attended was AWESOME.
The Congress is a chance to get away from your business, and take some time out to see how you are travelling, what needs changing, and how you can improve. I love the inspirational speakers because they really encourage you to think about the important things in life, and making sure you are getting the balance right.

View some of the highlights from the 2018 FPA Congress in Sydney.

Save with Early Bird until 31 Aug

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
^ Includes FPA Allied Professional membership from Dec 2019 – 30 June 2020. 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 of a registered Congress delegate to attend the Future2 celebration. Also includes access to the welcome reception and Congress 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

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

With an upgrade completed in July 2018, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is internationally renowned. 

Located next to the Yarra River in South Wharf in Melbourne’s CBD, it’s easy to explore Melbourne’s world famous laneways, restaurants, boutiques and cultural attractions.

Melbourne is a fantastic place for a weekend stay following the 2019 Congress.

Top 10 things to do in Melbourne

1. Ride an iconic tram for free around the CBD
2. Lace up your running shoes and hit the famous ‘Tan’ Track
3. Walk the hallowed arena on a behind the scenes tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground
4. Discover creative, colourful street art in nearly every nook and cranny
5. Stumble upon wine bars and cafes hidden away in Melbourne’s laneways
6. Savour a brew – Melbourne’s coffee culture is world famous!
7. Take in Melbourne’s arts and music scene at large museums and independent venues
8. From famous chefs to edgy pop ups – Melbourne’s food scene is envied around the world
9. Melbourne style is renowned so shop your fave fashions and discover quirky local designers
10. Take a trip to beachside St Kilda – and join us for an evening of fun at the Future2 Celebration!

See Visit Melbourne for more travel inspiration.

Image credit: Visit Victoria

Location

  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

Stay

Book a nearby hotel at a great rate

Secure your hotel when you complete your Congress registration.

Pan Pacific Melbourne

2 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf Victoria 3006

Room Type: Deluxe King – SOLD OUT
Room Rate: $279 per room per night

Room Type: Family Queen Room (1 Queen bed & 1 Single bed)
Room Rate: $279 per room per night

Room Type: Premier King City Skyline View Room
Room  Rate: $309 per room per night

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Novotel South Wharf Melbourne

7 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf Victoria 3006

Room Type: Superior King Room
Room Rate:  $325 per room per night (inclusive of 1 breakfast)

Visit Website
Two night stay minimum applies. Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

1-5 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Room Type: Standard King Room
Room Rate: $275 per room per night (Room only)

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Crown Metropol

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank Victoria 3006

Room Type: Luxe King Rooms – SOLD OUT

Room Type: Luxe Twin Rooms 
Room Rate: $280 per room per night (Room only)​

 

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank

550 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Room Type: One-Bedroom Apartment
Room Rate: $280 per apartment per night (Apartment only)

 

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Oaks Wrap on Southbank

133 – 139 City Road
Southbank Victoria 3006

Room Type: One-Bedroom Apartment
Room Rate: $235 (Apartment only)

Room Type: Two-Bedroom Apartment
Room Rate: $325 (Apartment only – Maximum of 4 occupants)

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Oaks Southbank

57-61 City Road
Southbank Victoria 3006

Room Type: One-Bedroom Apartment
Room Rate: $235 (Apartment only)

Room Type: Two-Bedroom Apartment
Room Rate: $325 (Apartment only – Maximum of 4 occupants)

Visit Website
Cancellation fees apply within 30 days of arrival.

Partners

Proudly introducing our 2019 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 27 November – Friday 29 November 2019.

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

Visit MCEC

 

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

You can cancel your registration by emailing [email protected] by 5:00pm on Friday 25 October 2019 (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 2019.

Yes, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a car park within the Exhibition Centre and it’s surrounded by additional secure car parks in and around South Wharf.  Visit MCEC for pricing, maps and further information. 

You can earn up to 15 CPD hours by attending the 2019 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.

To enquire about partnership opportunities please email [email protected] or call 02 9220 4542.

Pedal with us to make a difference to young Australians in need. The Wheel Classic caters for all cycling abilities and supports Future2’s Make the Difference Grant program.

Lace up your boots and tackle the spectacular scenery of the Grampians National Park to discover a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites and panoramic views as you raise funds to support Future2’s Make the Difference Grant program.