Networking

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

Future2 Celebration & 2019 FPA Awards Presentation

Thursday 28 November 2019

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate with your friends and make new connections as you experience Melbourne’s famous St Kilda Sea Baths. Celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2019 FPA Awards. Then 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. Bus departures from MCEC to St Kilda Sea Baths will commence at 6:15pm. With thanks to Gold sponsor MLC Wealth.

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 all. Members of the FPA Professional Practice community are cordially invited to a lunch and opportunity to meet the FPA Board prior to the masterclass. Please RSVP when you register for Congress.

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.