Grow your network, deepen your knowledge and enjoy a break.
6:30 pm - 11:00 pmCelebrate 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.
7:30 am – 8:45 amGood Men Matter! Open to men and women, this Congress session will explore how diversity in our workplaces contributes to sound business strategy. You’ll hear from Financial Executive Women’s FEW Good Men in conversation with Michelle Weber (Macquarie Group). The panel will share their experiences as mentors supporting women to achieve senior leadership positions in financial services. You’ll also meet one of Fortune 50’s great leaders, Mina Guli. An ultra-marathon runner and water activist, Mina founded the global movement #RunningDry to raise awareness about water consumption. This is a great opportunity to book your own table to host your clients and staff for a lively morning of inspiration and networking. Tickets $60 per person. Discount available for a group of 10.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pmDesigned 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.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pmThis 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.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSpend the evening connecting with colleagues and enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 Congress and Expo.