The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced that registrations are now open for the 2017 FPA Professionals Congress, to be held in Hobart from 22 to 24 November.
Amid the spectacular scenery of Tasmania, this year’s congress promises to be both inspiring and challenging for all involved, providing the opportunity for FPA members and the wider financial planning community to develop both personally and professionally.
FPA chief executive officer Dante De Gori (certified financial planner), says the 2017 Congress will build on the success of the previous year’s event, which received overwhelmingly positive feedback. “[Last year] saw over 1000 delegates attending congress in Perth, with a sold out Future2 dinner and record attendance at the Women in Financial Planning breakfast.
“At a time of such rapid change for financial planning, it’s important for each of us to take stock, get a fresh perspective, and keep ahead of the game. The FPA Congress is about bringing our profession together, to share our vision and ideas and continue to grow the professional standing of financial planners,” De Gori says.
The FPA Professionals Congress program will offer up to 14 Continuing Professional Development hours across a broad range of keynote sessions and workshops. These will feature Australian and international speakers covering technical topics, disruption, best practice solutions, leadership and personal development skills.
Registrations are also open for the annual Future2 Wheel Classic endurance cycle ride and three new hiking challenges, offering different grades to suit all abilities. The events will raise funds to bring new opportunity and hope to socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians through its Make the Difference! grants program.
“Tasmania is a great place to discover and explore and we’re excited to be bringing the congress to Hobart,” De Gori adds. “The Wheel Classic and new hiking challenges also enable delegates to take advantage of the stunning, heritage-listed wilderness of Tasmania.”
Delegates are encouraged to book early for Hobart, to benefit from financial year tax savings and an early bird rate that provides a saving of $150 off the conference registration fee. Delegates are also encouraged to book flights and accommodation in Hobart as far in advance as possible, to secure their first choice.