Curated by our Professional Advice Committee, these sessions look first to unlocking consumer demand through growth and transformation and then navigating headwinds, tailwinds and change with FAP leaders.
With the sector undergoing significant change, this pathway will speak on issues faced by Professional Advice businesses.
The Professional Advice sessions are all on Day 1 (21 September), offering you the flexibility of a one-day ticket for the Conference.
Main Plenary 9.00 - 9.30AM: Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson
In our first Political Keynote, we welcome Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to give insights pre and post pandemic, and a look toward Aotearoa 2025. Following the presentation will be a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve deeper into the key issues.
9.45 - 10.45AM: Panel Discussion: Climate and sustainability - the world on fire?
The climate emergency is now mainstream, and with world leaders agree targets to mitigate climate change, our panel will look at climate issues through different lenses.
10.35- 10.50AM: Growing the financial resilience of New Zealanders
In this first Ted-style talk of the day, we reflect on the how the financial services community is working together to deliver the FSC vision and conference theme to grow the financial confidence of New Zealanders.
Outlook 2025 with FMA CEO Samantha Barrass, followed by a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve further into the key issues raised.
11.50AM - 12.40PM: Chief Economist Session: In turbulent times, what holds for the economy?
In this session, Chief Economists from across the sector will discuss the economic state of New Zealand and the world, reflecting on the challenges we face and debating the cost of living crisis, inflation, investments and the impacts they are having.
Lunch 12.55PM - 1.45PM
Join speakers from the sector regulator and government departments to debate the future of the advice sector, including growth strategies for the new advice environment.
Breakout session 1.45PM - 2.45PM
Unlocking consumer demand through growth and transformation
This panel will debate growth strategies through M&A, capital structure and digital/technology in the first topic in the Professional Advice stream. The panel will debate digital marketing, digital advice, and portals for self-administration.
Breakout session 2.45PM - 3.45PM
Headwinds, tailwinds and navigating change - FAP leaders forum
Last but not least, join this Professional Advice FAP leaders forum of experts discussing how we position the industry for growth, the key issues facing FAPs and how to solve them.
Main Plenary 4.15 - 4.30PM: The Future of Health
Dr. Stephen Childs is the Chief Medical Officer at Southern Cross, and in this second spotlight, will shine a light on the future of the health system in New Zealand.
4.30 - 5.15PM
In our most highly rated sessions at past conferences, we invite to the stage the first of our two inspiration keynote speakers, to take us our of the financial services sector and challenge us to think more broadly.
Don't forget there are many more breakfast, plenary, breakout and lunch sessions across the conference in the life, health, investment and funds, KiwiSaver and retirement and professional advice sectors.