Hon Grant Robertson and Christopher Luxon to headline FSC Conference – 5 days to go

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August 11, 2023

The Financial Services Council (FSC) of New Zealand is gearing up for an action-packed three days at the Building Consumer Confidence FSC Conference. 

The Conference runs from 15th-17th August and will welcome over 500 attendees from across the financial services sector. The theme ‘Building Consumer Confidence’ focuses on how the financial services industry can support those who need it most. 

“This is the flagship event for the financial services sector,” said FSC CEO Richard Klipin.  

“This year’s theme of Building Consumer Confidence reflects the challenging times we find ourselves in with a cost-of-living crisis and great deal of uncertainty about the economy.”  

“It will endeavour to explore ways in which our industry, Government and regulators can come together to support all New Zealanders to grow their financial confidence and wellbeing.” 

Highlights will include:  

Political keynotes  

  • Hon Grant Robertson 9.00am-9.30am Wednesday 16th August 
  • Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon 9.45am-10.00am Thursday 17th August 
  • Hon Dr. Duncan Webb 7.30pm-7.40pm Wednesday 16th August  

Regulatory keynotes  

  • Clare Bolingford, Executive Director – Regulatory Delivery, FMA 11.10am-11.40am Wednesday 16th August  
  • Christian Hawkesby, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand 11.20am-11.50am Thursday 17th August 

Building Consumer Confidence panel: 9.45am-10.50am Wednesday 16th August  

  • Naomi Ballantyne - Managing Director, Partners Life 
  • Dr. Pushpa Wood - Director, Financial Education and Research Centre, Massey University 
  • Simone Robbers - Assistant Governor/GM Strategy, Governance and Sustainability, RBNZ 
  • Andrew Inwood - CEO, CoreData 
  • Kris Faafoi – Founder, Agenda Partners 

Political Pundits panel: 11.50am-12.45pm Thursday 17th August  

  • Winston Peters, Simon Bridges, Damien Smith and Kris Faafoi, facilitated by Rachel Smalley 

Member-only Masterclasses: Tuesday 15th August 2.30pm-4.30pm followed by networking drinks. Workshops on allyship, genetics, dignity in retirement, and professional advice for FSC members only. 

Chief Economist panel: 11.55am-12.45pm, Wednesday 16th August  

  • Dr. Eric Crampton - Chief Economist, The New Zealand Initiative 
  • Mark Lister - Investment Director, Craigs Investment Partners 
  • Jarrod Kerr - Chief Economist, Kiwibank 

Breakfast sessions and breakouts will delve into key focus areas and challenges facing consumers and the industry.  

As the flagship event for the financial services sector, the FSC Conference draws in leaders and experts from all spheres, and attendees can expect to mix and mingle with industry leaders, academics, young trailblazers, founders, chief economists, and many more over the three day programme. 



Notes for Editors: 

FSC. Conference Media Registration: 
Media can register to attend the Opening Drinks on 15th August here.
Media can still register to attend the full FSC. Conference here. 

 For more information, please contact events@fsc.org.nz  

For all media enquiries, please contact:  

New Zealand:

Financial Services Council
09 8021532 or fsc@fsc.org.nz