Renowned industry speakers round out high-class field

A stellar line-up of presenters in the advice, practice and regulatory concurrent sessions will be one of the highlights of the 2023 SMSF Association National Conference being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 22–24.

Speakers of the calibre of CoreData’s Andrew Inwood, Business Health’s Terry Bell, behavioural finance expert, Simon Russell, and Money Mentor and founder of the My Money Buddy & The Savings Squad podcast, Adele Martin, will ensure these sessions are well attended.

Under the umbrella of the National Conference Hivemind theme, which stresses a collaborative approach to information sharing, Inwood will examine the issue of building trust with high-net-worth clients in volatile markets, while Bell will ask what’s driving success in Australian advice practices today.

Russell will turn his attention to the uncertainties confronting SMSF trustees and specialist advisers. For example, how well do advisers really know their clients’ risk profiles, their communication preferences, or their perceptions of the value of the services provided to them?

A pioneering topic for the conference, Martin will delve into the role of financial influencers (aka ‘Finfluencers’) who have made ‘making money’ a mainstream topic of conversation. As well as unpacking the potential cost to investors who make these conversations part of their own financial strategy, Martin will also discuss the impact this emerging group could have on those already established in the financial advice sector.

Association Deputy CEO / Director of Policy & Education, Peter Burgess, says the National Conference, which will celebrate the Association’s 20th anniversary, is shaping up to be a tremendous event with a first-class line up of technical sessions and speakers complimented by a re-invigorated advice, practice, and regulatory stream.

“Our conference is well known for the quality of its legs & regs and strategy streams which, for many years, have led the way by delivering outstanding content for delegates.

“The challenge in 2023 will be to raise the bar even higher which, when you look at the line-up of technical sessions and speakers we have on our program, we are confident of achieving, especially when the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and brightest and chance to visit the largest expo of SMSF products and services are added to the mix.

“With early bird registrations for the National Conference closing this week, and accommodation at discounted conference pricing filling up fast, I urge all practitioners to register now.”

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