Specialist session to be major attraction at 2020 National Conference

30 September 2019

SMSF Association Media Release

The Specialist-only session will be a major highlight at the SMSF Association National Conference being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February 2020.

SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says these sessions proved “hugely popular” at the 2018 and 2019 conferences, so the organising committee is continuing the practice with DBA Lawyers’ Special Counsel Bryce Figot examining all the technical aspects involved in conducting a business in an SMSF.

“All the feedback says this session is highly valued by our Specialist members, and we’re confident this will be the case again with Bryce offering his insights into what is a significantly important issue for many SMSF specialists.

“Also, by popular demand, there will be twice as many workshops next year as there were in 2019, with members appreciating the opportunity to interact with expert speakers and their peers. Topics will include death benefits, aging clients and advice, and audit.”

Maroney says that like other years, the 2020 National Conference will give delegates the opportunity to get up to date with the latest changes in SMSF legislation and regulations, investment options, business practice and advice.

“But the 2020 program will also include a new advice, practice and regulatory stream where issues such as best business practice, ethics, client-best interest, and complaints resolution will be put under the microscope.”

He says the 2019 National Conference was attended by more than 1,600 delegates across the spectrum of SMSF professionals, and the Association is confident 2020 will be just as successful with a long list of expert speakers participating.

“It’s not all work. Each day of the National Conference will end with a premium social function, allowing delegates to network in a relaxed environment. Wednesday and Thursday will end with a themed stand-up cocktail function that will surprise, and the Charter Hall Final Day Luncheon will conclude with an exciting keynote speaker.”

Early bird registration is now available. Further information and early bird registration are
available at: https://www.smsfassociation.com/conference