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Financial planners gather to ‘shape futures’ at FPA Professionals Congress

The financial planning community gathers in Brisbane this week for the 2015 annual Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) Professionals Congress, running from tomorrow to 20 November.

Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said the Professionals Congress brought together Australia’s largest community of professional financial planners to discuss how financial planning practitioners can equip themselves to stay ahead in a rapidly changing landscape.

“This year’s Congress theme ‘Shaping Futures’ is about uniting financial planners, and inspiring them with new insights and strategies on how to shape the future – for their business, clients and the profession.

“The Congress theme is particularly pertinent as our profession prepares to adapt to legislative and technological change, and embrace the opportunities that come with these.

“This event has been developed by planners, for planners, and includes a robust program of 24 workshops under four revamped themes: expand, grow, engage and inspire.

“We are especially excited about the new TED-style format of this year’s keynote sessions, which feature a stellar line-up of business leaders ready to share inspirational stories, and leading financial planners who have their own insights to share. We also look forward to welcoming other high calibre speakers such as futurist Chris Riddell and award-winning journalist Jennifer Byrne,” said Mr Rantall.

Delegates at this year’s event have been invited to download the FPA Professionals Congress event app to access their e-ticket and information on the program, speakers and various functions taking place throughout the event. The app also provides delegates with the ability to participate in a live conversation with other delegates at the event.

Almost 1,000 guests are expected to attend the three-day Congress. Attendees can earn CPD hours across a broad range of keynote sessions and workshops, which cover technical topics, best practice solutions, leadership and personal development skills.

The world-class Queensland Ballet will deliver a short performance at the Future2 Gala Dinner on the evening of 19 November, which is the signature social event of the FPA Professionals Congress. Mao’s Last Dancer will also deliver a short presentation on the night.

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