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FPA announces 2015 Professionals Congress workshop program

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has today revealed a revamped workshop agenda for its 2015 Professionals Congress in Brisbane covering technical skills, best practice, personal development and leadership.

Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said the workshops will offer the latest information on legislation including the Future of Financial Advice reforms (FoFA), life insurance reforms and the implications from the Parliamentary Joint Committee Inquiry as well as insights into pertinent practical topics such as emerging technology.

“We are really excited to bring this year’s program to the financial planning community. The 2015 Professionals Congress workshop program has been built to offer a great choice of sessions and the opportunity to tailor your learning experience.

“Our new workshop streams, ‘Expand’, ‘Grow’, ‘Engage’ and ‘Inspire’, will include a mix of 24 sessions covering diverse areas from technology, through to client communication and people management.

“The program is built by planners, for planners and each workshop topic has been road-tested and selected based on the needs of financial planners to ensure they are well equipped to operate in our ever changing professional environment.”

The Congress program will offer CPD hours across a broad range of keynote sessions and workshops with top industry experts and high quality speakers including already announced keynote speaker Chris Riddell, technology and digital futurist.

Mr Rantall said the FPA would be announcing the other major speakers in September to complete this year’s comprehensive Congress agenda.

“Our Congress speakers and workshops this year have been selected in line with the Congress theme of ‘Shaping Futures’, which is about inspiring and motivating planners to create better solutions for their clients, hone their personal development goals, and innovate their businesses.

“Due to popular demand, some top-rated sessions from the Professionals Congress last year are back this year and have been updated to suit today’s climate.

“One of our new workshops this year will be about emerging technology such as robo-advice, and how delegates can better understand and embrace this.”

The workshop program is now available for viewing online. Delegates can save $150 by registering before 31 August at .

In September, the FPA will invite you to select which workshops you wish to attend. For more information about the FPA Professionals Congress, please visit: