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FPA Professionals Congress program to inspire, engage, evolve and grow planners’ careers

Workshop program curated to help delegates be Future Ready

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has today announced its workshop program for the 2016 FPA Professionals Congress. Designed with this year’s “future ready” Congress theme in mind, the program sessions will focus on four pillars: Inspire, Engage, Evolve and Grow.

According to FPA CEO, Dante De Gori, CFP®, the diversity of the sessions will allow financial planners to develop a workshop schedule that meets their own professional development needs.

“I am delighted to announce this year’s workshop program. Delegates can tailor their learning and choose from a wide range of sessions, such as deepening understanding around the provision of care, to managing best interests duty, and strategies for tax-effective estate planning. We are also bringing back top rated sessions from 2015 and updating them with new insights and angles, such as Vocal Intelligence, where delegates can learn how to enhance their communication skills,” said Mr De Gori.

Mr De Gori said the workshop program will inspire financial planners – and help them help their clients achieve better financial outcomes.

“Part of this years’ Congress is about understanding and engaging with clients’ evolving dreams for the future, and adapting the way planners work, to help make their dreams a reality. This in turn will help planners grow their practices, evolve their career and ultimately, become future ready,” said Mr De Gori.

For the first time ever, the Congress program also includes a brand new workshop for paraplanners, designed to strengthen their technical knowledge.

The FPA Professionals Congress offers up to 15 CPD hours, including three ethics hours. The program includes keynote sessions and workshops with top industry experts and extraordinary speakers.

“We are so excited to have Olympic champion Anna Meares join us as a keynote speaker at this years’ Congress. The FPA Professionals Congress is all about learning to evolve, grow, engage and inspire, and Anna’s story certainly encourages us to do just that,” said Mr De Gori.

The 2016 FPA Professionals Congress workshop program is available for viewing online and workshop selection will open in September. Delegates can save $150 by registering before 31 August at

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