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FPA welcomes registrations to Your Congress


The FPA today announced that Erin Brockovich will be the final addition to the impressive line-up of speakers presenting to delegates of the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) inaugural National Congress to be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17 and 18 October 2013.

Matthew Rowe, FPA Chairman said:
“The FPA community is delighted to announce that Erin Brockovich will close the inaugural FPA National Congress this year. Erin is an inspirational woman whose strong determination and unwavering commitment to help others is something we should all aspire to.”

Victoria Cross winner, Benjamin Roberts-Smith, will open the National Congress with his story of unity, teamwork and going above and beyond the call of duty in combat operations around the world. Second plenary speaker, author and renowned international speaker, Carl Richards CFP®, will use simple sketches to make complex financial concepts come to life and open up conversations around understanding and trust. Richards is attending Your Congress from the United States, where he has an admirable reputation in the financial planning profession.

“Each speaker at Your Congress has been hand-picked as leaders that the FPA community can relate to. We are sure that Carl Richards’ simple, yet thought provoking speech will help you rethink your approach to client conversations. Ben’s fascinating tales about dedication to a cause – improving the lives of others – is something we should all be thinking about, and a cause we all share.”

“We may not be risking our lives, but helping improve all Australians’ lives through better financial planning and security, particularly in retirement, is a cause worth fighting for and one that the FPA is always working towards.”

Registrations to the FPA’s inaugural National Congress are now open, and we welcome current planners, international leaders and the planners of the future to the professional event of the year. The National Congress is focused on the purpose and influence of financial planners and the passion that the FPA community has to make a difference to people’s lives – by helping clients plan and manage their financial health and future.

The FPA will continue to provide further updates and confirmation of speakers and events taking place in the lead up to the inaugural National Congress. For more information or to register for the National Congress, click here.