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Influential couples to close out FPA Professionals Congress in style


The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is thrilled to announce the 2017 FPA Professionals Congress will conclude with a dynamic conversation featuring three influential Australian couples exploring how partnerships are built on shared values, personal goals and providing support.

Waleed Aly and Dr Susan Carland, Paul and Dr Tami Roos, and Paul and Alicia West will take to the stage in Hobart this November to share their life stories, give insights and inspire us all to reflect further on how, in this rapidly changing world we live and work in, we too, can make a difference in ourselves, our clients and others.

FPA CEO, Dante De Gori CFP® said the addition of the couples to this year’s impressive set of speakers will encourage financial planners to rediscover the ways they develop long-term relationships with clients.

  • Waleed Aly and Dr Susan Carland – Partners in life for 15 years and counting, television presenter Waleed and wife Susan are champions of diversity and social justice, speaking out on polarising issues such as religion, politics, feminism and surviving in an ever-changing world.
  • Paul and Dr Tami Roos – Dr Tami Roos is a long-term advocate and practitioner of meditation and mindfulness as an essential part of our well-being and an important tool for creating resilience, balance, clarity and high performance in life. Paul is a legendary AFL coach who has been influenced by Tami’s insights and knowledge, to lead and inspire AFL teams on the field and in life.
  • Paul and Alicia West – Paul and Alicia realised their dream of running their own sustainable farm, showcasing real food and promoting community and regional living when Paul hosted River Cottage Australia, which became one of the most popular non-sport programs on subscription television.

Delegates are encouraged to book early for Hobart, to benefit from an early bird rate that provides a saving of $150 off the registration fee (closes 31 August). Delegates are also encouraged to book flights and accommodation in Hobart as far in advance as possible, to secure their first choice.

Further updates on speakers and the workshop program will be released in the lead up to the event. For more information or to register, please visit: www.fpacongress.com.au.