The Finance Brokers Association of Australia’s (FBAA) conference has not only cemented itself as the largest annual finance industry event in the nation, but the gala dinner also makes it the most glamorous!

Held at Sea World on the Gold Coast on Friday November 16, it will be followed by the dinner which will incorporate the ‘Awards of Supremacy’ recognising broker achievements, and then – for those still with energy – the Firstmac after party.

FBAA executive director Peter White says the conference will benefit all who attend, not only due to the inspiring speakers, but from the opportunity to network with other industry professionals from across Australia.

“This year’s theme is ‘evolution’, and without sounding like a cliché, I think we can accurately say that we are at a time of great change, and the industry must evolve if we are to grow stronger,” Mr White explained.

The conference will focus on changes to the industry in many areas including technology, consumer behaviour, and – in the shadow of the banking royal commission – regulation.

A representative from ASIC will provide an update, and industry heads will take part in a panel to answer questions on where the industry is headed beyond the royal commission.

However Mr White said it’s far more than a talkfest, but also “an amazing weekend away”.

“Last year we had over 180 families come and enjoy Sea World, and we offer child care facilities during the gala dinner, so it really is something for the entire family.

“And don’t think of the gala dinner as being remotely similar to anything you’ve experienced before; it’s a dinner with entertainment like no other where we hire the entire Movie World theme park,” he added.

The FBAA conference is free to members but Mr White has encouraged all to attend.

“This is a conference for all industry professionals, and is attended by many who are not FBAA members.

“It really has become an event you can’t miss, and those who do regret it.”

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